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For the last 15 years, McAlister’s Deli has celebrated their own holiday on the third Thursday of July, Free Tea Day. In 2023, McAlister’s Free Tea Day was on July 20, 2023. You’ll be able to pick up a free cup of their sweet tea at all their participating locations. And you don’t even need to be a member of their rewards program! It’s one of the easiest freebies we’ve come across, particularly if you live close to a McAlister’s.

In 2024, we expect McAlister’s Free Tea Day to be on July 18, 2024. We’ll be updating our article with the most relevant information when it releases.

We’ll let you know how to find out how you can get this deal and a way to get up to four free teas on your order.

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Get a free 32-ounce tea for visiting a McAlister’s on July 20, 2023 — no rewards account required.

Two people sitting at a table eating food at a McAlister's deli restaurant

You could have gotten your free tea in person or ordering online (we’ll get to the latter in just a second). To get your free tea from McAlister’s in person, all you has to do is visit a location on July 20, 2023. Then, let them know that you are there for your tea freebies. You would get a 32-ounce cup of sweet tea (regularly $2.15) added to your order for no charge, no McAlister’s Rewards account was required.

You would even have the option to modify your order to your tastes by adding a lemon slice or a shot of peach, strawberry, or black cherry puree. Here were the teas that could have gotten for free:

  • Sweet Tea
  • Unsweet Tea
  • Half Sweet & Half Unsweet Tea
  • Half Lemonade & Half Sweet Tea
  • Half Lemonade & Half Unsweet Tea
  • Passionberry Tea

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Get four free McAlister’s teas added to your order when you ordered online on Free Tea Day in 2023.

Food and drinks from McAlister's Deli on a table.

While could only pick up one free tea if you ordered in person, you could add up to four freebies to your online order via the McAlister’s app or website. However, keep in mind you weren’t able to pick up this deal from third-party delivery services like DoorDash, Uber Eats, or Grubhub.



Get a McAlister’s Tea Pass to enjoy 30 days of free tea.

mcalisters deli employee handing an iced tea through the drive-through window

Members of the McAlister’s Rewards program can pick up a Tea Pass for only $6.99. This pass will get you free tea for the next 30 days after your initial purchase. If you get tea at least four times in that period, you’ll have recouped the cost of the initial purchase.

Fortunately, this is just one of the many drink subscription services you should be signing up for if you want to get your caffeine or sugar fix at a discount.



McAlister's Free Tea Day Is Estimated to Be July 18, 2024 — How to Get Free Tea