In news that's inciting cartwheels and cries of joy across the entire country, McDonald's has announced they will be giving away free soft serve on Sunday, July 16 in honor of National Ice Cream Day.
The company aims to promote their new and improved soft serve recipe, which is now free of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. It also seems designed to encourage customers to download the chain's smartphone app.
In order to nab your free treat, all you have to do is download the mobile app. On Sunday, you can redeem the offer under the "my deals" tab in the app. Then, you''ll be able to score your very own cone of snowy white goodness at any participating drive-through or restaurant between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
To make the deal even sweeter, one lucky participant of Sunday's giveaway will be awarded a "Golden Arches Cone," which translates to winning a $312 McDonald's gift card and a check for $4,680. In essence, you'll be able to afford a lifetime supply of McDonald's ice cream.
"We are thanking all our guests with free vanilla soft serve on National Ice Cream Day," Darci Forrest, senior director of menu innovation at McDonald's, told WKBW Buffalo. "And we are excited to see which lucky individual will be handed a special 'Golden Arches Cone,' signifying free soft serve for life!"
All we can hear are the faint murmurs of, "Pick me, pick me!"
While we patiently await our freebies, the company has rolled out a huge marketing campaign for its soft serve. According to their Twitter account, the company will offer every user a compliment who tags them and uses "#SoftServed." And as if you needed even more convincing, the company has posted a video to their account featuring mouthwatering stills of the delectable treats.
Needless to say, we can't wait for the big day.