6 Ways to Get a Discount on a Six Flags Great America Ticket in Gurnee

by Kristin Trapp on June 29, 2012

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There are quite a few ways to get a discount Great America ticket in Gurnee.

Here are 6 quick and easy ways to save on Six Flags tickets.

Hint: Discounts on Coke cans are back.


See the 2015 List of  Six Flags Deals Here:

>>>15 Ways to Get a Discount on Six Flags Tickets for 2015 <<<

1. Discount on Coke Cans

The Coke can discounts that are in the stores right now are for $20 off  a one-day general admission ticket. Since the at-the-park 2012 price for a general admission ticket is $61.99; with a Coke can you will only pay $41.99. The listed expiration date is 9/9/2012.

Where to find a Coke can with a Great America (Gurnee) discount: I got my single can in the refrigerator case at Potbellys (about 1 mile west of Six Flags on Grand Ave.) I have also found 12-packs of Coke in Target and Jewel-Osco (both located in the Grand/Hunt shopping center) with the discount, although it’s not printed on the box.

Six Flags Discount on Coke Can

2. Coupon on Post Cereal Boxes

For 2012 Post Cereal has teamed up with Six Flags and has special ticket offers printed on some of its packages. The Post cereal box coupon, which expires 10/7/2012, can be used one of two ways:

  • For FREE admission for kids 9 and younger on weekdays with the purchase of a full-price general admission ticket, OR
  • For $15 off a full-price ticket on Saturday or Sunday.

Where to find Post cereal boxes with Six Flags Great America Coupon: I have found these Post Honey-Comb and Fruity Pebbles boxes both in Target and Jewel-Osco, but they most likely can be found wherever Post cereal is sold in Gurnee stores.

Great America Discount on Post Cereal Box

3. Coupons at Dunkin’ Donuts

Save BIG with a Dunkin’ Donuts Six Flags Great America coupon. On the back of each Dunkin Donuts/Great America flyer are three valuable coupons:

  • Buy One Get One Free Weekdays June 4 – July 6, 2012
  • Save $20 on weekends June 9 – July 1, 2012
  • Save $15 any day July 7 – September 9, 2012

4. Jewel-Osco Six Flags Tickets 2012

Not only does the Jewel-Osco grocery store located about 2 miles west of Six Flags in Gurnee sell discounted single-day Great America tickets, but they also sell season passes and summer thrill passes. Just visit the customer service counter, where a one-day admission ticket costs $41.19 (with tax). Read more about 2012 Jewel Great America tickets.

5. Buy a Great America Ticket Online and Save

There are currently two offers for Six Flags tickets purchased online at www.sixflags.com and printed at home:

  1. Tickets can be purchased online for $41.99 and used anytime through 9/9/2012.
  2. Two weekday tickets can be purchased online for $61.99 – that’s about $31 a ticket, the best deal I’ve seen by far! This weekday buy one, get one free offer is valid through 7/6/2012.

Six Flags Great America Tickets Online

6. Six Flags Bring a Friend Free

Each year Six Flags Great America season passholders receive a value-packed coupon book, including Bring-a-Friend-Free tickets. There are specified dates to either bring a friend free or for half price.

2012 Bring Friend Free Dates with Season Passholder2012 1/2 Price Dates with Season Passholder
M-F May 29 - June 1M-F June 4 - 15
M-F June 4 - June 8Any Day July 2 - 6
M-F June 11 - June 15Any Day August 6 - 10
Any Day August 20 - 24Any Day September 1- 3
Friday October 5, 12, 19 or 26
Any Day September 29 - 30; October 6 - 8

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

em May 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Do you have any deals for 2013?


lucy September 28, 2012 at 11:36 am

Hello, Admin can I still find the free tickets on the cereal boxes or is it just a seaon?
I have 7 adullts and 7 kids going what will be the cheapest way to get the tickets? any idea?


Michelle August 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Is the Fruity Pebble deal limited to Gurnee stores that carry that cereal? I am in WI and would love to take advantage of this deal if possible! Thanks!


admin August 6, 2012 at 9:59 am

The Six Flags coupon printed on the Post Cereal boxes are not just for Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, so the coupons are printed on Post cereal boxes across the country. However, I am unsure if they are on the boxes distributed in Wisconsin. The boxes with the coupons are still on the shelves at the Target and Jewel in Gurnee, so you could always purchase a box with a coupon before heading off to the park. The coupons are on Fruity, Cocoa and Marshmallow Pebbles; Honeycomb, Golden Crisp, Waffle Crisp, Post Raisin Bran, and Honey Bunches of Oats.


the thomsens August 4, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Thank you for putting this together! We found a free ticket on our Honeycomb cereal thanks to you!!


admin August 6, 2012 at 9:50 am

That’s terrific. Thanks for letting me know!


Chris July 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Thanks so much for the very helpful information about locating discount six flags tickets!! You saved me lots of time and footwork;)


admin July 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm

You’re welcome Chris. Certainly glad I could help out.


Johnny Dangereaux July 18, 2012 at 12:55 am

Great Post…thanks for sharing!! People like you make the Internet what it is!


admin July 20, 2012 at 11:22 am

Thanks Johnny D. Glad this post was helpful.


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