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Scoop up some sweet deals on National Ice Cream Day – July 16th, 2023!

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with these sweet deals! 🍦

National Ice Cream Day is observed on the third Sunday of July every year. The next National Ice Cream Day will be held on Sunday, July 16th, 2023!

If you’re looking for the inside scoop on all of the best National Ice Cream Day Deals and freebies, you’ve come to the right spot!

Below, you’ll find the best free ice cream offers and deals that were available on National Ice Cream Day 2022. Keep checking back as the 2023 holiday approaches, as we will be adding new offers when they are announced!

ice cream in 4 pain buckets

Residents of select cities got free ice cream in 2022 from… Ace Hardware?!

Ace Hardware and Benjamin Moore Paint gave away free ice cream inspired by popular Benjamin Moore paint colors in honor of National Ice Cream Day 2022. On July 17, residents of Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles could get their free ice cream by completing a questionnaire linked to Ace Hardware’s Instagram page.


eating from a pint of ice cream

Alden’s Organic Ice Cream gave away 10,000 prize packs in July of 2022.

Alden’s Organic celebrated National Ice Cream Month by giving away 10,000 scoops of organic ice cream through its Instagram and Facebook channels. Winners received coupons that could be redeemed for any Alden’s Organic product. They also got organic ice cream cones from Edward & Sons.


holding a cup of Baskin Robbins ice cream

Baskin-Robbins celebrated with $5 off.

In 2022, Baskin-Robbins offered $5 off any purchase of $15 or more from Sunday, July 17 through Saturday, July 23. This offer was valid for online orders, mobile app checkout in-store, and delivery.


dairy queen strawberry dipper cone in hand

Dairy Queen app users got $1 off any dipped cone.

Dairy Queen offered $1 off dipped cones when you downloaded the DQ App before National Ice Cream Day 2022. This offer was valid at participating locations only.


brookie ice cream products from Carvel

Carvel Ice Cream had a sweet BOGO offer in 2022.

In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, Carvel launched a new Brookie flavor, which combined the flavors of brownie batter and cookie dough. On July 17, 2022, you could buy any small cup or cone of the new Brookie flavor (or ANY flavor) at Carvel, and you got a second one free (valid in-store only)!


Coldstone Creamery Birthday Cake Remix Ice Cream

The Cold Stone Creamery App came with a sweet offer in 2022.

In 2022, the Cold Stone Creamery app had an offer for $4 off a purchase of $20 or more when you placed the order through the app. They also offered FREE delivery on any orders placed on July 17th.


Cosmic Bliss Ice Cream Formerly Coconut Bliss

Cosmic Bliss gave away a year’s worth of ice cream!

Formerly known as Coconut Bliss, Cosmic Bliss asked ice cream lovers to upload photos of themselves happily screaming for ice cream. Every photo posted with the hashtag #icecreamforabetterplanet got you a chance to win a year’s worth of ice cream.


3 cups of Dippin Dots

Dippin’ Dots gave away free mini cups.

Dippin’ Dots celebrated National Ice Cream Day 2022 by giving away its flash-frozen ice cream! During a two-hour window, participating locations handed out free mini cups of Dippin’ Dots.


red food delivery service bag in front of home's front door

DoorDash and Unilever offered $5 discounts.

In 2022, you could get $5 off your purchase of Unilever products when you shopped at the Ice Cream Shop on DoorDash. This offer was available at select locations with a promo code at checkout.


sunday with nuts in a silver bowl

Friendly’s Sweet Rewards Club members scored a FREE sundae.

While it wasn’t exclusive to National Ice Cream Day, Friendly’s restaurants offer up a FREE medium sundae to customers who sign up for their Sweet Rewards Club program. You can score other sweet ice cream perks like a free medium sundae during your birthday month and a free medium sundae after you order 5 medium or large sundaes.


graeters ice cream cone

Graeter’s offered ice cream cones for $1.52 through their app.

On National Ice Cream Day 2022, Graeter’s offered ice cream cones for only $1.52. You had to download their app to redeem this delicious offer.


Klondike Original Ice Cream Bars at Target

Klondike asked, “What you would do for a Klondike bar?”

Klondike celebrated its 100th birthday by giving away is famous frozen treats in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles on July 17th.


holding an ice cream cone

Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s celebrated all month long! 

For the entire month of July 2022, Marble Slab and MaggieMoo’s gave away tons of amazing offers to their Slab Happy Rewards members. Some of the deals included FREE small ice creams or a Buy One Get One Free offer.


monkey joes national ice cream day 2022

Kids got FREE ice cream cups at Monkey Joe’s.

At Monkey Joe’s, kids got a FREE ice cream cup with a paid admission on Sunday, July 17, 2022.


The Museum of Ice Cream hosted a party in their sprinkle pool! 

The Museum of Ice Cream in Chicago built the first-ever outdoor sprinkle pool and they let people lounge in it FOR FREE on July 17th, 2022. They also gave away FREE frozen treats from 12 pm to 6 pm.


salt and straw ice cream

At Salt & Straw, you got a pint FREE when you bought 5! 

When you ordered on Salt & Straw’s website for nationwide shipping, you could buy any 5 pints of ice cream and get a 6th pint FREE.


taco sundae ingredients

Ice cream was up to 35% off at Whole Foods.

Through July 19, 2022, Whole Foods’ ice cream and frozen novelties were 25% off, with Amazon Prime members receiving an additional 10% off!


yogurtland real rewards

Yogurtland rewards members earned 3x points on National Ice Cream Day 2022.

If you joined Yogurtland’s Real Rewards program by July 17th, 2022, you earned 3x rewards points. Yummy!


Your Pie gave away free gelato.

On July 17th, 2022, Your Pie Rewards members got a free scoop of the new White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl gelato.


Celebrate at home with this super easy ice cream sandwich cake


About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 3 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.


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Comments 8

  1. Tonya S

    Sweet deals. Thanks ๐Ÿง

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome! ๐Ÿฅฐ

  2. gentledogwalker

    Just checked the Klondike website and the giveaway is in Los Angeles not San Francisco because 3rd St., Promenade is in Santa Monica California which is a suburban of Los Angeles. I can actually walk there from my house to get my free ice cream yahoo

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Whoops – thanks for catching that! I’ve updated the details in the post. Glad you can grab some free ice cream near you! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’—

  3. c melendez

    Yeah! I live in Chicago… Hopefully it wont B one of our xtra HOTT days (melting factor). Thanx H2S.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome! ๐Ÿค—

  4. Rn404

    Your Pie pizza is giving away a free scoop of Gelato…last year no purchase was needed. Hopefully it is the same this year. Will need their app

  5. Pam

    When I do the dipping dots locator I get a couple of gas station/convenience stores by me. Does that mean these stores will be giving out dippin dots as well? Hmmm.

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