Claim: Ben & Jerry's outlets are offering free ice cream on 9 April 2013.
Origins: The Ben & Jerry's chain of ice cream shops has given away free scoops during an annual celebration since their first anniversary in 1979 as a way of expressing gratitude to their customers. The tradition has continued to this day, with this year's "Free Cone Day" slated for Tuesday, 9 April 2013, as
described on the Ben & Jerry's web site:
Free Cone Day is on April 9th! So, make sure you swing by one of our participating Scoop Shops and grab yourself a FREE cone. Free Cone Day is something we've been doing since 1979 when Ben and Jerry celebrated their first year of business! Ben and Jerry wanted to thank everyone for their support in the best way they knew how; with free ice cream!
Once again this year we're giving away plenty of our classic flavors as well as some of our new flavors like Candy Bar Pie and Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt. If you haven't tried them yet, this is a great opportunity to give them a lick!
Looking for a friend to join you on Free Cone Day? This year we built a technological thingamabob to help you find the perfect friend to enjoy Free Cone Day with. So give it a whirl and Cone Together!
Needing to locate a participating Scoop Shop near you? No problem — just head to our Scoop Shop Locator and we'll hook you up!
The history of Free Cone Day is reviewed in the following video: