Want Free Cupcakes For A Year? Here's How To Get Them! (Photos)

National Cupcake Day on Dec. 15 marks the day your holiday diet unravels. Don't sweat it; 'tis the sweetest time of the year and it will all be worth it for a free cupcake and a chance to win free cupcakes every month for an entire year.

The self-declared "world's first cupcake bakery," Sprinkles Cupcakes, announced on Twitter on Dec. 1 that one lucky customer at every location will win a dozen cupcakes for a year. That is precisely 144 cupcakes (and reasons) to celebrate National Cupcake Day.

To enter, customers can visit any of the 12 Sprinkles locations nationwide from Dec. 1 to Dec. 12 and sign up for the bakery's Sprinkles Perks Program after making a purchase that automatically counts toward one entry. So stock up on baked goodies for friends, family, holiday parties, or to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The Sprinkles Perks Program has three levels of membership -- Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, and Red Velvet -- each with different enticing perks like a dozen free cupcakes on your birthday, access to exclusive events, BOGO deals and skip-the-line passes.

The lucky winner will be announced by Dec. 14, so buckle down, and prepare to re-examine those New Year's resolutions -- cupcakes may be in your future. And for all your effort and patience waiting in front of Sprinkles Cupcakes, the first 50 customers will get a free limited-edition Strawberry Cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting and rainbow sprinkles. So if you love cupcakes, you're going to like them, even more, when they're free.

Sprinkles Cupcakes was founded by former Food Network "Cupcake Wars" judge, Candace Nelson. The Sprinkles founder told People that for her, taste counts the most in a baked good. "How could it not when you are working with ingredients like butter, cream, chocolate, and sugar?" Convenience must also be up there on the list with taste.

Sprinkles Cupcakes is also home of the world's first Cupcake ATM, which works just like a bank's teller machine, dispensing freshly made, individually boxed cupcakes every day. The machine dispenses up to 20 varieties by way of a touch screen and credit card swipe.