Dairy Queen's Annual Free Cone Day Returns This Year

Is there a better way to celebrate the beginning of spring than a free ice cream cone from Dairy Queen? We can't think of anything. Plus, you have the opportunity to help out a great cause at the same time.

For the fourth year in a row, on Tuesday, March 20, participating non-mall Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations will offer DQ fans a free small vanilla soft serve cone with the signature curl on top. They will also be collecting donations from customers for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

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The give away marks the first day of spring.

"We're excited for our fourth annual Free Cone Day," said Maria Hokanson, executive vice president of marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation. "This day has become a spring tradition and a sign that warmer weather is upon us."

Savor the treat, because only one free small vanilla cone is allowed per customer.

Last year, the Dairy Queen system of fans and franchisees contributed nearly $300,000 in one day for local hospitals.

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