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Dairy Queen Is Giving Away Free Cones on March 20

Here’s how you can get a complementary soft serve
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Toronto-born “Big Rings” rapper Drake was right when he said “What a time to be alive” — because we’re only three months into 2018 and people are giving away ice cream left and right. The beloved frozen dessert comes in all shapes, sizes, and textures — but if soft serve is your type, then get ready to scream for Dairy Queen.

Fans of the fast-food restaurant can pick up a complementary small vanilla cone at any non-mall Dairy Queen or DQ Grill & Chill location on Tuesday, March 20, to celebrate the very first day of spring. This marks the Minnesota-based brand’s fourth annual Free Cone Day.

And you can donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals when you pick up your treat. Last year’s event funded nearly $300,000 for the cause.

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"We're excited for our fourth annual Free Cone Day," Dairy Queen spokeswoman Maria Hokanson said in a release. "This day has become a spring tradition and a sign that warmer weather is upon us."

And it’s not just Dairy Queen dishing out treats. Ben & Jerry’s will also give away free hard ice cream at its scoop shops worldwide from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 10. Those participating in the Vermont-based creamery’s Free Cone Day can expect all the usual suspects including Americone Dream, Chunky Monkey, Phish Food, Cherry Garcia, Brownie Batter, and much more.

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