Where can you score a free or cheap scoop?

You may not have felt like eating fries on National French Fry Day in steamy weather earlier this week, but National Ice Cream Day, which falls on Sunday, may be more palatable.Like pretty much everything, the price of ice cream is up year-over-year. However, demand is holding steady.  Premium brands are losing ground to less-expensive ones and frozen novelties like ice cream sandwiches and popsicles are selling better than regular ice cream.Here are some more ice cream stats:According to Cincinnati-based retail data firm 84.51°, the ice cream flavor most Americans scream for is chocolate, which got 36% of the vote, followed by cookies and cream (25%). Mint chocolate chip and butter pecan tied for third with 24% each. The company says that 72% of us will be getting our ice cream fix at the grocery store while 26% will get theirs at an ice cream shop.Whichever way you go, there are freebies and discounts to be found:Skittles maker sued:  Lawsuit alleges ‘known toxin’ in rainbow candyBaskin RobbinsVisit a Baskin Robbins store from July 17-23 and get $5 off any purchase of $15 or more. Shopping online or through the app? Use the coupon code BECOOLER.CarvelThe ice cream chain is offering a BOGO deal. Buy one small soft serve in a cone or cup and get a second free. Cold Stone CreameryEnjoy $4 off purchases of $20 or more as well as free delivery when buying through the mobile app.Dairy QueenGet $1 off any dipped cone at participating stores when you order through the DQ app.Dippin’ DotsCheck with your local store to see when their two-hour window for giving away free mini cips of Dippin’ Dots is scheduled.DoorDash: Ice Cream ShopToo hot to even contemplate going outside? Get $5 a pint of ice cream Sunday with the code ICECREAM5. Haagen DazsYou can still enter to win free ice cream and merchandise by entering Hagen Dazs’ giveaway by Sunday. Find out how on their social media accounts.Insomnia CookiesGet a free scoop with any purchase in store or for delivery.Gas prices are dropping:  States where it’s cheapest – and most expensiveSalt & StrawBuy any 5 pints and get a free surprise pint and free shipping through Monday. Or if you are dieting, you can enjoy smelling like ice cream with a spritz of their new edible culinary perfumes.Whole FoodsGet 25% off ice cream and frozen treats through Tuesday.YogurtlandReal Rewards members and get triple points on any order in-store or online.Subscribe to our newsletter:  The Daily Money delivers our top personal finance stories to your inbox

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