Are you an ice cream lover on a budget? Don’t you just hate the way that all your favorite ice cream places are so expensive? Well, there’s no need to worry because every year on National Ice Cream Day (July 17, 2022) you can get your hands-free ice cream and ice cream deals at a selection of popular stores.

Whether your a Baskin Robbins addict or Fro-Yo fanatic you can enjoy discounts and freebies from some of the most popular ice cream shops in the US, and we’re here to give you the scoop on where to buy free ice cream, and how to claim National Ice Cream Day freebies. So let’s get into it…

National Ice Cream Day Deals and Freebies from Last Year

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Note: We will update this section with new offers when we will come closer to the event date.

  1. Baskin Robbins: Baskin Robbins is a family favorite when it comes to ice cream, but sometimes, it can be pretty darn expensive. However, to celebrate Ice Cream Day you can get your hands on a free ice cream-scented Kinetic Sand with any purchase of $10. This offer is valid on July 18, 2021 – while supplies last. See more Baskin Robbins deals.
    Bonus: Download the BR mobile app to receive a free regular scoop coupon at participating locations.
  2. Brusters: Brusters is running a giveaway contest where you can win free ice cream for a year. The contest is valid until July 31, 2021. See more Brusters deals.
  3. Carvel: During Ice Cream Day you can try the New Churro ice cream and get a surprise treat. This offer is valid on July 18 at participating Carvel locations. See more Carvel deals.
    Bonus: Enter for a chance to win free ice cream for a year (valued at $450).
  4. Cold Stone Creamery: At Cold Stone Creamery, you can also bag yourself a bargain by joining the My Cold Stone Club Reward program. When you sign up, you’ll receive a coupon for one get one free on ice cream creations. This offer is valid now at participating locations. See more Cold Stone Creamery deals.
  5. Dairy Queen: Dairy Queen is also offering a great deal this ice-cream day: $1 off any size Dipped Cone with the DQ app. This sweet deal is valid on July 18, at participating locations. See more Dairy Queen deals.
  6. Dippin’Dots: Dippin Dots might be giving away mini cups of dots absolutely free this Ice Cream Day. See more Dippin’Dots deals.
  7. eCreamery: eCreamery is offering free pints on select orders. See more eCreamery deals.
  8. Friendly’s: Get a free medium sundae and other benefits when you join the Friendly’s Sweet Rewards Club. See more Friendly’s deals.
  9. Insomnia Cookies: Insomnia Cookies is offering a free scoop of ice cream with code ICECREAMDAY on all orders. This offer is valid online and in-store, until July 18. See more Insomnia Cookies deals.
  10. Lick Honest: By joining the Lick Honest Scoop Society, you can enjoy perks such as free scoops during National Ice Cream Day, double punch days, exclusive deals, and more.
  11. Marble Slab Creamery: Marble Slab Creamery is offering $5 off Ice Cream Kits with code ICECREAM5. This offer is valid only for Slab Happy Reward members, until July 31. See more Marble Slab Creamery deals.
  12. McConnell’s: McConnell’s is offering 20% off sitewide with code JULY20, until July 19, 2021.
  13. McDonald’s: Whilst it’s not strictly an ‘ice cream shop’, McDonald’s is pretty famous for its soft-serve and McFlurries. And it seems that the popular chain didn’t want to miss out on the Ice Cream Day festivities. At McDonald’s, you can enjoy a delicious and creamy soft Vanilla Cone for just $1. The deal will run for the whole summer at participating stores. See more McDonald’s deals.
    Bonus: Download the McDonald’s app and join MyMcDonald’s Rewards to receive a free Vanilla Cone after your first order. Offer valid until December 31, 2021.
  14. Monkey Joe’s: This year, Monkey Joes are offering Ice Cream Day freebies that kids are sure to love. When you visit any Monkey Joes location on July 18, you can claim one free ice cream cup. The company will also be running various events where you can get your hands on a variety of prizes and Monkey Joe’s freebies.
  15. My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream: This year in celebration of Ice Cream Day, My/Mo Mochi is offering a free ice cream pack when you post your MMM face on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok, and add the #mymochimmmface hashtag.
  16. The Haan Museum: If you like your Ice cream topped with a dash of culture and history, then the Haan Museum is the place for you. This Ice Cream Day, the museum is offering free ice cream between 1 pm and 4 pm.
  17. Your Pie: Your Pie is offering a free scoop when you download the Pie Rewards App before July 18, 2021. This offer is valid at participating locations.