National Ice Cream Day is Coming- How to Take Advantage

Superman’s natural weakness is kryptonite. My natural weakness is Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream. I would betray national secrets for just a tablespoon’s worth of the stuff. Also, I am loath to admit to how much ice cream I can eat in one sitting. Over 40% of Americans eat one pint of ice cream in one sitting. Keep in mind that a pint is meant to feed four people.

We all love ice cream, even though that love comes at a cost to our caloric content and financial bottom line. The average price of a half-gallon of ice cream is about $4.81. Those costs start adding up if you buy ice cream regularly from the supermarket. If you’re prone to buying ice cream from high-end independent shops or from froyo stands, then, these costs can start adding up.

That’s why you should know about National Ice Cream Day. (Yes, it’s a real thing.) Actually, President Ronald Reagan legislatively designated July as National Ice Cream Month and July 21st as National Ice Cream Day in 1984. About 90% of the country consumes ice cream. Over 10% of the total dairy industry is instrumental in the production of ice cream.

It was President Reagan’s intention for Americans to pay homage to the dairy and ice cream industries with the holiday. Most importantly, the holiday is designed to get people to enjoy ice cream treats via promotional activities offering discounts and freebies. While you should never need an excuse to eat ice cream, here are some discounts and freebies offered by major ice cream businesses during National Ice Cream Day.

Baskin Robbins

Baskin Robbins always has ongoing digital coupon offers for free and discount ice cream treats. The fact that the company has National Ice Cream Day offers is almost redundant. Baskin Robbins also offers free shipping on orders over $10 and a $3 discount on orders over $15. On National Ice Cream Day, July 21, you can get two pre-packed quarts of Baskin Robbins ice cream for $7.99.

Or, on July 31, you can get a scoop of ice cream for $1.70 plus two pre-packed quarts of Baskin Robbins ice cream for $7.99. You can get a free scoop of ice cream just for downloading the Baskin Robbins app, having a birthday, or being a student with good grades. Or, you can redeem a free scoop of ice cream just for joining the Baskin Robbins text club.


You can redeem a “Buy One, Get One,” digital coupon for use at Carvel.com anytime, but there is not better time than the during the hazy days of summer. Carvel has digital coupons for BOGO Wednesdays and even free ice cream on your birthday.

Cold Stone Creamery

While Cold Stone Creamery doesn’t have any specific National Ice Cream offers, they have many other ongoing offers available. You can get two Cold Stone Creamery Creations for the price of one. Or, you can get two Cold Stone Creamery Creations for the price of one on your birthday. You can even enjoy a $3 discount on a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream cake on your birthday as well.

Students with good grades are eligible for free ice cream. Also, customers get a 20% discount for all orders over $25 as well as free shipping.

Shop Around

You should remember three things during National Ice Cream month; eat as much as you can but remember to exercise as well. Second, keep in mind that promotional discounts and freebies can be cancelled at any time without prior notice. Finally, shop around and look for businesses offering the best discounts and freebies.

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