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Rainy Free Cone Day 09...again.

sweettoothMTL Apr 20, 2009 08:46 AM

Once again, this year, Free Cone Day (April 21) will be rainy and faily cold. We haven't been lucky the last few years it seems, And, typicaly, the only rainy day of the week is called for tomorrow, all other days will be fine.

Upside is, if I brave the elements, it should not be too busy.

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    Maximilien RE: sweettoothMTL Apr 20, 2009 09:28 AM

    and this is what exactly ?

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      sweettoothMTL RE: Maximilien Apr 20, 2009 09:35 AM

      Once a year, every year, Ben & Jerry's gives out ice cream cons for free in their shops. Started out as a charity event, they've been doing it every year for some time.

      Sorry, I assume that just because my world centers around ice cream, so does everyone's.

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        ios94 RE: sweettoothMTL Apr 20, 2009 09:40 AM

        Don't worry sweettooth, I knew exactly what you were talking about when I read the SL...lol

        Our world (my wife and I) revolves around Ice cream too, specifically B+J. And tomorrow is marked on my calendar.lol

        Yah I remember last year being miserable too, but we made it. On the bright side ice cream weather is coming late this week with the thermometer forecasted in the low 20s.

    2. Chocolatesa RE: sweettoothMTL Apr 20, 2009 01:44 PM

      Hehe, I'm tempted to look up all the Ben & Jerry's locations on the island to see how many free cones I can rack up... unfortunately I work tomorrow so I'll just have to settle for seeing if there happens to be one not too far from work on my way home.

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        nonpareils RE: sweettoothMTL Apr 20, 2009 02:37 PM

        i've been excited for a week now... and i'll still be as excited tomorrow, despite the rain, ahaha.

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          brianru RE: sweettoothMTL Apr 21, 2009 02:56 PM

          Just got back from the Ben and Jerry's on McGill College, line took about 25 minutes.

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            nonpareils RE: sweettoothMTL Apr 21, 2009 05:58 PM

            I went to the one in Old Montreal around 5pm and there was no line at all! Just us and some businessmen.

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              sweettoothMTL RE: nonpareils Apr 22, 2009 07:36 AM

              Yeah, I guess that secret should be shared. I've been to free cone day's at the Maisonneuve location, Monkland, and the new McGill College location and there is always some sort of wait. The last few years, as I work in old Montreal, I always go there, there is never any wait! Went at lunch-time, the rain stopped for about an hour, out of respect for Free Cone Day I can only assume (altough the evening was also nice).

              So many weeks of maiting and it is over so soon...until 2010!

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              everyonelovessushi RE: sweettoothMTL Apr 21, 2009 06:57 PM

              I would wait a very long time if I could get a Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz cone. B & J's greatest flavour was inexplicably dropped several years ago.

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                kpzoo RE: everyonelovessushi Apr 21, 2009 07:08 PM

                I'm pretty sure I saw Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz on the menu tonight-though I wouldn't swear on my life! They let you study the menu before you got to the front of the line. 5-min. wait at Monkland around 8:00 pm.

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                  brianru RE: kpzoo Apr 21, 2009 07:10 PM

                  Yeah, Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz was on the menu.

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                    kpzoo RE: brianru Apr 21, 2009 07:13 PM

                    Yeah, just checked on the B&J site and it's still listed as a current flavour - so it looks like you're in luck, even if you missed today's free-cone extravaganza!

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                  everyonelovessushi RE: everyonelovessushi Apr 21, 2009 07:34 PM

                  Wow, thanks. Glad to hear that. I guess they brought it back. Is it back in grocery stores as well?

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                    rcianci RE: everyonelovessushi Apr 22, 2009 10:17 PM

                    Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz is listed as a Scoop Shop Only flavor on B&J's website.


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                      ios94 RE: rcianci Mar 17, 2010 12:12 PM

                      It seems March 23rd, 2010 is free cone day at Ben & Jerry's according to their US website and their Facebook site has a sub site called, "B&J's Free Cone Day! US". Their Canadian website does not mention free cone day. I thought they typically had cone day on the same day in the US and Canada. Anyone know anything about this? It's typically in April.

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                        kpzoo RE: ios94 Mar 17, 2010 12:17 PM

                        It should be the same day in Canada as it always is, you could always call to check...


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                          marblebag RE: ios94 Mar 22, 2010 11:21 AM

                          the B&J on de Maisonneuve / Crescent does show tomorrow (March 23) as free cone day

                  2. Andria RE: sweettoothMTL Mar 23, 2010 05:37 PM

                    I believe this was the third rainy free cone day in a row! Unfortunately, I am off ice cream for the time being. It was painfully difficult watching group after group of my daycare kids and educators going to get their ice cream today. The people there are always so nice to our kids.

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