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Fortune.com reports that Sunday July 15th is National Ice Cream Day, which means some of your favorite ice cream chains are celebrating with special National Ice Cream Day deals and discounts.

For the trivia buffs in the crowd, according to the ice cream manufacturing and marketing group, International Dairy Foods Association:

  • The ice cream industry contributes $39 billion to the national economy and is responsible for more than 188,000 jobs nationwide;
  • About 1.54 billion gallons of ice cream products were produced in the United States in 2015 alone, the most recent year with data available. Of that, manufacturers note that 898 million gallons was regular ice cream (as opposed to low-fat varieties);
  • Retailers say the Great Lakes region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin) is the most successful ice cream market;
  • Demand for ice cream skyrockets in the summer, with June and July being the busiest months for ice cream sales; and
  • Back in 1984, then President Ronald Reagan designated the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day and also named July National Ice Cream month.

Some National Ice Cream Day deals and discounts that Fortune.com reported are listed below:

  • Cold Stone Creamery - Cold Stone is offering a buy-one-get-one free offer for customers who download their “My Stone Cold Club Rewards” smartphone app. Also, in a special National Ice Cream Day deal on July 15th only, Cold Stone is also offering a free $10 e-gift card, with the purchase of $30 of gift cards online;
  • Dairy Queen - DQ isn’t offering a deal specific to National Ice Cream Day 2018, however, when customers download and register with the DQ smartphone app, they get a code for one free small Blizzard;
  • Baskin Robbins - Customers who download the Baskin-Robbins mobile app can get a free regular scoop. Offers apply to any ice cream flavor. Baskin-Robbins will also end the month of July the way it caps every month with 31 days: with $1.50 regular and kid-sized scoops;
  • Whole Foods - From July 13 to 15, Whole Foods customers can buy two pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream or frozen yogurt for only $6 total. Amazon Prime members who use the smartphone app at checkout save an additional 10%;
  • Dippin’ Dots - To celebrate National Ice Cream Day and three decades in business, Dippin Dots will be giving away free mini cups for two hours on July 15. Use Dippin Dots store locator to find participating locations and times; and
  • Carvel - To celebrate National Ice Cream Day, Carvel is offering a buy-one-get-one special on its signature soft serve. This offer good for cups or cones, but customers should check to make sure their local Carvel location is participating.

To read the original article and view the accompanying pictures, courtesy of Fortune.com, please visit: http://fortune.com/2018/07/15/national-ice-cream-day-2018-deals-discounts/