As evidenced by a deal for buy-one-get-one free macchiato drinks running through Monday, Starbucks occasionally fuels your caffeine addiction with promotions for free or discounted drinks. But another so-called discounted coffee deal that circulated on social media in recent days is actually an elaborate and malicious rumor aimed at tricking people. Don't fall for it.
Starbucks said images and social media posts advertising a "Dreamer Day" promotion, involving discounted food and beverages for undocumented immigrants, is "one hundred percent fake," according to a report by the Associated Press. Specifically, at least two ads (here and here) falsely claim undocumented immigrants will receive 40% off any menu item on August 11, while other equally dubious images have circulated as well. One of the posters even misspells Frappuccino as "Frappacino," a clear red flag for anyone who knows their way around a green straw.