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The Sneaky Way To Score A Free Bonus Smash Cake From Grocery Stores
By Stacie Adams
Many parents love putting a smash cake in front of their child during their first birthday party, so guests can watch as they smash it. However, you don’t want to spend too much money on one, because it’s destined to be destroyed by the guest of honor, which is why you should use this trick to get a free one from the grocery store.
All you have to do is ask, as many bakeries will provide a free smash cake for no charge when you order a larger birthday cake for a child's party. Providing free smash cakes makes a lot of sense for many grocery stores, as small cakes are relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to the loyalty they inspire in customers.
There's a variety of grocery stores and supermarkets that provide free cakes for little ones, including Walmart, which gives you a free 6-inch round cake if you spend $14.98 or more at the bakery. Other free smash cake retailers include Winn-Dixie, Albertsons, Giant Food Stores, and Publix, and it’s best to always place your order 24 hours or more in advance.