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Freebie Alerts: Cold Coffee Drinks & Ice Cream

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What is it about springtime that inspires the giving-away of chilly treats? This afternoon and evening, both the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Haagen-Dazs are in the spirit of generosity, as participating locations are giving out free samples, and ice cream is the theme.

Guests who visit their local The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf between 4 and 7 p.m. today will receive a complimentary 12 oz Iced Blended specialty drink in one of the ice cream-inspired flavor profiles, which are new flavors Cookies and Cream and Espresso and Cream, and returning customer favorite Mocha Mint Chip.

And here's the scoop on a getting a free scoop, courtesy of Haagen-Dazs. The OC Register's OC Deals blog has info about today's Free Cone Day at the ice cream maker's stores:

[Today] from 4 to 8 p.m., just walk into any participating Häagen-Dazs ice cream shop and get a one-scoop cone for free
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Plus, don't forget, we're still in the midst of the Ben & Jerry's ice cream truck's six weeks of freebies. Follow them on Twitter to find out where they'll be scooping next.