12 places to get free ice cream and deals on National Ice Cream Day

If you thought the Fourth of July was the only holiday happening this month, you’re wrong. There’s an extremely important day coming up on Sunday, July 15th, and that’s National Ice Cream Day. You might come to think of it as the best day of the year, because you can get amazing deals, including a cone or pint for much cheaper than usual (or free). These 12 ice cream vendors all have great deals going on and it’s in your best interests to make a plan.

One of the best things about National Ice Cream Day is that it presents the perfect opportunity to try new flavors and types of creamy goodness. You might branch out from regular ol’ vanilla for the special day, but also, no judgment if not. The summer heat makes things hard enough as it is. Enjoy the holiday and try not to let any ice cream fall off the cone.

This day is all about eating tons of ice cream for fun. 

1 Halo Top


On July 15th, you can get a free pint of Halo Top’s newest flavor, Peanut Butter & Jelly, from the company’s website. The only catch is that you have to be one of the first 1,000 customers. Go to Halo Top’s site here and enterHALOTOPPB&J at checkout for a freebie.

2 Baskin-Robbins


Baskin-Robbins is offering a bunch of different deals on the Baskin-Robbins mobile app. Check there on July 15th for exclusive offers, like a BOGO cone deal, a BOGO 99-cent sundae deal, and $2 off a medium milkshake, depending on your nearest Baskin-Robbins location.

3 Coolhaus

While Coolhaus only has physical stores in the Los Angeles area, you can shop online on National Ice Cream Day to get 25% off of anything you order. Use the promo code ICECREAMYAY, and you’ll get $1.00 off, too.

4 GoPuff

GoPuff delivers snacks and treats in major cities around the U.S., and on National Ice Cream Day they’ll be giving away free ice cream pints on their Instagram to select people who follow them, like their posts, and tag friends.

5 Dairy Queen

DQ’s new mobile app will come out on National Ice Cream Day, so on July 15th all you have to do is download it to get a free small Blizzard with download and registration.

6 Whole Foods

All weekend long, Whole Foods Market stores will have a three-day sale on Ben & Jerry’s and Talenti dairy and non-dairy ice cream pints. It’s the perfect excuse to stock up. You can get two pints for just $6, and if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll get an extra 10% off.

7 16 Handles

According to Bustle, if you use the 16 Handles app when checking out, your first three ounces of fro-yo are free. Any weight over three ounces will cost you though, so be careful with those brownie chunks.

8 Carvel

At Carvel, you can buy one cone or cup of soft serve and get one free on National Ice Cream Day. It doesn’t get much more classic than Carvel, either.

9 Cold Stone Creamery

At Cold Stone Creamery, you’ll get a buy-one-get-one-free deal on National Ice Cream Day. Grab a friend and (banana) split the cost.

10 Salt & Straw

According to U.S. News & World Report, the Portland, Oregon-based ice cream store will hold a contest starting on Saturday morning, which is the day before National Ice Cream Day. One Instagram follower will win a three-month membership to Salt & Straw‘s seasonal pints club, which includes home delivery. Check back with them on Wednesday, July 18th to find out who won.

11 Dippin’ Dots

Participating Dippin’ Dots locations will give away free mini cups during a two-hour period, but each site will have a different time when that takes place. Make sure you check in with your local store to find out when that two-hour freebie time is happening.

12 Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream

Both ice cream chains combined into one recently, and this National Ice Cream Day you’ll be able to get a free kids cup or cone with the purchase of a regular cone/cup, per U.S. News & World Report. 

Enjoy your deals and ice cream — what an amazing combo.