Ryan Um | 

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

The Krazy Coupon Lady is an ad-supported service. Many offers on our site contain affiliate links, and we may earn a small commission if you make a purchase using them. Some posts are sponsored by the maker of the product, and we receive a fee for the post. Learn More.

For the last 15 years, McAlister’s Deli has celebrated their own holiday on the third Thursday of July, Free Tea Day. On this very specific food holiday, 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.

So, do you like tea? Get out your calendars and work up a thirst; 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.

For more smart shopping tips and savings hacks, text HACKS to 57299.

McAlister’s Deli Free Tea Day is a yearly, day-long event when customers get free tea.

McAlister's Free Tea Day is an annual event hosted by McAlister's Deli where they offer free tea to customers. Anyone who visits a McAlister's Deli location receives a complimentary 32-oz sweet tea or unsweet tea — no purchase necessary.

The next McAlister’s Free Tea Day will take place Thursday, July 18, 2024.


McAlister’s has historically held their Free Tea Day promotion on the third Thursday in July. This year, that date is Thursday, July 18, 2024.

You can get any kind of tea during Free Tea Day.

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

You can get 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 on Free Tea Day, let the cashier know that you are there for your tea freebies. You then get a 32-ounce cup of sweet tea (regularly $2.15) added to your order for no charge. No McAlister’s Rewards account is required.

You 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 they've offered in past years:

  • Sweet Tea

  • Unsweet Tea

  • Half Sweet & Half Unsweet Tea

  • Half Lemonade & Half Sweet Tea

  • Half Lemonade & Half Unsweet Tea

  • Passionberry Tea

RELATED: The Best Food Deals To Get Right Now

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.

Get our best deals on the go

By entering my phone number, I want to receive promotional messages from The Krazy Coupon Lady. Message frequency varies. Text STOP to 57299 to end or text HELP for help. Msg & data rates may apply. View Terms & Privacy.