25 Places That Will Sell You a Bag of Ice (Cube and/or Crushed)

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When you need a bag or two of ice, there are plenty of places where you can get one, including your local grocery store, most major gas stations and convenience stores, and some fast food restaurants. Some online retailers also sell and deliver bagged ice.

Bagged ice typically costs between about $0.16 and $0.40 per pound and will likely come in cube form.

Below, we have more information about where to buy bagged ice, including information about available ice types and bag sizes.

How Much Is a Bag of Ice?

Bagged ice typically sells for between $0.16 and $0.40 per pound.

For example, a 20-pound bag of ice at Walmart costs about $4 (or about $0.20 per pound).[1] A 20-pound bag sells for about $3 at Sam’s Club — or about $0.16 per pound.[2]

Prices can often vary between different store locations (since ice is in higher demand during certain seasons and in certain areas).

At 7-Eleven, for example, a 10-pound bag of ice can sell for between $2.50 and $4 ($0.25 to $0.40 per pound).[3]

Fast food restaurants that sell ice often offer the most competitive prices, sometimes selling a bag of ice for just $1 or $2. However, they have a less consistent supply than grocery stores. Restaurants are more often franchised, so not all locations will sell bagged ice.

Types of Bagged Ice

If you’re using bagged ice for consumption (e.g., in drinks), make sure the bag is marked with the International Packaged Ice Association (IPIA) seal — a guarantee that the product has met the IPIA’s strict quality and safety policy.

Ice can become contaminated with bacteria and viruses, so it is important to choose bags of ice that have the IPIA seal and are sealed to prevent contamination.

Bags of ice made and bagged in convenience stores and other locations may have come in contact with unsanitary conditions and shouldn’t be used in beverages.

Some of the biggest IPIA-member bagged ice companies include:[4]

  • Arctic Glacier Ice
  • Arctic Ice
  • Cape Cod Ice Company
  • Chesapeake Bay Ice
  • Diamond Ice
  • Good Time Ice
  • Kwik Trip, Inc.
  • Penguin Ice
  • Reddy Ice

Bagged ice is almost always sold as ice cubes.

You may also find “cocktail” ice, which usually means smaller cubes, ideal for cold beverages and cocktails. Expect to pay slightly more for this type of ice.

Crushed ice isn’t usually sold in bags because if it partially melts and refreezes, it turns into a block of ice. However, there are a few places that sell it (as noted below).

Comparison Table

See the table below for a quick comparison of the places that sell bagged ice, including information about available ice types and bag sizes, then select any store or scroll for more information.

Store Store Type Ice Type(s) Bag Sizes
AlbertsonsGrocery Cubed/crushed 7 to 20 lbs
Food LionGrocery Cubed 10 lbs
PublixGrocery Cubed 5 to 20 lbs
SafewayGrocery Cubed 7 to 20 lbs
Sam’s ClubGrocery Cubed 6 to 20 lbs
TargetGrocery Cubed 3 to 20 lbs
WalmartGrocery Cubed 3 to 20 lbs
Whole FoodsGrocery Cubed 7 to 10 lbs
7-ElevenGas station/convenience Store Cubed 10 to 20 lbs
ChevronGas station/convenience Store Cubed 10 to 20 lbs
Circle KGas station/convenience Store Cubed 10 to 20 lbs
Cumberland FarmsGas station/convenience Store Cubed/crushed 5 to 20 lbs
ExxonMobilGas station/convenience Store Cubed 10 to 20 lbs
Kwik TripGas station/convenience Store Cubed 10 to 20 lbs
SheetzGas station/convenience Store Cubed 5 to 20 lbs
WawaGas station/convenience Store Cubed/crushed 5 to 20 lbs
Arby’sRestaurant Cubed 10 lbs
Burger KingRestaurant Cubed 10 lbs
Chick-fil-ARestaurant Cubed 5 lbs
Dairy QueenRestaurant Cubed 8 lbs
Dunkin’ DonutsRestaurant Cubed 10 lbs
McDonald’sRestaurant Cubed 10 lbs
SonicRestaurant "Nugget" Ice 10 lbs
Steak ‘n ShakeRestaurant Cubed 10 lbs
Wendy'sRestaurant Cubed 8 lbs
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The List

Grocery Stores

Albertsons logo


Food Lion logo

Food Lion

Publix logo


Safeway logo


Sam's Club logo

Sam’s Club

Target logo


Walmart logo


Whole Foods logo

Whole Foods Market

Gas Stations and Convenience Stores

Note: While it’s common to find ice at most gas stations and convenience stores, you may still want to call ahead to the location you’re visiting before making the trip. Bagged ice is often limited during the summer months and the holiday season due to demand.

7 Eleven logo


Chevron logo


Circle K logo

Circle K

Cumberland Farms logo

Cumberland Farms

ExxonMobil logo


Kwik Trip logo

Kwik Trip

Sheetz logo


Wawa logo



Note: We contacted corporate customer service for the following restaurants and confirmed that they typically sell ice, but because fast food restaurants are usually franchises, we can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to buy bagged ice at every location. It’s always a good idea to call ahead to confirm that ice is available.

Arbys logo


Burger King logo

Burger King

Chick-fil-A logo


Dairy Queen logo

Dairy Queen

Baskin Robbins Dunkin Donuts logo


McDonald's logo


Sonic logo

Sonic Drive-In

Steak 'n Shake logo

Steak ‘n Shake

Wendys logo


Large Deliveries

If you need a large delivery of ice, plenty of local and regional companies can accommodate you.

However, because delivery comes in the form of refrigerated trucks, you’ll need to find one located close to you. You can use the IPIA’s interactive map to find an ice company near you.

Online ice companies sell almost exclusively to establishments that require large quantities of ice. This means if you need a bag or two, you usually can’t order it through an ice company.

For example, Arctic Ice takes online orders but requires a minimum order of at least 75 seven-pound bags, 75 11-pound bags, or 25 20-pound bags.

  1. https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=bagged%20ice[][][]
  2. https://www.samsclub.com/b/ice/2272[]
  3. 7-Eleven store customer service representatives[]
  4. https://packagedice.com/ipia-ice-manufacturer-locations-worldwide/[]
  5. https://shop.albertsons.com/product-details.960091787.html[][]
  6. https://www.instacart.com/food-lion/products/263042-reddy-ice-family-pack-pure-ice-10-pound[][]
  7. http://www.publix.com/product-catalog/productlisting?query=bagged%20ice[][]
  8. http://www.safeway.com/ShopStores/Shop.page[][]
  9. https://www.samsclub.com/sams/search/searchResults.jsp?pageView=grid&searchCategoryId=all&searchTerm=ice%20bags&xid=hdr_search-typeahead_ice-bags&recordType=all[][]
  10. https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=bag+of+ice[][]
  11. https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/product/arrowhead-premium-ice-7-lb-b07psvdc6z[][]
  12. 7-Eleven customer service (800) 255-0711[][]
  13. Chevron customer service (925) 842-1000[][]
  14. Circle K regional customer service[][]
  15. Cumberland Farms customer service (800) 225-9702[][]
  16. ExxonMobil customer service (800) 243-9966[][]
  17. Kwik Trip customer service (800) 305-6666[][]
  18. Sheetz customer service (800) 487-5444[][]
  19. Wawa customer service (800) 444-9292[][]
  20. Arby’s customer service (800) 599-2729[][]
  21. Burger King customer service (866) 394-2493[][]
  22. https://www.chick-fil-a.com/Catering-Menu-Items/5-lb-Bag-of-Ice[]
  23. Dairy Queen customer service (866) 793-7582[][]
  24. Dunkin’ customer service (800) 447-0013[][]
  25. McDonald’s customer service (800) 244-6227[][]
  26. Sonic customer service (866) 657-6642[][]
  27. Steak ‘n Shake customer service (877) 785-6745[][]
  28. Wendy’s customer service (888) 624-8140[][]


  • Moodyk

    It is Sonic i just bought a 10pound bag for 3.20 crushed ice

    • Name* (displayed publicly)

      Do all sonic sell crushed ice

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        First Quarter Finance | Kathleen Wilson

        Hi there,
        Since SONIC locations are all individual franchises, store owner have some flexibility in setting their own policies. This mean that not all SONICs necessarily sell crushed ice, although it doesn’t hurt to ask! Chances are, your local SONIC probably does sell crushed ice.

  • Name* (displayed publicly)

    hi,I live in Tauranga area,i have a function coming up and looking for big bags of ice,just wanting to know if their is a place here that sells them please

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      First Quarter Finance | Rebecca Turley

      Unfortunately, due to the volume of comments we receive, we aren’t able to take individual requests.

    • Moodyk

      Sonic,and i believe Publixs does also

      • First Quarter Finance logo
        First Quarter Finance | Rebecca Turley

        Thank you for the suggestion! We have updated the article to reflect Publix.

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