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How You Can Save Money at Wendy's Every Time

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Some people walk into a Wendy’s, pick something from the Wendy’s menu, pay for it, and eat it. We’re not those people. We’ve got some great ways to save money at Wendy’s — including Wendy’s coupons, ordering tips, and menu tricks so that you can get the most out of Wendy's deals.

We’ll go beyond telling you that the Biggie Bag is a great deal (it is) and how rewards points get you a free frosty (they do). We’ll also break down how to order a Double Stack instead of a Single to save $3 per sandwich.

Here’s everything we know about how to save money at Wendy’s.

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How to Save Money at Wendy's

A person holding their phone displaying the Wendy's rewards app

1. Download the Wendy’s app for Wendy’s coupons and freebies.

Freebies and Wendy's coupons are a constant on the Wendy’s app (iOS / Android) — and it’s the best place to start saving money at Wendy’s.

You’ll find offers like a free burger with a qualified purchase, free fries with purchase, free nuggets with purchase — even a free half-size salad. And buying a $0.99 Frosty counts as a qualified purchase.

Watch for other limited-time deals like Wendy's Sizzling Summer Savings when you can grab a freebie (with a purchase) every day for a week in June.

Related: Prefer In-N-Out? Score some savings on their secret menu with these tips.

2. Get Wendy’s freebies by earning Wendy’s Rewards points.


Once you sign up for Wendy’s Rewards, you'll earn 10 points for every $1 you spend when you scan your QR code at the restaurant or submit your receipts. Those Wendy’s points will earn you freebies, but not all freebies are created equal. Let’s discuss.

3. The best bargain for your Wendy’s Rewards points is a small Frosty.

a small wendy's frosty being held up in front of a wendy's sign

For example, earning 200 points by spending $20 would be enough to get you a small Frosty (worth $2.39). So your $20 spend will get you a freebie worth 15.9% of what you spent — the best return on your points. Here’s how some of the other freebies stack up:

  • Small Fry: 200 points, reg. $2.49 (12.4% return)

  • Baconator: 800 points, reg. $8.99 (11.2% return)

  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich: 250 points, reg. $2.59 (10.4% return)

  • Classic or Spicy Chicken Sandwich: 600 points, reg. $6.19 (10.3% return)

  • Dave’s Single: 600 points, reg. $6.19 (10.3% return)

  • Dave’s Double: 700 points, reg. $7.19 (10.3% return)

4. Fill out a survey and get a Wendy’s coupon for $2 off any premium combo.

Save your Wendy’s receipt and turn it into a Wendy’s coupon for a free Dave’s Single burger or free Crispy Chicken Sandwich with the purchase of a premium sandwich.

All you have to do is fill out a survey with your experience and you’ll be able to claim your free sandwich on your next visit.

TIP: See our full list of restaurants that will give you freebies for offering feedback.

5. Get a free Wendy’s Frosty just for being born.

A child eating a french fry next to a box of Wendy's fries and a frosty at a table outside Wendy's.

When you sign up for Wendy’s Rewards, make sure you enter your birthday to get a free Frosty during your birthday week. This Wendy’s coupon will only be available through the Wendy’s app.

This is just one of the many places you can get free food on your birthday.

6. Still need more Frosties in your life? Buy Boo! Books in September or October.

A person's hand holding a card that says, "Boo books 5 free jr frosty coupons" in front of a frosty on a table at Wendy's.

Wendy’s Boo! Books are available at participating locations during the months of September and October. They only cost $1 and come with five Jr. Frosty coupons — and a bonus any size fry with purchase coupon. The promotion runs through Oct. 31 each year and you have until Dec. 31 of that year to redeem the coupons.

There's is no limit to how many books you can buy.

Not only do these books save you money, but they help a good cause with 90% of the proceeds benefiting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

You can also grab the Boo! Books before Halloween to hand out to trick-or-treaters! It’s just one of our many non-candy ideas for Halloween treats. Here's when the Boo Books went on sale over the last few years.

  • Sept. 4, 2023

  • Sept. 5, 2022

  • Sept. 1, 2021

7. Earn more free Frosties with Wendy’s Frosty Key Tags.

a person holding out a frosty key tag while sitting in a car

You can purchase a Wendy’s Frosty Key Tag for $3 from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Each tag will earn you a free Jr. Frosty with every purchase in the new year, saving you $1.99 every time you use it.

Unlike the Boo Books, Wendy's Frosty tags are are available for up to three months. However, they sell quickly, so be sure to purchase them as soon as you can! IHere were the promotion dates for the last three years.

  • Nov. 20, 2023 - Feb. 14, 2024

  • Nov. 21, 2022 - Jan. 29, 2023

  • Nov. 1, 2022 - Jan. 31, 2022

While you can buy multiple digital Frosty Key Tags, only one will appear per account. However, you can buy the physical key tags in bulk, making them inexpensive and thoughtful stocking stuffers.

This Wendy's promotion is also for a good cause, with 90% of every $3 tag sold benefiting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

8. Save money at Wendy’s (up to $0.75/oz) when you order a Double Stack instead of Dave’s Single burger.

A person holding a Wendy's double stack burger outside of a Wendy's.

Just skip the traditional Dave’s Single. It has one 4-ounce patty with a slice of cheese and veggies for $6.19, which comes out to $1.55 per ounce!

Instead go for the Double Stack. It’s $3.19 for two 2-ounce patties and cheese, which comes out to only $0.80/ounce. (Remember, you can add veggies for free.)

9. One of the best Wendy’s deals is the $5 Biggie Bag — up to 38% off individually priced items.

A persons hand holding a Wendy's double stack burger in front of fries, chicken nuggets, a drink, and a Wendy's bag on a table outside ...

One of the best ways to save money at Wendy’s is to grab the Biggie Bag Meal Deal. Each of these menu deals comes with your choice of a sandwich or burger, a 4-piece nuggets, jr. fries, and a small drink. Getting a Biggie Bag Meal Deal will save you around a 31% over buying the items individually:

  • $7 Bacon Double Stack Biggie Bag vs. $9.36 individually (24.4% discount)

  • $5 Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger Biggie Bag vs. $9.96 individually (38% discount)

  • $6 Crispy Chicken BLT Biggie Bag vs. $9.96 individually (27.4% discount)

  • $5 Crispy Chicken Biggie Bag vs. $9.96 individually (34.7% discount)

  • $6 Double Stack Biggie Bag vs. $10.16 individually (29.9% discount)

  • $5 Jr. Cheeseburger 444 Meal vs. $9.96 individually (33.9% discount)

Note: Some areas have different items for the Biggie Bag, so be sure to check your local Wendy’s to see how they’re doing it.

10. Skip the Son of Baconator and order the Bacon Double Stack instead for $2.50 savings.

A person's hand holding a Wendy's Bacon Double Stack burger above its paper wrapper..

The Son of Baconator is your answer to ordering a Baconator with less beef, but if you want to save some more money, order the Bacon Double Stack instead. The Son of Baconator costs $6.39, but the Bacon Double Stack costs $3.89, which saves you $2.50.

If you want the extra bacon, you can add more to your Bacon Double Stack for about $1, which still makes it $1.50 cheaper than ordering the Son of Baconator.

11. Save $0.40 by ordering the Jr. Cheeseburger over the Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe.

a Jr Bacon Cheeseburger at Wendy's

If you’re looking to save money on Wendy’s, order the Jr. Cheeseburger ($2.19) instead of the Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe ($2.59).

The Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe is just a Jr. Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, and mayo — which you can add to your Jr. Cheeseburger for no additional charge.

12. The Wendy’s secret menu offers some of the most social media-worthy Wendy’s burger specials.

Wendy’s is known for being super customizable, so if you’re ordering in the restaurant, you can add additional patties to your burgers — which has led to the creation of the Wendy’s secret menu.

It does cost an additional $1.49 to add a patty (or $0.99 for a Jr. patty), and not all Wendy’s locations will allow you to do this.

Try these burger customizations at your local Wendy’s.

The Barnyard Burger

Get beef, pork, and chicken all in one sandwich with this secret menu item.

  • Order a Crispy Chicken BLT with an extra beef patty, which comes out to $4.38.

T-Rex Burger

This burger went viral in 2013 and boasts a total of nine (NINE!!!) patties between two buns.

  • To get one, order a Dave’s Double with seven additional patties for $17.62. If they refuse to make this for you, order three Dave’s Triple burgers ($24.57) and rearrange the ingredients yourself.

The Meat Cube

This burger has four patties, making it the shape of a cube.

  • Order a Dave’s Triple with an extra beef patty for $9.68.

13. Sign up for Wendy’s WeSalute program discounts if you served in the military.

The WeSalute program sends exclusive rewards and offers all year via monthly “WendyMail” updates, plus additional Wendy’s deals and freebies around patriotic holidays.

You have to sign up for WendyMail if you want the discounts, but they’ll load any offers you receive into the app for you. It’s an easy way for veterans to save money at Wendy’s.

That’s just one of the military discounts you get can with your military ID.

TIP: Wendy’s doesn’t offer teacher, student, or senior discounts, but we know all the best discounts for teachers, free stuff for students, and senior discounts you can get with your ID.

14. Check out the T-Mobile Tuesdays deals to save money at Wendy’s with free sandwiches.

Someone holding a phone displaying the T-Mobile Tuesday deals

If you're a T-Mobile subscriber, you’re able to download the T-Life app (iOS / Android). Each Tuesday they give customers freebies and discount coupons. The Wendy's deals we see often are a FREE Dave's Single, Classic or Spicy Chicken Sandwich, and 6-piece Nuggets.

Be on the lookout for more coupons from T-Mobile Tuesdays, and if you don’t have T-Mobile, check out how you can save using other cell plan freebies.

15. Order Wendy’s delivery through Grubhub for the cheapest delivery fee.

If you’re ordering delivery from a third-party delivery app, you’ll save the most on delivery fees when you order from Grubhub:

  • Grubhub: $1.99 delivery fee

  • Uber Eats: $2.99 delivery fee

  • DoorDash: $3.99 delivery fee

Before you order, you should brush up on our Uber Eats tips, Grubhub tips, and DoorDash tips for saving money on delivery.

16. Work for Wendy’s to get a free meal per shift.

A window cling in a Wendy's window that reads, "Real Food, Real People. Text WEN86 to 25000 to apply. We got you.

Want to work for Wendy’s? Great! They’ll give you 50% off a meal before or after your shift — anything on the menu, with a maximum discount of $6. Plus, you get a free meal when you're working.

17. Skip Wendy’s chili in a can at the grocery store.

a side by side comparison of wendy's canned chili vs wendy's restaurant chili

Wendy's launched their fan favorite Chili's in Walmart stores last May (2023). We say skip the 15 oz can for $4.42 ($0.29 per oz). Instead, grab the $3.89 for large Wendy's Chili (in-restaurant). While the large size at Wendy's may be about an ounce less than the can version, it still costs about $0.28, or a penny less per ounce than the store bought.

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