Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day is May 9! Here’s the Scoop on This Sweet Deal

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Does it feel like summer yet? This deal might help give you that summer feeling, no matter where you live.

Häagen-Dazs is celebrating its annual Free Cone Day on Tuesday, May 9.

Take the whole family to your local Häagen-Dazs shop for a free kiddie-size ice cream in a cup, sugar cone or cake cone.

If you’re lucky, maybe your server will let you get my favorite order: a sugar cone, upside-down in a cup. Because who wants to wade through all that ice cream to get to the crunchy cone?

You’ll get one scoop per guest, and you must be in line between 4 and 8 p.m.

Celebrate Free Cone Day… For the Bees???

During this year’s Free Cone Day, Häagen-Dazs wants to bring attention to honeybees.

What do bees have to do with ice cream?

Many of the chain’s fruit flavors — and even some classics like vanilla and rocky road — depend on bee pollination. The vanishing bee population could make it more difficult to grow the crops your favorite ice cream varieties need.

The Häagen-Dazs Loves Honey Bees initiative donates money to bee conservation research and education. Last year, it installed a permanent honeybee habitat at the farm that supplies  almonds to Häagen-Dazs.

So while the company wants you to “create some buzz” on Free Cone Day, all you have to do is eat ice cream and appreciate honeybees. It’ll foot the bill toward saving threatened pollinators.

Not a Fan of Free Ice Cream?

We’re not convinced you exist, but just in case…

Want to skip the line? Pay for your ice cream!

Any guests who want to purchase items can bypass the line of people waiting for free scoops. So don’t be dismayed if you’re more worried about getting your Wednesday afternoon sundae in a timely fashion than saving a couple of bucks.

As for the rest of you, we’ll see you in line!

Your Turn: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not). Lisa Rowan updated this post.