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By Brad Tuttle
March 14, 2016
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Tuesday, March 15, has been designated #FreeConeDay at Dairy Queen, and the event is just like it sounds: All customers at participating DQ locations are welcomed to a free small vanilla cone (regular cost: $1.99).

During the course of the giveaway, Dairy Queen will be asking customers to consider making a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Last year, each participating Dairy Queen store handed out an average of 1,330 cones on Free Cone Day, while collectively raising $140,000.

Freebie lovers, take note that Dairy Queen isn’t the only ice cream seller with a Free Cone Day. Ben & Jerry’s and Haagen-Dazs have regularly hosted their own days featuring free ice cream, and their freebie events should take place later this spring.

Speaking of spring, Rita’s has made an annual habit out of offering free Italian ices on the first day of the season. The official first day of spring is Sunday, March 20, 2016, when Rita’s will yet again give free Italian ices to all customers from noon to 9 p.m., no purchase required.

And while it’s not a freebie per se, the upcoming 7-Eleven BYO Cup Day almost feels like one if you’re playing your cards right. On Friday and Saturday (March 18-19), 7-Eleven locations have a special promotion allowing customers to fill almost any cup or container they want with as much Slurpee as the vessel will fit for only $1.50.