National Ice Cream & Junk Food Day deals for July 21

You have every excuse to indulge on Sunday

SAN ANTONIO – National Ice Cream Day falls on the third Sunday of July. National Junk Food Day falls on July 21st each year. This year, both indulgent holidays fall on the same day.

So basically, you have every excuse to treat yourself on Sunday. And many businesses are working to entice you even further with some bargains. 

Here's a list of deals from

Baskin-Robbins: Get two pre-packed quarts of ice cream for $7.99 total all day long on July 21. This includes the Stranger-Things inspired U.S.S. Butterscotch flavor. Plus, use code FREESCOOP when making a delivery order via Doordash to get a free scoop of ice cream with your purchase of $10 or more.

Bruster’s: Any day (not just National Ice Cream Day), kids under 40 inches tall get a free baby cone. Plus, Rewards members get double points on July 21.

Carvel: Buy one soft serve cone or cup, get one free on July 21.

Cream: Buy any scoop of ice cream, get a second scoop free on July 21 and 22.

Creamistry: This chain serves liquid nitrogen ice cream and is offering loyalty members one free Ruby Cacao ice cream with any purchase of greater or equal value on National Ice Cream Day.

Culver’s: Get a free scoop of custard with purchase of a value basket at participating locations with this coupon.

Dippin’ Dots: Participating locations will give away free mini cups during a two-hour window. Check with your local store to find out when. See details.

Instacart: Through July 28, order $15 worth of select Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Talenti, Haagen-Dazs, Edy’s, Dreyer’s and Outshine from Instacart, and get $5 off your order or unlock free delivery.

Jack in the Box: Use this printable coupon to get two free tacos with a purchase.

Johnny Rocket’s: Get a free milkshake with purchase of an entree on July 21. See a list of participating locations.

Krispy Kreme: Krispy Kreme is celebrating its birthday until July 21, with a special Birthday Batter Doughnut. It’s filled with birthday cake batter, dipped in strawberry icing and topped with party sprinkles. Find it at participating locations.

LongHorn Steakhouse: For a limited time, enjoy Steak & Bourbon ice cream for $3.99 at participating locations. This sweet and savory dish features bits of steak and bourbon caramel. See details.

MaggieMoo’s: Get a free small cone or cup all month long when you purchase a Majestic Shake during Happy Hour (2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays).

Marble Slab: Purchase a Majestic Shake during Happy Hour (2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays) all month long, and get a free small cup or cone.

Monkey Joe’s: Each child will receive one free ice cream cup per paid admission while supplies last. Not to be combined with other offers.

Petsmart: Bring your dog in July 20 or 21 and receive a free doggie ice cream topped with dog biscuits at PetSmart Petshotel locations. No booking required.

Sonic: Enjoy Sonic Nights on July 21 and all summer long. This promo gets you half-price shakes and ice cream cookie sandwiches for $1.49 each every night after 8 p.m.

Taco Bell: Nacho Fries (a stroke of junk food genius) are back for a limited time. These are french fries with Mexican seasoning, served with a side of warm nacho cheese.

Wendy’s: Buy the Frosty Key Tag for $2. It entitles you to a free Jr. Frosty with every purchase at participating locations until Dec. 31.

White Castle: Get 12 Chicken Rings for $2.99 for a limited time.

Whole Foods: Through July 30, get 35% off ice cream and frozen novelties. This offer is exclusively for Amazon Prime members in select ZIP codes.

Wienerschnitzel: Use this printable coupon to get 99-cent corn dogs.

Yogurtland: On July 21, buy one ice cream, get one free from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

About the Author:

Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 25 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.