National Ice Cream Day Promotions
National Ice Cream Day is approaching fast, and you’ll want to take advantage of great deals on ice cream and frozen treats to mark the occasion!
The entire month of July is “Ice Cream Month“, and there are a few great deals available all month… but the biggest and best deals will be on “National Ice Cream Day“, which falls on the 3rd Sunday of July (Sunday, July 17, 2022).
National Ice Cream Day Promotions
The information below is for the National Ice Cream Day offers that happened in the past. Stay tuned for updates on offers that will be available for the 2022 holiday on Sunday, July 17, 2022.
Take a look at the list of National Ice Cream Day 2022 offers and make plans to enjoy a free or discounted scoop to stay cool during the intense July heat!
Watch online for Baskin- Robbins National Ice Cream Day offers that have included a free scoop or a free kinetic sand ice cream cone.
This national chain often provides an offer to their rewards club members including double points on all purchases. Plus, you can take advantage of the daily specials including a free baby cone for kids under 40″ tall and a free doggie sundae for your dog!
National Ice Cream Day specials vary from year to year, so be sure to watch Carvel online for updates. Plus, get ongoing deals including Wednesday is “Sundae” at Carvel when you buy a classic soft ice cream sundae on Wednesday you get another FREE.
Great offers that are different each year but have included BOGO or $3 off coupons.
Look for great offers to share with a friend like a Buy one scoop, Get one free offer.
Download the Dairy Queen app to see great National Ice Cream Day offers from Dairy Queen.
Look for extremely limited-time-only offers (2 hours only) at retail locations, or take advantage of great online offers.
Watch for National Ice Cream Day deals at Godiva stores that may include buy one soft serve and get one 50% off!
Watch the Häagen-Dazs social media or your online app for announcements of Häagen-Dazs National Ice Cream Day specials.
Look for National Ice Cream Day offers that have included a free milkshake with entree purchase in the past.
Look for great National Ice Cream Day offers that have included free kids cup or cone with the purchase of a regular cup or cone.
Watch for free ice cream for National Ice Cream Day plus additional prizes and giveaways throughout the day (varies by location).
Look for fun offers for National Ice Cream Day plus download the app to access great daily offers like 50% off of drinks and slushes.
Look online for promo codes to whisper (like “scoop there it is”) for great National Ice Cream Day offers like Buy one scoop of ice cream, Get one free.
Look for special offers like double points and Buy one ice cream, Get one free when you visit Yogurtland.
These weekday offers don’t actually fall on National Ice Cream day, but you may want to enjoy them during the week anyway:
- Steak ‘N’ Shake (weekdays 2 pm – 4 pm): 1/2 price shakes and drinks
And because you don’t want to leave out your best friend, check out these cool offers for dogs:
- Brusters: free doggie sundae for your dog every day
- PetSmart: watch for holiday specials that offer a free 4-ounce serving of dog-safe ice cream (available at stores w/ PetsHotel facilities)
Other Times to Get Free Ice Cream
Fortunately, National Ice Cream Day isn’t the only time to score free ice cream. Some shops choose to participate in other free ice cream promotions like Free Cone Day (which falls on different dates at each store) or other dates and milestones. So even if your favorite ice cream shop isn’t participating in the National Ice Cream Day promotions, stay alert to find specials during other times of the year!
- Ben & Jerry: usually offers a complimentary free mini cone annually on free cone day in April, but has suspended the program temporarily
- Bruster’s: complimentary cone to people wearing pajamas for the annual PJ Day in late March (most recent event was March 26, 2022)
- Culvers: offers deals on ice cream on their “Scoops of Thanks” days in early May
- Dairy Queen: offers free cones on their annual free cone day in March (most recent event was March 21, 2022)
- Häagen-Dazs: free cone day is on the 2nd Tuesday in May at participating locations #HDFreeConeDay
- Rita’s: free Italian Ice on the 1st day of Spring (most recent event was March 20, 2022)
- TCBY: BOGO offers for National Frozen Yogurt Day (most recent event was February 6, 2022)
Finally, you can also get free offers for sweets and ice cream when you sign up for e-newsletters, loyalty programs, and/or download an app. Visit the post about Free Restaurant Sign Up Bonuses and scroll down to the bottom to see a roundup of places where you can get free Desserts & Sweets at any time of the year!
Enjoying Ice Cream at Home
The fun doesn’t have to end once the annual Ice Cream Day event has ended. It’s easy to enjoy ice cream at home no matter if you make it yourself or order it from a store. If you want to try making your own, you’ll be surprised that all it takes is an ice cream maker and a few simple ingredients!
Ice Cream Makers
Choose one of many different types of ice cream makers depending on your family’s needs.
So many great models of ice cream makers!
Ice Cream Recipes
There is no shortage of recipes and videos on how to make ice cream on the internet, but sometimes there is no substitute for the real thing. Pick up one of these fantastic cookbooks and make your own recipe notes to help refine your favorites.
Ice Cream Add-Ons
Whether you start with a straight scoop of vanilla or a mix of different flavors, these ice cream add-ons can take your treats to the next level.
Ice Cream Accessories
These fun items celebrate the fun spirit of ice cream.
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What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Are you planning to take advantage of any of the freebies this year?