Pay $1 and Score Free Wendy’s Frostys for an Entire Year (#Blessed)

12/15/2015 at 12:55 PM ET

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Breaking news: Wendy’s just won this holiday season.

The fast food chain just announced that it’s offering customers one free Frosty milkshake (a.k.a. the only appropriate companion to fries and chicken nuggets) per day for an entire year — proving once again that Santa Claus not only exists, but really and truly gets us.

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So, is there a catch? Aside from only being able to redeem your shake with the purchase of whatever else your stomach desires (from an elaborate combo meal to a snack off their dollar menu), there isn’t really one. To participate, all you have to do is visit your local Wendy’s before Dec. 31st and make a one-time purchase of a $1 Frosty-shaped key tag, which will then serve as your golden ticket for the year to come.

The deal is set to run through Dec. 31, 2016.

But that’s not all. The company’s new deal is also doing some good in the process: 90 cents from every key tag purchase is donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, the eponymous nonprofit created by the Wendy’s founder in 1992 with the sole purpose of finding permanent homes for foster children.

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How’s that for a sweet Christmas miracle?

—Grace Gavilanes

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Anonymous on

Is this for the U.S. only or Canada too??

Amy on

Who is the girl and why the starlight mints??

Seriously on

Being blessed for a wendy’s frosty? How tacky. This is nothing more than an ad. People is really getting pathetic.

lynda on

Do you have to purchase to be eligible to purchase the tag? I would like to just go buy 3 tags and nothing else. Is this possible?

Izzy on

This is the 3rd year I have bought these tags, this promotion is not new. You can buy the tags at my local Wendy’s without additional purchase required to buy, BUT must buy something to redeem.

Jane on

I’ve been buying the key chain frosty for the past 2 years…it’s just a KID size (tiny) frosty…not a regular size.

kellychrismosheryahoocom on

I have done this every year for the past 5 years, it is not a new program at all. To buy the keytags you do not need to make a purchase. To redeem you do need to purchase, but I usually purchase one frosty and get the second free, it is a great deal to us!

Wendy on

I went to and called several Wendy’s in my area. They all said that they will not have these in their stores until January or February. I was told by Wendy’s social media team that they are only at participating locations but they do not know what locations are participating or can they find out which locations are participating. How did the key fobs get delivered if no one knows where they went? Wendy’s corporate has no idea which stores are participating (I called the customer service number on their website) and they told me to call the foundation. How can no one within the organization know where to get these?

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