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National Root Beer Float Day, National Frozen Custard Day and National S’mores Day: All the best deals

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Okay look, we’re not sure how much more of this we can take. All these weird holidays seem to get more bizarre and specific with each passing day, but we keep covering them because there are plenty of neat freebies and deals attached to them. For example, today is “National Root Beer Float Day” and who wouldn’t want a free root beer float? There are actually three different made-up holidays this week that’ll get you free stuff or at least some pretty decent deals, and rounded up all the highlights. National Root Beer Float Day is today, as we mentioned, and then National Frozen Custard Day is on Thursday. Finally, Saturday is National S’mores Day and we wholeheartedly support making yourself a yummy s’more even if you don’t take advantage of any of the deals mentioned below.

National Root Beer Float Day (Aug. 6)

Root beer floats combine a delicious carbonated beverage with ice cream, making them a perfect antidote to the August heat. Enjoy these specials on Aug. 6:

  • A&W: On Aug. 6 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., get a free small root beer float while supplies last. No purchase necessary.
  • Carl’s Jr.: For those who prefer Coke in their float. The new Coke Float is available for a limited time as part of the 100 Days of Summer promotion.
  • Red Robin: Order a bottomless beverage with your meal to get free refills your entire visit. The list includes root beer floats.
  • St. Arnold Brewing Company: Purchase a root beer float and get a souvenir plastic cup while supplies last on Aug. 4 (the Sunday before National Root Beer Float Day). The celebration also includes special alcoholic root beer floats, as well as Root Beer Snob toddler shirts for sale. See details.
  • Wienerschnitzel: Get a free root beer float with any purchase on Aug. 6 with this printable coupon.

National Frozen Custard Day (Aug. 8)

  • Andy’s Frozen Custard: Get 86 cent cones all day long on Thursday.
  • BurgerFi: Get a free small custard on Aug. 8 when you download the BurgerFi app. Valid at participating locations on Aug. 8. Limit one per person. No purchase necessary. Cannot be combined with other offers.
  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: Freddy’s will offer single cake cones, single dishes and custard cookies for $1 each on Aug. 8. Plus, for each of these items sold, Freddy’s will donate 50 cents to the Kids in Need Foundation.
  • Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard: Rita’s will offer promotional-size frozen custard in a cup or cone for 99 cents on Aug. 8. One per guest per visit.

National S’mores Day (Aug. 10)

  • Dairy Queen: Order the S’mores Blizzard from DQ’s summer Blizzard lineup.
  • Instacart: Buy $20 worth of qualifying Kraft products via Instacart (including Jet-Puffed marshmallows) and save $5 off your order or unlock free delivery.

Article updated to clarify Andy’s Frozen Custard’s National Frozen Custard Day promotion.

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.