It’s once again Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s! You don’t just get a free cone, you get a free scoop of ice cream too — This is one of the most popular restaurant freebies each year. Today, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm you can enjoy a FREE scoop of ice cream (in a cone or cup) at participating Ben & Jerry’s stores.
Event: Free Cone Day
Location: Participating Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops
Date: April 12, 2016
Time: 12 pm – 8 pm
Tips for Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s:
- Call ahead to confirm participation at your local store or check on their website for locations which are participating.
- Be ready for a long wait! The line can get long, so be prepared to stand in line for at least 30 minutes or longer if you go at peak times (ie. lunch break, right as school gets out, or anytime after 5pm).
- Although it’s “free cone day,” you don’t just get the cone for free. The ice cream is free too :). Each person can get 1 free scoop of ice cream.
- Your local Ben & Jerry’s store may have a donation cup/bucket set up for a local charity. Since you’re getting a sweet treat for free, consider making a donation to an organization doing good in the community.
- Treat the whole office. Take the whole family or a group of friends. That’s right, each person gets a free scoop, so this is great for big families or a fun outing for your office. Children get the same size scoop as adults, so it’s a great freebie!
To find a participating scoop shop, click here and check the box that reads “Participate Free Cone Day”. Locations in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area include (I always recommend calling ahead to confirm participation):
- Georgetown DC (3135 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007).
- Old Town Alexandria, VA (103 South Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314).
- Dulles Town Center (2100 Dulles Town Circle, Sterling, VA 20166).
- Fairfax Corner, VA (4205 Fairfax Corner East, Fairfax, VA 22033).
- Woodbridge, VA (2700 Potomac Mills Circle (Kiosk 6A), Woodbridge, VA 22192)
- National Harbor, MD (Space D1-5 Building D, Ground Floor, National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745).
- Silver Spring, MD (903 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910).
- Rockville, MD (199-F East Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850).
- Please note, the Reston Town Center location will NOT be participating this year.