Have you been craving pumpkin spice lattes lately? Well, thanks to Groupon, you could score your favorite seasonal beverage – or any coffee, for that matter – via its latest deal at Starbucks.
For a limited time, current Groupon users and those who sign up for the deal-of-the-day website could snag a $10 Starbucks eGift card for just $5. But act fast, because the deal ends in less than two days.
The Starbucks deal is also easy to purchase and activate. Simply press “BUY!” on Groupon and enter your purchase information (make sure you are logged in or have signed up for Groupon). Then, click on “My Groupons” on your Groupon homepage and find the voucher. Click “View Voucher,” which will direct you to a screen with directions on how to redeem the deal with a redemption code and PIN. From there, choose “Click here to redeem online” and then choose to print your eGift card or transfer the amount to your Starbucks card on your Starbucks.com account. You can also claim your gift here.
But also note the fine print. There is a limit of one deal per email, and the eGift card is valid in the U.S. only at participating Starbucks stores. It also must be redeemed by May 1, 2014. The voucher can be used toward any purchase and can be used all at once or across multiple visits.
Seattle-based Starbucks, which often gives special deals, gave free coffee to customers back in October as an effort to end the government shutdown. CEO Howard Schultz said in a statement that he hoped the free coffee would help citizens “Come Together.”
“It's that simple – ‘pay it forward,’ and Starbucks will pay you back. I believe you will agree that this is a different yet authentic way Starbucks can help our fellow citizens to Come Together by supporting one another during a particularly challenging time,” Schultz said.
“Like so many of you, I find myself utterly disappointed by the level of irresponsibility and dysfunction we are witness to with our elected political leadership,” Schultz wrote. “I’d like to encourage you to consider what your companies and organizations can do to help shift the norms of our country back toward civility, compromise and problem-solving,” he said.