I scream, you scream! July is National Ice Cream Month, first designated in 1984. It includes National Ice Cream Day, which always falls on the third Sunday of July — that’s a play on the word “sundae,” by the way!
And that means you will find plenty of ice cream deals and freebies on July 18, 2021.
We will be updating with 2021 National Ice Cream Day deals as they are announced, so check back.
Happy brain freeze!
National Ice Cream Day Deals for 2021
The deals are listed roughly in alphabetical order
$1 off coupon for Alden’s Organic Ice Cream
Print a $1 off coupon and head to your favorite grocery store that carries Alden’s! The brand includes ice cream bars and sandwiches, as well as pints and quarts. You can find it at Whole Foods and Kroger, as well as other local stores.
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On National Ice Cream Day, July 18th, Baskin-Robbins is offering FREE ice cream-scented Kinetic Sand with any purchase of $10 or more (while supplies last). It’s available in Chocolate Mint or Strawberry Banana scents, and it’s so satisfying you won’t be able to put it down!
Any other day, you can get a FREE scoop when you download the app and sign up for mobile deals. The mobile app gives you easy access to the latest flavor updates, coupons, and deals.
The Baskin-Robbins flavor of the month for July is Beach Day — described as a “sweet & salty scoop with sea-salted vanilla ice cream, chocolate and caramel-filled sea turtles, and a crunchy graham cracker sand swirl.”
There are a couple of ongoing freebies at Brusters that you should know about. Every single day, children under 40 inches tall can get a FREE Baby Cone. And your family dog can visit Brusters with you to get a FREE Doggie Sundae. Remember, these offers are NOT just limited to National Ice Cream Day.
Also, you can sign up for the Sweet Rewards Loyalty Program and get $3 off your next purchase. Love social media contests? Enter the Sweet Celebrations contest for a chance to win free ice cream for a year.
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All month long in July, you can get FREE vanilla soft serve in a cup or cone, when you make a $1 purchase. You’ll have to sign up for the Royal Perks program to redeem the offer.
Cold Stone Creamery
Join the My Cold Stone Club Rewards Club and get a “buy one, get one free creation” coupon loaded to your account right away. You’ll get another BOGO creation on your birthday, and will earn $5 off coupons for every 50 points you accumulate.
For this one day only, participating DQ® stores are offering $1 OFF any size Dipped Cone, via the DQ mobile app. (Kid Cones are excluded from the deal.) Details here
From July 15th to 18th, 2021, you can get a FREE pint of ice cream (or other qualifying ice cream item) on orders of $20 or more. The offer is available through participating grocery and convenience stores that partner with DoorDash for deliveries — including Walgreens in much of the metro Atlanta area.
Here’s how it works:
- Open the DoorDash app or website and search for DashMart or your local convenience store
- Choose the qualifying ice cream item of your choice and add it to your cart
- Use promo code ‘ICECREAM’ at checkout to get your ice cream for free
During the entire month of July, the cookie chain is celebrating with a special Happy Hour deal. The offer is valid Monday thru Thursday, from 3 to 6 p.m. You can get a classic cookie with a scoop of ice cream for just $2. You don’t need a coupon; just mention the deal in-store to redeem.
Note that the deal is valid in-store only — it does not include online orders for pickup, delivery, and nationwide shipping.
Insomnia is also offering a FREE scoop with any $6 cookie purchase in a store (just mention the deal), or for delivery (with coupon code ICECREAMDAY).
Marble Slab Creamery
Slab Happy Rewards members can get $5 off ice cream kits in July, with the code ICECREAM5 when you order thru the mobile app. Not a member yet? Sign up and you’ll get a $5 reward when you make your first purchase.
Kids will receive a FREE ice cream with paid admission on July 18th. Also, prizes and giveaways. Events may vary by location.
Note that My/Mochi is a grocery store product — not an ice cream shop. This giveaway is for a voucher for a FREE box of My/Mochi bite-size frozen treats, which you can redeem at the store.
This is a social-media based promotion. It involves uploading a photo of yourself making a “mmmm face.”
How it works:
- Everybody who enters gets a free box of My/Mochi!
- All you have to do is post a picture or video of your Mmm Face, preferably biting a My/Mochi.
- Use the hashtag #MyMochiMmmface and tag @MyMochi on Instagram or TikTok and/or tag @mymochiicecream on Facebook or Twitter.
- You’ll receive instructions for how to claim your free box of My/Mochi via DM within three days of posting.
In addition, your photo enters you for a chance to win one year’s worth of My/Mochi.
At the end of National Ice Cream Month, 10 lucky posters will be selected at random to each win a year’s supply of My/Mochi ice cream.
Read the press release
Steak ‘n Shake
Get half-price shakes and drinks during Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Note that this deal is not available on National Ice Cream Day, which falls on a Sunday. Find your closest Steak ‘n Shake.
TCBY is offering some delicious deals this summer and you can be the first to know by downloading the chain’s app and registering for its loyalty program.
Whole Foods Market
From July 6 to 20, you can save 35% on all ice cream and frozen treats. Plus, Amazon Prime members enjoy an extra 10% off.
While the frozen yogurt shop isn’t exactly celebrating National Ice Cream Month, Yogurtland is celebrating its new Fruit Bowl Fusions with a summer giveaway. Every Friday in July, the shop is giving away prizes and packages via its Instagram account.
Get a FREE scoop of gelato on July 18th! All you have to do is download the Your Pie Rewards app before the 18th. No purchase is necessary to redeem the offer.
Your Pie locations include:
In previous years, there were deals from:
- Insomnia Cookies
- Monkey Joe’s
- Whole Foods
- Johnny Rockets
- Williams Sonoma
- Cold Stone Creamery
- Marble Slab Creamery
- PetSmart (doggy ice-cream giveaway)
- Dairy Queen
- Dairy Queen