Dairy Queen, Rita's giving away free ice cream for first day of spring

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - What better way can there be to start off spring than with some free ice cream?

Local Dairy Queen and Rita's locations will celebrate springtime by offering a free icy treat Tuesday at locations around San Diego County.

"We’re excited for our fourth annual Free Cone Day," Maria Hokanson, Executive Vice President of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation, said. "This day has become a spring tradition and a sign that warmer weather is upon us."

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While warmer weather may not quite be upon us here in San Diego, that doesn't mean you can't take a break for some ice cream. Here are the promotions you can take advantage of on Tuesday:

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen is giving away free vanilla ice cream cones for its annual free cone day on March 20. One free cone is available per customer. Available while supplies last. Dairy Queen is also accepting donations for Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

Rita's Italian Ice

Rita's will give away free Italian ice from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Attendees will also have the chance to score free Rita's for a year and a trip to Miami.

Here's a handy map where to find local Dairy Queen and Rita's locations around San Diego for your free spring treat:

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