Two Carvel Locations in NYC Say "No Free Ice Cream Drinks For You"

Free drink giveaways are supposed to be a joyous occasion. Sadly, at least one customer lured to Carvel in the hopes of trying one of their new ice cream drinks was cruelly rebuked. This poor guy went to two different Carvel locations trying to get the free drink they’ve been advertising. As a great man once said: Hell hath no fury like a customer who is denied free ice cream. Or something.

From Midtown Lunch:

I’m a regular reader of Midtown Lunch and I wanted to let you know that Carvel’s promotion today for free arctic and coffee blenders was a complete scam. I went to the only 2 Carvel stores in Midtown and was told at both locations that they were not giving away anything today. Actually, the douchebag working in Times Square didn’t even have the decency to say anything to me. When I asked him about the promotion he wagged his finger at me and then moved on to the next customer with no further acknowledgment or apology. The two bumbling idiots working in Penn Station claimed that they were not giving away any of the frozen drinks because they didn’t have any of the ingredients for them. I don’t know what’s going over there at Carvel but they better get their act straight or they’ll be a relic of the good ol’ days in the not too distant future. Ben & Jerry’s and Baskin Robbins pulled off their promotions without a hitch and probably won a lot of customers in the process.

Carvel’s antics will only drive more customers to their clearly more competent (and honest) competitors. Sorry for the rant. I just wanted to let you know so that perhaps you could inform our fellow Midtown Lunchers of Carvel’s deceitful sales tactics.

Damn, it’s like there’s an epidemic of stingy ice cream managers going on in New York City. First Ben & Jerry’s shuts down “Free Cone Day” early and now this?

Did anyone else have problems getting their free drink at Carvel yesterday?

Airing of Grievances: Carvel is no Ben & Jerry’s
[Midtown Lunch]