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Happy National Ice Cream Day! Sunday, July 16, 2023, is the actual day, but it’s really more like a month of food holidays filled with ice cream deals and freebies.

To help you make the most of this delicious occasion, we’ve put together a list of the best National Ice Cream Day offers. From free scoops to special discounts, you won’t want to miss out on all the opportunities to indulge.

Upgrade your ice cream game even further by downloading the KCL app for access to unbeatable deals and coupons.

Note: We’re still waiting for these establishments to announce their 2023 plans, but you’ll get a good idea of what to expect based on what they did last year.


16 Handles

16 handles ice cream soft serve

If you’re a member of the 16 Handles Rewards program, you’ll get a coupon sent to your account for a free 3-oz soft serve with toppings (worth around $5.35) on National Ice Cream Day. You can get this same coupon on Instagram, and you’ll have to go in person to receive your free ice cream.


Ace Hardware: Paint-Inspired Ice Cream Giveaway

Ace Hardware paint inspired ice cream

Yeah, you heard right. As part of their “Some Day” promotion, Ace Hardware will be giving out Benjamin Moore-inspired ice cream (yes, the paint company) from an ice cream truck “in a surprise location” on Ice Cream Day. You can find out where it’ll be here.

If you don’t live in any of those locations, fill out their questionnaire on Instagram (@acehardware), and 10 lucky winners will be randomly selected to get sent their own Ace Hardware ice cream. Check out their rules to see how you can win this sweet deal.


Alden’s Organic: Ice Cream Giveaway

alden's organic ice cream

For the month of July, Alden’s Organic gave away 10,000 scoops of ice cream through their Instagram (@aldensicecream) and Facebook. Just follow the instructions, and you might receive a coupon for a discount on their ice cream. The largest amount they gave away is on Ice Cream Day, so be sure to check their social media for that update.

Plus, they are also giving away a $1 coupon for any Alden’s Organic ice cream through the month of July.


Baskin Robbins: $5 off $15 National Ice Cream Day Deal

Head to your local Baskin Robbins between National Ice Cream Day (Sunday, July 17) and Saturday, July 23, to get $5 off any purchase of $15 or more — that’s 33% off! Use the coupon code BECOOLER at checkout for online orders, or scan the Baskin Robbins mobile app to get the deal in person.


Brave Robot: Get Reimbursed for Your Pint Purchase

brave robot ice cream

This deal isn’t restricted to just National Ice Cream Day, but if you submit a photo of your receipt of Brave Robot Ice Cream to their website, you can get 100% reimbursed for your pint.

You can only do this once per customer, and you’ll be paid either through PayPal or Venmo.


Carvel: BOGO Soft Serve on National Ice Cream Day

carvel's ice cream sundaes

Carvel is celebrating National Ice Cream Day with a BOGO deal on a small cup or cone of any soft serve (reg. $3.48) flavor when you visit a Carvel location. You won’t be able to get this deal online or for delivery.


Dairy Queen: $1 off Dipped Cones on National Ice Cream Day

Dairy Queen is offering $1 off any sized Dipped Cone through their app on National Ice Cream Day. Limit one cone per customer, and you won’t be able to get this deal without the app.

We’ll help you get all the free Dairy Queen Blizzards all year long, though, with our savings tips.


Dippin’ Dots: Free Mini Cup on National Ice Cream Day

When you visit a Dippin’ Dots location on National Ice Cream Day, you’ll get a free mini cup of Dippin’ Dots (reg. $4.99). The catch? You’ll have to be there at a random 2-hour window that varies from location to location.

Make sure to call your local Dippin’ Dots to ensure you don’t miss this freebie.



Friendly’s: Free Medium Sundae on National Ice Cream Day

friendly's restaurant ice cream

If you are a member of the Friendly’s Rewards program, you’ll get a coupon for a free medium sundae (reg. $6.59) sent to your account. This coupon can be used through the Friendly’s app, website, or in person.


Graeter’s: $1.52 Cones on July 18

graeter's ice cream storefront

Graeter’s 152nd birthday and National Ice Cream Day are on the same day this year. And they’re celebrating by offering $1.52 cones all day on July 18 to everyone with the Graeter’s app.

This coupon will automatically be sent to your app on Ice Cream Day.


The Ice Cream Shop on Doordash: $5 off $15 Ice Cream Orders

Ice cream cone visible with the backdrop of The Ice Cream Shop.

In honor of Ice Cream Day, The Ice Cream Shop on DoorDash is offering $5 off your entire order on July 16 & 17 when you use the promo code ICECREAM5 at checkout.


Insomnia Cookies: Free Scoop of Ice Cream

To celebrate National Ice Cream Day, Insomnia Cookies is releasing new “Cookies IN Ice Cream” line of ice cream. When you order in person or delivery from Insomnia Cookies from July 15 to July 17, you’ll get a free scoop of ice cream (reg. $4.35) to go with your order.


Marble Slab Creamery: BOGO Free Small Ice Cream

marble slab ice cream quart

Members of the Marble Slab Rewards program will get coupons periodically sent to their accounts during the month of July, including a coupon for BOGO free small ice creams (reg. $5.49).


Menchie’s: $5 Off During National Ice Cream Month (When You Play Their Game)

Frozen yogurt chain Menchie’s is celebrating National Ice Cream Month and their 15th birthday with a month-long game through their app. Everyone who completes the game in July will get $5 in Menchie’s Money, plus a chance to win a $2,000 gift card.

Plus, on Menchie’s actual birthday, July 23, you can get BOGO 50% off on your froyo from noon to 2 p.m. Offer available through the app (IOS / Android) and website.


Monkey Joe’s: Free Small Ice Cream on National Ice Cream Day

The kids’ play place, Monkey Joe’s, is offering a free small ice cream cone for each paid admission on July 17. They’re also hosting a series of giveaways throughout the day.


Whole Foods: 25% Off All Ice Cream Treats Most of the Month

From July 6 to 19, all ice cream frozen treats are 25% off at Whole Foods, making this one of the best ways to save money at Whole Foods this summer.


Yogurtland: Triple Rewards Points on Ice Cream Day

yogurtland for yo

Yogurtland is offering triple points for Real Rewards members in celebration of Ice Cream Day for in-person and app purchases.

You get two points for every dollar spent if you’re a member of the rewards program, plus a $5 reward for every 100 points earned, a free birthday treat, 50 bonus points, and more.

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