MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/CNN) -- Wednesday is National Coffee Day, and Americans are big coffee drinkers.
Nearly 60% of Americans chose coffee each day, more than any other beverage.
Here are a few places where you can get a free cup of joe:
For one day only, Starbucks is offering free coffee: Customers who bring a "clean, empty, reusable cup" into any US location can receive a gratis cup of the chain's signature Pike Place brewed coffee. But don't bother bringing in your whole coffee pot because Starbucks is limiting the free fill-ups to 20 fluid ounces, which is about the size of a large mug.
Starbucks recently reinstated a program that lets customers bring in their own mugs, after a temporary COVID-forced pause in 2020.
On Wednesday, Dunkin' is giving away one free medium hot or iced coffee with any purchase. The promotion is limited to members of its DD Perks loyalty program. Cold brew is excluded.
Restaurant chains have lately been offering freebies exclusively to rewards program members because the perks lure in customers by giving them incentives to choose those brands over competitors. The programs also give restaurant owners access to customers' purchasing data and ordering habits which help target diners with customized deals.
Similar to Dunkin', the convenience store chain is offering a coffee of any size for free with the purchase of a baked good to members of its 7Rewards loyalty program.
Check your favorite coffee shop's social media platforms to see if they are offering any deals on Wednesday.
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