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Starbucks: Free Hazelnut Macchiato (through March 31, 2013!)

I’m hearing multiple confirmations that Starbucks stores nationwide are giving away a free Starbucks Hazelnut Macchiato to all customers through March 31, 2013.

This deal is not mentioned on their website, but stores in many locations are confirming they are offering this. I’d recommend calling your local store to see if they are participating in this promotion.

If they are, leave a comment and let us know. And if anyone finds an official confirmation of this offer, let us know.

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

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  • Jaimie says:

    I called 2 stores and they both told me you have to have a voucher to get it. I guess some stores were giving them away with a purchase.

  • Kristi says:

    In Wichita – the 21st and Maize store is offering the voucher after you purchase one…so I guess buy one get one.

  • Cassie says:

    In Canada, our stores are offering a free Hazelnut or Caramel Macchiato with any purchase. (Buy something, get a voucher for free Macchiato.)

  • Sharon says:

    There is a a coupon/voucher which stores have so many of to give away to customers @ random.
    SBux Partner

  • Emily says:

    In Harrisburg, PA area, I called 2 stores and they are doing this as well, but you have to have a coupon. The one lady I spoke with said she didn’t know where people were getting them from. 🙂 So we can’t just go in and get the drink…bummer! 🙂

  • Melissa says:

    I went in and bought one today…didn’t get it for free darn it!

  • deseray says:

    It’s really funny to see this, because I met some friends at Starbucks today. I was conflicted about what to get, and the barista guy suggested the hazelnut macchiato. I got it, and it was ok, but nothing was mentioned about it being free or getting a coupon or anything. I live in SW florida.

  • Eva says:

    Just called local Starbucks and barista said she had 25 vouchers to Hand out so I could come and get one. She was surprised I had heard about it and sounded unsure of what she was supposed to do. Yay for free Starbucks!

  • Kristina R says:

    Our store said they had 125 coupons available that they gave them all out this morning.

  • James says:

    In Irvine, CA, I got a medium size Hazelnut Macchiato for $4.25. Nobody told me about the promo!

  • I hope my local store is participating!

  • Christine says:

    According to a Starbucks manager, the barista get about 50-60 vouchers to give out per day for that particular location (very busy one). I don’t know what makes them decide to give them to you. The vouchers are a free tall Caramel Macchiado or Hazelnut.

  • MomofTwoPreciousGirls says:

    I went to my drive up window at the Starbucks I go to daily (they know my drink when they see me on the camera!) and asked my usual barista about it. She handed me a coupon good from 3/5-3/31.

  • Christina says:

    I just asked in the drive through and the barista said she would look for the coupon but she gave me the free drink and I never saw the coupon.

  • Joy says:

    I have gotten 2 already! I just asked or the coupon and they used it right on the spot. So far I’ve gotten two freeeee!! Yay

  • Margaret says:

    I’m in Alabama and went to my local one today to try out the deal. My son wanted a cake pop and then I asked the employee if they were having the hazelnut drink deal. He said yeah , here is a voucher. I asked is it really free? He said yes a cold or hot version of the drink. I had to ask , it was not advertised

  • Lauren says:

    I went into to a Vons Starbucks (got a drink) and stand alone Starbucks (just to check) in San Diego, CA and both had the coupons and were willing to give you the drinks on the spot. A lady behind me didn’t even know about the promo and they gave her drink for free. 🙂

  • lisa says:

    I went in today to redeem a free drink I had on my registered card. While I was there I noticed the poster advertising this new drink and asked how it compared to the caramel. She gave me a voucher for next time 🙂

  • Connie says:

    My local starbucks told me over the phone that they are giving out the Qs with a code to their usual repeat customers.

  • traci says:

    i went to a brand new starbucks location & asked if they had any deals going on to get more business since they just opened. the barista handed me a coupon that said free tall hazelnut or caramel machiatto thru march 31. what great deal and its free

  • BA Stevens says:

    I called and was told that our local store handed out coupons on the day it was launched.

  • Julie2 says:

    I am near Olympia, Washington and was at my local Starbucks this morning. I made sure to ask for the voucher, and she was happy to give it. The lady in front of me did not get one, because she didnt know to ask for it.

  • Raven T. says:

    I was in starbucks this afternoon. i said i read on a blog to use coupon code “350” to get a free tall hazelnut in the month of March. the barista hadn’t even heard of the coupon or promotion, but tried the code and it took of the total cost! She said if i come back the rest of the month they will keep trying the code until it doesn’t work. However i knwo some store are requiring the flyer in hand. If you go anywyas, can’t hurt to try. but i woldnt go out of my way for this freebie!

  • Julie says:

    Today I went with a friend to the Starbucks in the Delmar Loop in St. Louis on our lunchbreak to ask about these wonderful vouchers that I have heard so much about. I asked the barista if they had any vouchers and she handed me one in very perturbed fashion and became unreasonably annoyed with me (eye rolling and audible sighing) when I asked to cash it in. It was by far the worst experience I have ever had at Starbucks.

    • Lynsey says:

      The same experience happened to me today at the same location! I agree, it was by far the worst experience I have ever had at a Starbucks…

  • Susan says:

    When I went into Starbucks, they asked me if I had the code for this offer.

  • Mary says:

    Asked about the free hazelnut macchiato at my Starbucks – and was told there
    is a coupon on the website. Has anybody been able to get the coupon?

  • Madelle says:

    thanks for sharing! I will try that today

  • julie geist says:

    I just checked with our Starbucks in Cookeville, TN and they said that the stores have been giving away coupons that allow the customer to get the Macchiato free.

  • Tara C says:

    I got one today. I asked something about a coupon or voucher, but the manager on duty said “the company is being kinda weird about how they are handling the promotion” so he said he will just give one away if people ask about it.

  • Pat says:

    Here in Las Cruces,NM. I stopped in at a local Starbucks and received a free one. The barista asked his boss and supposed to have a coupon but gave me one anyway . I received a Caramel Machiato and he was very nice.

  • Sabrina says:

    I’ve had really good luck with this at a few different Starbucks in my area, and the baristas were really nice about it. It does seem to vary how each one is handling it, but I’ve had really good luck calling the store, then showing them this post on a mobile device when I came in.

    Too bad some of the baristas were sour to some of you. I can understand why they might get annoyed, but it’s still not cool. One woman after me came in and gruffly asked the barista about the free Macchiatos with barely a hello. Felt bad for the guy!

    Crystal, I’m linking back to your post so readers in my area can be alerted to this deal!

  • Sabrina says:

    I had a really nice experience with the baristas in my area when I got the free drink. Had really good luck with showing them this blog post on my mobile device.

    Crystal, I’ll be linking back to your post in my Examiner article to share this with more readers. Thanks!

  • Susan Carson says:

    I went to my local Starbucks. They acknowledged the special for the hazelnut coffee but asked for an email notice about it. Do you know how to find one?

  • Megan says:

    I went to a Starbucks inside of a Target and asked if they were participating in the free hazelnut macchiato promotion. The barista said they were and didn’t even ask if I had a coupon.

  • Amanda says:

    Requires Coupon in Kansas

  • TimHotons beat StarB says:

    I have just used a coupon printed for StarBuX in TimHortons for Coffee.
    Story: I have been refused from 3 StarBuX stores, then I walked in a TimHortons and told them I have free coffee coupon for StarBuX but would like to use in TimHortons.
    TimHortons accepted my StarB’s coupon and gave me a free coffee. Because I repeated 3 times of a comment comparing 2 companies in one sentence to serveral customers loudly, the manager very happy and gave me the top, a super large cup free coffee! Yummmmmmmy! Whoohoo!

  • Sharon says:

    I printed out several coupons (no longer available to print today, 3/19 it looks like) and have successfully used 4 at 4 different locations in Texas (San Antonio-Austin area) while we were on the road this weekend. So if you have a printout, you can make photo copies and as someone noted, the barista can enter the code noted on the coupon and it should be accepted.

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