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What are the best discounts and freebies for National Ice Cream Day this Sunday 17 July?

The annual celebration of the nation’s favourite frozen snack is nearly here and brands are offering great deals for National Ice Cream Day 2022.

Discounts and freebies for National Ice Cream Day
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Every year the third Sunday in July is officially designated as National Ice Cream Day, an annual celebration of the country’s favourite frozen treat. Americans are truly world leaders in the field of ice cream consumption, getting through an average of 23 gallons per person every year.

The celebration dates back to 1984 when President Reagan decreed that July should be National Ice Cream month. He described the frozen delight as ‘’a nutritious and wholesome food enjoyed by over ninety percent of the people in the United States.’’

Over time this has morphed into National Ice Cream Day, which this year will be Sunday, 17 July. To mark the occasion many places will be offering free or discounted ice cream all day; here’s some of the best deals…

Ace Hardware/Benjamin Moore Paint – The brands have united to offer free ice cream flavours inspired by popular Benjamin Moore paint colours on 17 July. Fill in a questionnaire on the Ace Hardware Instagram page on 16 July, and the lucky winners will be sent free ice cream to arrive the very next day.

Dairy Queen – Users on the DQ mobile app can get $1 off a Chocolate Dipped Cone at participating locations.

Dippin’ Dots – On National Ice Cream Day 2022 customers will get a free mini cup of Dippin’ Dots with their order.

Fosters Freeze – The Californian brand is offering small cones for just $2 all day.

Friendly’s – If you miss National Ice Cream Day, don’t worry! Friendly’s Sweet Rewards Club members will get a free Fribble added to their account on Monday, 18 July.

Insomnia Cookies – The well-loved cookie spot is offering a free scoop of ice cream to add to any in-store purchase or delivery order from 15 – 17 July.

Pressed – Pressed makes plant-based soft serve ice creams with natural ingredients and will sell the size 1 freeze for just $3 on July 17.

Serendipity Ice Cream – If you order through GoPuff, you can enjoy a whopping 30% off all flavours from 18 – 24 July to mark National Ice Cream Day. Serendipity Ice Cream will also donate 1% of you money to mental health education charity The Rare Impact Fund.

The Dolly Llama – On 17 July you can get 50% off the cost of an ice cream cone or cup with any valid order.

Yoghurtland – Not strictly ice cream, but the brand’s Real Rewards program will be offering triple loyalty points for all in-store and online orders on National Ice Cream Day.


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