It's National Ice Cream Day: Here's what deals are out there


There seem to be hundreds of "National Something Days" for every day of the year – but this one we can get behind.

Sunday is National Ice Cream Day and, as a result there are a few deals about that means you can get your hands on some free or discounted ice cream.

We've found the following offers – and we'll update this post if any more appear.

Cold Stone Creamery: The ice cream chain has an ongoing offer for customers who sign up to its eClub, who in return for joining are given a "buy one, get one free coupon."

Dairy Queen: Since DQ is primarily a franchise-run operation, National Ice Cream Day special deals will vary between stores, but if you're looking for a free treat, sign up for its Blizzard Fan Club and you get six buy one, get one free Blizzard coupons throughout the year.

MilkJam: The acclaimed Uptown creamery is running a competition giving you a chance to win a gift card to buy LOTS of ice cream.

PetSmart: One of the more bizarre deals out there, but dog owners can get a free frozen treat for their pets if they take them to a PetSmart "PetsHotel."

There are three PetsHotels in the Twin Cities: in Eden Prairie, Roseville and Maple Grove.

Uber: Not free, but convenient. The ride-sharing app will be delivering locally-made Jonny Pops to users on Sunday. Open up the app and click the ice cream logo to order – it'll cost you $10 for four pops.

Read more here.

Tastee Freez: Ok so there's only two of these in Minnesota – in Moorhead and nearby Glyndon – but if you're in the area you can use this coupon to get $1 off a banana split.

Baskin Robbins: The chain will allow a free upgrade to a waffle cone when you buy a double scoop, an offer running throughout July. Not a deal as such, but the chain has pledged to give 75 cents to the USO for every ice cream float sold at stores on Sunday, in honor of its 75th birthday.

Update: We just realized there aren't any Baskin Robbins' left in Minnesota, and are consumed with shame at our grievous error.

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