3 Sweet St. Patrick’s Day Promos

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Americans are expected to spend a record $5.9 billion to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year—a $600 million jump from last year—according to a recent survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Of the total spending, an estimated 91% will either be on food or beverage, while 16% will strictly be on candy.

Here are a few sweet deals to take advantage of during the holiday.

Dunkin' Donuts

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Dunkin’ Donuts is inviting fans to share their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations via social media for the chance to win various prizes.

By using the hashtags #DDLuckyDozen and #Sweepstakes on Twitter and Instagram, contestants enter to win a grand-prize trip to the Dunkin' Donuts headquarters in Boston to create their own doughnuts in the Dunkin' Test Kitchen. Dunkin’ Donuts will also select 12 additional winners to receive a year’s worth of doughnuts. Contestants must be at least 18 years old, and they have until March 17 to enter.

Other spring promotions include Girl Scout Cookie-inspired coffee and doughnut flavors and a variety of doughnut styles topped with four-leaf clovers or green frosting.

Baskin-Robbins

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Baskin-Robbins will offer free samples of its Mint Chip 'n Oreo Cookies Milkshake between 3 and 7 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day. The concoction merges Baskin-Robbins’ Mint Chocolate Chip and Oreo Cookies n’ Cream flavors.

The mashup is part of a promotion that asks customers to blend two of their favorite ice-cream flavors into one shake and share via social media with the hashtag #BRShakeItUp. The chain also has a few of its own mashup flavors guests can try, including ones mixing World Class Chocolate with Very Berry Strawberry, Jamoca Almond Fudge with Pralines 'n Cream and Cookie Dough with Oreo.

St. Patrick's Day Cakes, featuring rainbows, a pot of gold and green icing, are also available.

Krispy Kreme

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. is putting a green twist on its Original Glazed Doughnut for St. Patrick’s Day weekend at participating Krispy Kreme locations in the United States and Canada.

Available March 16 and 17, the O’riginal Glazed Doughnut will be made with green dough before being topped in the usual hot glaze. The chain is encouraging fans to show their St. Patrick’s Day pride and green doughnuts via social media by using the hashtag #GreenDoughnuts.