Get Free Rita’s Italian Ice on March 20 Plus a Chance to Win Ice for a Year

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Regardless of what the cold weather and snow storms up North want us to believe right now, the start of spring is riiiiight around the corner.

And to celebrate the promise of warmer days ahead, Rita’s Italian Ice is back with its 27th annual First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway.

Whether you call it water ice (questionable to this Southerner), gelato (fancy but incorrect) or just plain old Italian ice, it’s all the same delicious (and free!) stuff.

You can pick up your icy treat on March 20 between noon and 9 p.m. at any of the more than 600 Rita’s locations.

Last year, Rita’s gave away almost 1 million cups of Italian ice during the nine-hour promotion period.

Win Free Rita’s Ice for a Year!

But wait, there’s more! Rita’s is also giving away free Rita’s ice for a year to one lucky spring lover.

To enter for a chance to win, all you have to do is post how excited you are for the First Day of Spring — points for creativity. Post a picture to social media using #RitasFirstDayofSpringContest starting March 20 through March 22 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Rita’s will select one fan at the end of the contest.

Grace Schweizer is the email content writer at The Penny Hoarder.