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Starbuck’s Giving Back To Front Line Responders

During the month of December, Starbucks has been doing its part to support those individuals on at war on the front-lines fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Through until New Year’s Eve, any individual who visits a Starbucks and identifies themselves as a front-line responder against the coronavirus pandemic will score themselves a free tall brewed ice or hot coffee.

The barista posted the announcement on its COVID-19 response page, saying that the perk is:

“…in response to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and to recognize the significant efforts of the front-line responder and health care community.”

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Amongst those individuals considered eligible for the free cuppa are doctors, pharmacists, firefighters, mental health workers, and many more professions.  Also included on the list are security staff, housekeeping staff, and active-duty military personnel.

Starbuck, in a statement issued to CBS News, stated that the offer is unlimited.  Those professionals that are eligible for the offer can claim the deal as many times as they want through until the end of 2020.

Virginia Tenpenny, vice president of global social impact at Starbuck’s, said:

“It has been an extraordinarily difficult year, especially for the front line responders who are serving our communities.”

Tenpenny went on to add:

“We want to show our deep gratitude for those who support and protect us every day with a small gesture of kindness and a cup of coffee.”

Customers may redeem the offer at any company-licensed location in the US, along with select licensed stores.

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In a tweet posted to the globally known barista’s Twitter page:

“You’ve been there for our communities, we’re here to support you.  For the month of December, we’re offering front-line responders a free tall brewed or iced coffee at participating US stores.  From all our partners, thank you.”

Starbucks also plans to brighten the holiday season of 50,000 front line responders with both gift cards and care packages.