16 Places International Students and Professionals Can Get Free Coffee Today

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A lot of people like coffee. If you’re like me, however, YOU L.O.V.E COFFEE.

If you are new to the United States and/or would like to get the lay of the land for coffee, this post is specially dedicated to you. These are places you can get free coffee and some perks to spice it up. Hopefully, after trying out many places, you’ll find a home for your coffee. Keep reading to find out what mine is.

ENJOY…

1. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

You can get a free cup of coffee today just by downloading the Coffee Bean Reward's app. You will get a 'welcome' free cup of coffee or tea. You also get rewards that add up to be free drinks or exclusive deals. Download app from Apple Store or Google Play. Find nearby locations here.

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Photo Credit - Coffee Bean

2. Peet's Coffee & Tea

When you download and join Peetnik Rewards, you will also be welcome with a free cup of coffee or any beverage of your choice. Also, each purchase from Peet’s Coffee & Tea earns you a point, and 15 points add up to a free cup of beverage (including coffee). Download app from Apple Store or Google Play. Find nearby locations here.

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photo credit - hip2save

3. Starbucks

Of course, our good-old Starbucks is on this list. It starts with you getting a physical or electronic Starbucks card, and then register the card at a Starbucks store. Viola, you get a free cup of welcome coffee. Download app from Apple Store or Google Play. Find nearby locations here.

Photo Credit -  EL DICTAMEN

Photo Credit - EL DICTAMEN

4. Caribou Coffee

Caribou Coffee cuts through the chase and hits us with the headlines. When you join Caribou Perks and visit any location as a member, you get a free cup of coffee. Download app from Apple Store or Google Play. Find nearby locations here.

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Photo Credit - KMBC News

5. Dunkin’ Donuts

If you have ever met me, you will know I LOVE Dunkin’ Donut’s coffee. I call it my ‘mood stabilizer’ and ‘other love language.’ When you sign up for Dunkin’ Donut’s Reward Program, every purchase earns you points. These points add up and when you get to 200, you can get any beverage of ANY SIZE. Download app from Apple Store or Google Play. Find nearby locations here.

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Photo Credit - Dunkin Donut

6. Wawa

Wawa keeps it simple too. When you join the Wawa Rewards Program, and make your first purchase with the app, you get a free drink which includes coffee. Download app from Apple Store or Google Play. Find nearby locations here.


Photo Credit:  Wawa

Photo Credit: Wawa

7. McDonald’s

You can find a McDonald location quite easily and that makes it easy to take advantage of the perks they offer. When you join the McCafe Loyalty Program and buy 7 McCafe beverages, you will get a medium hot beverage free which could be coffee. Download app from Apple Store or Google Play. Find nearby locations here.

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Photo Credit - McDonald’s

8. 7- eleven

7-Eleven was my coffee spot as a graduate student because of how close it was to my office and their price was easy on graduate school salary. When you join the 7-Rewards and buy 6 qualifying cups of beverages, you will get the 7th cup free. Download app from Apple Store or Google Play. Find nearby locations here.

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Photo Credit - 7-Eleven

9. Ikea Family Member

Ikea is the DREAM. Join the Ikea Family and every single time you go to the store, Monday to Friday, you get a free cup of coffee. I’m seriously fantasizing about stopping at Ikea everyday on my way to work, but there’s no Ikea where I live (face in palm). Find nearby locations here.

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Photo Credit - Goyang

10. Biggby Coffee

When you join Biggby Nation, you open the door for all kinds of perks. From a free drink (any beverage!) on your birthday, to weekly discounts, and you get your 13th beverage/drink free when you purchase 12 full-priced drinks. Download app from Apple Store or Google Play. Find nearby locations here.

Photo Credit -  Biggby Coffee

Photo Credit - Biggby Coffee

11. World Market

I thought the name of this company was pretty bold. I mean the market of the ‘WORLD’ (I digress). So, you also have to join the World Market Rewards. Afterward, you will get a free 12-ounce bag of World Market brand coffee, for every six 12-ounce bag of coffee you buy. Find nearby locations here.

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Photo Credit - World Market

12. Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J is on a mission to fly you into a coffee-high. You get a welcome free drink (coffee or fountain) just for downloading their app. I know right! Download app from Apple Store or Google Play. Find nearby locations here.

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Photo Credit - Get it Free

13. Hardee’s

Hardee’s is also part of the fun. When you sign up for their email list and reward program, you get lots of coupons. That’s not all, you also receive a coupon for free small fries and a drink when you purchase a 1/3lb. Thickburger. Find nearby locations here.

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Photo Credit - Brand Eating

14. Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee keeps it unbelievably simple. Sign up for their subscription service and your first coffee bag is FREE. That’s it!

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Photo Credit - Blue Bottle Coffee

15. QuickChek

QuickChek will give you a free cup of coffee when you download their app. Download app from Apple Store or Google Play. Find nearby locations here.

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Photo Credit - QuickChek

16. Carl’s Jr

I just found out that Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s started out separately but are merged and have the same management. While I’m trying to regain all the time I thought they were different in my head, you get your free coffee the same way you would at Hardee’s. When you sign up for their email list and reward program, you get a coupon for free small fries and a drink when you purchase a 1/3lb. Thickburger. Find nearby locations here.

Photo Credit -  NRN

Photo Credit - NRN

Now that you have to resources to get and stay high on coffee, go forth and rock your day.

Can you guess my ‘Coffee Home’? Also, if you have one already, what is your ‘Coffee Home’?

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