Starbucks employee describes how to get a FREE COFFEE EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR!
To get free things and snap up the best deals you have to have a certain amount of confidence, tenacity and ruthlessness.
But some people take things to a whole new level of dedication, as told by Brad Halsey, an employee of Starbucks.
In an interview with Kitchenette, Halsey described how one customer had found a way to get a free coffee from the shop EVERY DAY, but it would have probably pissed a lot of the employees off.
"There is a man who comes to my Starbucks every single day and orders the most horrible drink in an infuriating way.
"He purchased 365 Starbucks cards and registered every one of them online with a different birthday so that he gets a 'free birthday drink' EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR."
Halsey then went on to describe how the actions reflect the customer's personality a bit more than expected, and it is not just a regular person who has found a way to save a few quid a day. Apparently, the man takes advantage of the hack and gives all sorts of crazy orders and instructions to the baristas:
"If he was a nice guy, I might not be so irritated. But he’s not a nice guy."
"'Two pumps of white mocha here, then add five pumps of vanilla. That should take us to this line here where you're gonna add cold heavy cream up to this ridge here...it should be halfway between this line and this line.
"'Make sure to add the heavy whipping cream before the espresso, it changes the taste if you do it out of order.
"'Then add your four shots, three regular and one long shot. That long shot is important, since you guys reformulated your machines, it’s been Hell trying to get my drink right.
"'That long shot helps balance it. Then stir it for me, Mister Brad. Now do me a favor and add ice to the top there and it’ll be easy as pie. I’m not picky so don’t worry about shaking it or anything like that.'"
Unfortunately, this only works in the USA. Starbucks over here in the UK is a bit more stingy. Sorry guys.