Free Italian Ice Day 2017 at Rita’s — Today Only; and Your Chance to Win Free Ice For a Year

T oday is free Italian ice day 2017 at participating locations of Rita’s across the United States in celebration of the first day of Spring, Monday, March 20 from noon through 9:00 in the evening — an annual ritual which is in its 25th year.

Free Ice for a Year Photography Contest

There is also a contest which you can enter — one person will win free ice for a year; while new this year is that 24 other people will each win gift cards worth $25.00 at participating locations of Rita’s — by simply following the instructions listed below:

  1. Capture and submit a photograph showcasing your first day of spring fun at Rita’s — be creative, show your tongue, your excitement for Rita’s, and everything in between
  2. You must follow Rita’s on Twitter and/or Instagram to qualify — be sure to have your account set to public — and followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will be directed to tag their photos with the hashtag #ritasfirstdayofspring
  3. Submissions of photographs will be accepted until midnight Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, March 24, 2017

Rules, Terms and Conditions

Participants must be located in — and a legal resident of — the 50 United States and the District of Columbia; and participants must be 13 years of age or older. Rita’s franchise owners, their employees and members of their immediate families — for example, spouses, children, siblings, parents — and persons living in the same household as such persons — whether related or not — are ineligible to participate in the contest.

The winner of the grand prize will win free ice for a year in the form of 52 free Regular ice coupons at a total retail value of $150.80, which can be used at any Rita’s location. Also new this year is that the winner of the grand prize will also receive Rita’s merchandise — including a Drawstring Backpack, a Tumbler, and an Ice Guy Plush Toy. The combined retail value of these merchandise items is $15.01.

The 25 finalists will be contacted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and the winner of the grand prize will be publicly announced on the official social media sites of Rita’s on Friday, April 7, 2017.

The winning photographs will be judged based on creativity, originality and the showcasing of your first taste of Spring at Rita’s — as determined by Rita’s — in its sole discretion.

Other rules, terms and conditions apply.


This promotion is basically similar to the one last year; but with more prizes being offered.

Dairy Queen has a similar promotion today in which free small vanilla cones are being given away to customers.

Enjoy your first taste of Spring 2017 with a free Italian ice!

Source: Rita’s Franchise Company.

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