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Wendy's $3 Key Tags Bring a Year of Free Frostys Starting NOW

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Our favorite Wendy’s Winter tradition is back. Now through Valentine’s Day, Wendy’s Frosty Key Tags are on sale for $3 each. And the tag will get you a free Jr. Frosty with any purchase for an entire calendar year.

Think about it: Each Jr. Frosty typically costs $1.99, so you before you’ve finished your second free Frosty, you’ve made up for the $3 price of the Frosty Key Tag. But if you’re like me, you’re going to use the tag all 2024 long — making the Frosty Tag one of the best Wendy’s deals all year long. And like the Wendy’s Boo Books, all purchases benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

There isn’t a limit to how many Key Tags you can purchase, so these are an awesome (and cheap) stocking stuffer.


Wendy’s Frosty Key Tags get you a free Jr. Frosty with purchase throughout 2024.

a frosty with a frosty key tag from wendys

What is a Wendy’s Frosty key tag? It’s your ticket to a free 6-oz Jr. Frosty every time you make a purchase at Wendy’s during the 2024 calendar year. They go on sale Nov. 20, 2023, and will be available through Valentine’s Day in 2024 (wayyy longer than in previous years).

Each tag costs $3. Although that’s $1 more expensive than last year, it’s cheaper than buying just TWO Jr. Frostys. Yep. Use it twice, and it’s paid for itself.

Frosty tags sold in 2023 will become active beginning Jan. 1, 2024, and remain valid the whole dang year. They don’t expire until Jan. 1, 2025. But you’ll have a new one by then.

Note: For every $3 Key Tag sold, $2.55 goes directly to the Dave Thomas Foundation, helping find safe, permanent, and loving homes for children in foster care.


How can I purchase a Frosty Key Tag?

 person looking at their phone inside of wendys while holding a frosty

Wendy’s Frosty Key Tags are available between Nov. 20, 2023, and Feb. 14, 2024. You can purchase a physical Key Tag in person or a digital Key Tag through your Wendy’s Rewards account for $3 each.

Just ask your cashier or navigate to the “Give Something Back” section of Wendy’s online menu to get a Key Tag. You can purchase as many physical Key Tags as you’d like, but digital Key Tags are limited to one per Wendy’s Rewards account. (You can also buy the Key Tags in bulk via the Dave Thomas Foundation website.)

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use your physical Key Tag for your orders or your digital Key Tag for your in-person purchases. But you could just buy one of each to cover your bases — it’ll only cost $6, after all.

TIP: In 2022, Wendy’s gave Key Tag buyers a special perk while they waited for Jan. 1. If you bought a physical Key Tag, you got any size fry free with purchase through Dec. 31. You didn’t get the same deal with a digital Key Tag. No word yet if this perk will be repeated in 2023.



How often can you use your Frosty Key Tag?

a person holding up a wendys frosty key tag

Digital keytags can be redeemed once per hour and physical key tags once per transaction.

There’s no official time frame for how often you can get a free Frosty with the physical key tag. In theory, you could get one free Frosty in the drive-thru and then pull back around and order another one with your physical key tag in a separate transaction. It’ll depend on your cashier.

The digital key tag gives you a coupon in the Wendy’s app, and once you use it, you’ll get another coupon an hour later.


How can I earn more free Wendy’s Frosties?

a person putting a wendys spoon into a frosty

The best way to earn free Wendy’s Frostys is by joining the Wendy’s Rewards program. You’ll earn 10 points for every $1 spent at Wendy’s, and when you earn 150 points (or $15 spent), you can redeem your points for a free Jr. Frosty. Plus, you’ll get a free Jr. Frosty as a birthday reward.

These are just a few of the Wendy’s menu deals that can get you discounts on your next Frosty.


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