Today is Free Ice Cream Cone Day! Here’s Where to Get It.

Today is Free Ice Cream Cone Day! Here’s Where to Get It.

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Alert! Just in time for the warmer weather, or at least above-freezing temperatures, it’s Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen. It’s the perfect cure for the hump day blues and the best way to kick off the first day of Spring.

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The fine print

Customers all over the country can enjoy one small vanilla soft-serve ice cream cone for free! There is a limit of one per customer.

This promotion is happening at all participating Dairy Queen locations. Most mall and DQ Grill & Chill locations will not be running this promo. Dairy Queen has over 6,000 locations worldwide, including over 4,000 in the U.S. alone.

To be sure, call ahead to your local DQ location to make sure they are participating.

Benefiting Children’s Miracle Network

Free Cone Day supports the Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization that raises money for children’s hospitals and medical research.

Ice cream cones are free but consider making a donation to the cause.

Dairy Queen has a long history of working with Children’s Miracle Network, a relationship that began in 1984. Over the last 35 years, the frozen treat chain has raised over $125 million for Children’s Miracle Network.

Extensive market research says: free is good

According to a press release by Dairy Queen, the fast food company celebrated this year’s promotion by conducting a survey of their customers to ask if a free cone would make them happy. Apparently, 92.2 percent of responders said it would.

We’re scratching our heads trying to figure out what the other 7.8 percent of people are thinking, but nonetheless, the results are clear. Free is good. So take advantage today: treat yourself for the first day of Spring, and make sure to make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network while you’re at it.

DQ mobile app deal

In addition to the free cones today, Dairy Queen is also running a promotion for small soft-serve cones (regular or dipped!) for just 50 cents, March 21st-31st. All you have to do is download the DQ mobile app to be eligible for the deal.