All the frozen freebies you can handle.
This Sunday, July 15 is National Ice Cream Day, aka this month's second most patriotic holiday. (After, like, freedom, what's more American than the pursuit of discounts and desserts?) To honor the king of summer sweets, our favorite ice cream brands are rolling out special promotions—and, in some cases, giving away cones completely free of charge. For the scoop on where and when to claim your frozen treats, check out our list of participating companies (in alphabetical order), below.
Download the Baskin-Robbins app this Sunday for special offers like BOGO cones, BOGO 99-cent sundaes, and $2 off a medium milkshake. Plus, the ice cream chain is debuting new "freak shakes"—amped-up, photogenic versions of the brand's signature sundae shakes—which will be available through July 31. Sample freak shake flavor: Unicorn, a "cotton candy milkshake with a scoop of cotton candy ice cream topped with Charms Fluffy Stuff Cotton Candy, Airheads Xtreme Rainbow Berry Sweetly Sour Candy Strips, a sugar cone and finished with a cherry, rainbow sprinkles, marshmallow garnish and whipped topping."
Stop by on July 15 for a buy one get one free deal on soft serve in a cone or cup of any size.
Starting at 8 am on July 15, customers at any Cumberland Farms location can text the word “SCOOPS” to 64827 to receive $1 off a pint of the retail chain's in-house ice cream brand Ultimate Scoops (making it $4 versus $5).
Get a free mini cup of Dippin' Dots at participating stores and shopping center locations on July 15. Giveaway times will vary by location.
The super-popular ice cream brand is giving away 1,000 pints of its new Peanut Butter & Jelly flavor for free. On Sunday, July 15 head to halotop.com/new and enter the code "HALOTOPPB&J" at checkout to claim yours. And, if you miss your shot, Peanut Butter & Jelly will be available at select retailers in early August, and at IceCreamSource.com beginning Monday, July 16. (It is a "flash" buy, though—meaning it'll only be in stores for a few weeks while supplies last.)
Marble Slab Creamery
Check Marble Slab Creamery's Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts this Sunday morning for a coupon to receive a free kids cup or cone with the purchase of any regular or best value cup or cone through Thursday, July 19.
This New York City ice cream parlor has teamed up with StreetEasy to give back on National Ice Cream Day. From now through Sunday, July 15, stop by Morgenstern's Lower East Side location to donate $1 to Win, NYC’s largest provider of shelter and supportive housing for homeless families; In return, you'll receive a complimentary cone of "The Roommate's Compromise," a twist soft serve featuring raspberry-chocolate and orange-vanilla ice cream with white chocolate and dark chocolate shells.
OddFellows Coffee & Cream
In New York City this weekend? Starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, the 55 East Houston Street outpost of this inventive ice cream parlor is selling its first 50 cones for $1. We recommend going for one of their new summer flavors, like Coffee Crunch, Toasted Sesame Nutella, or Pink Lemonade.
The vegan ice cream brand is offering 25 percent off site-wide on July 15 when you use the code "ISCREAM25" at checkout.
Since some Sub Zero locations are closed on Sundays, the nitrogen-infused ice cream chain is offering $1 off regular ice creams from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 16, instead.
From Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15, Whole Foods is partnering with Ben & Jerry's and Talenti on a special promotion where customers can get two pints from the brands for $6. The deal includes both dairy and non-dairy pints, and Amazon Prime members will be able to get an extra 10 percent off.
Enjoy a buy one get one free offer at this fro-yo chain from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on July 15. Their new summer flavors include butter pecan, cookies and cream s'mores, and blue raspberry sorbet (flavored with Jolly Ranchers), just FYI.
Pizza chain Your Pie is handing out free gelato to customers on Sunday, July 15. If you decide to share your frozen treat on social media, use the hashtag "ypfreegelato" for the chance to win free gelato for a year.