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!


Red Robin


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!