Some people love FREE stuff. In fact, if you read this blog, you may be one of those people—or you may know someone who loves FREE stuff. So what do you gift those friends and family who wouldn’t necessarily want you spending tons of money on them?
We have a few frugal enthusiasts in our life and this year we brainstormed some Lancaster County gift ideas for frugal enthusiasts! (So they can enjoy getting FREE or cheap stuff all year long.) Here’s what we came up with.
1. The Chick-fil-A Calendar
Did you know about this?! I learned about it for the first time this year!!! The Chick-fil-A Calendar is a calendar that comes with a promo card on the back. You can use that card once a month to get a FREE item. Sometimes you’ll know what it is, and other times its a FREE mystery item. The calendar costs at $8 if you ask for it in store, although you will also find some local organizations selling them as fundraisers for $10. You can link the card to your Chik-fil-A app so you don’t need to carry around another card.
2. Wendy’s FREE Frosty’s for a Year
Wendy’s is offering a new promotion this year where you can buy a $2 key tag that will let you get one FREE frosty a day for the entire 2018 year. This makes a great gift to include for your neighbors or even in Christmas cards you mail! You might just want to get one for everyone in your family. Its perfect for cheap one-on-one dates with your kiddos or if you’re traveling and need a quick and cheap stop for a break.
3. Entertainment Book
Entertainment Books offer hundreds of coupons to local restaurants and entertainment for just $19. Check out some of these coupons I found last year for local ice cream shops that you’ll love by the time the summer comes around—and they’ll save you the price of the book alone!
Deal Alert >> You can save an additional 30% on all orders using the code MERRY (valid until 1/2/18). Plus there is FREE SHIPPING. That makes your book just $13.30!!!!
4. Local Flavor Deals
The frugal enthusiast in your life probably follows Local Flavor deals for deals in the Lancaster area. Did you know you can buy a gift bucks for Local Flavor deals too? Your favorite coupon-lover can then use that certificate to buy any deals they find! Some of our favorite deals include:
- TJ Rockwell’s
- Red Lobster
- The Works in Wyomissing
- Dutch Country Soft Pretzels
Most of the deals are offered multiple times throughout the year, if they are not available currently. Follow Frugal Lancaster on Facebook to be notified when new deals become available!
DEAL ALERT >> Use code FALALA to save 25% until 12/22!
5. Groupon Gift Certificates
Groupon has been offering some unique local deals recently. Many are local experiences to save on, and others allow you to save on excursions. My favorite is the Great Wolf Lodge (Poconos) Deal that includes water park admission! Here are some Lancaster County favorites:
- Leisure Lanes
- Escape Room Lititz
- Regency Ice Rink
- The Brewery at Hershey
- Glassblowing Class
- Beiler’s Donuts
And just in case you wanted to swim with a shark or have an encounter with a penguin—check out this unique experience available on Groupon! (Only about an hour away!)
DEAL ALERT >> USE CODE OFF TO SAVE $5 off $15, etc. UNTIL 12/22!