Score a FREE Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Cone or Cup – Today Only!

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Today, April 16th from 12PM to 8PM local time, head to your local Ben & Jerry’s location where they are offering a FREE scoop of any flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in a cone or cup – no purchase necessary!

FREE Cone Day is all about thanking Ben & Jerry’s ice cream fans, and this year they aim to give away over 1 million free scoops of ice cream! 🍦 Your local Scoop Shop might even add their own spin on the tradition.

Plus, many stores are pairing up with local non-profits during this time, in hopes of bringing awareness to community issues. Visit your local Ben & Jerry’s to snag your yummy treat and connect with your community.

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What’s the history behind FREE Cone Day?

Are you curious why such a large company would dish out delicious ice cream for FREE? It’s actually a yearly tradition that started 40 years ago, during Ben & Jerry’s first year of business in 1979. That year, Vermont saw an extremely cold winter, one that might turn consumers off from eating a chilly treat. However, Ben & Jerry’s local community showed them support and the ice cream company not only survived but thrived.

To celebrate their first year in business, owners Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield decided to thank their community by serving as much free ice cream as they could churn out. After that day, FREE Cone Day became a yearly tradition and one that ice cream fans around the world look forward to celebrating.

Love ice cream? Join Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Fanatics Rewards program. 

If you’re a huge fan of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, join the Flavor Fanatics Ice Cream Rewards Program (free to join) and you’ll score 10% off every order in-store and online! Plus you’ll be the first to know about special offers and you’ll snag a FREE birthday surprise on your special day.

We have even more sweet treats waiting over here…

About the writer:

Erika has a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Sonoma State University and 5+ years of writing experience from various deal sites including Hip2Save.

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  1. Alex Pabline

    Got mine in Philadelphia! Long line (around the block) but so greatly designed to move. Got our ice cream within 20 minutes.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Very happy to hear you didn’t have too long of a wait for your freebie, Alex. Thanks for commenting about your experience! 🍦💕

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