Even though I live in Florida, I still love a hot cup of coffee during the holidays (even if it’s 85 degrees outside).
For others, though, I’m sure a piping hot cup of joe is an absolute must, especially if they’re lucky enough to have a white Christmas this year.
If you’re looking to stay warm between now and the new year, you’re in luck — there are a few places serving up delicious cups of coffee for free.
Here’s where you can get your caffeine fix for free during the holidays.
How to Get Free Coffee This Holiday Season
Starbucks: Starbucks kicked off its 10 Days of Cheer today, in which it will give out free tall handcrafted espresso beverages at its Pop-up Cheer Parties from 1-2 p.m. every day through Jan. 2, 2017 (excluding Christmas Day). The catch is that the special will only be available at 100 stores around the country each day. (Locations change daily.) Be sure to check here each day to see if a Pop-Up Cheer Party is happening near you! Limited to one per customer.
Cumberland Farms: This Massachusetts-based convenience store chain with locations primarily throughout the Northeast and Florida will give out free coffee from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Day. To get you in the holiday spirit, the deal includes a shot of peppermint- or gingerbread-flavored syrup at no additional cost.
Peet’s Coffee & Tea: Those who live in California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Virginia, Washington or Washington, D.C., should head to their local Peet’s Coffee & Tea on Christmas Eve for a free small coffee or tea. If you prefer a larger size, go for it: The credit for the small drink will go toward the upgrade.
Sheetz: Those who live near this family-owned and -operated convenience store chain should stop by on Christmas Day between midnight and noon for a free drip coffee. Even better: Sheetz will offer the same freebie from 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day.
There are over 500 locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina — click here to find the one closest to you.
Your Turn: Do you plan to score free coffee during the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!
Kelly Smith and a junior writer and engagement specialist and a senior at The University of Tampa. She’s anxiously awaiting Christmas so she can drink a peppermint mocha.