College students are often on a pretty tight budget. There's a specific amount of money allotted to food and rent, with little for anything else. The problem is, when I say food, I mean mainly just meals, not desserts like Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Doughnuts are a treat that I can splurge on if I discover a little extra cash at the bottom of my bag.

But Krispy Kreme seems to want to make doughnuts a rarity in my diet no more, thanks to all of these days throughout the year that they offer free doughnuts. If my situation sounds at all similar to yours, you might want to get out your Lily Pulitzer planner or at least bookmark this page. Here are all the days you’re sure to see a complimentary doughnut in your future, thanks to the one and only Krispy Kreme. 

March: Daylight Savings

I don’t know a single person who enjoys losing an hour of sleep during Daylight Savings. But look on the bright side, you may lose an hour of sleep, but you could also be gaining a free doughnut. Krispy Kreme knows that this dreaded loss gets just a bit more bearable with something sweet, and honestly, I think it’s worth it. 

June 1: National Doughnut Day

Honestly, it would be a disgrace to doughnut-eaters worldwide if Krispy Kreme didn’t celebrate National Doughnut Day with a free doughnut. On June 1, Krispy Kreme wants you to not worry about paying and just focus on the beauty of their fried and glazed dough.

September 19: Talk Like A Pirate Day

You probably never thought you’d be celebrating National Talk Like A Pirate Day, but Krispy Kreme is about to give you a reason to. Yep, you heard me. If you come into a Krispy Kreme talking like a pirate on Talk Like A Pirate Day, you will get a free glazed doughnut. Better yet, come dressed like one and get a whole dozen for free. Krispy Kreme must know that people will do anything for a doughnut (or at least I would). Time to whip out those eye-patches.

September 29: National Coffee Day 

Everyone knows that doughnuts and coffee go hand in hand. So, it would be a crime against doughnut lovers everywhere to give away a free coffee without a free doughnut as well. At Krispy Kreme, you can get both your morning staples for free to properly celebrate National Coffee Day. Hallelujah.

October 31: Halloween

There probably isn’t a single holiday that doesn’t improve with the addition of a free doughnut, especially Halloween. Get your sugar rush started early by showing up at a Krispy Kreme wearing your costume and receive a free doughnut. Seriously, not tricks, all treats here. 

November 8: Election Day

Even if your candidate doesn't win, Krispy Kreme has a way to ensure that you’ll at least be a winner on election day. How, you might ask? You probably guessed it already — by getting a free doughnut. 

When You Download the Krispy Kreme App

Okay, so maybe you can’t wait until one of the designated days to get a free doughnut, and that’s okay. Krispy Kreme understands that sometimes you just need a free doughnut, and you need it now. By downloading the Krispy Kreme Rewards App, you automatically get a free doughnut, plus you can earn points to get more free stuff in the future. *downloading now*

When It's Your Birthday Month

I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge birthday celebrator. I’m one of those people that when it hits the month of my birthday, the dinners begin right away. I’m not ashamed. Like me, Krispy Kreme wants to make sure that every day of your birthday month is worth celebrating. During the entire month of your birthday, you’ll receive free doughnut coupons on a regular basis, which is honestly all I could ask for in order to help better celebrate me. 

When You Join Friends of Krispy Kreme E-Club

Another quick and easy way to get your hands on a free doughnut is by joining the Friends of Krispy Kreme E-Club. The E-Club is a way for you to get all the latest info on Krispy Kreme news like local events, new products and even, wait for it, more free doughnuts. Now this is a club that I want to be a part of.

The only thing better than doughnuts are free doughnuts, and basically, thanks to Krispy Kreme, free doughnuts are at your fingertips all year long. All you have to do is keep this guide around to remember when to redeem your favorite treat. Seriously, screenshot this or something — I can't even imagine the FOMO I'd have if I forgot about free doughnuts and instead, had to watch all of my friends' getting free Krispy Kreme without me on their Insta-stories.