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If you were on TikTok earlier this year, chances are you’ve come across at least one video of someone trying to get free donuts at the Krispy Kreme drive-thru. According to a recent rumor, if the store’s red “Hot Donuts” sign, called Hot Light, is on, you can get a free donut. Based on all TikToks, sometimes it worked like a charm, while other times customers were immediately turned away. While results have varied in the past, that all changes this summer, as Krispy Kreme is officially making the Hot Light hack a real thing!

When can you get free Krispy Kreme donuts?

Starting June 3, National Donut Day, all Krispy Kremes will be giving away original glazed donuts for free. In an official press release, the donut chain explained that all you have to do is stop when the warm light is on and ask for a free donut.

Getting free donuts during specific opening hours might sound too good to be true, but Krispy Kreme chief marketing officer Dave Skena said in the company’s press release that this promotion is simply a way to give back. happy customers. “With gas price inflation and everything else showing no signs of slowing down, we hope to brighten everyone’s day, every day, this summer with our Sweet New Deal,” Skena said.

Since the Hot Light neon lights up whenever the store makes fresh donuts, availability differs from location to location. But if you want to get a good idea of ​​when to come, just check out the Krispy Kreme website and select a store near you. Once you find your nearest Krispy Kreme, the site will show you a list of regular hours and warm light hours.

For many places, the warm light should be turned on twice a day. If you download the Krispy Kreme app, you can also be notified when the warm light hours begin. There are no additional purchases necessary if you want a donut on the house. As long as you visit a Krispy Kreme when the warm light is on, you can enjoy free donuts all summer long.