The first day of spring has become synonymous with Dairy Queen’s annual “Free Cone Day!” All day on Wednesday March 20, 2019, participating locations all customers can get a free small vanilla soft-serve cone.
“We love that our tradition of Free Cone Day has become synonymous with return of warmer weather and bringing people together,” said Maria Hokanson, executive vice president of ADQ, in a press release. “We know the start of soft-serve season brings joy to our fans, and we can’t wait to help spread smiles.”
Following Free Cone Day, DQ is offering a small regular or dipped soft serve cone for 50 cents, available for redemption only with the DQ mobile app, March 21-31 at participating DQ and DQ Grill & Chill locations. This offer includes the NEW DQ orange, creamy and crunchy dreamsicle dip, or try the DQ classic chocolate dip.
The first day of spring also is a traditional freebie day at Rita’s Italian Ice.
It’s the Pennsylvania-based company’s 27th annual first day of spring giveaway, which will take place during regular hours Wednesday. Most stores are open noon to 9 p.m.
The company expects to give away more than 1 million cups of free Italian ices at its more than 600 locations.
Limit one free promotional-size cup per customer. Customers can choose to add a custard topper for an extra charge.