It’s almost National Coffee Day 2022 and Starbucks fans won’t be happy.
Celebrated every year on September 29 in the United States, National Coffee Day is a celebration of the much-loved caffeine drink.
Coffee chains across America, like Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme, often give away free coffee or offer deals to celebrate.
However, everyone’s favourite coffee brand Starbucks isn’t participating this year…
Starbucks isn’t doing any National Coffee Day deals
A representative for Starbucks told CNET that unfortunately, Starbucks isn’t doing any National Coffee Day deals this year.
That means no free Pumpkin Spice Latte or 10% off. The coffee chain isn’t offering any freebies at all on September 29 2022.
The only way to get deals is by downloading the Starbucks app and joining their rewards programme which gives you one star per $1 spent.
25 stars will bag you a free customisation, 50 stars will get you a brewed hot coffee, bakery item or hot tea and 150 stars will get a handcrafted drink, hot breakfast or parfait.
Once you get to 200 stars, you can have a free salad, sandwich or protein box, and 500 stars will bag you selected merchandise or at-home coffee.
They gave away free coffee in 2021
In 2021, Starbucks celebrated their 50th anniversary with an epic National Coffee Day deal, so many were anticipating another one in 2022.
The coffee chain invited customers to bring a clean, empty, reusable cup into participating cafe locations across the US and receive a free coffee.
Customers could get a free Pike Place Roast, which represents decades of Starbucks coffee and is named after the location of the original store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market.
It’s Starbucks’ signature medium roast coffee which is served in stores everyday around the world, and the original shop opened in 1971.
The chain said the National Coffee Day deal “marked the milestone anniversary with customers to share how grateful the company is to be part of their communities and daily lives”.
You can get a free coffee in Canada
Unfortunately there are no deals in the US, but Canadian Starbucks fans can bag a free drink for National Coffee Day 2022.
Starbucks will gift all new Rewards members 150 stars after they make their first transaction, which is enough to claim a free drink or snack.
The promotion takes place between Monday, September 26 and Sunday, October 2 and Starbucks Canada announced the deal on Instagram.
“Reward yourself this week. Get 150 Bonus Stars – enough for a free drink – when you join and place an order between 9/26–10/2,” they wrote.
Find more National Coffee Day 2022 deals here.