July 19, 2009
Say what you will about Starbucks ("Their coffee sucks," "Their coffee is overpriced," "I hate Starbucks," etc.), but the brand knows how to pull me into a store, and I'm not talking about Pumpkin Spice Lattes (So sue me - they're delicious, and if you can't accept this, you've obviously never had a Pumpkin Spice Latte). And in regard to me being a sucker and loving everything that's free, even if it's from an evil corporation, Starbucks has done it again. They are offering up free pastry on July 21st. All the details are below.
I have a history of cashing in on Starbucks' freebies. The last time I traded my soul to Starbucks was on Election Day 2008. After voting at St. Anthony's Church, I walked on over to the Starbucks on Houston and West Broadway for a free cup of plain black coffee. Granted, the coffee was disgusting and there is not enough skim milk and Splenda in the world to hide that fact, free is free. So, I drank as much as that coffee as I could (five sips worth) and threw the rest in the trash. Sometimes good things come in small packages i.e. five sips.
I'm confident that the free pastry day will be a bit more successful. Love 'em or hate 'em, Starbucks' Rainbow Cookie and Blueberry Scone kick ASS. Their Cranberry Bliss Bar isn't anything to stick your nose up at either.
Starbucks is inviting you to bring this invitation to a participating U.S. Starbucks store to enjoy a FREE pastry* from opening** until 10:30am on July 21st, 2009 (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage*.
Click to print your invitation:
Or open this page in a mobile device and show your barista:
* Pastries included in offer are: Muffins, Scones, Bagels, Croissants, Rolls, Breads, Pound Cakes, Morning Bun, Coffeecakes, Cheese Danish, Apple Fritter, Doughnuts, Tarts, Pies, Gluten Free Orange Valencia Cake, Tropical Paradise Bar.
Offer available at participating U.S. stores with the purchase of any handcrafted beverage (handcrafted, brewed, iced). Limit one free pastry per customer. Offer good between opening and 10:30 a.m. or until pastries are gone, whichever comes first. Opening hours and pastry selection vary. Supplies are limited. Offer not valid in Hawaii, airports and travel plazas or at Barnes & Noble cafes. Starbucks reserves the right to cancel, amend or revoke the offer at any time due to business considerations or circumstances beyond its control. Starbucks is not responsible for errors, omissions, malfunctions, interruptions, deletions, delays or failures of operations. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Cash value 1/20 cent. Not valid if photocopied, altered or reproduced. Barista, please ring discount code 563. Our new food is not yet available everywhere; ask your barista for details. **For 24 hours stores – opening is 4 a.m.