Sa'iyda Shabazz
August 06, 2017 10:26 am

There are few things more refreshing than a cold root beer float. That’s why A&W Root Beer and Blue Bunny ice cream are teaming up for National Root Beer Float Day (that’s today, in case you can’t keep up with all the new ~holidays~) to give you a discount on the ingredients you need to make this sweet treat.

The promotion, which starts August 6th and runs until August 31st, will get you $1 off both products when you purchase them from participating locations; check with your local supermarket to be sure the deal is available.

The frosty cold treat is the perfect drink for a hot summer day; both fizzy and creamy and all around delicious.

We love a fun DIY summer treat (the A&W website has plenty of RB Float recipes). But we were curious to see what other deals we could find. Turns out that A&W and Blue Bunny aren’t the only companies celebrating today’s holiday.

Below, find just a few of your National Root Beer Float Day options. Most of these chains can be found across the country, but check with your local store!

A&W

Red Robin

Wienerschnitzel

If you’re curious about the origin of the root beer float, it’s actually a funny story. Legend has it that in Philadelphia way back in 1874, a soda vendor ran out of ice. He went to the nearby ice cream shop and got vanilla ice cream to use instead of ice, and thus a delicious treat was born! Enjoy your National Root Beer Float Day!

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