A Winter Buck is a coupon distributed by The Relentless Dragon between a specific day and time in November (November 24, in 2023) and December 31, while supplies last, that is valid in January of the following year. When you make a purchase, in-store only, for almost (see below) any physical item, other than gift cards, that is priced over $10 (not $9.99!) during the distribution period, you will receive one or more Winter Buck coupons in a quantity that depends on your purchase. For every 10 whole dollars that you spend, you will receive one Winter Buck (which may take the form of a Five-Buck coupon, if applicable). In January, you may exchange, in-store only, the Winter Bucks distributed in the previous calendar year for up to 50% off a purchase. Winter Bucks must be spent in quantities of one whole coupon at a time (see examples, below). Winter Bucks have no intrinsic cash value, and are valid only between January 1 and January 31, inclusive, of the following calendar year. On February 1, they become worthless paper souvenirs!
You can get Winter Bucks by purchasing physical objects other than gift cards during the distribution period. The distribution period is defined as “from Thanksgiving until December 31 OR until all the Winter Bucks are gone, whichever comes sooner.” There are a limited number of Winter Bucks available, and they are available in denominations of 1 and 5 Winter Bucks. If one or the other denomination is entirely given away before the end of December, only the other denomination will be left to give away. So if all the 1-Buck coupons are given away and there are still 5-Buck coupons left, only purchases over $50 will be eligible, and only in increments of $50.
Yes! If the total of the sale, excluding gift cards and items marked at more than 40% off retail price, is eligible for Winter Bucks, you get them in an appropriate number.
You may use your Winter Bucks in-store only. Unfortunately, our online system is not set up to accept Winter Bucks.
Winter Bucks are valid ONLY in January of the calendar year after they are issued. Please, please don’t ask us to honor them in February or later!
When you make a purchase, give the cashier your Winter Buck(s) in a quantity up to 50% of your total in-stock non-sale purchase price. Winter Bucks must be used in their entirety, and no change can be made, so if you purchase an item under $2.00, the Winter Buck(s) will only apply to the first 50% of the purchase price (see examples, below), and the remainder will be forfeit. Winter Bucks must be in fair condition to be used–they can be a little worn, but if they’ve been through the laundry or a fire, they’re not valid.
No. Winter Bucks only apply to non-sale items.
While our employees are trained to distribute Winter Bucks with every eligible purchase, we’re only human. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that you receive your Winter Bucks at the time of purchase. They cannot be given retroactively.
Winter Bucks that are lost, stolen, or destroyed CANNOT and WILL NOT be replaced! Keep them safe, and be sure to check your pockets before doing your laundry!
Yes! We encourage you to give them away as gifts, or to use them as trade fodder to even up trades in the store.
We had to make a decision whether to give Winter Bucks at the time a gift card was purchased, or to give them to people who buy things with the gift card. It was either/or, and this is the decision we made.
Nope, sorry! Please don’t put our employees in the position of having to refuse you, and just don’t ask.