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7 Scoop shops with ice cream deals on National Ice Cream Day

On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best ever, ice cream is obviously a 10. But free ice cream? That’s off-the-charts good. There is no scale big enough for free ice cream.

If you have similar feelings about the creamy, dreamy frozen treat, you’ll be thrilled to know that this Sunday, July 19, is National Ice Cream Day. And that means plenty of places are giving out free cones, cups and extra scoops to celebrate.

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Head out to these stores to get your freebies and deals. (And if you want to hit them all in one day, we’re not here to judge.)


All day on July 19, buy one soft serve cone in any size and any flavor, and get one free.


Baskin-Robbins wants to keep the party going all month long, and it’s offering a free waffle cone upgrade on any double scoop of ice cream throughout the month of July.

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Since Saturday is Friendly’s 80th birthday, it’s celebrating all weekend long with a buy one, get one free cone offer. At $1.99, that’s a steal.

Dippin’ Dots

Get a free sample of the latest Dippin’ Dots flavor (Redberry sherbet is made with Sour Patch Kids) on July 19.

Marble Slab Creamery

Another scoop shop celebrating National Ice Cream Month, Marble Slab will give you $3 off your purchases throughout July. Download their app to get the deal.

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Lyft is getting in on the ice cream action by taking you for a ride to a scoop shop and hooking you up with a freebie. This Sunday, just show your Lyft receipt at participating stores, and collect your free ice cream.


Dogs love ice cream too. All PetSmart locations with a PetsHotel are offering free ice cream samples for your pooch. Don’t worry — they’re dog-safe. Get Fido his treat from noon until 4 p.m. on July 19.

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