(FOX 11) It's National Ice Cream Day! Several big chains will be dishing out freebies and deals in celebration:
Baskin-Robbins: Through the rest of the month, upgrade your double scoop of ice cream with a free, freshly baked waffle cone. On Friday, July 31, you can get 31 percent off all ice cream sundaes at participating locations.
Carvel: Buy one soft-serve cup or cone and get one free at participating locations. Any size, any soft serve flavor.
Cold Stone Creamery: Members of the My Cold Stone Club can get a free ice cream "creation" with the purchase of one. This also applies to shakes, smoothies and its new frappés.
Dairy Queen: Become a member of Dairy Queen's online Blizzard Fan Club and get a buy one, get one free Blizzard Treat coupon simply for signing up. There has been no word yet on whether the restaurant will be offering freebies on July 19.
Dippin' Dots: Participating Dippin' Dots franchise locations (look in malls and shopping centers) are handing out free samples of its new flavor, Redberry Sherbet, which is made with Sour Patch Kids.
Friendly's: In celebration of its 80th birthday AND National Ice Cream Day, participating Friendly's locations will give you a free scoop of ice cream in a cup or a cone when you buy one for $1.99.
PetSmart: Get a free 4 oz. dog-safe ice cream from noon to 4 p.m. at participating locations.
Sonic Drive-In: Milkshakes after half off after 8 p.m. all summer long. You can also get free desserts when you join MySonic online.
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