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Where You Might Find National Ice Cream Cone Day Deals In 2024

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National Ice Cream Cone Day, not to be confused with Free Cone Day or National Ice Cream Day, is a celebration of the vessels that hold our favorite frozen treat. Whether you’re Team Waffle Cone or ride-or-die Team Sugar Cone doesn’t matter: This day occurs on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2024, and it celebrates the patent of the cones back in 1903.

While not many restaurants celebrate this food holiday, we’ve found all the deals that you might find depending on your location. Here’s where you can expect to find discounts and freebies in 2024.

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National Ice Cream Cone Day is a one-day event where ice cream shops offer free cones.

This food holiday isn't about ice cream — it's about the cones. On National Ice Cream Cone Day, there aren’t a lot of restaurants that participate, but the ones that do offer some good deals. Chick-fil-A, Dairy Queen, and Sarris Candies have participated by offering free and cheap ice cream cones. 

National Ice Cream Cone Day happens every year on Sept. 22.


Count on it; every year, National Ice Cream Cone Day takes place on Sept. 22. That date was picked based on when the ice cream cone was patented back in 1903. In 2024, National Ice Cream Cone Day will take place on Sunday, Sept. 22.

Chick-fil-A: Participating locations gave a free Ice Dream Cone on Sept. 22, 2023.

A child sitting inside Chick-fil-A, eating a soft serve ice cream on a cone.

On Sept. 22, 2023, Chick-fil-A Rewards members should have checked their nearest location to see if they were offering a free Ice Dream Cone (regularly $1.89) coupon. Because Chick-fil-A locations are franchised, not all of them offered this deal.

RELATED: We have even more ways you can grab Chick-fil-A freebies.

Dairy Queen: Small Blizzards were $0.85 on National Ice Cream Cone Day 2023.

Someone holding a Dairy Queen Puppy Chow Blizzard

Even though you couldn’t grab a Blizzard in an ice cream cone, Dairy Queen Rewards members could have treated themselves to a small Blizzard (reg. $5.19) for only $0.85 — a 83.6% discount. This offer was available until Sept. 24, which meant you could grab your discount on the cone holiday as well.

There are so many ways you can grab a Dairy Queen Blizzard for cheaper.

Sarris Candies: $1 off waffle cones on Sept. 22, 2023.

If you were lucky enough to live near a Sarris Candies location in 2023, you could have received a $1 discount on your ice cream cone purchases all day long on National Ice Cream Cone Day 2023. This offer was exclusively available in person.

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