Do you want to know how to get free Starbucks today? You'll want to run, not walk, to your local Starbucks to get in on their BOGO holiday sale — it starts today on Nov. 12 and goes all the way through Sunday, Nov. 15. This is not a drill!
Want more details? Here you go: Starbucks is offering a BOGO deal from now through the weekend, bestowing upon you a bonus free holiday drink anytime you purchase another one. There's a bit of a catch, though — the offer is only in play between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. local time. However, during those three hours, Chestnut Praline Lattes, Peppermint and Skinny Peppermint Mochas, Caramel Brulée Lattes, Gingerbread Lattes, Eggnog Lattes, Teavana Gingerbread Tea Lattes, and Teavana Joy Brewed Tea (whew — that's a lot of drinks!) are buy one, get one free, a Starbucks representative confirmed to Bustle via email.
Oh, and if you have a My Starbucks Rewards card, I have even more good news: You get a little extra time to take advantage of the deal. As part of the member-exclusive Merry Mondays event, My Starbucks Reward members continue to get BOGO holiday drinks on Monday, Nov. 16 from 2 p.m. to closing. All you have to do to sign up for My Starbucks Rewards is to load a Starbucks gift card or pay via the mobile app, then create a free account (either online or on the app). So, you can easily join the program and get in on the deal on Monday, too!
How exciting is this? It's one of those it-sounds-too-good-to-be-true sales, but it's actually totally legit. If you're counting all of the people you can call to get a Starbucks with or mentally tabulating how many times you can get in on the BOGO deal this weekend, here are seven ways you can get in on the action. Whether you're giving or receiving, a free Peppermint Mocha is always a good thing!
1. Get Yourself One For Now, One For Later
I am right now sitting in a Starbucks, drinking one of my two free Peppermint Mochas as I write this article. I'm excited to drink my second mocha in a few hours, when I feel drained and am looking for a sweet treat. There's nothing wrong with being selfish in this case!
2. Give OneTo A Friend
If there's a friend, family member, or loved one you want to reconnect with or just do something nice for, bring them your free drink. It won't cost you anything and will be a gesture they're sure to appreciate!
3. Give One To Your Boss Or Co-Worker
Go on an afternoon coffee break today or tomorrow and bring your free drink to your boss or co-worker. Especially if you're starting a new job or position, you'll leave a lasting first impression by bringing them coffee.
4. Go On A Date
This is the perfect weekend to go on that Tinder or OKCupid coffee date — your treat!
5. Give One Away
If you want to try a cool social experiment in kindness, find a stranger to give your free drink too. You'll be spreading the love and holiday cheer to others around you, who might in turn, do the same. Let's start a pay-it-forward chain!
6. Tag Along On Someone Else's Order
If you find yourself with a friend wandering into Starbucks, casually mention the BOGO offer and see if they'll let you get their free drink. How could they not reward the messenger?
7. Hit Up Every Starbucks In Town
Finally, you could go to the extreme and find a way to go to as many Starbucks locations as possible for the next four days between 2 and 5 p.m. to try all of their holiday drinks. If you've thought about doing it, now is the time! (Just maybe make them decaf so you don't overdose on caffeine.)
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