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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 happens every year on Sept. 22.

In 2024, National Ice Cream Cone Day falls on Sunday, Sept. 22. While there aren’t a lot of deals being offered, we’ll keep you updated on what discounts you can find on this food holiday.


It celebrates the patent of the cones.

That happened back in 1903, and we’ve been eating ice cream out of cones since.


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 won’t be able to 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. You could have picked this up 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 gotten $1 off your ice cream cone purchases all day long on National Ice Cream Cone Day 2023. This deal was only available in person.




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