Starbucks Is Giving out Free Drink Coupons Today

It's a delayed gratification BOGO.

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It was a long time ago, now, but before the pandemic, Starbucks pretty regularly held happy hour promotions where you could grab buy-one-get-one-free (BOGO) coffees on a Thursday afternoon. To protect employees (and everyone, really), those popular promotions were put on hold.

This week, however, a modified version of that deal is surfacing again. On March 4, any Starbucks Rewards member can pop into the Starbucks app to get a free drink on a future visit. Order ahead and get any handcrafted drink size grande or larger through the app on Thursday, and you'll be rewarded with an in-app coupon for a free drink that you can grab anytime from March 10-12.

That freebie can be any handcrafted drink, which opens up a whole lot of options. The label sounds a bit like marketing speak, but "handcrafted drinks" is almost anything that's not a hot coffee or tea, Starbucks Reserve drink, or a ready-to-drink beverage like a bottled Frappuccino. That also means you can't order one of those items to get the coupon in the first place. 

That freebie coupon will automatically be loaded into your account on March 10. So, don't panic if you don't see it right away. Like spring, it'll come, eventually.

Want More Free Food?

Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best reward programs, birthday freebies, gift card offers, deals on food for kids, food delivery, and alcohol delivery deals you'll find. If you want a little more than, say a free taco, we also have you covered with a long list of meals you can get at fast food chains under $5. You're welcome.

Additionally, we've put together a list of places offering free food to healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow Dustin Nelson on Twitter.