McDonald’s Is Giving Away Free (and Kinda Healthy) Ice Cream This Sunday

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for…


That’s right, the golden-arched giant will make us giddy with an ice cream deal this weekend.

Yum. Actually, double yum, ‘cause it’s free.

With a simple app download, we’ll all be on our way to a free soft serve ice-cream cone from McDonald’s this Sunday.

Here’s the scoop:

How to Get a Free Ice Cream Cone Using the McDonald’s App

On Sunday, July 16, McDonald’s will serve up free vanilla soft serve ice-cream cones to customers who downloaded its app. The download is free, and you’ll automatically have the offer waiting for you in the “My Deals” section.

To receive your free cone, just order your soft serve and have the cashier scan the free offer on the app. It’s as simple as that.

The offer is good for both dine-in and drive-thru ordering. So, if you’re on the go, you can still get a free cone. Keep in mind it’s only good for one cone per customer.

Why the generosity? July 16 is National Ice Cream Day, and Micky D’s is here to celebrate with us. The deal highlights the fast-food joint’s improved soft serve recipe that eliminates preservatives, and artificial flavors and colors.

So, while you’re enjoying that free treat, keep in mind that McDonald’s is working hard to make sure our treats are (somewhat) good for us.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention the best part. McDonald’s is sending out personalized tweets with the #SoftServed hashtag. So, in case your Tinder game has been lacking lately, you can count on Ronald McDonald’s creepy clown face to say something nice to you. Because that’s totally better than Tinder.

I think I’ll just stick to the ice cream.

Kelly Smith is a junior writer and engagement specialist at The Penny Hoarder. Catch her on Twitter at @keywordkelly.