I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.
This year, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 19, 2020.
Let’s all scream for these FREE and cheap ice cream deals here in Kansas City. Follow the links and read carefully. Some of these deals are only good on National Ice Cream Day (July 19) while others are good through all of July (National Ice Cream Month).
Kansas City 2020 National Ice Cream Day/Month Deals
Alden’s Ice Cream: This ice cream company makes organic ice cream sold in grocery stores across the U.S. They even have dairy-free options. In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, Alden’s is offering a coupon for $1 off any item at a retail store. The coupon is good through July.
Baskin Robbins: On National Ice Cream Day, July 19, Baskin-Robbins is offering a FREE regular scoop through DoorDash with a purchase of $15 or more when you use promo code BASKINSCOOP. To celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July, you can also take advantage of a $0 delivery fee through DoorDash with a purchase of $15 or more. Kansas City has several Baskin-Robbins locations. Check with your favorite shop to make sure they’re participating:
- Kansas: Mission, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village
- Missouri: Independence, Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Liberty
Best Regards Bakery & Cafe: FREE sample scoops are being given out at Best Regards Bakery & Care drive thru tent from 7-11 a.m. on Saturday, July 18 and 7-8 a.m. on Sunday, July 19. Made-from-scratch ice cream and gelato samples will be offered with flavors changing every hour. Everyone in the car wearing a mask will get a FREE sample scoop. Best Regards Bakery & Care is located at 6759 W 119th Street, Overland Park, KS.
Burger King: Sometimes you just need a little treat. For a limited time you can get one for a little price ($1) with Burger King’s $1 mini shake offer.
Cabana and Cabana Grill: For our readers in St. Joseph, there’s a freebie at Cabana (3002 South Belt) and Cabana Grill (2131 St. Joe Avenue). Both locations will be giving away a FREE small ice cream cone on Sunday, July 19. The offer is good all day. Just mention it when you order. No other purchase is necessary to get the FREE cone from this locally owned business that was voted Best Ice Cream in town for seven consecutive years.
Dairy Queen: There is a cool offer from Dairy Queen – get $1 off any size dipped cone (except kid cones) on Sunday, July 19. Choose from classic flavors like chocolate or try the new cotton candy flavor. This one-day only deal is redeemable through the DQ mobile app at participating locations. There is a limit of one deal per customer. There are several Dairy Queen stores in Kansas City. Check here to find one near you.
Freezing Moo: Indulge in the unique taste of ice cream rolls at Freezing Moo. These are hand made ice cream desserts made with milk and poured over an iced grill. You can mix fruit and other toppings to make it even tastier. Freezing Moo is celebrating National Ice Cream Day with a BOGO Half Off offer. This treat is good all day on July 19. Freezing Moo’s Facebook post states all locations are participating so you should be able to stop at any of the local shops in Lee’s Summit, Raymore, Overland Park (Oak Park Mall) and Olathe.
Grocery Stores: Sometimes having ice cream at home hits the spot. Here are some great ice cream deals from Kansas City grocery stores.
- Aldi: Ice cream is always a bargain at Aldi’s and this week (through July 21) you can get Sundae Shoppe pints for $2.49 each.
- Hen House: Scoop up deals all summer long with Turkey Hill ice cream at Hen House grocery stores. Buy four containers (48 oz.) and get your fifth one FREE! The good news is you don’t have to buy all the ice cream at one time – unless you want to! Just scan your Hen House Rewards card each time you buy your ice cream and when your fifth one comes along, it’s FREE. This offer is good through Aug. 31, 2020.
- HyVee: Select varieties of Blue Bunny Load’d sundaes and ice cream (8.5-16 oz.) are 2/$4. This price is good through July 21.
- Price Chopper: Get Blue Bunny ice cream (select varieties of 46-48 oz.) for $2.99. There’s a limit of two per transaction but the deal is good through July 21. Make it a root beer float with a 2-liter of A&W root beer for just 79 cents.
Insomnia Cookies: Insomnia Cookies is celebrating all week with BOGO FREE cookiewiches. No promo code is needed. If you’re ordering online you can find the item under the Deals section of the menu and add to your cart. The offer is also good for delivery, in-store pickup and purchasing inside the store. Local Insomnia Cookies stores can be found in Westport and the Power & Light District.
QuikTrip: Here’s a great deal that doesn’t require you to wait for a special day or month. QuikTrip convenient stores offer 49 cent cones every day. They also have milkshakes and QT Twisters which are a blend of vanilla soft serve ice cream and one of the following: strawberry, banana, wildberry, superfruit, caramel, blackberry, chocolate, Oreo cookies or available candy pieces. When searching for a Quik Trip location with ice cream, be sure to choose one with a QT Kitchen. There are dozens of stores throughout Kansas City.
Steak N’ Shake: This isn’t a National Ice Cream Day special, but it’s yummy enough to add to the list. Get half price shakes and drinks during Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Kansas City has a half dozen Steak N’ Shake locations. Find yours here.
Sylas and Maddie’s Homemade Ice Cream: This family-owned ice cream shop has locations in Olathe (11925 S. Strang Line Road) and Lawrence (1014 Massachusetts Street). This deal isn’t good on National Ice Cream Day but every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to close you can students can pair up to take advantage of the College Night special of buy-one-get-one-FREE on single scoop dishes or cones. Must show college student IDs and have two people present.
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