IMAG6052 Treat receipt returns 15 July 2013The Treat Receipt returns to Starbucks this upcoming Monday, July 15, 2013!! It’s a favorite promo for many customers.  Here is how it works:

  • Go to Starbucks in the morning – buy anything.
  • Hang on to your receipt.
  • Go to Starbucks in the afternoon, after 2 pm.  With your receipt, you can order any Grande size iced (a cold cup) beverage for $2.00.

It’s a great deal for those who want an afternoon Frappuccino, or it even would be a pretty good savings on the Refreshers too.  I know that I’ll definitely take advantage of this now and then.  This year, the Treat Receipt promotion runs from July 15th through August 18th.

In case you’re curious, Starbucks first introduced the Treat Receipt as a promo in August 2008.  In 2008, it ran from August through September.  The Treat Receipt has returned every year, though Starbucks has definitely tweaked with its promotional run from time to time.  In 2009, the Treat Receipt ran for three months!

The Treat Receipt is a great chance to try a customized drink without spending extra.  For example, a Valencia Orange Refresher with just a pump of Vanilla is nice because the Vanilla seems to cut down on the tanginess of the beverage.  That would still just be $2!  You can customize a Frappuccino too – such as a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with raspberry syrup.  Again, that Grande Frappuccino would be $2.00.

There are few details to keep in mind:  Licensed stores may not necessarily be participating in this promo – check with them.  And, this promo is restricted to the Grande size cold cup, which is 16 ounces.  You cannot use a Treat Receipt and get a Venti or Trenta beverage.  And, the receipt that you use to get your $2 beverage has to be from earlier in the same day.

Enjoy your Treat Receipt!  Definitely a good way to save money!