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Greggs logoGreggs FREE hot drink (norm up to £2)Download Greggs Rewards app to get freebie

New app sign ups

If you've an iPhone or Android smartphone, you can get a totally free hot drink (normally up to £2) at Greggs when you download its rewards app. You can choose any regular-size hot drink (tea, latte, cappuccino, etc) and you don't need to buy anything to get the freebie.

Simply download the Greggs Rewards app for Apple or Android and register within the app. The freebie appears automatically in the 'Rewards' section of the app once signed in and is valid for 31 days after signing up.

When you order your drink, have your smartphone handy at the counter. Instead of paying, open the app and press 'scan now' ready for staff to scan the barcode that appears on your screen.

Greggs told us this is an ongoing offer for new sign ups, but as always with this type of deal, it could end anytime.

More info

The freebie can't be claimed with any other offer, so you can't claim a hot drink stamp when using it. It's not available at the following service station stores:

Doncaster Forecourt Hatfield, Doncaster
Ferrybridge Forecourt M62 (J33), Ferrybridge, Knottingley, West Yorkshire
Toddington North Forecourt Toddington, Bedfordshire
Southwaite North Forecourt Broadfield Site, Carlisle
Lancaster North Forecourt White Carr Lane, Bay Horse, Lancaster
Trowell North Forecourt Trowell, Nottingham
Heston West Forecourt Phoenix Way, Heston, Hounslow, Middlesex
Hilton Park Forecourt Hilton Park Motorway Services Area, M6, Essington
Donnington Park Forecourt Castle Donnington, Derby, East Midlands
Knutsford South Forecourt Norwich Road, Knutsford, Cheshire
Frankley South Forecourt Illey Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands
Leigh Del West Forecourt Chippenham, Wiltshire
Heston East Forecourt Phoenix Way, Heston, Hounslow, Middlesex
Compass Park Lane Park Lane Campus, Leeds, West Yorkshire
 
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Ikea logoFREE cup of tea or filter coffee at IkeaWeekdays only with an Ikea Family card

Mon-Fri

Ikea free cup of coffee or tea

When you shop in store at Ikea (find your nearest), you can get a free cup of tea or filter coffee when you swipe an Ikea Family card at the in-store restaurant. Ikea Family is just the name of its free loyalty card scheme. You can sign up online or in store.

You can get it anytime Monday to Friday, but not at weekends, and Ikea says you'll only need one Ikea Family card to get free drinks for everyone you're with. But of course, staff may raise an eyebrow if you turn up with a coach-load all wanting the freebie.

There's also the option to upgrade to a cappuccino or latte for 40p.

 Caffè Nero logoFree hot drink at Caffè NeroOn Tuesdays only via app. Tea, coffee or hot chocolate

Ongoing

Smartphone users can get a free Caffè Nero hot drink from midday on Tuesdays only via the O2 Priority Moments app. Simply show the code from the app to staff at the checkout. Previously we've had reports of users unable to get the codes after 3pm so it's worth going quick if you'd like this deal.

Hot drinks available in any size include (prices are for take-out, costs 10p extra to drink in stores):

  • Tea including: English breakfast, Earl Grey, green tea (norm £1.75ish plus 30p for soy milk)
  • Coffee including: espresso (norm £1.50-£1.80), cappuccino (norm £1.95-£2.60), caffe latte (norm £1.95-£2.60), caffe mocha (norm £2.05-£2.75), caffe americano (norm £1.70-£2.30)
  • Hot chocolate: standard (norm £2.05-£2.75)

How to get it

If you're on O2 and you haven't got the app already, you can download it for free from Apple's App StoreGoogle Play for Android or Microsoft's Windows store.  Open the app, search for 'Caffè Nero' and the offer should appear.

Once you redeem the offer, it'll give you a unique code which you need to show on your smartphone in store at Caffè Nero.

Warning: If you click accept you'll only have a limited time to redeem the offer, so make sure staff at the checkout are ready and know how to accept the offer before you tap 'Use it now'.

Not on O2? 

There's a sneaky way of getting Priority Moments offers even if you're not an O2 customer. See our O2 Priority Moments for EVERYONE! guide to find out how.

MSE Rhiannon says:

This offer is great as you get a loyalty card stamp when you claim your free drink, so after 10 stamps (free or not) you'll get an 11th hot drink free, too! Great for weeks where one caffeine hit on the go isn't enough. What's more, if you bring your own re-usable cup, you'll get two stamps per drink - getting you closer to another free drink twice as quickly.

Waitrose logo'Free' tea/coffee at WaitroseWith purchase. Via its free loyalty card, choice of hot drinks

Ongoing

Sign up for a myWaitrose loyalty card (click 'Join myWaitrose' on the top-right bar) and get a 'free' regular-sized hot tea or coffee in store every day from the self-service machine with a purchase. Some purchases are excluded, eg, 5p bags (see 'more info' below for full list), but we reckon a 10p banana or 8p carrot might be the cheapest option if you'd still like to pick up your brew.

Choose from Americano, cappuccino, latte, tea, mocha or espresso (decaf options are also available in some stores). If you haven't got one already and sign up using the link above, you'll receive your myWaitrose loyalty card within five weeks. Then simply walk in, make a purchase and swipe your card at the till, then ask for a cup and pick up your free drink.

From Autumn 2018, Waitrose will be phasing out disposable cups so you'll have to bring your own to get your free coffee. See our Waitrose to ditch disposable cups news story for more info. If you have your own cup, see MSE Rhiannon's Pay £1, get up to 50p off most Costa, Pret & Starbucks drinks blog to see where else you can use it to get discounts.

See our free tea & coffee page for other ways to get a free cuppa.

More info
One free drink per member, per day. Offer excludes hot chocolate and isn't valid at Costa concessions, petrol filling stations, Shell and Welcome Break. Can't be used with other cafe or hot drink offers, or the cafe loyalty card.

Show your card at a manned till or scan it at a quick pay station.

Also excludes tobacco, stamps, mobile top ups, e-Top up vouchers, lottery tickets, gift vouchers, cashback, infant milk formulae, car park charges, fuel and delivery charges.
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Booths logoBooths FREE tea/coffee/hot chocolateGet its free loyalty card to take your pick of daily hot drinks

Ongoing

You can get a free regular-sized hot drink in store every day with a Booths card. Choose from tea, hot chocolate, latte, Americano, white Americano and cappuccino.

You can only get this offer with a permanent Booths card - if you haven't got one already, you'll need to pick up a temporary card in store and register it to receive your permanent card. Booths says you'll receive this within two weeks if you register over the phone or online, but if you register via post it could take up to 30 days.

Then simply show your card at the customer service desk to get a free takeaway cup to use at the self-service coffee machine. It's worth noting you can't get your free drink in the cafe unless you're buying food as well. It's one regular hot drink per Booths cardholder per day.

Paperchase logo'Free' £2.05 coffee at Paperchase*With purchase at selected stores via Treat Me card

Ongoing

If you regularly shop at a Paperchase* flagship store (see below), pick up its Treat Me loyalty card to get a free filter coffee up to the value of £2.05 at the Tinderbox café in store when you show your receipt from a purchase.

You can sign up to the card in store at Paperchase on the day to get the offer, but you'll have to activate it online* whilst you're there.

You can get one 'free' coffee every seven days, you can also get 10% off food in the café with this offer. See full T&Cs*.

Participating flagship stores (find your nearest*) include:

  • Tottenham Court Road, London
  • Buchanan Street, Glasgow
  • St Mary's Gate, Manchester

The online T&Cs stated that the free drink was coffee or any hot drink up to the value of £2.05, but we contacted Paperchase and it said this was not the case - you'll only be able to pick up coffee.

MSE Rhiannon says:

Whilst this offer isn't as strong as some others we've seen, it's a no-brainer if you regularly shop at a flagship Paperchase store to pick up a coffee when you've finished your shop. If you don't usually shop at Paperchase or don't like coffee, it's not worth a special trip.

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 Caffè Nero logoFree hot drink at Caffè NeroMon-Fri this week via O2 app. Tea, coffee or hot chocolate

Expired

Smartphone users can get a free Caffè Nero hot drink from midday Mon-Fri this week via the O2 Priority Moments app. Simply show the code from the app to staff at the checkout. There's only 12,500 available each day and previously we've had reports of users unable to get the codes after 3pm-ish, so it's worth going quick if you'd like this deal.

It's worth noting this same deal is available every Tuesday via the O2 app, but, this week only it’s on daily to celebrate UK Coffee Week.

Hot drinks available in any size include (prices are for takeaway, costs 10p extra to drink in stores):

  • Tea including: English breakfast, Earl Grey, green tea (norm £1.75ish plus 30p for soy milk)
  • Coffee including: espresso (norm £1.50-£1.80), cappuccino (norm £1.95-£2.60), latte (norm £1.95-£2.60), mocha (norm £2.05-£2.75), Americano (norm £1.70-£2.30)
  • Hot chocolate: standard (norm £2.05-£2.75)

How to get it

If you're on O2 and you haven't got the app already, you can download it for free from Apple's App StoreGoogle Play for Android or Microsoft's Windows store. Open the app, search for 'Caffè Nero' and the offer should appear.

Once you redeem the offer, it'll give you a unique code which you need to show on your smartphone in store at Caffè Nero.

Warning: If you click accept you'll only have a limited time to redeem the offer, so make sure staff at the checkout are ready and know how to accept the offer before you tap 'Use it now'.

Not on O2? 

There's a sneaky way of getting Priority Moments offers even if you're not an O2 customer. See our O2 Priority Moments for EVERYONE! guide to find out how.

Still thirsty? See our full round-up of free tea & coffee deals.

MSE Rhiannon says:

This offer is great as you get a loyalty card stamp when you claim your free drink, so after 10 stamps (free or not) you'll get an 11th hot drink free, too! Great for weeks where one caffeine hit on the go isn't enough. What's more, if you bring your own re-usable cup, you'll get two stamps per drink - getting you closer to another free drink twice as quickly.

Café Rouge logoCafé Rouge 'free' prosecco for mumsValid when a main meal is purchased on Mother's Day

Expired

Mums can get a free glass of prosecco (norm up to £5.75) when they order any main course or a meal from the set menu at most Café Rouge restaurants from midday on Mother's Day - Sun 11 Mar. It’s likely to be busy, so it’s best to book in advance.

There aren't any alcoholic alternatives as standard, but if you don't like prosecco, Café Rouge has told us it's worth asking the manager if you can have something else. Mocktails or soft drinks will be provided as non-alcoholic alternatives.

A limit of six mums dining on any one table can claim the free drink offer. It's not available at Café Rouge Euston or Center Parcs branches. Due to local licensing laws, Café Rouge Edinburgh will offer mocktails or soft drinks instead of prosecco.

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Starbucks logoFREE Starbucks tea latteAt all Starbucks coffee shops 3pm-6pm on Tue 6 Mar

Expired

Starbucks tea latteToday only from 3pm till 6pm at Starbucks, you can get a free tea latte ('Tall' size, norm £3ish) when you visit any of its coffee shops across the UK - find your nearest. There's no voucher, just walk up to the counter and request your free drink.

There are three drinks included in the giveaway:

Fancy another free cuppa? See our full list of free teas & coffees on the high street.

Café Rouge logoCafe Rouge free coffee, tea or hot chocolateJust mention 'Snow Worries' to get free hot drink until Friday

Expired

You can get a free coffee, tea or hot chocolate to drink in at most Café Rouge restaurants until Fri 2 Mar - just mention 'snow worries free hot drink offer' when you visit.

You can choose any hot drink on the menu (norm up to £2.65) excluding liqueur coffees and café gourmand, though you'll have to pay for extras like flavouring.

There’s no purchase necessary and the offer will work on groups of up to six people. It's only valid when drinking in, though some branches may offer takeaways at the manager's discretion.  

Excludes Rapide by Café Rouge Euston, Café Rouge restaurants at Center Parcs, plus the O2, Cardiff and Edinburgh branches on event days at local arenas/stadiums.

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 Caffè Nero logoFree hot drink at Caffè NeroVia its loyalty app. Any size tea, coffee or hot chocolate

Expired

Smartphone users can get a free Caffè Nero hot drink when they download the Caffè Nero loyalty card app and enter the code WELCOMETONERO2018. You'll have 14 days to redeem the hot drink from the date you enter the code.

We've contacted Caffè Nero for an end date and we'll let you know here when we know more, but in the meantime it’s best to go quick if you want a free caffeine fix.

You don't have to attach a payment card to your app if you just want to use it to collect stamps. 

Can I use it like the paper stamp card?

Yes, you'll still be able to use it in the same way, you'll still get one stamp per drink or two stamps if you use a reusable cup (see our blog on reusable cups to see where else you can get a discount). Nine stamps will net you a free drink. You'll also still get a stamp if you use another offer, such as the free hot drink via O2 Priority. See full T&Cs.

See our free tea and coffee page to see where else you can grab a free cuppa.

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And although Section 75 doesn't apply to debit cards, there is something else to fall back on if you've paid using a debit card, or used a credit card for a purchase under £100. Known as Chargeback, this is part of banks' and card companies' internal rules and not a legal requirement. Read full details of Section 75 or Chargeback, plus how to claim, in our guides.

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