News

Where to Get Free Ice Cream on National Ice Cream Day

national ice cream day
Photo by Image Source/REX/Shutterstock
Photo by Image Source/REX/Shutterstock

* July 16 is National Ice Cream Day
* Get a free scoop or cone at participating restaurants
* Find free frozen yogurt deals too

It’s National Ice Cream Day and dozens of restaurants and retailers are celebrating with free scoops and deals on popular flavors and new items. A few frozen yogurt chains are jumping on the bandwagon too (and we’re not complaining). Here are the best deals we’ve spied.

1. McDonald’s
Get a free vanilla soft serve cone if you download McDonald’s mobile app. Open the app and redeem the “Free Vanilla Cone” offer when ordering.

2. Carvel
Buy any size soft serve ice cream cone or cup and get one free. You can choose from three flavors: vanilla, chocolate, or Oreo.

3. 16 Handles
Download the frozen yogurt chain’s app to get a coupon for a free 4 oz. cup. Fill it up with your choice of fro-yo from the chain’s self-serve machines.

4. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Kids and teens under 18 will get a free kids scoop in a classic orange cake cone with sprinkles, when an accompanying adult buys a scoop or cone at regular price.

5. Dippin’ Dots
Get a free mini cup of the chain’s famous flash-frozen ice cream “dots.” Available at most Dippin’ Dots stand-alone locations and participating mall stands.

6. Baskin-Robbins
Download the Baskin-Robbins Mobile App to reveal the freebies and deals for National Ice Cream Day. As of now, the 31 Flavors purveyor has yet to say what these deals could be.

7. Wendy’s
Get a chocolate or vanilla Frosty for just 50 cents. Bonus: the deal is good till August 25.

8. A&W
Get a free regular shake with the purchase of an Original Bacon Double Cheeseburger. The chain is also unveiling its new Reese’s Peanut Butter Treats in sundae, shake or swirl form.

9. Cold Stone Creamery
Join the Cold Stone Creamery E-Club and get two Creations ice cream orders for the price of one.

10. Marble Slab Creamery
Get $2 off your purchase of $10 or more at most locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Offer good through the end of July.

11. Cumberland Farms
Get a free Farmhouse Premium Ice Cream Sandwich of your choice when you buy a 20 oz. Pepsi or Mountain Dew drink.

12. Steak ‘n Shake
Buy one Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshakes and get one free. Deal valid till end of August.

13. Friendly’s
Get any full-size Friend-z (they come in nine flavors) for $2.99. Friendly’s will donate $2 from each one sold to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

14. PetSmart
Your four-legged friends aren’t left out on National Ice Cream Day either. All pets visiting PetSmart PetHotel locations get a free Doggie Ice Cream Sundae this Sunday.