Here’s How to Get Free Starbucks On Your Birthday

Make your special day even more special with free coffee.

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You deserve to start your birthday each year in the best possible way: with a caffeine kick. Luckily, Starbucks has you covered—if you’re a Rewards member, of course. Here’s what you need to know about how to get free Starbucks on your birthday:

Does Starbucks Offer Birthday Rewards?

Yes! According to the recently updated Starbucks Rewards Terms of Use, members can redeem one Birthday Reward each year.

Who Qualifies for Starbucks Birthday Rewards?

All Starbucks Rewards members qualify for an annual Birthday Reward. However, there are a few caveats. To get free Starbucks on your birthday, you must:

  • Join the Rewards program at least seven days before your birthday.

  • Provide your birthday when completing your account information. You don’t need to provide a year—the month and day is fine.

Make at least one transaction using the app or your Starbucks card before your birthday each year.

What Are the Reward Options?

So can you get whatever you want at Starbucks on your birthday? Not quite. Once a year, you can choose one of the following menu items:

  • One handcrafted beverage, such as a latte or Frappuccino

  • One food item, such as a cake pop or breakfast sandwich

  • One ready-to-drink bottled beverage

Beverages that contain alcohol, merchandise (such as mugs and keychains), packaged coffee, and items available at Starbucks Roastery and Princi locations are not included in the Reward.

Related: 10 Copycat Starbucks Treats to Make at Home

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How to Get Free Starbucks On Your Birthday

Simply become a Starbucks Reward member and enter your birthday while you’re signing up (provided your birthday is at least one week away—if it's coming up within the next few days, you’ll need to wait another year).

When your birthday rolls around, just apply the reward in the Starbucks app while you’re making the order or show the barista the barcode so they can apply the coupon in person.

What If I Forgot to Redeem My Birthday Reward?

Unfortunately, you can only redeem this reward on one day (the birthday you entered while setting up your Rewards account) every year. You’ll have to wait another 365 days if you forget. So mark your calendar now!

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