Ben & Jerry’s has been hosting Free Cone Day every year since 1979. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Some ice cream giveaways promise small vanilla cones. Others, like Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s, a springtime tradition of nearly 40 years, let you take your pick of flavors. That is, until your favorite is all gobbled up. So here’s some information to get you ahead of the pack (as of this writing, nearly 3,000 people have RSVP’d to the event on Facebook).
Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day runs from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 at all Ben & Jerry’s locations.
The ice cream chain, founded in 1978 in a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, has been hosting the promotion since 1979 to thank customers for their support. Free ice cream enthusiasts can choose both the flavor and method of delivery they want — cup or cone. The chain recently debuted several non-dairy options made from almond milk.
There are eight “scoop shops” in New Jersey — Cape May, Beach Haven, Hoboken, Ridgewood, Newark Airport Terminal A, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, Riverwalk Edgewater and Englewood. If you’re not sure about the location of your nearest Ben & Jerry’s, consult the chain’s location finder.
You can auto-tweet your flavor of choice at the Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day website.
#FreeConeDay is April 4th, all over the world! What flavor will you choose? https://t.co/BOrk2Px8yj pic.twitter.com/guXZt5cQn9
— Ben & Jerry’s (@benandjerrys) March 20, 2017