Best Freebies And Deals For National Ice Cream Day 2018

By Cody Briana on July 13, 2018
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This Sunday (July 15th) is National Ice Cream Day. That means discounts and freebies at some of your favorite places! Here are the best ones from US News.

Baskin-Robbins. As the largest chain of ice cream stores on this list, Baskin-Robbins is your best bet for finding a deal on National Ice Cream Day. The 73-year-old ice cream company will release special offers on its mobile app on July 15, including a buy-one-get-one-free cone promotion, a buy-one-get-one-free offer on 99-cent sundaes and $2 off a medium milkshake. The Baskin-Robbins mobile app is available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Cold Stone Creamery. This Arizona-based ice cream parlor is offering a buy-one-get-one-free promotion on National Ice Cream Day, according to a public relations representative.

Dairy Queen. DQ isn’t running a specific promotion for National Ice Cream Day, according to a public relations representative, but it is launching a mobile app through which customers can get a free small Blizzard after downloading the app and registering in it. The app is free in the App Store and Google Play.

Dippin’ Dots. These little frozen balls of ice cream are a theme park favorite, but you can also buy Dippin’ Dots at malls and other stores. On July 15, participating Dippin’ Dots locations are giving away free mini-cups during a two-hour period, though the company’s website says to check with your local vendor to find out when that two-hour window will open.

Salt & Straw. This hugely popular Portland, Oregon ice cream shop now has a presence throughout the West Coast, but Salt & Straw’s National Ice Cream Day celebration goes beyond its local shops. The company will start a contest on Saturday morning: An Instagram follower will win three months of home delivery of Salt & Straw’s seasonal pints club. The winner will be announced Wednesday, July 18.

Whole Foods. While Vermont ice cream icon Ben & Jerry’s isn’t putting on a free cone day at its stores on National Ice Cream Day, Whole Foods Market is offering a discount on Ben & Jerry’s pints. On July 15, all Whole Foods stores will kick off a three-day sale on Ben & Jerry’s and Talenti pints: two for $6, plus a 10 percent discount for Amazon Primemembers.

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