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Starbucks has two one-day-only Cyber Monday deals and both involve buy-one-get-one free offers.
The Seattle-based coffee giant is offering Starbucks Rewards members who buy a grande or larger handcrafted beverage on the app using mobile order Monday a free drink coupon to redeem the following week, between Dec. 7-13.
According to the fine print, the one-time offer is not valid on purchases of hot brewed coffee or tea, Starbucks Reserve beverages or ready-to-drink beverages.
The free drink will automatically be loaded to the accounts of members who purchase a drink Monday and has a maximum value of $10. It can be redeemed at participating Starbucks locations.
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Starbucks free gift card promotion
Starbucks has a rare gift card promotion for Cyber Monday.
On Monday, buy one $20 Starbucks eGift card and get a free $3 eGift card, Starbucks said in a news release.
Last year, Starbucks gave away $5 gift cards with a $20 purchase on Cyber Monday and there was a limit of one gift card deal per customer.
Starbucks for Life contest
The Starbucks for Life contest launches Tuesday, Dec. 1, and this year prizes totaling nearly $3 million are up for grabs through Jan. 4, according to the official rules.
Starbucks Rewards members can enter the annual contest for a chance to win one of five grand prizes – free drinks daily for 30 years, worth about $61,242 apiece.
Other prizes include a freebie at Starbucks daily for shorter periods of time, including a year, six months, three months and a month. Bonus stars, free drinks and discounts also will be awarded. Stars turn into free drinks and food items in the loyalty program.
Gameplays are earned on eligible purchases at participating stores with the Starbucks app or registered gift card. You can get a maximum of two plays per day plus bonus opportunities to earn additional plays.
Rewards members also can request “free entries” on the website without making a purchase.
Learn more about the contest and find contest terms at www.starbucksforlife.com.
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