5 Ways To Get Free Ice Cream

How You Can Get Free Ice Cream For You and Your Family

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for free ice cream! Every year there are many different free ice cream events and ways you can get free ice cream at Ben & Jerry's, Dairy Queen, Baskin' Robbins, and Haagen-Dazs.

Check out when and where you can get your free ice cream this year and mark your calendars to get ready to pack up the family for some free ice cream.

Tip: All of the free ice cream promotions have different rules on sizes and flavors. Read each of the links for more details on what you can get. I also suggest calling your local ice cream store before you head out to make sure the scoop shop near you is participating.

If you love free ice cream, I bet you're going to want to go out and get free donuts on National Donut day, free coffee on National Coffee day, free pancakes at IHOP, free food from Chick-fil-A for dressing up like a cow, a free Slurpee from 7-Eleven to cool you off in the summer, and how you can get free Krispy Kreme donuts all year around.

  • 01 of 05

    Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's

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    You can get free ice cream once a year on Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's. They've been doing it every year since 1979 and it's one of the most popular freebie days of the year.

    Held in the spring every year (usually March or April), you can stop by Ben & Jerry's on Free Cone Day and get a free ice cream cone. You'll get a single scoop cone in your choice of flavor.

    The lines are long for this one but the employees work hard to keep it moving and you should have your ice cream cone in hand in no time.

    Click the link above to find out when you can get free ice cream at Ben & Jerry's this year.

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    Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen

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    Each year in the spring, most of the time in March, Dairy Queen has a Free Cone Day to celebrate the warmer weather at participating locations.

    Each customer will get a free small vanilla soft-serve cone, no purchase necessary. Since it's one per customer, take the whole family in so everyone can get one.

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    Haagen-Dazs Free Cone Day

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    Haagen-Dazs hosts an annual Free Cone Day at their shops around the country each spring, most of the time in May but the date changes each year. 

    Every customer who visits will get a free kiddie scoop in a cup or their choice of ​cone. You can choose from ice cream, sorbet, or gelato.

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    Free Ice Cream From the Baskin' Robbins Birthday Club

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    Sign up for the Baskin' Robbins Birthday Club and get a coupon for free ice cream on your birthday and a discount on an ice cream cake.

    When you join the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club you'll get a coupon for a 2.5 oz. scoop of free ice cream a few days before your birthday. You don't have to use the coupon on your birthday, but you need to use it before the expiration date.

    Don't forget to sign up everyone in the family, you can add their names and birthdays to your account and they'll get coupons for the free ice cream too.

    You can also download the Baskin Robbins mobile app and you'll get a free scoop of ice cream.

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  • 05 of 05

    National Frozen Yogurt Day

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    February 6 is always the date of National Frozen Yogurt Day and this usually means that you can get some free frozen yogurt on this day. 

    TCBY and YogurtLand usually give free small cups of frozen yogurt out and other yogurt stores have some great deals available