National Ice Cream Day Freebies and Deals

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Do you scream for ice cream? I sure do! People across the country enjoy ice cream, and there’s a whole day set apart for it – National Ice Cream Day!

National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of July. That means the next one will be Sunday, July 16, 2023!

In addition, the month of July is recognized as National Ice Cream Month.

National Ice Cream Day Freebies 2022

Celebrate the best day of the year with these National Ice Cream Day Freebies! There are totally free ice cream offers as well as BOGO deals and dollars off.

ace hardware some day

Ace Hardware

Do you have paint projects you’ve been putting off to do “someday”? Ace Hardware will reward you for finally getting them done. They’ve declared that Saturday, July 16 is Some Day, a fun DIY holiday in which you can tackle your long overdue paint projects.

Once you’re done, you can celebrate with the chance to receive free ice cream inspired by popular Benjamin Moore paint colors: French White, Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberry-n-Cream, and Cocoa Brown.

To participate, complete a short questionnaire describing your Some Day project. You’ll find the questionnaire linked in the bio of Ace Hardware’s Instagram account on July 16. Ten winners nationwide will be chosen at random.

If you live in Chicago, Los Angeles, or New York, you can complete the questionnaire linked in their Instagram story to win ice cream while supplies last, first come first served. This giveaway will take place on July 17.

And there will be a special Ace Hardware ice cream truck popping up in a surprise location on July 17! They’ll be giving out free ice cream while supplies last.

alden's organic ice cream

Alden’s Organic

Alden’s Organic is giving away 10,000 scoops of organic ice cream throughout the month of July! They’ll be hosting seven giveaways over the course of the month on their Instagram and Facebook accounts.

The largest giveaway will be hosted on July 17 in which 20 winners will be selected to each receive 100 scoops in the form of free coupons which can be redeemed for any Alden’s Organic product.

Visit the 10,000 Scoops Giveaway website for more information. You can also print a $1/1 Alden’s Organic Item printable coupon to save anytime.

Alden’s Ice Cream is available at over 10,000 stores across the United States, including Costco, Kroger, Safeway, Whole Foods, and more.

baskin-robbins ice cream


Save $5 off any purchase of $15 or more from July 17 to 23 at Baskin-Robbins. To get these savings, use the coupon code BECOOLER at checkout for online orders. Shopping in-store? Scan your Baskin-Robbins mobile app coupon at checkout.

Bruster’s Ice Cream

Join Bruster’s Sweet Rewards program and you’ll earn double points on purchases during National Ice Cream Day weekend, July 15 to 17.

New members also receive a $3 reward just for signing up. Normally you’ll earn 1 point for every $1 spent, and a $5 reward for every 50 points.



Love brownie batter and chocolate chip cookie dough? Who doesn’t! Carvel is twisting two classic flavors together for a limited time and calling it Brookie.

On July 17, stop by Carvel for a buy one, get one free offer on a small cup or cone of Brookie soft serve or any other Carvel soft serve flavor. Limit one offer per person.

Carvel has 300+ locations in the United States, mostly on the East Coast in Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, and New York.

cold stone creamery

Cold Stone Creamery

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with a gift card bonus at Cold Stone Creamery!

All month long, you can buy $25 in gift cards online at and get a promotional $5 bonus e-card valid July 1 – October 31, 2022.

Also, be sure to download the Cold Stone app for a sweet deal! With the reward on the app, you’ll get $4 off a purchase of $20 or more from July 17 to 21.

You’ll also get free delivery for all online orders placed from July 15 to 17.

dairy queen dipped cone

Dairy Queen

Of course, Dairy Queen has to have a deal for National Ice Cream Day! Download the DQ App to receive $1 off any dipped cone on July 17 at participating DQ locations.

There are several dipped cones to choose from, including the iconic Chocolate Dipped Cone and the new Fruity Blast Dipped Cone.


So apparently DiGiorno is getting into the ice cream game with the chance to win a DiGiorno Crust Cone Kit.

Enter the sweepstakes from July 7 to 17 for a chance to win one of twenty kits that include:

  • 2 DIGIORNO Croissant Crust Cones
  • 2 pints of Honey Hut ice cream
  • 1 $15 grocery gift card for ice cream toppings

To enter, just fill out your information here.

Dippin’ Dots

Dippin’ Dots is giving away free ice cream across the country on July 17!

Participating locations will be handing out a free mini cup of Dippin’ Dots during a two-hour window at each location.

To find your local store or kiosk, visit and click on “Shopping Center.” Each location will have its own giveaway hours.

Insomnia Cookies

Got a craving for cookies and ice cream at night? Insomnia Cookies has you covered. They offer warm cookies and ice cream treats delivered crazy late at night.

To celebrate National Ice Cream Day, get a free scoop of ice cream with any in-store purchase or order for local delivery from July 15 to 17.



Can you believe that Klondike is celebrating its 100th birthday this year?! They’re celebrating with the ultimate 100th birthday cake created by “The Cake Boss,” Buddy Valastro.

And you can enter for a chance to win your own Klondike 100th birthday cake! The sweepstakes runs from June 27 to July 17.

To enter, post a photo or video on Instagram of yourself completing a decades-themed “What Would You Do for a Klondike” challenge. Be sure to use the hashtag #4aKlondike100Sweepstakes and tag @klondikebar in the caption.

Fans who live in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York can enjoy free frozen treats on July 17 at pop-up locations by completing a challenge.

One lucky winner who enters on Instagram or one of the pop-up locations also has a chance to win a Klondike Kard that comes with coupons and a check for free Klondike treats for one hundred years!

marble slab creamery

Marble Slab Creamery

Sign up for Marble Slab Creamery’s Slab Happy Rewards program for some cool offers all July long!

Members will earn rewards when they check in and make a purchase at participating locations. Deals will be randomized throughout the month and include offers like free small ice cream and a buy one, get one free small ice cream.

You’ll get a $5 reward once you sign up and make your first purchase, plus earn one point for every $1 you spend. Once you earn 50 points, enjoy $5 off your next purchase.

Monkey Joe’s

If you have a Monkey Joe’s play area near you, bring the kids to jump and play on July 17 for a National Ice Cream Day treat!

Each child will receive one free ice cream cup per paid admission while supplies last.

Monkey Joe’s has giant inflatable jumps, slides, arcades, playgrounds, and a snack shack – perfect for kids up to 12 years old (with parent supervision, of course).

There are locations in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

museum of ice cream

Museum of Ice Cream

Planning a trip to NYC? Share your “sweetest ice cream memory” on the Museum of Ice Cream’s Instagram page for a chance to win a pair of tickets for free admission to the Museum of Ice Cream!

And if you have the cash to buy tickets yourself, guests who visit MOIC NYC on July 17 will enjoy exclusive sweets and treats including a sprinkle crown and an exclusive popsicle. General admission tickets start at $44 for adults and are free for children ages 2 and below.

Whole Foods Market

Now through July 19, get 25% off ice cream and frozen novelties at Whole Foods Market. Prime members receive an additional 10% off! Find out how to get Amazon Prime for free.

The sale includes frozen treats from 365 by Whole Foods Market brand, Jeni’s, Coolhaus, GoodPop, Yasso, and treats from neighborhood creameries across the country.

In addition, if you’re lucky enough to live near three select Whole Foods Market stores, you can stop by on July 17 between 1 – 4 pm for a free ice cream Taco Sundae.

The giveaway is for the first 500 customers at each of these three stores:

  • Los Angeles/Burbank: 3401 W Olive Olive
  • New York/Brooklyn: 214 3rd St
  • Austin/Lamar: 525 N Lamar Blvd
wicked kitchen

Wicked Kitchen

Enter for a chance to win a year’s supply of premium Wicked Kitchen ice creams during National Ice Cream Month in July!

Customers can purchase any Wicked Kitchen ice cream pint or novelty, take a photo or video that shows the ice cream in a bowl, on a cone, or in a recipe, and then post and share it on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Tik Tok with Wicked Kitchen tagged.

All posts between July 1 to 31 will be entered to win a free year of Wicked Kitchen ice cream and a goodie box that includes an autographed copy of The Wicked Healthy Cookbook by Derek and Chad Sarno.

Wicked Kitchen produces plant-based ice creams, sticks, and cones that are sold at 2,200 Kroger stores and their affiliates.

Your Pie

Your Pie

Sign up for Your Pie Rewards to receive a free scoop of White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Gelato on July 17. Yum!

ice cream cake coupon

Ice Cream Cake Coupon

Sign up for The Inside Slice email list to get a printable coupon for $5 off a Carvel, Oreo, Reese’s, or Jon Donaire ice cream cake in-stores.

Don’t want to sign up? That’s OK – you can still save with this $3 printable coupon.

When Did National Ice Cream Day Start?

President Ronald Reagan started National Ice Cream Day in 1984. He signed a presidential proclamation that decreed a special day just for ice cream to be the third Sunday in July. It’s been celebrated annually ever since!

This means that this year, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 17, 2022.

July is also National Ice Cream Month, so why not get some ice cream anytime this month?

National Ice Cream Day Freebies & Deals