I Scream, You Scream… I’m Lovin’ FREE Ice Cream!

By Linsey Knerl on 15 April 2008 (Updated 18 August 2011) 10 comments
Photo: Jeff Kubina

It has just reached spring temps here in Nebraska, and the ice cream junkie in me has emerged from winter slumber. What better way to feed the beast than with free ice cream promotions from all my favorite companies? Read on for the full “scoop!”

Ben and Jerry’s Free Scoop Day – It’s that time of year again! Free Cone Day is on April 29th this year, and I’m all in! Check the Ben and Jerry’s website for the list of participating shops in your area.

Haagen-Dazs Free Scoop Day - To celebrate their new flavor, Vanilla Honey Bee, they are offering a free scoop of the stuff at participating locations on May 13th!  Mark your calendars! 

Cold Stone Creamery’s Birthday Club – This Caloric treat is one of my faves. Sign up for their Birthday Club to get free ice cream on your birthday. You can start planning how you’ll make your Cold Stone Creation now, and be ready for that special day!

Baskin-Robbins 31 Cent Promotion – OK. So it’s not free. But 31 pennies for a small scoop ain’t bad, and the proceeds go to a really good cause. Check the website to see how this deal on April 30th can help America’s firefighters and to find a location near you. (Baskin-Robbins also has a Birthday Club, so sign up if you want to double-dip on deals.)

Blue Bunny iScream Team – Sign up to get the iScream Team Newsletter, and be the first to hear about promotions, contests, and stellar coupons. I have been a member for over a year, and I have enjoyed the occasional free product with much enjoyment. You also get the chance to provide feedback on Blue Bunny’s tasty treats. (Sampling opportunities are available in many parts of the country.)

Edy’s Slow-Churned Neighborhood SaluteThis freebie is actually a contest, but the prizes are plentiful, and the goods are to die for! From now until May 30th, just tell Edy’s why your neighborhood deserves a party, and you’re in the running to win one of 1,500 prize packs that include 12 cartons of ice cream delivered to your door and enough party supplies for 100 people (includes bowls, spoons, napkins, and tons of other promotional stuff!) See a sneak peak at the prizes HERE. I’ve known folks who have won in past years, and it is an awesome way to share your love of ice cream with your friends and family!

However you decide to fulfill your ice cream desires -- do it slowly. You don’t want to get a headache!

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Xin Lu

Too bad Yumi Yogurt here in San Mateo doesn't give out free scoops.  Their yogurt is sooooooooooooooooooo good.

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Mike!

Hey, thanks. I was aware of the Ben & Jerry's promo but not any of the others. And not to be an ice cream hog but I suppose a person could always have multiple birthdays for purposes of getting free stuff from Cold Stone, couldn't they??

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nikki

You could total update your info from the website and change your birthday! Then you could get tons of free ice cream!!!

Myscha Theriault's picture

Literally.  How cool is it that there's a time line / circuit of options throughout spring? Fun post.

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Kaye

Yes...you are evil. Now I just want lots and lots of ice cream.

Seriously...thanks for the heads-up! I will put this one in my list of links to follow up on so I don't forget!

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A great list of all the great ice cream freebies out there! I love it and am sharing it the link to your post with my readers at Freebies 4 Mom. Thank you!

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Thanks so much for your terrific write-up! We LOVE ice cream at our house and I knew these were coming up but was not sure on the dates.

Hope you do not mind but I linked your post on my blog, 3 P's in a Pod beacuse really now, who doesn't love ice cream!

Thanks again,

Alyson, Mama to the 3 P's

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I have never heard of a free scoop day ever, although I did know about the birthday clubs at cold stone and baskin-robbins.

How wonderful! I can't wait for April 29th!!

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I thanking you and not thanking you all at the same time. I'm marking my calendar and I'll be packing those ice creams in with the best of the rest of you!

Great fun post.

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Laurie

Great post! I love new ideas for storage. Awhile ago, I purchased a plastic box from the craft store that is meant to hold beads. This particular one has 32 compartments. It works perfect for my earrings. I have duel piercings, so I group the earrings together as I would wear them. Makes one less thing to hassle over in the mornings!