With Halloween just around the corner, the grocery store shelves are packed with giant bags of candy just waiting to be opened up and doled out to the throngs of trick or treaters about to descend upon your neighborhood. But this year, instead of putting yet another piece of candy into those trick-or-treat bags… I have a better idea for you… a great trick or treat alternative: Wendy's® Jr Frosty™ Coupons!
Each year at Halloween, Wendy's® offers their Halloween Coupon book for $1 and inside the little book are 5-10 coupons for free (yes FREE!) Jr. Frostys™! When you purchase the coupon book for $1, ninety cents goes to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®, an organization that helps to find permanent homes for children living in foster care. Right now there are more than 100,000 children in the United States in foster care waiting for adoption. This year Wendy's® aims to donate $10 million to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®.
Here's a few more reasons to run out today and purchase your Wendy's® Halloween Coupon books:
1. One less piece of candy now… and the promise of a treat later!
You can be that person who just drops the 49th little chocolate bar into their already over-flowing bags, or you can give that child (and their parents!) something to look forward to doing together later…. enjoying a yummy Jr Frosty™ treat!
2. It's a great deal!
You spend just one dollar, and in return you get 5-10 Frostys™! Look- even if you don't plan to give them away to the kids in your neighborhood, buy a couple of books for your own family to use because it is such a great deal! The Halloween coupon books are on sale now through 10/31/14, and coupons can be redeemed from 11/1/14 through 2/1/15. (Prices and participation may vary).
3. Be an advocate for foster care adoption
As founder Dave Thomas said, “These children are not someone else’s responsibility. They are our responsibility.” As an adoptive parent I can tell you that I believe in my core that every child in the world deserves to grow up in a loving and supportive family. This is one simple way to support the effort to find homes for kids living in foster care.
4. Package your coupons in this sweet free printable envelope!
Now you don't want to just toss your Jr Frosty™ coupons into the bottom of the trick to treat bag filled with candy…. it will get lost and buried alongside all of the candy wrappers the kids will just leave in there! Instead, package your coupons in this awesome printable envelope that I created just for you! And there are super-simple to make…. you can even do it with your kids!
It all starts with this envelope template:
You can open the template for printing by clicking here: Halloween Chills Envelope and print them on 8 x 10 paper. You and the kids can work together to cut out the upside down heart, and then turn the paper over so the back of the page faces up. Fold the sides of the heart in, so that you can see the solid black line. Next, fold the rounded bottom section up until it meets the top edge of the folded sides. Use a glue stick to secure the sides together. Then place your Jr Frosty™ coupons inside of the envelope and fold the top down.
Don't you think that your neighborhood kids would LOVE this trick or treat alternative?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.