Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pirates get free Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Winston-Salem-based Krispy Kreme is offering free doughnuts to customers willing to come into their stores and talk like a pirate on Wednesday, Sept. 19 (fixed) The promotion is tied to "National Talk Like a Pirate Day."

"Any buccaneer who dares enter a participating Krispy Kreme location talking like a pirate gets one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut.  Blimey you say? Well there's more.  To the lad or lass wearing full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts," the company said in its news release.

The release also says, a bit lower, that full pirate attire apparently does not include a sword or flintlock pistol: "NO WEAPONS ALLOWED!" Krispy Kreme also specifies that talking like a pirate OR wearing an eye patch will get you a free doughnut, so if you already have to wear an eye patch for some other reason, you're set.

It's the 10th anniversary of Talk Like a Pirate Day, so if you've been looking for a little something extra-special to do in order to mark the occasion, Krispy Kreme's promotion could be perfect.

Krispy Kreme isn't opening its Charlotte store, in Cotswold on North Sharon Amity Road, until Sept. 24, however. So, if you live in Charlotte, you'll have to trek just a bit to show your pirate dedication. Anyone out there planning to actually do this?



11 comments:

Larry Comrades said...

Darn, they always have free stuff for Democrats.

Anonymous said...

September 17th is a Monday this year, not a Wednesday.

J said...

One of the most truly stupid concepts ever conceived. Just as stupid as Chick-Fil-A and their "dress up like a cow for a free sandwich" concept.

Have 3-year-old kids have become these chains' chief marketing officers? I like free stuff as much as anyone, but I'm also a grown man, not a 12-year-old with no place to go for Halloween. I'll just go in my grown man clothes, speak like a grown man, and pay for my food.

Anonymous said...

Krispy Kreme doesn't have a store in Charlotte?

Anonymous said...

Check your reported date for this promo. There is no Wed., Sept. 17

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't that be Wed., Sept. 19 -- not 17?

Anonymous said...

You might want to check your calendar. Sept. 17 is on Monday this year, not Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

The 17th is Monday.

J said...

8:29 - The one on Independence is technically in Matthews. So no, they don't have a store within Charlotte city limits.

MG said...

Yum!!!! Had the limo bring us to KK in Atlanta after our wedding reception----20 years ago :)

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