Free Ice Cream Cone - Ben and Jerry's Tuesday April 9 Only

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Posted: April 9, 2019 8:00 AM PDT

Free Ice Cream Cone - Ben and Jerry's Tuesday April 9 Only - From Noon - 8pm local time, at participating locations. RSVP on their Facebook page so they can ensure there is enough ice cream for everyone! Get in line early. They give away over 1 million free cones each year.  This is now an International celebration. Stores ask folks to be charitable and give to local organizations that are represented in store.

Per Wikipedia:

Free Cone Day is an annual event held between late March and early May, in which Ben & Jerry's scoop shops give out free ice cream cups and cones. The most recent event took place on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, from noon to 8 p.m. local time.

The first Free Cone Day was held on Saturday, May 5, 1979, by Ben and Jerry as a customer and staff appreciation event for the first anniversary of their store's opening.

Over one million free cones are given away each year, prompting the company's ad slogan "Be One In A Million." Charitable organizations are often present at the stores each year and enjoy a significant amount of fundraising success. Often, local celebrities show up at various stores, promoting the day and the charities there. Sometimes the event is scheduled to coincide with Earth Day and sometimes volunteers are on hand with clipboards and voter registration forms to help those who would like to register to vote.

In April 2015, the company confirmed that it is working on vegan options, after hearing the consumers feedback, led by a petition and by FARM organization. In early February 2016, the company announced new all-vegan line with 4 flavors, two of them are versions of existing flavors - Chunky Monkey and Chocolate Fudge Brownie - and two are all-new vegan-only flavors: Coffee Caramel Fudge and Peanut Butter & Cookies.

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