Is there anything better than the first day of spring? Yep 鈥 the first day of spring plus ice cream. And what鈥檚 even better that that?! FREE ice cream to celebrate the first day of spring. Here鈥檚 how to score the sweet treat that won鈥檛 cost you a dime.

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When we think of spring, we indulge in fantasies about flowers and sunshine and, yep, warmer weather that鈥檚 perfect for eating some yummy ice cream. That鈥檚 why Dairy Queen is celebrating the beginning of the season with #FreeConeDay. Accepting donations for the Children鈥檚 Miracle Network (appreciated, though not necessary), you鈥檒l be able to nab yourself a classic cone.

And while we were already aware (and loving) the fact that Dairy Queen is handing out free cones today, it looks like Rita鈥檚 Italian Ice is also in on the tasty celebration (and according to BuzzFeed, has been doing so annually for 25 years).

Folks are certainly into the free treats鈥

It wasn't hard to cone-vince me to participate in #StarnesLunch #freeconeday

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Will you be grabbing yourself a free ice cream cone today? Let us know @BritandCo!

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