Rita's Italian Ice celebrates first day of spring with freebies

In celebration of the first day of spring, Rita's Italian Ice is offering free frozen bliss Sunday.

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The Pennsylvania-based frozen treat shop will give away free Italian Ice drinks to customers between 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. during its First Day of Spring celebration.

The franchise has locations in Florida, Ohio, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and the Carolinas. 

For the last 24 years, Rita's Italian Ice has offered the giveaway to mark the beginning of spring.

Those that visit Rita's on the first day of spring are encouraged to share their experiences on their social media pages with photos and the hashtag #ritasfirstdayofspring. 

For more on Rita's First Day of Spring celebration, visit their website.

These cups are waiting to be filled... #RitasFirstDayofSpring FREE Italian Ice Giveaway is TODAY from 12pm-9pm! Find your nearest Rita's on www.ritasice.com.#RitasStorePic from Rita's of Bryn Mawr

Posted by Rita's Italian Ice on Sunday, March 20, 2016

The First Day of Spring is coming! Stop by on March 20 for FREE Italian Ice! And don't forget to tag your photos on Instagram and Twitter with #RitasFirstDayofSpring for a chance to win free Ice for a year!

Posted by Rita's Italian Ice on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

#TBT The First Day of Spring in 2015 was a snowy one for much of the east coast. What surprises are in store for 2016?! See you on March 20! #RitasFirstDayofSpring

Posted by Rita's Italian Ice on Thursday, March 3, 2016

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