I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! With that said, Happy National Ice Cream Day!
Stop whatever you’re doing. Ice cream lovers, brace yourselves because today, Sunday July 16 is being celebrated as National Ice Cream Day and the proper way to enjoy this holiday is to obviously snag some free stuff. That’s right FREE ice cream. It’s officially the best day of the year.
Yes, it might be a fake holiday; but people across the country are using this day as an excuse to treat themselves. To ensure that you take full advantage of this holiday, a handful of popular ice cream chains all over the nation are offering free ice cream to celebrate. Whether you prefer Italian-style gelato or some frozen yogurt, there’s free ice cream for everyone out there.
Below you can check out where to get your ice cream. Price? $0.
16 Handles – The American brand of self-serve frozen yogurt is offering a free 4-ounce fro-yo when you download their app and present it to the cashier. Flavors include classic French Vanilla or the new limited-edition strawberry shortcake. With over 40 stores located in seven different states, check which 16 Handles is closest to you.
Carvel – Best known for their soft-serve and lavish ice cream cakes, Carvel is offering a special deal where you buy any size cup or cone and receive a second one for free. Grab a buddy and head to your nearest Carvel shop, this one’s a stealer!
Baskin-Robbins – The mother of all ice cream and also known as the world’s largest ice cream chain, Baskin-Robbins is not only offering free samples of its new mint chocolate chip pizza but is also giving away freebies such as a free cup or cone for downloading their app.
Dippin’ Dots – The popular ice cream snack, Dippin’ Dots is offering free mini cups of their signature frozen ice cream at participating locations. Hurry up though, they are only offering it for 2 hours at each location.
McDonald’s – Every customer that downloads the McDonald’s app will receive a coupon for a free vanilla ice cream cone and no purchase is required. How could you resist that classic vanilla soft-serve?!
Friendly’s – Restaurant chain, Friendly’s will hand customers a coupon for free ice cream they can use in the future when they purchase a Friend-z for only $2.99. Also, the chain will donate $2 from each sold to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Free ice cream and it’s for a good cause? Sounds convincing enough!
Magnum New York – All you New Yorkers out there, whether you’re a local or a tourist, today’s the day to make a stop at Magnum’s New York pop-up shop where customers can order two Magnum bars for the price of one. Repeat, 2 FOR 1! Indulge yourselves with velvety smooth ice cream bars dipped in rich Belgian chocolate.
From the west coast to east coast and with temperatures creeping up, this holiday couldn’t come at a better time. So where to first? Decisions, decisions.