THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
BY ALYSSA FIORENTINO
While ranting on a site for fast food employee horror stories, a barista just leaked the Starbucks hack of all Starbucks hacks. According to his post, one evil genius customer found a way to score a free drink, every single day of the year.
His tactics, according to Business Insider, are simple: Buy 365 Starbucks cards, register each for a different birthday, and use the Starbucks app to score the free birthday drink everyday. Brad Halsey, the Starbucks employee who spilled the beans, says his least-favorite customer comes in everyday asking for the drink, trying to cover up the fact that he has purchased and registered Starbucks card for every day of the year.
“Even though I know exactly how he ‘beat the system’ there, he pretends that his app is just malfunctioning and it magically gives him the same free birthday drink every day,” Halsey wrote.
The post went on to explain how this customer is extremely particular about his order, which makes his cheating of the system even more annoying—but none of that matters. All you need to know is, free drinks for life is totally possible. And you’ll be saving a lot of cash.
Think about it this way: Let’s say you sprint to Starbucks right now and purchase 365 one-dollar gift cards. That will set you back $365. However, if a tall iced coffee costs you $2.25 per day, by the end of the year you’d be out $821.25. Follow this guy’s lead, and you’ll save over $450. (And that’s if you only get a tall…think about the venti possibilities!)
Not sure about you, but we’re off to buy a couple hundred gift cards.
[h/t Business Insider]
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