Motorists can still park “free after three” in Crewe town centre, thanks to an initiative by Cheshire East Council.
There is no charge to park after 3pm in Council-owned Oak Street car park, which has 127 spaces.
The special offer began in mid-September, when a similar offer at the Market Centre car park came to an end. Motorists who park for three hours will save £2.10.
Councillor David Topping, Cheshire East’s Cabinet member for service commissioning, said: “We took this step to support shops and businesses in the town centre which have to compete with out of town retail parks where parking is free.
“We hope this offer will give a valuable boost to town centre trade during the all-important pre-Christmas shopping period.”