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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day With Freebies and Deals From Baskin-Robbins, Carvel, Cold Stone and More!

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream, especially FREE ICE CREAM! Thanks to President Ronald Reagan's proclamation in 1984, Sunday, July 19 is officially National Ice Cream Day, and many of your fave cold treat brands and retailers are celebrating with sweet deals and cool freebies.

Here are some fun facts about the world's favorite frozen treat you may not know:

  • Vanilla is America's most popular ice cream flavor, followed by chocolate. But chocolate ice cream was invented before vanilla!
  • The average American consumes 48 pints of ice cream every year! Whoa.
  • California produces the most ice cream in America.
  • The waffle cone was invented by accident when an ice cream vendor ran out of cones at the World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. He turned to a nearby waffle vendor for help, and the waffle cone was officially born!

Now, on to the freebies! 

Baskin-Robbins July Flavor of the Month
July Flavor of the Month Surprise Party Photo Courtesy of Baskin-Robbins

Baskin-Robbins. On July 19, Baskin-Robbins is offering a FREE regular scoop of ice cream through DoorDash with the purchase of $15 ore more when you use promo code BASKINSCOOP. You can also take advantage of a $0 delivery fee through DoorDash with a purchase of $15 or more all month long! The July Flavor of the Month at Baskin-Robbins is the brand's newest flavor, Surprise Party, which combines pink and blue cake batter and yellow buttercream flavors into a dynamic, colorful swirl.

Bruster's Real Ice Cream. Sweet Rewards loyalty members earn double points from July 17 - 19, 2020 (excluding gift cards). And every 50 points earned equals $5 in rewards - YUM.

Vanilla Bourbon Toffee Soft Serve Photo Courtesy of Carvel

Carvel. On National Ice Cream Day, Carvel guests can enjoy $1 off any size cup or cone of the newest limited-edition soft serve ice cream flavor, Vanilla Bourbon Toffee. Offer is valid for in-shoppe for dine-in (where applicable) or to-go orders. Not valid for online orders. In addition, every Wednesday all year long, guests can buy a classic soft serve ice cream sundae and get one free!

Coconut Bliss. The plant-based ice cream company is offering a special National Ice Cream Day discount code. Use code BLISSDAY15 to save 15% off your total online product order from Friday, July 17 - Sunday, July 19. Offer is valid for U.S. shipments only with a minimum order of four items. Coconut Bliss will also be on sale at multiple national retail chains, including Sprouts Markets (nationwide), Whole Foods (Pacific Northwest and California), and Fred Meyer (Pacific Northwest).

Cosmik. The NYC-based freeze dried space ice cream retailer is offering both local NYC and national delivery on their collection of organic products to bring this year's National Ice Cream Day to you! Save 20% off with code ICECREAMDAY through the end of July on three and four packs of strawberry, cookies and cream and mint chocolate chip.

Cumberland Farm Raspberry
Photo Courtesy of Cumberland Farms

Cumberland Farms. Text the word "SCOOPS" to 64827 to get $1 off any pint of Ultimate Scoops Ice Cream at any of Cumberland Farms’ nearly 600 retail locations across the Northeast & Florida. Ultimate Scoops come in a variety of flavors, ranging from Doughlicious Cookie Dough to Peanut Butter Persuasion, as well as the brand’s latest addition, Rapturous Raspberry Burst, which is a combination of rich and indulgent raspberry ice cream, swirls of red raspberry, and decadent chunks of dark chocolate. Existing members of the text database will receive the coupon on 7/19 automatically. Offer valid through 7/21.

Photo Courtesy of Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen. Save $1 off any size Dipped Code (excluding kid cones) on Sunday, July 19 at participating DQ locations. This deal is redeemable through the DQ mobile app and includes the NEW Cotton Candy Dipped Cone or classic Chocolate Dipped Cone. 

Dippin’ Dots. Dippin' Dots has launched a social media promotion through July 12 where they are giving away free Dippin' Dots for an entire year to one lucky ice cream lover! The winner will be announced on National Ice Cream Day. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Dippin' Dots is not giving away free ice cream at its locations this year, but has instead asked franchisees to provide free Dippin' Dots to essential workers in their communities. <3

Friendly's. Friendly's turns 85 on July 18 and will be celebrating with 85-cent cones all weekend long! The deal is only being offered for customers who belong to the chain's BFF club. You can join free here: https://www.friendlysrestaurants.com/login/

Photo Courtesy of Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe. Guests can get free Signature Ice Cream Float, a delicious combination of vanilla bean ice cream finished with classic Coca-Cola in a signature cup, now through July 20 at participating Hard Rock Cafe locations worldwide. 

L'Arte del Gelato. The freeze dried space ice cream retailer in NYC is offering buy one, get one free on cups and cones for in-store pickup and delivery (pints only) at its Chelsea Market location. Customers can order from their website or by calling the store directly at 212-366-0570.

Marble Slab Creamery Pints National Ice Cream Day
Photo Courtesy of Marble Slab Creamery

Marble Slab Creamery. Visit Marble Slab Creamery the entire month of July for a special promo: Buy two quarts of ice cream, get one quart free! This deal is valid Monday through Friday all month long on prepackaged quarts only. Flavors vary per location by day. 

Monkey Joe's. The inflatable-filled children's entertainment center is celebrating National Ice Cream Day with FREE ice cream on Sunday, July 19 with the price of admission, while supplies last. Be sure to check your location to make sure they are open and for current hours.

Peterbrooke Chocolatier. The 20+ store specialty confectioner in the Southweast (Florida, Alabama and Georgia) is giving away FREE scoops of gelato every Wednesday for the entire month of July! Every person who walks in gets a free sample scoop of any of Peterbrooke's premium, Italian-styled gelato from a masked/gloved dipper. 

So Delicious/Instacart. So Delicious and Instacart are offering a "Buy 1, Save 1" on single-serve ice cream products and "Buy 2, Save $1.50" on ice cream pints. Offer is valid from now through September 27, 2020.

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream. Sub Zero is combining its 15th anniversary celebration and National Ice Cream Day into one awesome celebration on Saturday, July 18 by offering customers a FREE scoop of vanilla ice cream between 2 - 4 p.m. 

The Charmery National Ice Cream Day
Photo Courtesy of The Charmery

The Charmery. Baltimore's quirky, family-owned ice cream shop is celebrating National Ice Cream Day with free sprinkles all day long! 


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