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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.

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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.

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.

 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.

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.

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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.

Expired Deals

Starbucks logoFREE £2ish tall latte at StarbucksLimited stores, 1pm-2pm until Thu 23 Mar. Norm £2.40ish

Expired

Between 1pm and 2pm every day until Thu 23 Mar, you can get a free tall latte at selected Starbucks stores across Great Britain (stores in Northern Ireland are excluded) - about 15 locations daily. There’s no code or voucher needed, you can just walk out with your freebie, which normally costs from £2.40ish. 

The 15ish locations will change daily, and you'll be able the find out the next day's locations at 2pm the day prior on the Starbucks website. Starbucks told us that most locations will only participate once, and if you're in the queue before 2pm staff will do their best to serve everyone.

You can only get a tall latte (including ice lattes), no other drinks are included, but you can request decaffeinated or non-dairy milk and a free shot of syrup (norm 50p).

Coupons for 50% off any food item after 11am or 50% off a Burnt caramel latte or Salted toffee macadamia latte (both included in this free offer) after 11am will also be handed out. The coupons are valid until Mon 3 Apr, but can't be used in travel locations.

While this is a decent freebie, if you rely on a daily tea or coffee to perk you up, check out our Demotivator tool to see how much you're spending every day. Also check our free tea and coffee page to see if you could grab another free drink if the Starbucks pop-up party location isn't near you on that day.

KFC logoFree KFC coffee, tea or hot chocolateEvery day via its 'Colonel's Club' app. No purchase necessary

Expired

Here's an offer that's sure to make you full of beans while you're going through the daily grind...

You can get a free coffee, tea or hot chocolate every day until Sun 26 Feb at most KFC UK branches (about 700 – find your nearest participating store) via its free 'Colonel's Club' app. What's great about this deal is you don't need to buy any food if you just want the freebie. However, a number of KFCs open mid-morning so you won't always be able to get your pre-work fix with this deal.

The offer includes any regular-sized hot drink (norm £1.49-£1.75), except for Espresso, Caramel or Vanilla Latte.

If you don't already have the Colonel's Club app, you can download it from Google Play or the App Store. Once registered, take your phone to the restaurant counter and tell the cashier you'd like a free regular coffee – the cashier will scan the barcode in the app.

You can get one free hot drink every day until Sun 26 Feb, but you can only use one offer per day via the app.

Free side when you download the app

You can also currently get a free KFC side (norm 80p-£1.70ish), with no purchase necessary, at most UK branches when you download the Colonel's Club app. You can only get the free side once, whereas the free hot drink you can get every day – but you won't be able to get both freebies on the same day.

More info

The offer isn't available at any motorway service outlets, or in Jersey.

 

Squires Garden Centres logoFREE £2.15 tea or coffee at Squire'sPot of tea or regular filter coffee via vch

Expired

If you're going to a Squire's Garden Centre (find your nearest), you can download a voucher to get a free pot of tea or regular filter coffee (norm £2.15 per person) free until Tue 14 Feb.

Teas available include: English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Lapsang Souchong, Sencha green tea, Camomile flowers, Blue Lady, Rooibos, Strawberry & Kiwi loose-leaf tea. You can also get any regular filter coffee instead.

There's no purchase necessary to get your free drink, and Squire's Café bars are open from 9am to 5pm Mon-Sat and 10am to 4.30pm on Sundays.

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Section 75

Free protection for all shopping!

There's a little-known piece of legislation that turns any credit card into a financial self-defence superhero. 'Section 75' of the Consumer Credit Act means your plastic must protect anything you buy for more than £100 for free, so if there's a problem or the company goes bust, you can still get your money back.

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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