Free Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for 'Heroes': This Weekend's Best Deals

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for 'Heroes' This Weekend
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This Sunday, April 28, is National Superhero Day, which people apparently celebrate by dressing up in capes and costumes. At Krispy Kreme (KKD), though, it means some free doughnuts for what the doughnut chain is calling Hero Appreciation Day. Customer who print out this coupon and buy a dozen doughnuts can get another dozen original glazed doughnuts for free. The idea is that you can then distribute your extra dozen doughnuts to the "heroes" in your life. (In a press release, the company recommends firefighters, doctors and teachers as some of the possible heroes worthy of free doughnuts.)

Guitar Center has been offering free ukulele lessons every Saturday for the month of April, so this weekend is your last chance to learn to shred on a tiny guitar at no cost. You'll need to register at the website for lessons at your local store, which will start at 10:15 a.m. Saturday.

Sam's Club (WMT) is having an "open house" this weekend, in which members and nonmembers will be able sample all sorts of free food for spring. The events will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition, nonmembers can shop at the stores and get membership prices this weekend without having to buy a one-day pass or a full membership.

Outback Steakhouse (BLMN) is currently offering a four-course meal for just $15. The meal consists of a bowl of soup, a side salad, one of four entrees and one of two desserts. Assuming the portions are the same as the usual menu, this looks to be a solid deal. It's not clear how long it's available, though, and the website notes that "price and product participation may vary by location."

Matt Brownell is the consumer and retail reporter for DailyFinance. You can reach him at, and follow him on Twitter at @Brownellorama.

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Those pathetic sugary shell of tasteless empty calories are still around? I'm shocked. I haven't seen them in the stores for a very long time..I forgot they existed until I saw this article. gross!

April 29 2013 at 1:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My baby sitter is my hero. Just don't tell my wife.

April 28 2013 at 11:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Love them. Warm with my coffee. mmmmm

April 28 2013 at 1:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They used to be good, when they were big, puffy, irregularly shaped, old-fashioned doughnuts. Now they are perfectly uniform bland nuggets of goo.

April 27 2013 at 6:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I love Krispy Kremes. Patricia: That heaviness happens when you eat them too fast.
Eat them gently with a nice cup of hot coffee and they will digest just fine.
Any doughnut can be frozen so freeze the free extra dozen. Take one out, put it on a plate, nuke it for 20 seconds or so and you have a nice doughnut to go with your morning coffee.
I suggest rinse your teeth with warm water after breakfast to get the sugar off of your teeth.

April 27 2013 at 4:38 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

They opened a KK shop here in Reno, nobody bought them so they shut down and left town.

April 27 2013 at 2:38 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Those are the nastiest donuts...They sit in your stomach like a rock...They may taste good going down but you pay for it the rest of the day...Other donuts don't do that..

April 27 2013 at 9:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

So we can buy a dozen donuts to kill our OWN health, and then get a dozen free ones to kill someone else's health. Fandonuttastic.

April 27 2013 at 7:26 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to charpist5's comment

If you only eat one donut and give the rest away then you don't need to worry about that. Give one donut per person. It is that simple. How about taking a dozen or two down to your local fire station, police station, hospital, doctor's office, VA (Veteran's Affair's), or to a military installation? You can even take a dozen or two to a local school.

April 27 2013 at 8:54 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to ELIZABETH's comment

Cops are not heroes everybody else Ok

April 27 2013 at 10:20 AM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down

Thank you Elizabeth. I am a police officer, and I will tell you that those gifts ARE appreciated. THE best orange I ever had was out of a box that some folks brought back from vacation, and dropped off at the precinct.

April 28 2013 at 7:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down

What a gift -- Heart disease & obesity for your heroes

April 26 2013 at 11:28 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

& the fat will get fater

April 26 2013 at 9:20 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to richdesbiens's comment

Fatter. But you are correct (lol).

April 27 2013 at 7:26 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply