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Free Pastry Day at Starbucks

Is an Internet-circulated coupon good for a free pastry at Starbucks outlets on 23 March 2010?

Published Mar 21, 2010

Claim:

Claim:   An Internet-circulated coupon is good for a free pastry at Starbucks outlets on 23 March 2010.


TRUE


Example:   [Collected via e-mail, March 2010 ]


Someone sent me this today and I am curious if it is legit?


Starbucks coupon



 

Origins:   Many Internet-circulated coupons are nothing more than hoaxes, counterfeits, or unauthorized reproductions of print coupons, but the one replicated above is indeed the real thing.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010, is Free Pastry Day at Starbucks. U.S. and Canadian customers who visit participating outlets of the ubiquitous coffee chain prior to 10:30 AM that day can get a free pastry with the purchase of a handcrafted beverage. All one needs is a coupon to present to a Starbucks barista, which Starbucks has helpfully made available for printing on its web site.

Last updated:   21 March 2010

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