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Free Jr. Frosties at Wendy’s for the Year!

by Tara Kuczykowski on April 11, 2010 · 30 comments

Wendy's Free Jr FrostyDonate $1 to charity at participating Wendy's and receive a key tag that entitles you to one free Jr. Frosty per visit (with purchase) through 12/31/10.

There are confirmed participating locations in MD, VA, PA and IL.

Have you seen this offer at your local Wendy's?

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenni April 11, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Wow. I'll have to see if ours is participating.


2 Jenni April 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Nope. Central PA is not participating.


3 Cori April 11, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I purchased one of these tags back in January but I was told it was only for the Philly area. Nice to know they're branching out.

For those who are wondering, the dollar goes to the Dave Thomas Foundation or Adoption.


4 Vivian April 11, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I got one too but it only works for the Chicagoland area. :(


5 michelleroz April 11, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I haven't seen that promotion in the Phoenix market. The last few times I have been to Wendy's here there is a coupon for a Free Wendy's single burger if you do their survey. The coupon is good for 14 days and you are supposed to only do one survey per month. However, you can do more than one a month as long as you use a different phone number or email address.


6 evonne April 11, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I got one at new years time in South Jersey, got one for last year too! not sure what the tag states i should go read it


7 Sarah D April 11, 2010 at 5:26 pm

I am in the Richmond, Va area. We have been doing it for a few years through our local SPCA. ( thats where the dollar goes) The key chains always run out within a few weeks. I tried to buy one in Feb and they were sold out in Richmond.


8 judy watts April 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm

I have a stomach disorder called G E R D and wendys frostys work better at soothing my stomach better than any meds thank you Judy Watts


9 Debbie April 11, 2010 at 6:34 pm

We bought one in New Castle, DE and have used it in Dover as well. What a great end of the meal dessert.


10 Rachael April 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm

This is going on in the Phoenix area , too! I posted the address of the confirmed location and original ad:


11 katie April 11, 2010 at 7:10 pm

we have it in augusta, ga about twice a year, and the money goes to the Childrens Miracle Network. they usualyl sell out in a week or so, and are only good at our area wendys


12 kat April 11, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Is it good in Los Angeles?


13 Holly April 11, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I just did some research and for the VA and MD area this promotional key chain ended and the proceeds went to GoodWill of Washington metro area.
Click HERE for the article. "Between January 4th and February 28th, 2010, any customer who purchases a Frosty™-shaped key tag at participating Wendy’s in the Greater Washington, DC region for $1, will receive a free Frosty with any purchase at Wendy’s for the remainder of 2010. The net proceeds from each key tag sold will go directly to Goodwill of Greater Washington to help fund the charitable agency’s job training programs for people with disadvantages and disabilities."
If only I had known I would have purchased a couple of these!


14 Erin April 11, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I live just outside of Phoenix, and our Wendy's is participating. I got one of the keytags at the start of the year, and it's been great for my husband and I!


15 bgwangel April 11, 2010 at 9:46 pm

My husband and I each bought one and we use both every time we go. Its great because we can get 1 for each child. We are in Eastern PA near Allentown.


16 Michelle W. April 11, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Thanks Rachael and Erin, I guess I need to go back to my Wendys here. It probably doesn't help that I usually go through the drive thru! :-)


17 Sabrina April 12, 2010 at 3:02 am

I saw this advertised at the stores in Greater Chicagoland (Northwest Indiana) at the beginning of the year but haven't seen it recently. I'll have to ask next time I go there.


18 Frances April 12, 2010 at 8:48 am

Please note in my area it is one per person present. I love to bring Frosties' home after running errands.

My parents in Albemarle, NC (near Charlotte) buy $1 coupon books for 7 junior Frosties' (only done certain times of the year with the money going to various charities). It is perfect for my family of seven. My mom buys them 10 books at a time!


19 jamie clements April 12, 2010 at 10:34 am

Memphis, Tennessee is participating.


20 cwaltz April 12, 2010 at 11:12 am

Ours went to Second Harvest. They already ran out right after I got onr for my key chain but before I was able to put one on a key chain for each child to go in their Easter basket. Bummer! So if you see them and want one to use as a birthday tag on a present or whatever snap em' up. They go quick.


21 L April 12, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Pittsburgh, PA area accepts them!


22 Sharon April 13, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Peoria and Pekin, IL are NOT participating.


23 Peggy April 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm

What about in Independence, MO?


24 asking again... June 4, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Why are these very old offers still being posted on the DSM website? This is from April and it's showing up again TODAY. Can someone tell me what's the deal with these? Most of the time they are exhausted or expired at this point. Please offer up some info on this. Thanks


25 Tara Kuczykowski June 4, 2010 at 8:13 pm

It's an older offer, but it should still be valid. The related links are previous posts that are still (usually) available. Sometimes an offer that's not valid anymore will sneak by me, but it's a good way for new readers to take advantage of some deals that may have been posted before they started reading.


26 Rusti June 20, 2010 at 12:42 am

Lansing MI has at least one participating!


27 April July 7, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Cincinnati OH has at least one participating - they said proceeds benefit our local troops.


28 wendy tyriver August 3, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Got me one in Orlando, Florida. YEA! I have 3 kids, now i buy one and get one free. then my oldest buys one (really me) and gets one free. Now we all have a treat, and its mighty hot here guyes.


29 Jen March 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I just ate at Wendy's (Richmond VA) today and as I was waiting for my order, I saw a sign up on the wall talking about the keychain. Saying that if you paid $1 you would get the keychain and then for a whole year you would get a free Frosty Jr. when you purchase a meal. Too bad I didn't read that BEFORE ordering or I would have asked!!! I didn't read the year (assuming it was current!) but now I wonder if they just forgot to take it down! If it's still going on, I sure would love to know. If it WAS current, they should be asking customers if they'd like to do it BEFORE they finish ordering! I love the idea and think it's great for the Richmond SPCA, however, the SPCA’s seem to be very well known because they can afford the advertising (and are also always coming up with great ideas and events!) but not all rescues can afford to advertise and it just seems they need the money more than the well-known rescues. I wish more people would look into other local shelters/rescues and donate to them as well. :)


30 Jen March 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Since I couldn't confirm it was going on this year via internet I called Wendy's and asked. They said they were still doing it and that this was good til the end of the year. I suggested that the cashier ask the customers if they'd like to do it while they were ordering but she said that they did that when it first came out but didn't have a whole lot of takers so they stopped. (You spend one measly dollar, it gets donated to a shelter that's in YOUR area AND you get a FREE Frosty Jr. with EVERY meal for a whole year and not many takers?! SAD!!!!!) I then suggested they move the sign to the right side of the counter so people could read it BEFORE ordering and it seemed to go in one ear and out the other. (Sigh)


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