I scream, you scream, we all scream for free ice cream! The Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day falls on May 8 this year, and we couldn’t think of a more perfect time for this tasty holiday. After all, the weather is finally starting to get warmer following a seemingly endless winter, and everyone appears to be a little bit happier to be enjoying the great outdoors. Plus, if you missed the free cone days at other ice cream shops earlier this year (such as Dairy Queen’s), this is the perfect excuse to make up for that.
Häagen-Dazs is offering free cones from 4 to 8 p.m. at participating shops on May 8 only, according to a press release. No purchase is necessary to get your hands on the sweet treat, and pretty much all you have to do is wait in line. The best part? You can choose whatever flavor your want for your cone. That said, these shops don’t have an infinite supply of ice cream, so if you want a better chance at getting your favorite, you might want to try to get there sooner rather than later. If you’d like to post a photo of your ice cream on social media, you can use the hashtag #HDFreeConeDay for a chance to be featured on Häagen-Dazs’s official Instagram. Fun stuff!
As if free ice cream wasn’t great enough on its own, this Free Cone Day also supports an admirable cause: raising awareness of the declining population of honeybees and supporting research on how to best protect their habitats. Without honeybees, Häagen-Dazs would not be able to make some of its signature flavors such as strawberry, rocky road, and mango. So it’s pretty wonderful that the ice cream shop is spreading the word about the importance of honeybees to protect our food system, not to mention giving credit where credit is due. And while you wait for your scrumptious cone, you can donate to help scientists further research bees and the ways humans can do their part to keep them safe in the future.
If you want to plan your sweet trip in advance, Häagen-Dazs has a helpful store locator to find participating shops near you. This is definitely something worth “buzzing” about!