NEW BERN, Craven County - This year the first day of spring arrives the earliest since the late 19th century. Space.com reports the season has not come this early since 1896.
To celebrate the already unseasonably warm weather, some area restaurants are offering free items to either cool you down or fill you up.
Dairy Queen is holding its annual free cone day to celebrate at all participating stores nationwide. Each customer gets a free small cone of vanilla ice cream. Rita's Italian Ice is also celebrating spring by giving away free Italian ice.
AmazonLocal is also offering a $10 gift card for a cost of $5. The deal is for U.S. based customers only.
Lastly Outback Steakhouse is offering a free bloomin' onion appetizer with any purchase today at their restaurants.
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