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There is precisely one thing better than ice cream — and that is free ice cream.
Luckily, Häagen-Dazs agrees and will be handing out free cones on May 14 to celebrate National Cone Day. To get your free scoop of ice cream in a sugar cone, cake cone, or cup, just head to a participating Häagen-Dazs location across the U.S. from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14.
This year’s Free Cone Day is dedicated to Häagen-Dazs’ “buzziest” workers — honey bees. The ice cream shop says they are a big defender of honey bees, as they help make some of their most beloved flavors, like mango, strawberry, and rocky road.Getty Images | Scott Olson
“Häagen-Dazs knows your best deserves our best, which is why we are celebrating our customers with free scoops on May 14, an ongoing commitment to support honey bees and a brand new way to earn rewards at Häagen-Dazs Shops,” Adam Hanson, the Häagen-Dazs Shoppe Company, Inc. president and general manager, said in a press release. “We look forward to Free Cone Day every year as an opportunity to thank our loyal fans while simultaneously recognizing the pollinators that make our ice cream possible.”
Häagen-Dazs has also launched a new rewards program called Sweet Rewards that will allow ice cream lovers to earn points for every dollar spent at one of their shops. It’s simple: Download the Häagen-Dazs app, sign up for the loyalty program, and you’ll not only begin earning points that can be redeemed year-round, but you’ll also get a free cone following your first visit and free ice cream on your birthday.
Not sure what flavor to get in your free cone on May 14? While not all flavors are available at every Häagen-Dazs location, there are around a dozen flavors on their online menu, including numerous non-dairy flavors, such as chocolate salted fudge truffle and raspberry sorbet.
You’ll also find other unique flavors like vanilla Swiss almond, white chocolate raspberry truffle, and rum tres leches. No matter which flavor you choose, it’s the perfect excuse to spend some time outside with your family, cone in hand!