National Ice Cream Day is right around the corner, and it’s time to get ready for an ice cream extravaganza like no other! Treat yourself to delicious National Ice Cream Day freebies and unbeatable deals before they melt away, just like a sundae on a scorching hot day.
What is National Ice Cream Day?
If you’ve ever wondered what National Ice Cream Day is all about, let me fill you in. It’s a day dedicated to celebrating everything ice cream! Back in July 1984, the US President proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month, with July 15th specifically designated as National Ice Cream Day. While the official proclamation was only for that year, the tradition of celebrating National Ice Cream Day has continued every year since. While there may not be official presidential proclamations anymore, ice cream vendors across the country keep the celebration going with creative specials on your favorite frozen treats.
When is National Ice Cream Day?
The entire month of July is known as National Ice Cream Month, but the most exciting deals and offers can be found on National Ice Cream Day itself. Mark your calendars for the third Sunday of July each year, which means this year National Ice Cream Day falls on Sunday, July 16, 2023. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for announcements about the amazing Ice Cream Day freebies and discounts for this year.
National Ice Cream Day Deals – National
National Ice Cream Day brings forth a wave of incredible deals and offers from various ice cream vendors across the country. Here are just a few of the exciting deals you can expect on Sunday, July 16, 2023:
- Bruster’s Ice Cream: Reward members can enjoy 2x points from July 14th to July 16th, as well as a free doggie sundae for dogs and a free baby cone for kids less than 40 inches tall.
- Bravo Italian Kitchen and Brio: Reward members can get a free gelato with a $30+ purchase and an emailed coupon (valid on July 16th only).
- Carvel: Get $5 off certain orders of $25+ from DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, or Carvel’s website. Plus, enjoy a free soft ice cream sundae with the purchase of a sundae on Wednesdays.
- Cold Stone Creamery: Enjoy $0.99 delivery with a $20+ online or Cold Stone App order, and receive a $5 Bonus eCard with an online purchase of $25+ in gift cards.
- Dippin’ Dots: Get a free mini cup of Dippin’ Dots during a two-hour promo window (check with your local store for specific giveaway hours).
- And many more!
Please note that these offers are valid at participating locations only, so it’s always a good idea to check with your preferred ice cream shop to ensure they are participating in the Ice Cream Day deals.
National Ice Cream Day Deals – Local
Don’t forget to support your favorite local ice cream parlors as well! Many local establishments also join in on the National Ice Cream Day fun by offering great deals on July 16th, 2023. Here are a few local deals worth checking out:
- Craft Creamery (TX): Enjoy 50% off all scoops and flights from 12 pm to 2 pm.
- Harry Potter New York (NY): The Butterbeer Ice Cream Truck will be handing out free treats all day.
- Mortensen Dairy Ice Cream (CT): Get $1 off any soft-serve cone, cup, or sundae (valid on July 16th only). They will also be opening at 8 AM to serve their famous donut ice cream sandwiches while supplies last.
- Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream (MO): Celebrate all day with hourly specials, a balloon twister, enamel pin giveaways, complimentary koozies, and live music from 6-9 pm.
- Zoo New England (MA): The first 500 visitors at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will receive a free frozen treat from Mini Melts Ice Cream.
Remember to check with these local establishments for specific details and any additional offers they may have on National Ice Cream Day.
National Ice Cream Day 2023 – Contests
Dream big and participate in exciting ice cream-themed contests for the 2023 Ice Cream Day! Take a look at these amazing ice cream contests and see if any catch your eye:
- Alden’s Organic Ice Cream: Enter for a chance to win a prize pack that includes a free year’s supply of ice cream (expires on July 18, 2023).
- Bruster’s Ice Cream: Enter daily for a chance to win free ice cream for a year (expires on July 31, 2023).
- Cold Stone Creamery: Enter to win fabulous prizes, including the grand prize of a Barbie Dreamhouse, Fandango movie tickets, free Cold Stone Creamery ice cream for a year, and Barbie movie swag (expires on July 31, 2023).
- Culver’s: Reward members can enter for a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000 and free Culver’s for a year, along with other daily prize awards (expires on August 6, 2023).
- And more!
Make sure to visit the respective websites for each contest to learn more about the rules and how to participate.
National Ice Cream Day is a time to celebrate our love for ice cream, and what better way to do so than by indulging in delicious treats and taking advantage of amazing deals and contests? Whether you prefer a classic scoop or an adventurous flavor combination, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this special day. So mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and get ready to savor the sweetness of National Ice Cream Day 2023!
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