Cool Deal: Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's

The sweet offer runs from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at participating Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream shops nationwide

Talk about a cool deal: Ben & Jerry’s is holding its annual “Free Cone Day” Tuesday, offering a free scoop of ice cream to patrons at shops across the country. 

The ice cream company has been hosting Free Cone Day since 1979 and gave away more than one million scoops of the sweet stuff last year during the popular promotion. The company says it’s their own, sweet way of thanking loyal ice cream enthusiasts for their support.

This year, the offer runs from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In San Diego, two downtown-area scoop shops will dish out the freebie during those hours: the Ben & Jerry’s in Seaport Village (859 A W. Harbor Dr.) and the location inside Horton Plaza mall (471 Horton Plaza).

At the Seaport Village shop, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., patrons will be treated to free cones scooped by participants of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County organization.

So, which flavor will you choose? A poll on the Ben & Jerry’s website pits three classics against one another: Cherry Garcia, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Fudge Brownie. According to ice cream fans, 47 percent will pick Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, 30 percent will opt for Cherry Garcia and 23 percent will go for Chocolate Fudge Brownie.

Ben & Jerry’s says fans can post photos of their free cones on social media using the hashtag #FreeConeDay.

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