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Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Ice Cream for National Ice Cream Month

It's Rex Manning Day times 100. 31 days of Christmas. Bobby Bonilla Day spread out over an entire century. That's the level of excitement you should have about National Ice Cream Month, which is cause for celebration...

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It's Rex Manning Day times 100. 31 days of Christmas. Bobby Bonilla Day spread out over an entire century. 

That's the level of excitement you should have about National Ice Cream Month, which is cause for celebration. All July long, you'll find sweet, sweet deals that fill your mouth with ice cream on the cheap. The frozen festivities will peak with the arrival of National Ice Cream Day on July 21, which is the apex of the ice cream fervor. 

Below you'll find our running list of all the delicious popular ice cream shots -- like Baskin-Robbins, Carvel, Cold Stone Creamery, and more -- are scooping up in honor of ice cream's big month of helping you endure the summer heat. Check back here throughout the month for additional deals and freebies as they're announced. 

Free Ice Cream for National Ice Cream Month

Baskin-Robbins
The deal: Sign up for BR's app for the first time and you'll get served a free regular-sized scoop for joining.
When: Ongoing

Carvel
The deal:
 It's BOGO time. Grab a BOGO cup or cone of soft serve in honor of National Ice Cream Day. 
When: July 21

Dippin' Dots
The deal
: Stop in for a free mini cup of Dippin' Dots at participating locations. Each location will only be serving the offer for two hours, so check your local shop to find out when you can swing by. 
When: July 21

Edible Arrangements
The deal: 
You won't have to buy anything to get a taste of Edible's new Frozen Strawberry-Lemonade. Stop by any of its locations for a freebie. 
When: July 8

Potbelly
The deal:
 Get a free large hand-dipped milkshake with the purchase of any entrée. Just mention National Ice Cream Day at the counter to get the goods. 
When: July 21

CREAM
The deal:
 Buy a scoop, get a scoop for free at participating locations.
When: July 21-22

Insomnia Cookies
The deal: 
Bank error in your favor. Make a purchase, get a free scoop of ice cream. 
When: July 21

Yogurtland
The deal: On National Ice Cream Day, you can get BOGO treats from Yogurtland, including its new dairy-free Key Lime Pie flavor and the Cookies & Créme Light Ice Cream with Oreo wafers. 
When: July 21, 1-6pm

Humphry Slocombe
The deal: The ice cream shop and Square are serving up free scoops of a new sundae-inspired flavor with a strawberry and roasted banana base, topped off with salted dark chocolate cookie crumbles. The free scoop is only available one hour before each shop opens.
When: July 14

goPuff
The deal: 
The convenience store delivery app is offering a free pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream with any purchase of at least $20. The service has a flat delivery fee of $1.95.
When: Noon on July 21 through noon on July 22

Nékter Juice Bar
The deal:
 Use Nékter's app to get BOGO orders of Skoop, the shop's vegan and dairy-free ice cream alternative. 
When: July 21

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream
The deal: My/Mo is teaming up with UNIQLO to serve free mochi ice cream at UNIQLO locations across the country. The freebies will be dished out at locations in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC.
When: July 21

Godiva
The deal: Boutique and cafe locations will be offering a buy-one-get-one 50% off deal on all soft serve ice cream and parfait orders. 
When: July 21

PetSmart PetsHotel
The deal: Stop into a PetSmart PetsHotel location to get some free ice cream for your pooch. You'll get a free, dog-friendly ice cream with a dog biscuit on top.
When: July 20-21

Hwy 55
The deal: You'll be set up with a free milkshake when you download the My Hwy 55 app. 
When: Ongoing

Cold Stone Creamery
The deal: Sign up for My Cold Stone Club Rewards to get a coupon for a BOGO Creation. 
When: Ongoing

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
The deal: Get a free Pizookie (a deep-dish-inspired cookie) when you sign up for the restaurant's Premier Rewards Plus program.
When: Ongoing

Nutella Cafe
The deal: Locations in New York and Chicago will give the first 50 customers a free Frozen Nutella Pop. Everyone after the first 50 will get a complimentary scoop of gelato. 
When: July 21

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Ice Cream Deals for National Ice Cream Month

Baskin-Robbins
The deal: 
Grab two pre-packaged pints of ice cream for just $7.99. 
When: July 21

Whole Foods
The deal:
 If you're a Prime member, you can get 35% off ice cream and frozen novelties for the rest of the month, including favorites like Talenti and Halo Top. 
When: July 17-30

Instacart
The deal: Buy $15 worth of select Ben & Jerry's, Breyers, and/or Talenti products to get $5 off your order or free delivery. 
When: July 1-28

Instacart
The deal: Pick up $15 worth of select combos of Häagen-Dazs, Edy's, Deyer's, or Outshine to get $5 off your order from Instacart or free delivery. 
When: July 1-August 4

Dream Pops
The deal: The plant-based ice cream with inventive flavors is offering 25% off your order with the code #ICECREAMDAY on National Ice Cream Day. 
When: July 21

Humphry Slocombe
The deal: The San Francisco-based ice cream shop is offering 15% off pints when purchased online through Goldbelly.
When: July 8-15

Graeter’s Ice Cream
The deal: 
To celebrate its 149th birthday, you can get a cone for $1.49. 
When: July 21

The Cheesecake Factory
The deal:
 Treat yourself to a complimentary slice of cheesecake when you order through DoorDash. Use the promo code "OREO" when you spend at least $17.76. It's not ice cream, but it's a sweet treat.
When: July 3-7

Cumberland Farms
The deal:
 Text "SCOOPS" to 64827 to get a buck off any pint of Ultimate Scoops. The deal will be texted to you on July 21
When: July 21-28

Cumberland Farms
The deal
: Every location is offering a small or large Chill Zone beverage or the frozen Hyperfreeze for $.79. 
When: Through September 3

Baskin-Robbins
The deal: Get free delivery through DoorDash on orders of $10 or more. 
When: Through July 31

Local Deals for National Ice Cream Month

Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit Shop - New York, New York
The deal: To celebrate the Fourth of July, Chloe's is serving up a buy-one-get-one-half-off deal on any menu item. 
When: July 4

Pinstripes - Cleveland, Ohio
The deal: To celebrate a full year in Cleveland, Pinstripes is offering any guest who mentions the anniversary a $1 glass of wine or a $1 scoop of gelato. 
When: Through July 31

Want more free food and food deals? Here's our running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best reward program and gift card deals you’ll find. You're welcome.

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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow him @dlukenelson.