There's only one thing we love more than cold ice cream on a hot summer day - FREE ice cream! No matter your politics, I think there's one thing we can ALL agree on: President Ronald Reagan was a total rock star for proclaiming the month of July as "National Ice Cream Month" and the third Sunday of July as "National Ice Cream Day." Yes, he actually signed this into law in 1984. Brilliant.
This year, National Ice Cream Day falls on Sunday, July 15th and many of your favorite cold treat retailers celebrate with freebies either on that day, or all month long in some cases! Check out our list below, but be sure to call ahead to make sure your local scoop shop is participating.
Baskin-Robbins. Download the Baskin-Robbins Mobile App on National Ice Cream Day for BOGO cones and 99-cent sundaes and $2 off a medium Milkshake. Plus, on Thursday, July 31st, all regular and kid-sized scoops will be $1.50.
Carvel. Buy one, get one free cup or cone (soft ice cream only) on Sunday, July 15th at participating locations.
Cold Stone Creamery. Buy one, get one free promotion on July 15th at locations nationwide.
Marble Slab Creamery/Maggie Moo's. Check their social media accounts Sunday morning for a coupon for a free kids cup or cone with any regular or best value cup or cone. You have until July 19th to snag this deal.
Monkey Joe's. Free ice cream for all guests on July 15th while supplies last plus prizes and giveaways throughout the day at your favorite Monkey Joe's location.
PetSmart. Your furry family members can get free doggie ice cream at participating PetSmart's PetsHotel locations on July 14th and 15th. No booking required, just swing on by.
Sam's Club. Free ICEE float samples on July 15th and 16th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all Sam's Clubs in the U.S. Choose from three flavors: frozen cherry, frozen Pepsi and frozen blue raspberry. All floats are topped with new Member's Mark vanilla ice cream. Since Sam's Club Cafe is open to the general public, you don't even have to be a Sam's member to get this freebie!
Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream. Sub Zero is celebrating National Ice Cream Day a day late since some of their locations are closed on Sundays. Get $1 off regular ice creams from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Monday, July 16th.
Whole Foods Market. 3-day sale in honor of National Ice Cream day from July 13th - 15th: two pints of any Ben & Jerry's or Talenti flavors for just $6. Amazon Prime members get an extra 10% off, making it only $5.40 for two whole pints!
Yogurtland. Buy one, get one free from 1 - 6 p.m. local time on July 15th at all U.S. locations. Choose from five ice cream flavors - Rich Chocolate, Creamy Vanilla, Chocolate Malt Ball made with Whoppers®, Butter Pecan Light and OREO® Cookies and Crème, plus their usual lineup of frozen yogurt flavors.
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