Get magical freebies on Tuesday for National Unicorn Day and Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day


Free ice cream and unicorns can help make Tuesday a magical day.

April 9 brings together sparkles and freebies with two made-up holidays. It’s Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day and National Unicorn Day.

Participating Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops around the world will give away free ice cream cups and cones from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, the ice cream brand announced in a statement.

The company’s co-founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, started the annual tradition in 1979 to thank their local Vermont community for supporting the ice cream shop in its first year.

Expect long lines and big crowds Tuesday as the company plans to serve more than a million free scoops. Although freebie giveaways are usually limited to one per person, the Ben & Jerry’s event encourages multiple trips.

Chuck E. Cheese’s Unicorn Churros

Chuck E. Cheese’s has Unicorn Churros through June 6 but is offering them for free for the made-up holiday Tuesday with the purchase of 30 minutes of “All You Can Play.”

The regular price is $3.99 and flavors include blue raspberry, sour green apple and cotton candy. It’s also available through delivery with DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grubhub beginning April 8.

There’s also a challenge where kids can help spread the word of “the colorful, whimsical Unicorn Churros by posting a pic with their hair in a unicorn horn using the #UnicornItChallenge.”