First published in 2014. We update our New Jersey spring freebies guide every year when new dates are available. We’re currently updating for 2023.
It’s Spring! It’s time to celebrate with some free treats. Did you know all across our area you and your kids can get some great freebies?
The first day of spring is almost here and if you’re like my family you get VERY excited. The first day of spring usually means lots of spring freebies. When possible we love to celebrate the first day of spring by taking a trip to the park and ending the day with a trip to Rita’s Water Ice for a free frozen treat. Whether you are spending the day indoors or squeezing in some outdoor playtime, don’t miss out on one of these great locations offering free treats and discounts on the first day of spring or other spring days.
Mark your calendar for these spring freebies in New Jersey!
Rita’s Ice First Day of Spring Freebies Water Ice Promotion
UPDATE for 2023 – Rita’s Water Ice free water ice day is back! This year, the Rita’s app is NOT required to receive your Free First Day of Spring Ice. On March 20, 2023, guests will be issued a free water ice in the same manner as in previous years. Woohoo!
Whether it’s cloudy or sunny we love Rita’s any time! It has become a family tradition for us to have that first cold sweet Rita’s and cross our fingers for spring weather. For NJ locations and local store hours click here. For more details visit our Free Water Ice at Rita’s event listing.
Free Doughnuts with Shore Good Donuts
Shore Good Donuts is once again giving away free doughnuts! The 2023 date will be Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. Enjoy free breakfast at Shore Good Donuts where you’ll get a free doughnut. Offer good at Ship Bottom location. Enjoy a day at the beach and start it off with a yummy treat for your whole family. For more details visit our Free Donut Day at Shore Good Donuts event listing.
National Pretzel Day is April 26, 2023. We all love those soft warm pretzels and love them more when they’re free!
Free Pretzels from Philly Pretzel Factory
Philly Pretzel Factory expects to participate in 2023 National Pretzel Day by giving away free pretzels. As of April 3, 2023, there were no details available yet available for 2023. For a Philly Pretzel Factory location near you visit their website.
For more details visit our Free Pretzels for National Pretzel Day event listing.
Free Pretzels from Wetzel’s Pretzels
As of April 3, 2023, there were no additional details available yet on either the Wetzel’s Pretzels website or Facebook page about 2023 National Pretzel Day promotions.
Free Ice Cream
Love free ice cream? Love free cone days?
Did you know New Jersey ice cream shops hold free cone days every spring? Parents and kids will love this schedule of free ice cream days in New Jersey. Mark your calendar for each of these free ice cream cone days and share this listing with your friends.
Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen 2023
- Some New Jersey Dairy Queen locations are participating in Free Cone Day this March 20, 2023. One free small vanilla cone at participating U.S. non-mall locations. All day. Limit one per person. While supplies last. May not be valid on delivery or mobile orders. Free Cone Day benefits local charities by encouraging patrons to donate in lieu of paying for a cone. For NJ locations and local store hours click here. Be sure to call your nearest location to see if they are participating. Click on the event listing below for more details.
Free Ice Cream Day at Dippy’s
- Free Ice Cream Day at Dippy’s Gloucester County is April 1, 2023. No foolin! All day, from 11 am to 9:30 pm you can get a free ice cream cone at the Dippy’s in Mantua Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. Get more details in our event listing.
More free ice cream days
In the past, these New Jersey ice cream shops also offered free ice cream days. We haven’t been able to confirm in quite some time if they are still holding such days. There’s no mention of it on their website or social media channels and our messages don’t get returned. We’re sharing just in case you were curious about these locations. If anything changes, we’ll let you know.
- The last time Ben and Jerry’s handed out UNLIMITED free cones was on April 9, 2019.
- The most recent Alstede Farms Free Ice Cream Day was on April 30, 2020.
- Woo-Hoo is no longer offering a free ice cream day in the spring since they are now open yearround.
- The 11th Annual Haagen-Dazs Free Cone Day was Tuesday, May 12, 2020! We haven’t seen news of a free cone day with them since then.
Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 6, 2023, Too much food for you? Head to your favorite comic book store for Free Comic Book Day. Click over to get the details on FREE Comic Book Day and learn how comic books help kids learn how to read. Many stores offer more fun on Free Comic Book Day like characters, crafts, games, and more. Don’t miss a Jersey Family Fun favorite!
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