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If you’re a real bear before your morning coffee, join the club. Whether you’re Team Hot or Team Iced, just the idea of that caffeinated beverage is what gets a lot of us out of bed in the morning. Of course, if you drink a lot of java, that means you probably spend a lot on the stuff, too. Fortunately, there are ways to score some free coffee.
Here are some great ways we’ve found to get free coffee — right away, and over time. From Starbucks to Dunkin’, we’ve got you covered. And for more great money-saving tips, download the KCL app for the latest deals.
Where can I get my free coffee?
Fortunately, there’s a host of places to get yourself a complimentary cuppa, or even some free coffee beans.
1. Amora Coffee
Amora Coffee is to caffeine aficionados as wine clubs are to lovers of the grape. This unique coffee club roasts their blends in small batches by hand, hand-packs it, and ships it to you. You can choose between mild, medium, dark, and robust. You can also pick your grind preference (ground, whole bean) and select between regular and decaffeinated.
The company offers holiday sales. Over Columbus Day, subscribers could save 35% sitewide, along with receiving a free travel mug. They also have a stellar rewards program, and that’s where the freebies come into play.
Free coffee: You’ll get 100 points just for signing up for Amora’s rewards program. Then, you’ll earn points on every purchase (point values vary depending on product). Once you’ve hit 150 rewards points, you’re eligible to redeem them for a bag of free coffee (a $14.95 value).
2. Caribou Coffee
When you join Caribou Coffee Perks program, you’ll earn a free medium beverage just for completing your profile! This will generate your own Caribou card, which entitles you to earn 2 points for every $1 spent in store, via the app, and on select purchases on cariboucoffee.com.
Free coffee: Once you’ve accrued 50 points, it’s free coffee time. You can either redeem them for brewed coffee, hot tea, or a bakery item. The more points you earn, the bigger the reward. For example, 400 points gets you either a growler or canteen of coffee, or a bag of beans or box of K-Cup pods.
3. Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee
Dunkin’ Donuts just revamped its loyalty program, changing it from DD Perks to Dunkin’ Rewards. also has a perks loyalty program. You get 150 points just for signing up. Customers than earn 10 points for every $1 spent or, if you achieve Booster status (which is visiting Dunkin’ 12 times in a single calendar month), you’ll earn 12 points per $1 spent. This will help you achieve that free sweet, sweet caffeine a little faster.
Free coffee: The Dunkin’ Rewards program is tiered, meaning you get different freebies when you hit different points milestones. To score a small, medium, or large free coffee or iced tea (valued at $2.79), you’ll need 400 points. Dunkin’ discontinued their birthday month freebie, so, sadly, no free coffee for your last rotation around the sun.
4. Starbucks Coffee
My Starbucks Rewards is perhaps the crème de la crème of coffee rewards programs. Every time you use your Starbucks card to make a purchase or buy specially-marked packages of Starbucks products at the grocery store, you earn one star. When you hit 25 stars, you’re due for a freebie. That’s even better than our favorite Starbucks hacks. Download the store’s app to learn when you can earn stars faster with Bonus Star challenges and Double Star days.
Free coffee: As a Rewards member, you can get a free hot beverage when you’ve earned 50 stars. You can get a free drink or treat on your birthday with their Birthday Reward perk. As you work your way up the star levels, you’ll become eligible for free in-store refills and free promotional offers via email (if you opt in).
When McDonald’s stepped up its coffee game many years ago, we took notice. While their My McDonald’s app rewards program isn’t necessarily geared towards coffee (you get free fries when downloading the app at sign up), there are free coffee opportunities in your future. For every $1 you spend registered with your My McDonald’s Rewards account, you’ll earn 100 points. You can redeem these points for goodies, like food and drinks.
Free coffee: At 3,000 points you’re eligible for a free large McDonald’s Iced Coffee.
If 7-Eleven is your go-to for a coffee, you need to sign up for their 7Rewards program. It’s really easy! Just download the free iOS or Android app and start earning points on qualifying purchases. Load $20 onto your 7-Elevent wallet (located in the app) and you’ll immediately receive 2,000 points.
Free coffee: Every 1,000 points you earn equals $1. A small house coffee at 7-Eleven costs $1.79, so once you reach 2,000 points, you’re good to go on your free cuppa. Or, you could grab a medium cup of coffee for $2.09 and pay the $0.09 difference.
You are probably thinking—”IKEA for free COFFEE?” Yup! When you shop at IKEA and you are a member of IKEA Family, you get a free cup of hot coffee or tea at the in-store restaurant every time you visit.
Free coffee: Plain and simple—a free cup of coffee or tea with your IKEA Family card.
8. Blue Bottle Coffee
You can get free coffee by starting a free trial of the Blue Bottle home delivery service. They will send you a 12-oz bag of your choosing, however you will have to pay for shipping. Decide between Blue Bottle’s espresso, blend, or single origin coffee. It’s as easy as entering your email , a password, and a credit card to cover that shipping cost.
Free coffee: Give their home delivery a try and receive a 12-oz bag of coffee (just pay for shipping).
9. Peet’s Coffee
If you love Peet’s you’re in luck, because there are a couple of ways to get free coffee from this company. First, if you refer a friend to Peet’s they’ll get $10 off their first Peets.com order. In turn, you’ll get $20 and free ground shipping once they make a purchase. There are plenty of items in their online ship you can snag for under $20, like Peet’s Pumpkin Spice K-Cup Pods, which is $9.99 for a 10-ct.
Yes, there’s more. Join the Peetnik Rewards Program to earn points on purchases. Download the Peet’s app and you’ll get 125 points as a member. Beyond that you’ll receive 1 Peetnik Point for every $1 you spend at participating U.S. locations. When you have 50 points you’re eligible for one free drip coffee or cold brewed coffee.
Free coffee: Refer a friend and after their first purchase you receive $20 to use at their website for free coffee. You can also earn a free drip or cold brew coffee through Peet’s rewards programs when you’ve accumulated 50 points.
10. Panera Bread
If you frequently enjoy a cup of joe at Panera Bread, then you should check out their MyPanera program. Signup is not only easy, but it’s also free. It allows you to choose rewards based on your favorite menu items, and opens the door to the Unlimited Sip Club. This “club” costs $10.99 a month (but the first month is free), and includes any size cup of drinks like iced and hot coffee, iced and hot tea, fountain beverages, and Panera Bread’s new Charged lemonades. You’ll enjoy free refills every two hours.
It’s important to note there is no points system with MyPanera. Present your car every time you visit and they’ll swipe it. When they have an idea of what you love most, they will supply surprise rewards based on that input.
Free coffee: First month free of an Unlimited Sip Club subscription (which includes coffee!).