Whether we pay attention to it or not, the prices of some of our favorite, everyday items have increased. This may be something that we notice on our grocery bill, in stores while shopping or by word of mouth.

When Was The Last Time That You Got Something For Free?


We automatically feel more interested in something when we learn that it's a freebie. Who doesn't love free?

Sometimes the things we love and may take for granted are free. This may consist of receiving a compliment from a stranger, an act of kindness from someone you just met, alone time with your pet or even a beautiful reminder from family or friends. 

Free Food And The First Day Of Spring Will Boost Our Serotonin


Over the past couple of months, I have expressed how I have had seasonal depression. Thankfully, I have found ways to lessen it here in the Hudson Valley. Ways that I have attempted to temporarily ward off depression consist of red light therapy, breathing in oxygen from an oxygen bar, receiving a massage and more.

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We can rejoice! Spring is officially in the air with that being said, there are businesses that are offering freebies in honor of this uplifting holiday that holds new beginnings.

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Get Free Food In The Hudson Valley On The First Day Of Spring



Dairy Queen

According to Dairy Queen, guests can stop by on March 20, 2023, to participate in Free Cone Day at a Dairy Queen location. This small cone would be free of charge, one cone per person and it will be happening all day long.

Here are some of the Hudson Valley Dairy Queen locations.

  • 4164 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
  • 197 S Plank Rd, Newburgh, NY 12550
  • 2319 NY-66, Ghent, NY 12075

Rita's Italian Ice

Rita's claims that their favorite flavor is actually free. It only makes sense that they will be giving away a free, regular-size Italian ice. The flavor would be chosen by the guest who is receiving the Italian ice on March 20, 2023.

Here are some of the Hudson Valley Rita's locations.

  • 92 Dolson Ave, Middletown, NY 10940
  • 421 NY-59 Suite 8, Monsey, NY 10952
  • 1881A Commerce St, Yorktown, NY 10598

*Heads up, the following, Hudson Valley Rita's location is temporarily closed, 287 E Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701.

It's also important to know that there are Dairy Queen locations that are treat and food and treat. The list will continue to grow here of more Hudson Valley restaurants that are offering free food on the first day of spring, check back in.

What Hudson Valley business would you like to see offer free food? Share with us below.

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