BOGO Cards Are Back: Start Saving in Walworth County

Having fun and saving money don’t always go hand-in-hand, but with the Walworth County Visitors Bureau’s Buy One, Get One (BOGO) Cards, they most certainly do! The annual BOGO card is finally here, and it’s packed full of savings from area businesses! Visitors and locals alike will find value in the BOGO card, which has 47 discounts on area attractions, dining, shopping, and much more. The cards are $10 each, and are being sold at the Walworth County Travel Information Center located at 2375 E. Geneva Street in Delavan or online at VisitWalworthCounty.com/Bogo.

The BOGO Card is available now, and all promotions are good until August 30, 2021. A full list of participating businesses and their deals are available below:

  1. The Bottle Shop (Lake Geneva): Buy one flight, get second flight 50% off. Not valid with any other offers.
  2. The Bottle Shop (Lake Geneva): Buy one item, get 2nd 10% off. Not valid with any other offers.
  3. Calladora Spa @ Lake Lawn Resort (Delavan): 50% off a Full Body Scrub. Excludes Saturdays and Holidays; valid for single use for one customer; cannot be combined with any other offer.
  4. Delavan Lake Store (Delavan): Buy one, get one free ice cream cone.
  5. Delavan Lake Store (Delavan): Buy one, get one free drink in The Lounge.
  6. Delavan Lake Store (Delavan): Buy one, get one free cup of coffee.
  7. Delavan Paddle Sports (Delavan): Rent one kayak, get second kayak rental free.
  8. Delavan Paddle Sports (Delavan): Rent one paddleboard, get second paddleboard rental free.
  9. Delavan Paddle Sports (Delavan): Buy one admission to the Delavan Mill Pond, get one admission free.
  10. East Troy Brewery (East Troy): Buy one beer, get one free. Must be 21 or older.
  11. Fairfield by Marriot (Lake Geneva): Buy one night, get your second night 50% off. Sunday through Thursday night stays only.
  12. Geneva Gifts (Lake Geneva): Buy one pound of homemade fudge, get one pound free. Not to be combined with other specials.
  13. Geneva Gifts (Lake Geneva): Buy one pound of Jelly Belly beans, get ½ pound free.
  14. Geneva Gifts (Lake Geneva): Buy one full-price item, get 50% off 2nd full-price item. 2nd item of equal or lesser value.
  15. Geneva Lake Museum (Lake Geneva): Buy 1 adult admission, get one free
  16. Grand Café @ Geneva Resort (Lake Geneva): Buy one entrée, get one 50% off. Max up to $10 off.
  17. Gypsy Air Tours (Southern Wisconsin): Buy one 30-minute flight gift certificate for one person, get a second person free. Must purchase from website; use promo code: WCVB20.
  18. Hawk’s View Golf Club (Lake Geneva): Buy 1 18-hole round on Barn Hollow, get 1 free.  Valid Monday-Thursday with tee time reservation. Carts not included.
  19. Hawk’s View Golf Club (Lake Geneva): Buy 1 bottle of house wine, get one free. Second bottle must be of equal or lesser value. Must be consumed on property.
  20. Hawk’s View Golf Club (Lake Geneva): Purchase 1 appetizer, get 1 free. Second appetizer must be of equal or lesser value.  Offer not valid with Friday Fish Fry.
  21. Jasmine Salon & Spa (Lake Geneva): Book 1 color service, get 1 haircut free.
  22. Jasmine Salon & Spa (Lake Geneva): Book 1 60-minute massage, get 1 30-minute facial free.
  23. Jones Market (Fort Atkinson): Buy one Roll Sausage, get one free. Valid only at the Jones Market. Not valid on sale items, promotional items or seconds. Not valid with other coupon, discount or promotion. One coupon valid per day. Coupon Code #44
  24. Jones Market (Fort Atkinson): Buy one Dainty Ham, get one free. Valid only at the Jones Market. Not valid on sale items, promotional items or seconds. Not valid with other coupon, discount or promotion. One coupon valid per day. Coupon Code #45
  25. Jones Market (Fort Atkinson): Buy one 16 oz. Package Bacon, get one free. Valid only at the Jones Market. Not valid on sale items, promotional items or seconds. Not valid with other coupon, discount or promotion. One coupon valid per day. Coupon Code #49
  26. Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail (Delavan): 50% Off a 2021 Golf Passport.
  27. Lake Geneva Cannery (Delavan): Buy one fruit pie, get one 8 oz. jam 50% off.
  28. Lake Geneva Clue Room (Lake Geneva): Buy one admission, get one free. Maximum four paid admissions with 4 free admissions.
  29. Lake Geneva Cruise Line (Lake Geneva): Buy one adult “Geneva Bay” tour ticket, get one free. Free ticket must be of equal or lesser value to the purchased ticket; not applicable to other tours.
  30. Lake Geneva Cruise Line (Lake Geneva): Buy one adult “Geneva Bay” tour ticket, get one free. Free ticket must be of equal or lesser value to the purchased ticket; not applicable to other tours.
  31. Lake Geneva Cruise Line (Lake Geneva): Buy one adult “Geneva Bay” tour ticket, get one free. Free ticket must be of equal or lesser value to the purchased ticket; not applicable to other tours..
  32. Lake Geneva Motel (Lake Geneva): Stay 1 night at rack rate, get 2nd night 50% off. Subject to availability.
  33. Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures (Lake Geneva): Buy one trail pass, get one free. Helmets are required for biking.
  34. The Lookout @ Lake Lawn Resort (Delavan): Buy one adult entrée, get one appetizer free. Valid Mon. – Thur., excluding holidays; free item will be of equal or lesser value.
  35. Majestic Oaks @ Lake Lawn Resort (Delavan): Buy one round of golf, get one round free.  Valid Mon.-Thur. anytime and Sundays after 1pm.Valid for single use for one customer. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
  36. Marina Bay Boat Rentals (Lake Geneva): Buy 2 hours of tubing, get 1 hour free. Subject to availability.
  37. The Mountain Top @ Grand Geneva (Lake Geneva): Buy one lift ticket, get one 50% off. Max up to $25 off.
  38. Nailed it DIY Studio (Elkhorn): Buy 1 project, get 1 free. In studio projects only.
  39. Northleaf Winery (Milton): Buy one glass of wine, get one free. Must be 21 years of age. Max value $5.
  40. Ristorante Brissago @ Grand Geneva (Lake Geneva): Buy one entrée, get second half off. Max up to $20 off.
  41. Royal Oak Farm Orchard (Harvard, IL): Buy one maze admission, get one free.
  42. Sperino’s (Elkhorn): Buy one lunch item at Pepperoni Pub, get one free. Equal or lesser value free; dine-in only.
  43. Sperino’s (Elkhorn): 50% off delivery fee.
  44. Stillwater Coffee Company (Elkhorn): Buy one 16oz Latte, get a cinnamon roll free. 
  45. T.C. Smith Historic Inn (Lake Geneva): Stay one night at rack rate, get 2nd night 50% off. Valid Mon. – Thur., excluding holidays; coupon may only be used once; not valid with any other offers.
  46. The Waterfront @ The Abbey Resort (Fontana): Buy One Handheld, get 1 starter 50% off. Discount valid only in the Waterfront Restaurant. No other discounts apply.
  47. The Waterfront Gift Shop @ The Abbey Resort (Fontana): Buy one Abbey logoed item, get one 50% off. Valid on regularly priced Abbey logoed items (clothing or giftware). Discount applies to an equal or lesser valued item. No other discounts apply. 

All offers are subject to availability and at the discretion of each participating business. The BOGO Card and its offers expire 8/31/2021, unless otherwise noted. Businesses listed in order by number on BOGO Card.

You can purchase your BOGO Card for $10 at the Travel Information Center at 2375 E. Geneva St, Delavan,WI or online by visiting www.VisitWalworthCounty.com/Bogo. Happy saving!

(pssst….Want a free BOGO Card? Bring in 5 winter wear items to the Travel Information Center, The Bottle Shop, or Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company now through January 5th as part of the Big Bundle Up Coat Drive, and you’ll receive a free BOGO Card!)

Six Road Trip Tips for Summer 2020

The good old fashioned family road trip is making a comeback in the wake of the coronavirus.  Travel experts have noticed that people vacationing this summer are more inclined to stay closer to home. With more travelers indicating they want to get out of their homes, researchers have shown that people are more likely to stay within three hours of their homes.  Being perfectly placed between four midwestern metropolitan areas, Walworth County is the perfect road trip destination!

Whether you’re hitting the road for a weekend getaway or a week long retreat, here are some of our pro tips when it comes to road trippin’ to Walworth County! 

Plan Your Route Ahead of Time: Summer is construction season across the midwest, and with plenty of road closures and alternate routes in place, you won’t want to miss your exit and lose time that you could be using to have some fun.  Additionally, planning your route ahead of time can help you maximize your time and help you better schedule your visit.  Using apps like AroundMe can help you find restaurants, gas stations, and attractions nearby your destination at your fingertips! 

Familiarize Yourself With Health Policies: Before your arrival, be sure to take a peek at local and state COVID-19 Policies in place to keep you and your families safe.  Travelers with lodging reservations at local resorts, hotels, bed & breakfasts, campgrounds, and rental properties are encouraged to check with their lodging providers for any specific operational changes or modified check-in experiences.  You can view a list of Walworth County lodging providers and links to their updated policies here.  

Practice Social Distancing: With so many outdoor activities in Walworth County it is so easy to plan a road trip that naturally lends itself to social distancing! From Lake Path hikes along Geneva Lake, to the Delavan Walldogs Mural Scavenger Hunt, to hitting the greens at the many golf venues you can easily plan a vacation that is truly away from it all.  Attractions such as Lake Geneva Cruise Line, East Troy Railroad Museum, and Tristan Crist Magic Theatre are all limiting capacity to ensure minimal contact and a safer experience overall.  For a full list of things to do, check out our website.  You can add your socially distant experiences to your own personalized itinerary by using our Trip PlannerTool on our site.  

Use Cards Not Cash: Pre-covid, we never gave a second thought to handling cash and the interactions with retailers, vendors, and waitstaff that go along with it.  We recommend using alternative payment methods when visiting Walworth County to limit those physical interactions as best you can.  With so many businesses embracing digital currencies and contactless payments, it is entirely possible to plan your road trip to be completely cash free! (Psst….don’t forget to sanitize your cards after every use!)

Pack Your PPE: PPE (or Personal Protective Equipment) are undoubtedly necessities for travel and everyday life this summer. Global Rescue has compiled some suggestions for a travel kit, including masks for the whole family plus a few extras: hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, isopropyl alcohol wipes for phones, travel laundry detergent to wash fabric masks, and a thermometer just to name a few.  Stash extras in the glove box, in your purse, or in your hiking pack!

Reserve Experiences in Advance: With limited capacities at most Walworth County attractions, book your tickets, show times, and dining reservations in advance.  Old World Wisconsin, Black Point Estate, and Safari Lake Geneva are offering exclusive events and tours that require online advance reservations! Be sure to book your adventures at least two weeks before your arrival to ensure you get to see it all!

With these helpful hints, you’ll be ready to pack up your overnight bags, plug in the GPS, and hit the road bound for Walworth County! What will you do on your next road trip to the Lake Geneva area?

Plan your full trip by visiting VisitWalworthCounty.com, giving us a call at (262) 728-6000, or stopping in at the Travel Information Center.  And be sure to follow our Facebook page for the most up to date information and upcoming events throughout the county. See you soon! 

Five Ways to Save in Walworth County

Whether it be an exhilarating adventure, a delicious gourmet meal, or a boutique shopping spree, you can experience everything Walworth County has to offer for less with exclusive savings just for you! Check out these five ways to save so you can do it all on your next visit to the Lake Geneva area:

EXPLORE LOCAL Savings Sheet: Do as the locals do and save when you use your EXPLORE LOCAL Savings Sheet. With offers from fan favorite businesses, both visitors and locals alike will delight in the savings. There is always a new deal to be found, so keep your eyes peeled for the latest monthly EXPLORE LOCAL Savings Sheet. Pick up your free copy at the Visitors Center in Delavan or receive it by mail when you request a Travel Guide.

Walworth County Visitors Bureau BOGO Card: Have double the fun at half the cost at your favorite Walworth County restaurants, shops, and attractions when you use your 2019-2020 BOGO Card. For just $10, you’ll receive 47 Buy-One Get-One offers from places like Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva Pie Company, Jones Market, and so many more that will save you hundreds of dollars in discounts. Order yours online or pick one up the at the Walworth County Travel Information Center in Delavan!

2020 Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail Passport: The 2020 Golf Passport is your ticket to the ultimate golf experience in Walworth County. Tee off in the Lake Geneva Area all season long for only $149.95 at ten golf venues. Each Golf Passport contains two certificates for Complimentary Greens Fees to be used in either the spring or fall in addition to a Buy One Greens Fee, Get One Free certificate for the summer. That’s a total of 30 rounds of golf for less than $5 a round and a savings of over $2,850! Order yours by visiting LakeGenevaGolfTrail.com/passport/ or by stopping in at the Walworth County Travel Information Center today.

Burlington Shop and Buy Local Card: Explore everything Burlington has to offer for less with the Shop and Buy Local Card. Get 29 offers from Burlington businesses for just $10! Enjoy coupons from Haylofters, Dairy Queen, Pine Street Cafe, Lucky Star, The Plaza Theater, Adrian’s Custard and more! Stop by the Burlington Chamber of Commerce to get yours, or call (262) 763-6044 for more information.

Visit Delavan Coupon Book: The Visit Delavan Coupon Book is back and filled with some familiar favorites and some tempting new venues for dining, shopping, and services in Delavan, Wisconsin! With over 30 different offers available highlighting dining, shopping, attractions, and recreation there is sure to be something for everyone! Plan a day full of fun all throughout town exploring the great deals. Getting yours is easy – just give us a call at (262) 728-6000 or fill out our request form at VisitDelavan.com/couponbook/.

Find your new favorite small business, enjoy a game of golf or an afternoon on the lake, and end the day with a luxurious spa treatment all for less! With these exclusive offers, your time in Walworth County can be both fun and affordable! What will you do first? Plan your next visit today by visiting VisitWalworthCounty.com.