How to Score Free Scoops on National Ice Cream Day

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7-11 day may have come and gone, but another refreshing summer holiday is right around the corner. ‪Sunday July 16 is National Ice Cream Day, and here are the best spots to celebrate and where you can also cool down and get a good deal at the same time.

At any Mickey Ds nationwide you can score a free vanilla soft-serve all day long, no purchase necessary. Download the McDonald’s app to redeem the offer. One lucky winner will also score the Golden Arches Cone, which equals free soft-serve for life.

Baskin Robbins
To celebrate the holiday a little early, many Baskin Robbins locations will be giving away samples of it’s newest ice cream dessert, Mint Chocolate Chip Polar Pizza Ice Cream Treat ‪on Friday, July 14. With more giveaways and deals all weekend long. Download the Baskin Robbins app to get the scoop (pun intended) on the deals.

Grab a free soft serve in a cup or cone, when you buy another in any size.

Salt & Straw
This artisanal creamery with locations on the West Coast is offering giveaways of free ice cream and swag to lucky customers every hour on Sunday.

Cold Stone Creamery
Get a buy one, get one free deal on their special summer flavor, Confetti Cupcake Ice Cream.

Whole Foods
A special one-day sale gives you two pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, frozen yogurt, or non-dairy for $6.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
All locations of this awesome scoop shop will offer a free classic cake cone with sprinkles to kids 18 and under with the purchase of a regular adult scoop in a cup or cone.

Dippin’ Dots
Select locations will be giving away mini cups during a specified time window. Check your local location for details.

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Tell us in the comments below.

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