McDonald's is Giving Away Free Soft-Serve for a Lifetime

McDonald's is in the midst of a full-scale relaunch of its soft-serve ice cream -- complete with new recipe sans artificial flavors, colors or preservatives -- and to celebrate, they chain will give one lucky diner free vanilla soft-serve for life.

McDonald's announced it will give away one free vanilla cone to customers at participating locations on National Ice Cream Day --  Sunday, July 16. That same afternoon, they'll announce the winner of the glistening, glowing Golden Arches Cone, which grants the recipient free soft-serve for life.

So how do you get your hands on this golden cone?

Between now and July 16, download the McDonald's mobile app and redeem the Free Vanilla Cone offer before that Sunday; your free cone adds your name to the drawing for the golden cone.

The recipient will bask in the glory and as much free ice cream as they like -- let's just hope the machine isn't down! McDonald's will announce the winner between 2 and 5 p.m. July 16.

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