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FREE McDonald's Vanilla Cone 7/16 & giveaway!

Posted July 15

In honor of National Ice Cream Day on July 16, McDonald's across the Triangle and Sandhills will join McDonald's restaurants across the country in celebrating its iconic vanilla soft serve - made with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives - by treating fans to free vanilla cones all day long through the McDonald's app!

AND you can register here to win a $15 McDonald's gift card and free dessert coupons!


All you need to do to score the free Vanilla Cone is download the McDonald’s mobile app and then redeem the Free Vanilla Cone offer on Sunday, July 16 at your local Triangle and Sandhills-area McDonald's.

This free offer is only valid on Sunday, July 16, 2017.

If you have not already downloaded the app, you will be pleasantly surprised at all the coupons they offer including multiple BOGO coupons for drinks, sandwiches and more.


Want to sweeten the deal? Extend your celebration of National Ice Cream Day past July 16 with a $15 Arch Card and a week of free McDonald’s desserts!

One lucky winner will receive a $15 McDonald's Arch Card gift card and coupons for 5 free McDonald's desserts!

To enter the giveaway, fill out the short form below and then comment here telling us what sweet treat you’re craving in this North Carolina heat – and who you’d like to share it with.

You have until Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 11:59 pm to enter. The winning username will be posted on the blog on Monday, July 17. One entry per person.

To leave your comment, click on the comments bubble at the top right of this post.

Thanks to McDonald's for hosting this giveaway!


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 17, 8:41 p.m.

    Congratulations to mwaite24! You won the giveaway for a gift card and free product coupons!

    Please respond to my e-mail my Friday to claim your prize.

    Thanks to all who entered and to McDonald's for hosting this giveaway!

  • raesmom1612 Jul 17, 4:26 p.m.

    Rae and I love to share a strawberry milkshake......mainly bc I get it for her and she ever finishes it lol

  • thebkwrm2 Jul 17, 1:41 a.m.

    Ice cream of course in this heat!

  • jppike2 Jul 16, 5:58 p.m.

    Any desert at McDonalds would be delicious while sharing with my grandsons.

  • fourpoodles Jul 16, 11:28 a.m.

    I would like to share a hot fudge sundae with my husband.

  • missynkinzie Jul 16, 7:36 a.m. cream!!! pies!!!
    No, wait!!! Ice cream and apple pies!!!

  • applepync Jul 15, 11:07 p.m.

    View quoted thread

    And reluctantly share it with my son. 😂

  • applepync Jul 15, 11:05 p.m.

    Without a doubt, hot fudge sundaes!

  • mwaite24 Jul 15, 10:56 p.m.

    Nice thick chocolate shake.

  • Momoffi Jul 15, 10:37 p.m.

    Oreo McFlurry with my daughter!