The season of free frozen treats is officially upon us. DQ kicked things off earlier this week by dishing out free cones for their 75th anniversary, and now Rita's is carrying on the torch with free Italian ice to celebrate the first day of spring. Tomorrow, Rita's locations nationwide will give out a free water ice to anyone who shows up between noon and 9pm. You can just claim your free cup of cherry and move on -- or you can share a photo of your Italian ice on social media with #RitasFirstDayofSpring to enter yourself in the chain's giveaway. The grand prize is free Rita's for a year, but they're also offering a month's worth of Gelatis, Blendinis, or Mistos to three runners-up. Better go test out some Instagram filters before the photo shoots start tomorrow afternoon.
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and always gets mango at Rita's. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.