5 Ways To Save Big at Dairy Queen


If you’re like me, you love to make the occasional trip to Dairy Queen. Their blizzards are a thing of beauty, and their chicken strips and burgers are no slouch either.

But I also love to maximize my savings opportunities, so I do my research 🙂

So here we have it, some of the best possible ways to save money at Dairy Queen. Some seem like no brainers, others are a little more clever and less well known. Enjoy!

1. Download the Dairy Queen app and get the best coupons and discounts

As with many stores as restaurants these days, the best and easiest way to save at Dairy Queen is to download their app. In the app you will find great coupons and deals and be alerted of the newest and latest coupons available.

So go download it now, go on… stop reading and download it. I’ll wait.

With the Dairy Queen app you can earn 10 points for every $1 spent. You can even order through the app if you’d like, or have them scan the barcode from your phone if you choose to order in-store.

You can use your Dairy Queen reward points for free food such as fries, onion rings, blizzards, shakes, and more.

If you play your cards right, you can get up to 27% back using the app and rewards.

2. If your Blizzard isn’t served upside down, next one is free

I think this is fairly common knowledge, but just in case you didn’t know, DQ cashiers are supposed to flip your blizzard upside down before handing it to you. If they forget to do this, let them know! You can get a coupon for a free blizzard good for your next visit.

But you gotta speak up! They won’t just hand out the freebie unless you say something.

3. Save up to 30% by ordering a hot fudge sundae instead of a Peanut Buster Parfait

If you’re not worried about the extra layering that the Peanut Buster Parfait has, then just order a small hot fudge sundae for $3.99 and add peanuts for $0.89.

Your total will be $4.88, $2.11 cheaper (30%) than the Peanut Buster Parfait. Granted you will probably get less ice cream as well, but it’s a great hack for those looking to save some dough.

Prices may vary based on location, but it’s still going to be a money saver.

4. Get a free Dilly Bar for taking the DQ guest survey

If you’ve visited DQ recently and kept your receipt, you have an opportunity for a FREE dilly bar! Printed on your receipt should be a survey invitation, instructing you to visit dqfanfeedback.com and enter a specific number to start the Dairy Queen survey.

At the end of the short customer survey, just write down the validation code in the space provided on the receipt, and take it to Dairy Queen to get your free Dilly Bar!

The only catch is you need to complete the survey within 3 days of your purchase, and redeem your free dilly bar within 30 days.

5. Order from the DQ 2 for $5 menu and get 49% off burgers

Be sure to take advantage of the Dairy Queen 2 for $5 menu. The best deal on the menu is 2 burgers for $5. They normally cost $4.99 each, so that’s essentially getting two burgers for the price of one!

Again, prices may vary so check your local Dairy Queen for pricing.


There are many more ways to save at your local DQ, but these are our top 5 picks. If there’s a trick you use to save money at DQ, please let us know in the comments!

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