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Free Starbucks Birthday Drink: How to Get Yours!

Here’s the how-to for getting your free Starbucks birthday drink, along with the terms and conditions.

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Birthdays can be complicated and sometimes even unwelcome. But something we know we all love is FREE COFFEE!!

And birthdays are the best days for getting all the free things. Fast food places, coffee chains, and many retail stores always seem to send birthday deals and free promotions. Starbucks is no exception.

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Free Birthday Drink on Starbucks

Getting a free drink from Starbucks for your birthday is guaranteed if you are already an avid Starbucks app user. If not though, don’t worry – you can still get a birthday drink!

Starbucks Reward is easy and free to sign up for, and as long as you have an account made seven days prior to your birthdate, you’ll automatically get a birthday promotion alert the day of.

Creating a Starbucks Reward Account

To create a Starbucks Reward account, you’ll need your first and last name and an active email address. It’s as simple as that.

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Once your account is set up and ready, you can begin using your Rewards program. Simply scan your Rewards barcode from the app every time you order a drink, or use the app to pre-order ahead of time.

With each purchase, you collect Starbucks stars. For every dollar spent, you earn a Starbucks star, and collectively they add up to earn you free purchases. When you preload your app with money, each of those dollars will earn you two Starbucks stars.

Once you start collecting stars, you can begin spending them when you’ve got 25 or more. Most drinks will cost you 50-100 stars, while food items and other menu purchases vary.

Keep an eye out for Double Star Days that are promoted throughout the year. These days allow you to earn two stars for every dollar spent.

How To Get Your Free Starbucks Birthday Drink

As long as you have an active Starbucks Reward account that you launched seven days prior to your birthday or more, your Birthday Reward will automatically appear in your account on your birthday.

To use the reward, simply open the app, click on the promotion, and order from there. Or if in-store already, open the promotion and show it at purchase.

Birthday Rewards are only redeemable the day of and will cover any one handcrafted beverage OR one food item OR one ready-to-drink bottle from their fridge.

Birthday Rewards do not cover packaged coffee beans, retail items, or multi-serve food items like their Cranberry Bliss Bars.

5 Best Starbucks Birthday Drinks

Of course, you can get any and whatever drink you prefer on your birthday. But if you are looking for inspiration or something new to try, here’s a list of some of our favorite Starbucks drinks.

After all, this drink is free! Why not try something out of the ordinary?

Pink Drink

This delicious Pink Drink uses chilled coconut milk and fresh strawberries to make an oh-so-delightful sweet and fruity concoction that will have your taste buds thanking you.

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Java Chip Frappuccino

With mocha sauce and frappuccino chips, this delicious blended Java Chip Frappuccino is sweet and celebratory for your big day.

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Salted Caramel Cold Cream Brew

If you have not yet tried Starbucks cold cream drinks, then look no further than their salted caramel cold cream brew.

Starbucks cold brew is already so strong and bold, but topped with a deliciously light and creamy chilled micro-foam, you get the perfect combo of sweet and salty, cold and smooth.

Caffe Mocha

Begin your big day with a jolt of espresso and chocolate with the classic and oh-so-yummy mocha latte. With a rich hot chocolate base, you can top your mocha with whipped cream and chocolate shavings for a little extra treat.

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Caramel Macchiato 

Celebrate your big day with the Caramel Macchiato drink that gave Starbucks its fame. Nothing quite beats this classic drink, and it is the perfect familiar goodness to come back to on your special day.

White Hot Chocolate
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Celebrating Your Birthday With Starbucks

Whether you try something new or get just your usual daily brew, Starbucks wants to celebrate with you by giving you a Birthday Reward.

Be sure to sign up for Starbucks Rewards program prior to your big day to get this fun and festive free birthday drink!

Happy Caffeinating! 

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