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Free Starbucks Iced Coffee

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Free as in… FREE coffee! Works noon-9pm per person per visit. Good until September. Enjoy! Thank Kat for the hookup.

[ Coupon has been taken down since the promo’s no long valid ]

Here is a picture of me enjoying my free coffee. πŸ™‚ 😦


OK, I know a lot of you don’t believe this is legit (Hell, even I don’t believe it). But, like I say in the comments, this appears to be legit. You can call the Starbucks customer service to verify this. And as I promised, I did a second run from the same Starbucks where I got my free coffee yesterday. Please note that the Barista did say that they normally don’t accept coupons like this b/c it’s a print out. But the odds are you’ll most likely get your free coffee.

P.S. sorry for the jerky motion.

[ Video has been removed from the page as well…Β  ]


Well, we all know it’s going to happen sooner or later. There is no such thing as free coffee! At least not anymore. As someone has pointed out in the comment, Starbucks has stopped the free coffee promotion. So, please DO NOT use the coupon anymore. Hope you’ve enjoyed the freebie. I know I did. πŸ™‚

Here to read more.


Written by divi

26/08/2006 at 6:54 pm

Posted in Deal, Food, Free, Useful, Video

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  1. What was the promotion associated with this e-mail (in order to make the coupon more believable)?


    26/08/2006 at 7:51 pm

  2. Coupon was sent out in an e-mail. Just print and take the coupon for a spin. FYI the coupon was forwarded to me from a friend.


    26/08/2006 at 8:04 pm

  3. think maybe you could post the email too?


    27/08/2006 at 8:51 am

  4. Um, that’s very much like the poster they used to promote their ONE DAY promo for free iced coffee a few weeks ago. I worked there seven years and never heard of them emailing out coupons. You can try it though.


    27/08/2006 at 9:04 am

  5. I stand corrected; the small print says “good till September”. Looks real enough, try it.


    27/08/2006 at 9:49 am

  6. I actually used this Friday night and it worked. I did not like the iced coffee though 😦

    Jeffrey Lee

    27/08/2006 at 11:22 am

  7. a lot of starbucks won’t accept coupons printed off the internet or computers because they’re fake, but you can try…


    27/08/2006 at 11:32 am

  8. It appears this isn’t the first “hoax” regarding fake email coupons for starbucks. Doesn’t sound like it would be fun to be a starbucks employee for the next little while.

    It would be funny if it was one day went away, but much like the microsoft and AOL giving out money for forwarding email, this is going to be circulating for a long time, and starbucks counter folks are going to have to tell people that they won’t accept it, or that the customer has been hoaxed. Either way, it’s bad for the employee.

    And it’s a 5 minute job to change the exp date on the coupon to make it expire in December, or July. If you want to recreate it to be more believeable, make it a “1 Day Only” coupon for some date in the future.;sid=02/07/18/18190801;mode=nested


    27/08/2006 at 11:44 am

  9. i recieved this in an email from a friend. i took it to starf*cks and handed it to the counter girl. she asked her manager. he said he hadn’t seen it before, but he’ll honor it this time. i hate starbucks. i think their coffee is gross. they refuse to carry organic coffee. they burn their coffee to mask the fact that it’s the cheapest they can find. however, i was happy to take 2 minutes to cause some confusion, and keep my $2.50 for a crappy cup of coffee. (i did drink it, and it’s not too bad when it’s ice cold and sugared.) keep it up!


    27/08/2006 at 12:06 pm

  10. great! a cup of cold, burnt, bitter coffee please…


    27/08/2006 at 12:20 pm

  11. I do work at starbucks, and there is no way in hell we would accept this. And ‘starbuck:’ our coffee is brewed on the hour, its definitely not burnt. And that bitterness you have there? That’s your weak taste buds and small penis.

    Erik Rasmussen

    27/08/2006 at 12:24 pm

  12. Excuse me rob, but you’re wrong there. The coffee is really bloody expensive and it’s good beans. Several of the beans they carry meet different standards for Organic around the world (one of them, the Sanani, ONLY grows in the wild) but none of them meets the organic criteria for EVERYWHERE Starbucks is sold, so they won’t put the organic label on it. It’s a dumb policy that allows people to claim they don’t have organic coffee, but those people are wrong.

    You may have saved some money on the coffee you pretend not to like, but it came straight out of your Karma account if you’re going to go around lying about them.


    27/08/2006 at 12:25 pm

  13. i agree with rob. The coffee always tastes burnt regardless of how fresh they say it is. I only drink their iced coffee ’cause it makes it bearable. about his weak taste buds: if he can taste burnt coffee with weak buds then it must be really badly burned coffee. Or maybe starbucks is gay and puts dirty sanchez sauce in their beans


    27/08/2006 at 12:40 pm

  14. Wow, Rob, way to stick it to the man! Starbucks will never recover from your ingenius maneuver to screw them out of $0.25 worth of coffee and ice.


    27/08/2006 at 12:58 pm

  15. I work in a Starbucks, and while there was a one day program for free iced coffee recently (and those were smalls, not the grandes mentioned on this coupon), the Starbucks corporation has said absolutely nothing about this email campaign. This wouldn’t be the first time people have been passing around fake coupons.

    A legitimate Starbucks promotional coupon (of which there are a few flying around right now) always mentions a specific drink, and is always for a small. (This is not to be confused with the small brown-back Service Recovery coupons which are good for anything.)

    Since the first one I got was yesterday while corporate offices are closed, I haven’t called anybody to find out if this is legit yet, but I highly doubt it. Then again, you can probably use these things for quite a while social-engineering style. Most places probably won’t refuse them, since we’re conditioned to “just say yes” when people get pissed off about something.


    27/08/2006 at 1:06 pm

  16. After careful inspection this does not appear to be an actual coupon. I am an ex-supervisor of Starbucks and from what I can tell, that so called “coupon” does not have information on it to tell the barista how to ring it up on the register…there are always coupon codes, just to let you know. They have to keep track of all that. Those of you that got away with it more than likely had the blessing of the “Just say yes” policy. The Starbucks website occasionally mails THROUGH postal service coupons to their Starbucks card holders, but I have never received a coupon via email. Just a lil FYI for all you folks out there. Good luck.


    27/08/2006 at 1:07 pm

  17. oh apologies..there is actually a barista code on there….I couldnt see it before. My bad. Thats a legit coupon then. But believe me…the employees are gonna know something is up if u keep walking in there with multiple coupons all the time. πŸ˜‰ But with Starbucks flooding the market with a store on every corner…I guess it wont be a problem taking them to other stores.


    27/08/2006 at 1:11 pm

  18. Yes, it has a discount code. But no, Seattle wouldn’t have sent it out without telling anyone about it if it were legit.

    Conclusion: it’s not. The graphic is exactly the same as the one-day promo, too.


    27/08/2006 at 1:14 pm

  19. and just another note….Ken is correct about most of the drinks always being tall, however, I wonder if that is region specific…I can remember some promotions being grande…but very, VERY few.
    Either way…if someone is going to cheat the system that’s their conscience and they have alot of time on their hands.


    27/08/2006 at 1:15 pm

  20. Is this US only? Can us Brits score some free coffee too?


    27/08/2006 at 1:16 pm

  21. OK, as some body has pointed out on a digg comment, this has been around since the 24th this month. and it appears to legit. (at least it worked for me). Here is a list of successes and failures in’s forum. And I’ll probably gonna try to get another one later today.


    27/08/2006 at 1:22 pm

  22. Finally, a Starbucks item priced at it’s real value. Zero! It’s water with coffee flavoring in it folks. Maybe worth few cents at most without the coupon. People should wise up and pour tequila in it so it’s worth something.

    Juan Valdez

    27/08/2006 at 1:22 pm

  23. Crappy coffee, great pastries (even if they’re frozen then thawed). No a free Mocha Frap coupon would get my 400lb ass out of this recliner.

    Star Bucks

    27/08/2006 at 1:25 pm

  24. Mmmmm. Love those freebies. I tried this coupon and all six of us got free coffees in Malibu from one coupon. Coulda been our bikini’s helped, but I’m sure it was the coupon.

    Julie spit hers our, had a hair in it.


    27/08/2006 at 1:28 pm

  25. The “burnt” refers to the roasting of the beans, not whether it is “stale” from sitting too long. You would think a barista would know the difference.


    27/08/2006 at 1:50 pm

  26. No, the term for over-roasted coffee is over-roasted. Burnt is what happens to coffee when it sits on a burner too long, like at a diner.

    Whatever else this probably-fake coupon has done, its certainly got a lot of people who loathe Starbucks to trundle their butts down there and suffer the horrible torture of drinking the stuff.


    27/08/2006 at 2:09 pm

  27. Poor babies.


    27/08/2006 at 2:09 pm



    27/08/2006 at 2:52 pm

  29. Well, if it’s real or not there’s no harm in trying it.

    The Millionizer

    27/08/2006 at 3:13 pm

  30. I think joesumatra is a little sensitive. If it is a stores policy to honor a coupon then no one is a bad person for trying to use it. It’s a little sad when people who hate starbucks are trying to use to “screw the man” with it though.

    The Millionizer

    27/08/2006 at 3:15 pm


    edward heath

    27/08/2006 at 3:15 pm

  32. Whoa, sorry for that barely readable last comment. I meant it’s sad when people who hate starbucks are trying to “screw the man” with a coupon that may or may not be real.

    The Millionizer

    27/08/2006 at 3:17 pm

  33. I was skeptical at first but I just went and used it and they allowed me to. I’m drinking my grande carmel frap right now. I’m planning on taking it to other nearby starbucks.

    Stop bitching that it’s fake, just go out and try it for yourself. The worst they can do is refuse to give it to you


    27/08/2006 at 3:35 pm

  34. I recieved two coupons from Starbucks Cooperate, can’t remember what for. Mine were for a free drink of my choice and size. The background design was simular to the coupon above, except it was a dark brown and a light beige. The ice in the coupon above looks like it came from Microsoft’s clipart. I don’t believe its legit.

    Coffee Lover

    27/08/2006 at 4:06 pm

  35. P.S.
    For what they charge for their drinks I’m not going to feel the least bit guilty for using the coupon above.

    Coffee Lover

    27/08/2006 at 4:12 pm

  36. i got mine free guy asked what i wanted so i got a free iced mocha :O


    27/08/2006 at 4:28 pm

  37. I went in just now to try it, and it worked (sorta).

    I was hoping to get a Caramel Frappuccino, but when the barista tried to enter it in the register, it wouldn’t accept it. So, instead I just got a regular iced coffee.

    I’m really not a coffee person (thus my desire to get the caramel frap), so after drinking a bit of it I just threw it out.


    27/08/2006 at 5:00 pm

  38. I much prefer an iced venti Americano over an iced venti coffee any day. The cost is the same, but you get a much better full-body flavor with the Americano!


    27/08/2006 at 5:29 pm

  39. Contrary to one guy (John) who said he was a manager at a StarBucks, the coupon DOES tell the Barista how to ring it up. It clearly states when you see it in it’s actual size that the coupon is good for a Grande Ice Coffee drink and is valid through Septemeber 30, 2006. It also contains the StarBucks Coffee Company copywrite and says “All Rights Reserved”. It then says “Barista, please use discount code 113.” So for what it’s worth, it appears to be legit.


    27/08/2006 at 5:32 pm

  40. I never go there, it always tastes bitter, I prefer good coffee so I go to a local coffeehouse with much smoother coffee, almost half the price, oh and FREE WI-FI!


    27/08/2006 at 5:34 pm

  41. i work at a starbucks. Our root policy is just “say yes.” Since the coupon does exist and doesnt expire till the posted date, a print out will still be good because the coupon only advertises the discount. We have discount numbers to plug into the register to discount the drink to $0.00. If the store doesnt know of the discount code, they’ll institute a “RECOVERY COUPON CODE” immediately.

    Starbucks is really pushing a policy to “just say YES” to customers because a happy customer will come back.

    EVERY STARBUCKS should accept this. “Inform a barista” if you get rejected: that It’s part of the Starbucks Mission Statement is just “say Yes.”


    27/08/2006 at 6:32 pm

  42. Also: if a store enforces a yes, that Store is violated Starbuck’s Green Apron Policy. Fill out a comment card, or better yet ask them for the Store # of the store. Go online and fill out a negative feeback.

    STARBUCKS does read this and DOES put the smackdown on the store.


    27/08/2006 at 6:33 pm

  43. drrrr… i meant to say “…if the store enforces a ‘no'”….


    27/08/2006 at 6:34 pm

  44. […] [via] […]

  45. The cupon is apparently a fake acccording to my district @ Starbucks, but most stores will honor it -so go ahead and try to use it-most likely you’ll get a freebie.


    27/08/2006 at 7:17 pm

  46. […] This appears to be legit. Bring this coupon to your local Startbucks between Noon-9pm, and get a free Iced Coffee. Coupon works till 9/30. Enjoy! Leave a comment if this does or doesn’t work for you!read more | digg story […]

  47. Looks like a deal — and Starbucks is always a deal to me. It kept me alive in grad school and still does — thanks for the tip!


    27/08/2006 at 8:03 pm

  48. Hey, I went to my Starbucks today with this, was in a friends away message.

    Got the free starbucks, and proceeded to go there again, in the same days, with 2 more friends, who I also printed this coupon out for. 4 free fraps total. πŸ™‚


    27/08/2006 at 8:54 pm

  49. I’m currious – how was this video recorded? I mean, if you were just walking around, awkwardly holding a camera at an odd angle, I think it’d be pretty obvious what you were doing. The reactions you’d be likely to get would likely not be all that sincere, as such, either…


    27/08/2006 at 8:54 pm

  50. The video was recorded on my Nokia N70. Here to find out more:


    27/08/2006 at 9:19 pm

  51. I have only ever had 1 cup of starbucks coffee (no starbucks near where I live) and i thought it tasted great! But i will try this out if i am goin near a starbucks.


    27/08/2006 at 10:35 pm

  52. […] read more | digg story   […]

  53. Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee is 10x better. They invented the stuff and know how to make it properly. And it doesn’t cost a bizzillion dolloar for a tall(small).


    28/08/2006 at 12:17 am

  54. This coupon may or may not be legit. Reasoning: it does have the barista ring-in code 113, however when it is run in the till it just says “free bev. discount” with no special promotion.

    Also, you had a stupid barista if you were able to get frappucinos from it because, it only gives a complimentary ICED GRANDE beverage. (which means with iced cubes not blended)


    28/08/2006 at 12:35 am

  55. This is about a previous hoax with Starbucks, but I submitted this link to Snopes so they can look into it…maybe there will be an update soon:


    28/08/2006 at 3:11 am

  56. […] Just thought I’d share this with my fellow diggers. Bring this coupon to your local Startbucks between 5-9pm, and get a free Iced Coffee. Coupon works till 9/30. Enjoy!read more | digg story […]

  57. […] Check out this skateboarding video, how to get free Starbucks Coffee, and why you should never go to Jiffy Lube. […]

  58. my friend had one a few days back and the barista seemed a little confused when my friend handed it to him. but they gave my friend free coffee anyway. lucky jerk.


    28/08/2006 at 6:21 am

  59. God that place looks horrifically depressing, I would rather drink bleach than drink coffee in that prefab mess


    28/08/2006 at 6:41 am

  60. Well I did ask, and at least in Canada it’s not valid. They have never heard of it.

    It does say “participating stores only” so if your store has never heard of it, it’s a given that it is not a “participating store.”

    I know it’s just a coffee, but seriously, this does not appear to be real; it appears to be a fake by someone who knows Photoshop and Starbucks policy, and god knows there are no shortage of those. Not only does it strongly appear to be a fraud (albeit a good one) but look at the comments; it’s not getting coffee that people want into the hands of people who wouldn’t otherwise go without. It’s drawing people who are getting malevolent jollies at the thought of ripping someone off.

    If this were my blog, I’d contact and ask. And if they said they’d never heard of it I’d take it down, although now that it’s been digged, it’s a little bit barn door, horse, all that routine.


    28/08/2006 at 8:55 am

  61. Not sure why my last comment went kablooie, but here’s what Starbucks Canada says: They’ve never heard of this coupon.

    So it’s not good in Canada; and an attempt to use it there is an attempt at fraud.

    Haven’t heard from Starbucks US yet, but I will draw your attention to the words on the coupon, “Participating Starbucks only”. If your store has never heard of it, it’s a safe bet it’s not participating. So using it there is fraud, too. Unless they know what it is and accept it because it’s a promotion they’re participating in, you’re ripping off the company. They may go along with it (I worked there; they do, rather than cause a scene) but that doesn’t make it right.

    Besides, look at the comments here; I would have to say that, by and large, this is not getting iced coffee into the hands of people who are enthusiastic about that. It’s helping some malevolent cruisers rip off a company for thrills. Seriously, I don’t see this as a positive thing at all.

    Starbucks fired my ass ten years ago; I don’t owe them a thing. But this just doesn’t feel right. There is too much aggro all over this thing.


    28/08/2006 at 8:59 am

  62. I called the customer service people. They say it was intended to be used on that one day they had free iced coffee, back a couple of weeks ago. But they also say that by some mistake it got far more widely distributed than they had planned (uh, it’s EMAIL) and that it wasn’t supposed to be good till September 30th. It was a mistake, but it was their mistake, so they say it’s okay to use.


    28/08/2006 at 9:59 am

  63. just to let you guys know, I went to my local starbuck cofee shop inside a Chapter book store at lunch time here in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and they accepted the coupon without any questions asked.

  64. all teh times i went they gave me anything on the menu that had ice in it free, the cupon has a code, 113, and it lets them type it in and it shows on the register its legit…


    28/08/2006 at 11:54 am

  65. I just used it, it works here in chicago – La Salle and Jackson starbucks.


    28/08/2006 at 12:14 pm

  66. Oh, and, the manager honored it after one of the employees were confused. The manager told her that “They just started this campaign, it’s good.”


    28/08/2006 at 12:15 pm

  67. fak dum bitch didnt want to give me my coffee so i made a scene talked to the manager and got a Venti Frap out of it free


    28/08/2006 at 12:19 pm

  68. Just called starbucks and they said it was issued by their marketing department and its legit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    28/08/2006 at 1:56 pm

  69. I tried it here in Kelowna BC (Canada) and the lady was a little confused but tried out the code, asked her co-worker and the manager and was happy that I got to try a nex exciting ICED drink of my choice πŸ™‚


    28/08/2006 at 2:09 pm

  70. I called is legit. Here’s the story they told me. This email was originally sent out to certain regions to customers that had registered their starbucks card and requested email upates/promotions. The email said to pass it on to 2 of your friends. Well..this email spread to other regions that were not aware of this promotion. Because of all of the confusion, the corporate office is now telling all stores to honor this coupon. The rep I spoke to even offered to call a store if I was declined or to have them call the corporate office directly. ……drink up everyone! Cheers!!


    28/08/2006 at 5:19 pm

  71. me and my girl friend go to starbucks when we get the chance to and we would like to try this

    john martens

    28/08/2006 at 5:21 pm

  72. Worked fine for me… I went there today at about 2PM in Richmond, BC, Canada and it worked here fine. They checked with the manager and then proceeded to give the five of us free drinks like they were going out of style. πŸ˜€

    I just hope this doesn’t get abused TOO badly.

    Have a good one!


    28/08/2006 at 10:06 pm

  73. it doesn’t matter if it’s fake or not. starbucks “just say yes” policy will most likely honor it rather than lose a potential “next time” customer. it’s kind of sad… those trying to cheat the system will prosper, while starbucks employees knowingly accept the “fake” coupons (i’m talking about the doctored ones here). now *thats* customer service.


    28/08/2006 at 11:19 pm

  74. went to a starbucks in Toronton (Royal Bank Plaza) and they honored it this morning despite it reading noon to 9pm.

    by the way, the iced coffee sucks. I’m going to try and get an iced frap this afternoon.


    29/08/2006 at 6:35 am

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    29/08/2006 at 8:03 am

  76. It’s annoying that my comments are being labeled as spam, but I guess there’s nothing I can do about that.

    Like bort, I contacted Starbucks directly; anyone can do it, the phone number is on their site.

    It was a mistake to print the date the way they did, but Starbucks says it is THEIR mistake and they will honour the coupons. It was supposed to be for “you and two friends” but of course emails get passed around.

    The coupon is good for an Iced Coffee drink, not a frappucchino. If you like things sweeter, ask for a shot of flavoured syrup or some liquid sugar, and add some milk; I prefer skim in iced drinks.

    If you don’t like iced coffee, or don’t like Starbucks, don’t use the coupon. Very simple, really.


    29/08/2006 at 11:12 am

  77. I work at Starbucks and we got this coupon in the store and a partner called Starbucks corporate about it. It IS LEGITIMATE. They said it was only put out by the Starbucks marketing dept. in Georgia to email to a friend to get a free iced grande coffee beverage of any kind (not just iced coffee). It then spread thru the web and corporate has decided to honor it in other markets. Again, it is a real coupon, not a fake, and it’s good for one iced grande beverage per person. Enjoy!


    29/08/2006 at 11:52 am

  78. My buddy and I are gonna print 50 of these and use them all month


    29/08/2006 at 12:08 pm

  79. endless copies of this coupon would kill off a rainforest… πŸ™‚


    29/08/2006 at 1:11 pm

  80. tried it last night

    I T D I D N O T W O R K !!!


    29/08/2006 at 1:46 pm

  81. Worked for me! Thanks!!!!


    29/08/2006 at 3:21 pm

  82. This is legit. I have used this every day since Friday. I called customer service today to confirm what the deal is. It SHOULD have been a hand-out to friends-and-family in the Southeast (Atlanta marketing effort). HOWEVER, it was instead e-mailed and now of course it’s everywhere. Enjoy while it lasts – as of now Starbucks is advising its retail stores to honor the coupon. Enjoy.


    29/08/2006 at 3:27 pm

  83. I used one today. The lady at StarBucks said it’s an internet scam, but they will honor it anyways. Eitherway… Iced Coffee is just downright NASTY. It does taste burnt. And I waited 5 minutes cause they were brewing “Fresh” coffee. Eh. I’ll stick to the free Mud Water we have at work.


    29/08/2006 at 4:21 pm

  84. I used the coupon today and they accepted it. They said if it did not have a code then they couldn’t. However if you look close there is a code Barista 113 bottom right of coupon. I added sugar a dash of cinnamon and creamer and it was great!!!!

    Sherry B

    29/08/2006 at 4:45 pm

  85. hmmm…. let me give it a try and see….


    29/08/2006 at 7:37 pm

  86. don’t really care who thinks this is a scam or fake or junk coffee, etc…i’ve used it at TWO different locations so far, no questions asked. if anyone has doubts, just try it. the worst thing that could happen is you tell them you want to use it and they say no.


    29/08/2006 at 7:44 pm


    August 29, 2006/8:00 p.m. PDT
    Starbucks Response to Free Iced Coffee Email

    An email offering a free Starbucks iced coffee was distributed to a limited group of Starbucks partners (employees) in the Southeast United States on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 with instructions to forward to their group of friends and family. Unfortunately, it has been redistributed beyond the original intent and modified beyond Starbucks control. Effective immediately, this offer will no longer be valid at any Starbucks locations.

    We apologize for any confusion and inconvenience as a result of this offer.

    Contact Information:

    Starbucks Customer Relations (800) 23-LATTE


    29/08/2006 at 10:04 pm

  88. I work at starbucks also this is a non legit coupon its jusckins me that otherbaristas are telling people to try to get people in trouble for not regecting a phony coupon. Alex your a compleet Sell out also this video was illigally shot and should be taken down


    30/08/2006 at 1:17 am

  89. I work for Starbucks Canada…and this is a definitly LEGIT coupon. We’ve been having a promotion handing it out. And we’ve also been receiving tons. Just today I’ve made 10 free Ice Coffees, from this coupon. And we’re giving out any kind of grande ice coffee…so lattes, mochas…anything. so Enjoy!


    30/08/2006 at 4:31 am

  90. News Flash people

    Starbucks stops free iced coffee in Southeast

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp . said on Tuesday it is withdrawing an offer of free iced coffee to a limited number of employees and their friends and families in the southeast United States.

    In a statement, Starbucks said the offer “has been redistributed beyond the original intent and modified beyond Starbucks’ control.”

    The company said an e-mail offering a free Starbucks iced coffee was sent to a limited group of employees in the southeast on August 23 with instructions to forward it to friends and family.

    However, Starbucks said the offer was redistributed beyond the original intent. Effective immediately, the offer will no longer be valid at any Starbucks locations.
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp . said on Tuesday it is withdrawing an offer of free iced coffee to a limited number of employees and their friends and families in the southeast United States.

    In a statement, Starbucks said the offer “has been redistributed beyond the original intent and modified beyond Starbucks’ control.”

    In July, Starbucks posted its weakest monthly same-store sales increase since 2001, saying heavy demand for cold drinks like Frappuccinos slowed service during busy morning hours, prompting customers to go elsewhere for their daily jolt.

    Copyright 2006 Reuters


    30/08/2006 at 7:24 am

  91. Read MSN it’s straight off there this morning


    30/08/2006 at 7:25 am

  92. […] Just thought I’d share this with my fellow diggers. Bring this coupon to your local Startbucks between 5-9pm, and get a free Iced Coffee. Coupon works till 9/30. Enjoy!read more | digg story […]

  93. The promotion has been stopped. Please refer to this link. It WAS too good to be true. So it WAS real!


    30/08/2006 at 8:05 am

  94. you all know this already, but might as well post the link to the starbucks press release itself stating that the promo is over:

    and for the record, i’d love to see companies post more press releases on pages that end with the “rumor=true” tag.


    30/08/2006 at 8:27 am

  95. at least I got 2 free grande java chip fraps, grande iced mocha, and a shitty iced coffee out if it.


    30/08/2006 at 9:45 am

  96. Snopes updated their site today about it


    30/08/2006 at 11:41 pm

  97. […] Just thought I’d share this with my fellow diggers. Bring this coupon to your local Startbucks between 5-9pm, and get a free Iced Coffee. Coupon works till 9/30. Enjoy!read more | digg story […]

  98. This promotion and the way it got out of control demonstrates how unbelievably greedy people are. Just because you can get something for free doesn’t mean you should.


    31/08/2006 at 11:25 am

  99. I’m a store manager for Starbucks in the DC area, and I have always personally taken coupons that I even know to be legit because 80 percent of the people bringing them in just had it forwarded to them and don’t realize it’s not real. If I tell them I won’t accept it, it puts the onus on them, makes them feel embarassed, and certainly they’re disappointed. They may not come back. Would I rather give away $1 worth of product to avoid this? Of course.

    This coupon, however, was getting way out of control, and I wasn’t sad when I was tolk I could put the kibosh on it. I apologize profusely when I turn people away, but still…. one thing the Sbux haters should consider – yes, the company has a ton of money. But my salary is based in part on how well my store does. I’m no greedy capitalit, (I’m a democrat!) but I like for my wife and daughter to have the things we need. So when I have to give away significant amounts of free product, that is ultimately going to effect my bonuses. When people steal from my store (not implying the coupon is stealing, but more thinking about the folks who walk out with loads of merchandise and/or beans), they are stealing from me first, not Starbucks.


    31/08/2006 at 6:19 pm

  100. Meant to say that I take coupons I know to be NOT legit….


    31/08/2006 at 6:20 pm

  101. Hey! Where’s the coupon? Caribou is honoring it today!


    08/09/2006 at 9:35 am

  102. Just used this coupon at Caribou today and got a free MEDIUM iced coffee! Love that place, and you gotta admit, they have great marketing!


    08/09/2006 at 3:30 pm

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  104. wow u people are wrong my fiancee works at starbucks and you know what im writeing down this sites info to give to manegment seeing as you are all commiting fraud have a nice day


    27/02/2007 at 3:01 pm

  105. Typical they’d cut it off – cheers anyway though


    11/07/2007 at 4:25 am

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    19/09/2007 at 10:02 am

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    22/09/2008 at 11:09 am

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