Birthday Tea Freebies
I love my birthday, tea, and getting things cheap/free. So I especially love getting birthday rewards from tea shops. I think it would be nice to have a post gathering birthday promotions in one spot. I’ll get it started with the three that I used this year:
DavidsTea Frequent Steeper – free cup of tea
Sign-up is free, no purchase requirements, but I think you have to join the program before your birthday
Teavana/Starbucks Rewards – free drink at Starbucks or free oz of loose leaf at Teavana, redeemable one day before through two days after your birthday.
Honestly, this program is a bit of a hassle. You need to have a Starbucks card and have used your Starbucks card for a purchase within the past year. But if you have, redemption is easy and there is no cost limit on which tea you choose.
Alice’s Tea Cup
This is an in-store redemption so it’s only useful to people in/near/visiting NYC, but I got a coupon for a free cup of tea to go or a free oz of any loose leaf tea through huledet.com. Your mileage may vary.
Any others I don’t know about? I will keep an eye on the thread and update the list.
Good to know about Teavana/Starbucks. It’s not too hard for me to go to Starbucks once a year, although I agree it’s overpriced.
I do live in Florida, where we don’t have a lot of tea or coffee culture. If I lived in NYC or close to it, I would probably avoid stepping in a starbucks if I could.
I think the David’sTea thing is only a free cup in store, right?
I have heard Starbucks has improved their tea. I bought tea from them a while back. Despite it being Teavana it was horrible. They were using a tea concentrate from a plastic can. Now I have heard they are using tea bags still from Teavana. This should be an improvement but I haven’t tried it yet.
Oh I never get tea from Starbucks, only coffee. I don’t know if I trust their tea.
The coffee from Starbucks is still pretty overpriced for what you get, but sometimes it’s the only thing around.
Inkay – where in florida area you?? My dream is to open a tea shop in Sanford but I don’t think I’m motivated enough. Also I have a full time job.
@Babble – Yes, the DT reward is a free cup in store, although mine mysteriously hasn’t loaded onto my account yet despite my birthday having passed. Last year it loaded a few days before my birthday.
@AllanK – In my experience, Starbucks started using Teavana sachets about two years ago. They still use a concentrate for chai.
Starbucks free drink is valid for the day before your birthday, your birthday and the day after. Is Teavana the same?
As far as I know, DAVIDsTEA’s free cup of tea is on your birthday only.