May 31st, 2021 | Updated on December 18th, 2021
Whether we identify as or support others who are LBGTQ, we want to get our hands on a Pride Flag. But, sometimes, we don’t have enough money to buy one. Here are 10 ways to get your hands on a Pride Flag for free, or for very little money.
1. Find Flags Online
Many online stores give away Pride Flags free of charge. All you have to do is open up a search (including the quotes) – “Free Pride Flags” and a myriad of places come up. But, you will have to pay for the shipping. If you can swing it, you’ll have your free flag in no time.
2. Check Your Local Newspaper
Cities across the USA often give Pride Flags away. Beginning in May, keep your eye on your local paper for any announcements, notices and advertisements indicating free flags.
3. Ask a Store
You can always go to your neighborhood LGBTQ establishment, they should be able to steer you in the right direction. Ask them where you can get a one if they don’t have them free.
4. Flirt Your Way to a Free Flag
During any Pride event, you could go to a vendor and work your magic on the beautiful people there. You might be able to sweet talk your way into a free Pride Flag.
5. Free during Pride Week
In cities like Chicago, NYC, San Francisco and Austin, Pride Flags are abundant and plentiful. Many companies and other kinds of establishments will give them away.
6. Purchase Flags to Sell
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and some money to invest, you could purchase a box of Pride Flags to sell. When you buy in bulk, they’re usually less expensive per flag than when you only buy one. Once you sell a great many, you’ll be able to take a flag for yourself for free.
7. Make Your Own
For those with an artistic bent, you can make your own flag. You can put it together however you like and with whatever you have on hand. This is a great way to use up all that glitter you know you’ll never wear in your lifetime.
8. Print a Pride Flag Template and Color It
If all you have are things like colored pencils, markers, crayons and the like, you can print out a template and color in your own Pride Flag.
9. Download an App
When you don’t like the idea of lugging paper or fabric, there are several apps available for your smart phone.
10. Turn Your Body into a Flag
With clothing, paint or other fun medium, you can make your whole body an expression of your love for Pride.
Fabulous ; Free Pride Flags
As you can see, there’s many ways you can get your hands on a Pride Flag for free without spending a dime on it. All you have to do is get creative and brainstorm a little.