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Dairy Queen Is Giving Out *Free* Ice Cream Cones For 1 Day Only

Not only is March 20 the first day of spring, but it’s also the annual launch of treat season with Dairy Queen! DQ is blessing customers with a free small vanilla soft-serve cone on March 20 to celebrate the season kickoff. This makes March 20 a big day for ice cream lovers, especially with the limited-edition Hidden Valley Ranch ice cream flavor releasing on the same day!

The offer comes with a limit of one per customer, while supplies last. Let’s face it — if this rule wasn’t included everyone would be working from DQ instead of home for the day. Make sure to check if your local DQ is participating before you go for your creamy vanilla cone! 

The offer is only valid at participating non-mall locations throughout the U.S. This offer sadly may not be valid on delivery or mobile orders, so you’ll have to make a trip in person to your fave spot. On the bright side, you can pull up with your besties and make a cute group ice cream run out of it. Or if you have younger siblings, nieces, or nephews in your life, surprise them with a trip to DQ! Since it’s free, it won’t impact your small uni student budget, and you’ll probably be told you’re the best ever. 

No coupon is necessary for this deal! All you have to do is show up and order a small vanilla soft-serve cone! DQ has done Free Cone Day for almost 10 years now, first launching the promotion in 2014. Although the company did have to cancel the promotion for two years due to COVID-19, it came back strong for the first day of spring in 2022. 

You can find your local participating store on DairyQueen.com. And since you’re on your phone anyway, you can share your free cone (with the iconic curl on top) on social media using @DairyQueen, #FreeConeDay, and #HappyTastesGood.

It doesn’t get much better than a free DQ ice cream cone to celebrate warmer weather, the sunsetting after 6 p.m., and the final weeks of school before summer break!

Shay Nicolay

Toronto MU '22

Shayna Nicolay has been a Her Campus National Writer since January 2023. She writes bi-weekly articles as well as covering timely content. She graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University in 2022, where she majored in journalism with a minor in graphic communications. Shayna was a contributing writer for her University's Chapter of Her Campus, and was the Editor-in-Chief of her University magazine, Folio. She also was the editorial intern for fashion content creator, Audree Kate Lopez, where she hired and managed a group of writers, ran the WordPress website, wrote and edited articles, and helped with social media copy. Shayna loves walks in nature, bingeing the newest TV show, beading jewelry, and is a mental health advocate. She loves storytelling and media, so content creation comes naturally to her. For the best memes, mental health tips, and bisexual visibility, follow Shayna @shaynicolay on Instagram and @shaynanicolay on TikTok.