Free Blizzard Day from Dairy Queen

Comments 142 by Rebecca Bollwitt

On July 27th Dairy Queen’s iconic frozen treat, the Blizzard, will celebrate its 25th birthday. To mark the occasion, Canadian Olympic gold medalist MaÑ‘lle Ricker will be handing out free mini Blizzards to everyone that stops by TD Plaza (at Georgia and Granville) between 11:30am and 1:00pm. The Blizzardmobile will also be on site to get those caramel, candy bar, cookie chunk cravings flowing.

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Dairy Queen is active in the community and they even sponsored Blogathon Vancouver last year, stopping by with treats for the entire blogging crew. They have also given me two $25 gift cards to give away to my readers.

Here’s how to enter to win one of two gift cards:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Leave a comment (which can even be to confirm you shared on Facebook)
  • Post the following on Twitter:
  • RT to enter to win a $25 Dairy Queen gift card from @Miss604

    Remember to stop by that day for your free treat and donations to the Children’s Miracle Network will be gratefully accepted on site. Follow @DQCanada on Twitter for updates or to see if the Blizzardmobile will be swinging through your hometown this summer.

    **Please note: As mentioned above, the free mini Blizzards are only being handed out at the TD Plaza and not at local DQ locations. They will have a supply of 5,000 Blizzards for the giveaway.**

    Update My winners are Alex & Mila, congratulations and I hope everyone got to sample some Blizzards the other day!

    I will draw two contest winners July 28th.

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    142 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. LisaTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 2:26pm PDT

      sounds yummy 😀

    2. mikeTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 2:27pm PDT

      i shared this on facebook!

    3. CarrieTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 2:28pm PDT

      Love those blizzards!! 🙂

    4. GailTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 2:28pm PDT

      I love DQ!! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

    5. Patrick M.Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 2:28pm PDT

      Free Blizzards? How could I not?

    6. DonnaTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 2:28pm PDT

      yum yum last week I had a mint oreo cookie dough blizzard. It was so good I had to sit for a while after and concentrate on regular breathing

    7. LBTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 2:31pm PDT


    8. Michael KwanTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 2:32pm PDT

      Are the free Blizzards only downtown? So not at the other locations around town?

    9. Neil WylesTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 2:40pm PDT

      The other free blizzard location will be at B.C. Children’s Hospital. Dairy Queen is a huge supporter of the Miracle Network.

      It is not at a specific DQ location, but in the square at Georgia and Granville.

    10. fiercekittyTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 2:45pm PDT

      i am so hungry for sugar right. i wish i had a blizzard ASAP. or i could wait to win this contest.

      fine. i shall wait. meow!

    11. d3soTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:05pm PDT

      is this contest limited to those in CA or can people from the US participate as well?

    12. DanielleTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:05pm PDT

      I love blizzards!

    13. VeronicaTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:09pm PDT

      Yum yum! I love free Blizzards.

    14. ChrisTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:11pm PDT

      Live and work far from the DQ party sites. So, would love to get the gift card to enjoy some cool treats!

    15. Daianne SilvaTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:14pm PDT

      Really yummi post. I love blizard.

    16. Marco FurtadoTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:15pm PDT

      I am crazy love about Blizard…

    17. ashleeTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:17pm PDT

      mmm…i love blizzards 🙂

    18. HollyTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:20pm PDT

      I shared on facebook and at my work!!!

    19. cherylTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:26pm PDT


    20. RennTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:32pm PDT

      Would be so cool to see Maelle Ricker!! And free Blizzards rock too 🙂

    21. Art BuffieTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:33pm PDT

      mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Blizzards!! 😀

    22. LAinVancouverTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:36pm PDT

      I had to move away from the DQ at Broadway & Trafalgar – as I was spending a little too much time at the counter!

    23. DonnaTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:40pm PDT

      Shared on Facebook, Tweeted on Twitter, now I’m craving a Blizzard!!

    24. kimTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:43pm PDT

      posted on facebook…..mmmmmmmm blizzards 🙂

    25. kimTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:46pm PDT

      oh and has been tweeted as well 🙂

    26. JeremyTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 4:16pm PDT


    27. JenTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 4:17pm PDT

      I would love to win a prize from DQ 🙂

    28. AndrewTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 4:24pm PDT

      I wonder how many Dilly Bar’s one can buy for $25?

    29. JeffTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 4:30pm PDT

      Would love to win this.

    30. Alex CameronTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 4:46pm PDT

      I’m leaving a comment cause I like ice cream mixed with stuff!

    31. DianeTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 4:54pm PDT

      Haven’t had a Blizzard in years…must compare to the newer ice cream treats to see if it’s true that they just don’t make ’em like they used to.

    32. BrendaTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 5:48pm PDT

      Yummm I had a midnight truffle blizzard and it was delicious!

    33. TracyTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 6:08pm PDT

      Blizzard are delicious!

    34. deniTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 7:15pm PDT

      yum! Blizzards are my favourite summer treat!

    35. JeanieTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 7:45pm PDT

      Too bad not all DQ locations are handing out free blizzards! :'(

    36. JeffTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 10:30pm PDT

      Love Blizzards!

    37. HelenTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 11:08pm PDT

      Blizzards are yummy!!!

    38. CharlesTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 11:24pm PDT

      Blizzards Rule! miss604 rules!

    39. EvelynTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 11:28pm PDT

      I love ice cream! 😀

    40. CaioWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 12:08am PDT

      I want Dairy Queen gift card!

    41. TrevorWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 5:30am PDT

      Yay DQ!

    42. AlexWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 8:51am PDT

      I love DQ!

    43. RachelWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 9:25am PDT

      Mmmmm ice cream

    44. TriciaWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 10:44am PDT

      DQ ice cream cakes — those are the best.

    45. GrantWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 11:24am PDT

      Ice cream….

    46. TeresaWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 11:53am PDT

      Would love to win!

    47. ShannonWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 12:15pm PDT


    48. tracyWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 1:10pm PDT

      mmh!! ice cream cake =D

    49. annabelleWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 1:37pm PDT

      I wonder if a free blizzard tastes sweeter. . . humm. . . . shared on FB

    50. CeciWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 2:11pm PDT

      Mmmmmm, DQ blizzards. . . .

    51. KathyWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 3:10pm PDT

      Yay! Dairyqueen! As a kid I always wanted to know how they did the curly top on the top of the ice cream cones…it looks like the little girls hair from the grinch stole christmas

    52. DonaldWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 4:50pm PDT

      Nice hoodie!

    53. VeronicaWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 4:53pm PDT

      Awesome, count me in!

    54. KatieWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 4:53pm PDT

      We used to always bet a box of dilly-bars whenever we had a bet as kids growing up. Would love this gift certificate

    55. AmyWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 10:25pm PDT

      Yummy for the summer!

    56. LiaThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 12:02am PDT

      I have yet to successfully finish a full blizzard on my own… this may be it!

    57. BrendaThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 1:26am PDT

      Just had an Oreo Cheesequake blizzard yesterday! Delicious as always 🙂

    58. MicaelaThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 2:56am PDT


    59. AnnieThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 9:34am PDT

      I love blizzards! 🙂

    60. JaniceThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 12:01pm PDT

      They make good cakes.

    61. AmyThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 4:11pm PDT

      ice cream + free = <3

    62. EricaThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 4:25pm PDT

      I love ice cream!!!

    63. Albert GiesbrechtThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 4:43pm PDT

      DQ has been my home away from home for 45 years!

    64. MarkThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 5:08pm PDT

      We need more free blizzard days!

    65. MilaThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 6:05pm PDT

      Mmmm… Blizzard. *drools*

    66. JWThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 6:33pm PDT

      Dairy Queen ice cream cakes are staples @ family bday parties! *fingers crossed* that I get a GC…it’ll definitely come in handy…lots of bday parties in the next while 😛

    67. EricFriday, July 23rd, 2010 — 9:01am PDT

      Blizzards are yummy.

    68. DaniellaFriday, July 23rd, 2010 — 1:22pm PDT

      Daniella V shared this on Facebook!

      [email protected]

    69. JeanetteFriday, July 23rd, 2010 — 1:38pm PDT

      Love those DQ Blizzards!! Thanks.

    70. SharonFriday, July 23rd, 2010 — 1:48pm PDT


    71. AlisonFriday, July 23rd, 2010 — 2:40pm PDT


    72. AlFriday, July 23rd, 2010 — 3:47pm PDT


    73. JenSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 1:02pm PDT

      Shared on Facebook! I have a bit of a secret addiction to Blizzards…would love to win this so I don’t go broke! Unfortunately I don’t work downtown anymore, so the free handouts on July 27 aren’t a possibility. 🙁

    74. TracySaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 2:30pm PDT

      Yummy in my Tummy!!
      I wantt ^o^

    75. CristinaSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 3:20pm PDT

      My kids LOVE DQ!

    76. RubySaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 4:12pm PDT

      mmmmmm … icecream! how could it be wrong on a hot, sunny day? or any other day for that matter ;o)

    77. hansolocujoSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 4:27pm PDT


    78. ShannonMacSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 9:50pm PDT

      mmm… peanut parfait blizzard!

    79. KevinSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 11:15pm PDT

      Forget blizzards. It’s all about the Dilly Bar!

    80. CandiceMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 11:33am PDT

      Free Blizzards?!?! So awesome!

    81. CharlesMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 12:01pm PDT

      Free Blizzards for Frenz. on Hot Summer day! Yummmy.

    82. RoshenaMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 2:28pm PDT

      Just about time for an ice cream birthday cake!

    83. RanelleMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 3:03pm PDT

      Love oreo blizzards!

    84. RyanMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 3:04pm PDT

      good timing

    85. TanyaMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 3:04pm PDT

      Shared and tweeted! 🙂

    86. WillMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 3:14pm PDT

      Love them Blizzards. Too bad I won’t be downtown on Tues 🙁

    87. LindsayDianneMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 3:16pm PDT

      It’s going to be a zoo! 🙂

    88. MichaelMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 3:50pm PDT

      RT’d on Twitter. Wish I was downtown tomorrow but a $25 DQ gift card would more than suffice )

    89. RosieMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 4:08pm PDT

      I love Dairy Queen!!

    90. mingMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 5:36pm PDT

      Mmmmmmmmm, DQ ice cream

    91. RachelleMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 5:41pm PDT

      DQ really has the best ice cream!

    92. SanazMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 5:42pm PDT

      Would love to win this to give it away to a friend who’s a big fan of DQ!

    93. sarahdotcomMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 5:45pm PDT

      Ah, yes! Thank you so much for the heads up 🙂

    94. Jay CattersonMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 6:03pm PDT

      Shared on FB AND Twitter!

    95. RobertMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 6:09pm PDT

      I also shared on Facebook and tweeted on Twitter…

    96. LindaMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 9:22pm PDT

      Too bad for some of us who don’t work downtown. We’ll miss the celebration.

    97. TinaMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 10:41pm PDT

      Blizzards hmmmmmmm.. yum

    98. JillianMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 11:33pm PDT

      Blizzards are big enough to share for 2 people – healthier that way too.

    99. VeronicaTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 8:35am PDT


    100. MyaTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 8:56am PDT

      Yum Blizzards!!!

    101. KatieTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 10:34am PDT

      Dairy Queen has been my family’s favourite dessert for years! This gift card would help!

    102. KarenTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:00am PDT

      MMM – DQ and summertime – they go hand in hand!

    103. CorinneTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:00am PDT

      Shared on FB :))

    104. Linda HunterTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:01am PDT

      Love those blizzards!

    105. JenTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:05am PDT

      Love DQ blizzards!

    106. triciaTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:07am PDT

      My kids cant get enough of this treat

    107. MandyTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:13am PDT

      Shared on FB. I love DQ! -I’m even a blizzard fanclub member haha

    108. SunheeTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:15am PDT

      Shared on facebook!!! Now can I have a blizzard???

    109. JuliaTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:20am PDT

      Blizzard’s are a really great Dairy Treat, although I could say that about even the simple original cone….it has been pleasing me for many more than 25 years and because it is ice milk it fits nicely into any diet plan that I might be on.

    110. PriskilaTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:34am PDT

      COOL treat for the hot summer days !

    111. KellyTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:40am PDT

      never had a blizzard before… would love to try!

    112. EveTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:47am PDT

      yum yum

    113. Judy CupskeyTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:51am PDT

      Can taste it now! Woo hoo!

    114. Carissa KasperTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 12:35pm PDT

      Shared on facebook! Just left downtown before I read this post too bad

    115. MarinaTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 12:42pm PDT

      Shared on Facebook! 🙂

    116. CaitlynnTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 12:48pm PDT

      Do the Deee EEE Q – do the DQ!

    117. CaiteeTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 12:52pm PDT

      Too bad I’m not downtown to take advantage of that! Perfect weather for it!

    118. ChrisTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 12:59pm PDT

      Think of the number of OREO brownie earthquakes I could have… and possibly share with others. Yummmmm.

    119. jenn LTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 1:07pm PDT

      I should have run down there but I am sweating just thinking of it…and drooling.

    120. TraceyTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 1:17pm PDT

      Yummy blizzards and DQ cakes.

    121. JadenTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 1:39pm PDT

      Curious…I’ve never tried a blizzard…

    122. Kathy M.Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 1:39pm PDT

      I shared and tweeted! My kids would love a gift card! I hope we can win.

    123. diane dTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 2:00pm PDT

      YUM! love DQ

    124. FionaTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 2:37pm PDT

      I heart DQ!

    125. Heather FletcherTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 3:11pm PDT

      Having always enjoyed DQ more DQ would be Fantastic! my family used to go to the DQ at 13th & Main in the 60’s (I think the first one in Vancouver?) and get Dilly Bars, used to be a wooden stick and if it had “FREE” written on the stick you got a FREE Dilly Bar one of my older sisters won one we were all so excited, delicious memories 🙂

    126. KirstinTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 3:19pm PDT

      I was too lazy to make the trek up to Granville for my Blizzard today (not to mention back-to-back meetings). So a GC would be fab! I wasn’t too lazy
      to retweet. 😉

    127. Aussie BillTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 3:59pm PDT

      drip it ! lick it ! sip it! DQ

    128. Ryan KTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 4:20pm PDT

      DQ – Now i want some.

    129. Roberta STuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 8:27pm PDT

      Blizzards are so good, too bad I don’t live near TD Plaza.

    130. DebsTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 10:51pm PDT

      Love DQ, dipped cones are my fav!

    131. karenTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 10:56pm PDT

      i <3 DQ!!!!

    132. DebbyWednesday, July 28th, 2010 — 6:50am PDT

      DQ – our kids always got DQ when they were disqualified at swim meets.

    133. HeidiWednesday, July 28th, 2010 — 8:33am PDT


    134. Neil ParkerWednesday, July 28th, 2010 — 9:17am PDT

      Facebooked & tweeted – thank you 😀

    135. DonnaWednesday, July 28th, 2010 — 10:20am PDT

      mm, blizzards.

    136. amfriesenWednesday, July 28th, 2010 — 11:04am PDT

      i’m surprised my name isn’t on the list but i hope i made the cut off as you don’t have a time for the cut today
      i okay if i missed it as i got 4 mini blizzards and 6 boxes worth of cakesters
      great day

    137. lindawwwwWednesday, July 28th, 2010 — 12:05pm PDT

      I hope I win. I love Dairy Queen.

    138. TanisWednesday, July 28th, 2010 — 1:12pm PDT

      I’d love to win, thank you! We never had free blizzard days around my area!

    139. Darren NegraeffWednesday, July 28th, 2010 — 1:14pm PDT

      This would be great. Go Blizzard.

    140. PeterWednesday, July 28th, 2010 — 1:32pm PDT

      Blizzard 604. Hard to believe it’s been 25 y.

    141. CharlesWednesday, July 28th, 2010 — 6:57pm PDT

      I love DQ ice cream it’s has the best texture. mmmm… DQ…

    142. AretaThursday, July 29th, 2010 — 8:12am PDT

      Yes, please!

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