Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Free and Cheap Ice Cream This Week - And Beyond

Today we are going to try to stop at Ben & Jerry's before heading over to my volunteer job, because they are giving out FREE ICE CREAM CONES.  You can check here to see if one near you is participating. I'm hoping the line is not too long, or we won't be able to squeeze it in between Pebbles' nap and my 4:30 work time.

If you miss out on that, tomorrow is 31-cent scoop night at Baskin Robbins. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., you can get a little cone (perfect size for the kids) for just that much. It's to support The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

And speaking of free ice cream, I did some searching around on free ice cream birthday clubs for Nutmeg's recent birthday. I found out that if your birthday is imminent, the best place to sign up for a free scoop is Baskinrobbins.com. Their Web form actually works, and it lets you print out a coupon right away that you can use for a few days after your birthday. If you want to get free birthday ice cream at other stores, I would recommend filling out the postcards or forms they give out at the physical store, because I have found the Web sites to be impossible.

Unfortunately, the one day we were near the BR last week, I forgot Nutmeg's coupon. Now that we are probably getting free cones at B&J today, the only day I'll have left before Nutmegs' expires is the 31-cent day. Which is like, big whoop, right?

Then again, there is nothing to stop me from signing up, say, Pebbles for the birthday club on the Web site, saying her birthday is next week, and borrowing her coupon to give to Nutmeg. Yes, that's not honest, but if we don't get to use the original coupon we got, I don't feel that bad about it.

Finally, there was a coupon in this past weekend's coupon newspaper insert for a free small soft serve at BR. So if you're accompanying your birthday kid, you or a sibling can also get a cone.