I can vividly remember, as a child, the level of excitement when we heard the jingle from the bells on the ice cream truck that would make its way through our neighborhood during the summer months and occasionally having to chase it from behind waving my dollar frantically trying to get him to stop (he always did).
Well, a dollar doesn’t buy much any more and neighborhood ice cream trucks are a thing of the past but the thought of ice cream still makes me happy and free ice cream makes me happier!
July was first designated as National Ice Cream Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and includes one of Charleston on the Cheaps favorite holidays, National Ice Cream Day, on the third Sunday of the month, this year falling on July 18th.
Here is the latest scoop (see what we did there) on what Charleston area deals are available for National Ice Cream Month 2021:
From July 15th until 18th, DoorDash ice cream lovers can get a FREE pint of ice cream (or other qualifying ice cream item) on any order totaling $20 or more. Limit one offer per customer.
Just open the DoorDash app or website and select DashMart (or your local convenience/grocery store.)
Choose the ice cream item of your choice and add it to your cart.
Use promo code ICECREAM at checkout.
The offer is valid for one pint of ice cream, while supplies last — except for Carvel, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Smitten, Ben & Jerry’s, Halo Top, GoYum, Haagen-Dazs items more than $10. For orders, including Carvel, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Smitten, Ben & Jerry’s, Halo Top, GoYum, Haagen-Dazs items, more than $10, the discount is valid for a maximum of $10 off.
National Ice Cream Month is the perfect time to enjoy the Flavor of the Month for July at Baskin-Robbins. Inspired by the perfect summer day, Beach Day is a creamy concoction of sea-salted, vanilla-flavored ice cream, milk chocolate- flavored caramel-filled sea turtles and a crunchy graham cracker sand swirl.
If you’re looking for sweet deals, download the chain’s app for exclusive deals and offers.
Burgers aren’t the only thing on the menu at Burger King. The fast-food chain is celebrating National Ice Cream Month by offering a FREE vanilla soft serve cup or cone with a minimum purchase of $1.00. The offer is available all month long in July only via its app. Limit one per customer. (The digital offer may not be available in all areas.)
You have to travel up the coast to Myrtle Beach and the Tanger Outlets if you are in need of a carvel fix. A vanilla cone with chocolate sprinkles was always our favorite, even if it did melt all over before we got to the end. Try the new Carvel churro ice cream and crunchies on July 18th and they will treat you to a sweet surprise on your next visit. Plus, you can enter online to win ice cream for a year from July 12th until August 30th.
If you don’t make it to the shop on National Ice Cream Day, you can still enjoy its popular buy-one-get-one FREE sundae deal every Wednesday.
Dairy Queen might be the king of all ice cream shops and it’s one of the best places to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. The chain’s DQ Blizzard Fan Club is the best spot to find the latest deals and discounts. In previous years, the chain has been known to offer members special discounts on National Ice Cream Day.
What’s the face you make, while enjoying My/Mochi? The ice cream treat is celebrating National Ice Cream Month by encouraging mochi lovers to show the world the face they make when biting into one of the little cool treats. In return, everyone who shows their “Mmm Face” on social media will receive a FREE box of My/Mochi ice cream and also be entered in a sweepstakes for the chance to win a one-year supply of My/Mochi.
From July 1st through July 31st, Post a picture or video of your “Mmm Face”, use hashtag #MyMochiMmmface and tag @MyMochi on Instagram or TikTok and/or tag @mymochiicecream on Facebook or Twitter.
Receive instructions on how to claim your FREE box of My/Mochi via DM within three days of posting. There is a limit of 10,000 coupons available so you better get out your phone today.
At the end of National Ice Cream Month, 10 lucky posters will be selected at random to each win a year’s supply of My/Mochi ice cream.
Whether it’s ice cream or frozen yogurt, everyone loves a cool treat on a hot summer day. TCBY is offering some delicious deals this summer and be the first to know by downloading the chain’s app and registering for its loyalty program.
It’s TCBY’s 40th birthday, so new TCBY Insider members receive special perks through July 31st, including a $3 reward, when you spend $10 in July.
Whole Foods Market:
Cool off with a frozen treat at Whole Foods Market. From July 6th through July 20th, customers save 35% on all ice cream and frozen treats. Even sweeter, the grocery store’s ice cream does not contain the 100+ preservatives, flavors, colors and other ingredients they have prohibited from food being sold in the its stores. Plus, Amazon Prime members enjoy an extra 10% off.
Insomnia Cookies has added a sweet National Ice Cream Day deal to the menu from won’t leave bargain hunters sleepy (they are open to 3:00AM in Charleston). From July 12th through July 18th 18, get a FREE scoop with any purchase in-store or online for delivery ($6 minimum purchase.) To redeem online for local delivery, you must add the scoop to your cart prior to checkout and use promo code ICECREAMDAY To redeem in-store, just mention the deal.
If you really love the combo of ice cream and cookies, enter the shop’s National Ice Cream Day Giveaway for a chance to win a FREE classic cookie with a scoop every day for a year — click here.
Don’t forget to check with your favorite local ice cream shop possible deals and giveaways for the month and don’t forget to share it with Charleston on the Cheap so we can spread the word.
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