We're big fans of freebies, and we've got a good one for you: Rita’s Italian Ice is giving away free Italian ice on Monday, March 20 from noon to 9 p.m. This deal is part of the national chain's annual First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway. In addition to celebrating spring, Rita’s is also commemorating its 25th anniversary this year. Last year, the chain gave away almost one million cups of Italian ice in a nine-hour period.
All of the Rita's in metro Phoenix will be giving away free Italian ice on Monday, March 20. For more information and to find a Rita's near you, visit Rita's Italian Ice's website.
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