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Freebies, Deals, and More for the Class of 2022

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Congratulations to the Class of 2022! 

In honor of the graduating class, many brands and food chains are offering discounts and freebies as a special graduation gift. 

Below is a list of participating stores and brands that are offering graduation-themed discounts and gifts.


The popular restaurant chain is offering an extra $10 bonus gift card with the purchase of a $50 gift card through June 26. The bonus gift card expires on Aug. 7, 2022. The offer comes in honor of Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduation Day, according to the company.

Baked by Melissa

Celebrate your newest graduate with a pack of mini cupcakes from Baked by Melissa. There are a variety of Congratulations Gift Boxes that range from 25 to 50 cupcakes. You can choose packs that have “Congrats” or “You’re Doing Great” messages written on them. Baked by Melissa also offers gift cards as well. 

Baskin Robbins

The ice cream chain is offering a free Pre-Packed Quart with the purchase of $30 or more and using the online code CELEBRATE through May 31, 2022.


Bertucci’s is offering a unique graduation party menu (available for pickup, curbside or delivery) for friends and family. There are two different Graduation Packages that feature fresh-baked rolls, salad, an entree or pizza, dessert and an extra dessert just for the grad. 

Blaze Pizza

The pizza chain is celebrating "graduations, birthdays, warm weather, or just because " by offering a $5 reward with the purchase of a gift card of $25 or more. The offer is valid through June 30.


Order a gift card at Chili’s online between through June 26 and receive a free bonus $10 card.

Insomnia Cookies

Insomnia Cookies has been a staple for college students since its beginning. Until June 29, high school, college and graduate school grads can get one free six-pack of Classic cookies with any $5 in-store purchase.

All you have to do is show up to an Insomnia Cookie store in your cap and gown and mention the deal. Or just show any proof of graduation if you don't have any graduation attire!

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is celebrating 2022's high school and college seniors with a free order of a dozen doughnuts on Wednesday, May 25. The company said any senior who wears "Class of 2022 swag" can get a "Senior Day Dozen" at no cost at participating shops.

Long John Silver’s 

Want free cake? Head over to Long John Silver’s. If you purchase a 10-piece family meal or larger, they’ll top it off with either their new lemon cake or their triple chocolate fudge cake. 

Moe’s Southwest Grill

The restaurant chain is offering grads, moms, and dads a $5 Moe Rewards voucher with the purchase of $25 in gift cards online or in-store. The offer is valid through June 19. 

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

The sandwich chain is offering 10% off on graduation catering for orders over $100 with the promo code GRAD22. 

Red Lobster

Until June 26, for every $50 spent on purchasing Red Lobster gift cards, the company is offering. a bonus coupon of $10 off an order of $30. The coupons are redeemable from June 27 to August 31. 


The popular hamburger chain is celebrating grads by offering $5 in Smash Cash with the purchase of $25 in gift cards. The offer is valid through June 19 online and in-store.

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