Celebrate National Ice Cream Day With These Giveaways and Deals


Summer heat is at its peak, so naturally a celebration of everyone’s favorite sweet treat to cool down with is in order.

National Ice Cream Day falls on Sunday, July 16 this year. AKA, you just got a perfect excuse to spend the end of your weekend gorging on your favorite dessert.

Luckily, many stores, chains and ice cream shops are ready to help you on your quest for the perfect cone. Check out all the free giveaways and deals happening below.

Whole Foods

The store will have a one-day sale on Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, frozen yogurt and non-dairy frozen treat pints. Customers can choose two Ben & Jerry’s pints for $6.

Select stores will also host “Sundae Fundae” sampling events.


Mickey D’s will give away free vanilla cones between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Just download the McDonald’s app.

In addition, the fast food chain is giving customers the opportunity to win free soft serve for life. A “Golden Arches Cone,” a limited-edition cone, will be handed out to a random customer, giving them free McDonald’s soft serve for life.

Cold Stone Creamery

The ice cream chain will have a “buy one, get one free” offer on its Confetti Cupcake Ice Cream, a limited-time summer flavor. It also will have a “buy one, get one free” offer on its “Party Like a Cupcake Creation.”

Dippin’ Dots

Participating locations will offer free mini cups over a two-hour window, which will vary by location.


The restaurant will offer small Frostys for 50 cents through Aug. 25.


Get $2 off a Polar Pizza with coupon code MINT.


Carvel is offering a buy one, get one deal on any size soft serve in a cone or cup.

Cumberland Farms

The convenience store chain is introducing two new flavors — Chocolate Peppermint Palooza and Awesome Chocolate Amaretto Almond — to its Ultimate Scoops ice cream collection, and you can get your hands on them for the discounted price of $3 a pint.

A & W

Receive a free regular shake with purchase of an Original Bacon Double Cheeseburger.