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Free Coffees

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Postby neversay » November 27th, 2019, 12:59 pm

If you are using Cafe Nero or Costa over the holidays then you can get free coffees by installing their apps:

The Cafe Nero App give you a free coffee when you make your first purchase. Invite a friend and you get 2 drinks when they buy one.

The Costa App gives you 100 (£1) of points then 200 points when you make a first purchase. Invite a friend on the app then you get 200 points when they buy a coffee.

My links are below but by all means get the apps from the Google App Store https://play.google.com/store/apps or https://play.google.com/store/apps or Apple https://www.apple.com/uk/ios/app-store. I can't see if Starbucks have one.

Yes LBYMers make their own flask of coffee rather than expensive high-street brands, but it is Christmas.

N.

(My links: Nero and Costa)

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Re: Free Coffees

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Postby yorkshirelad1 » November 28th, 2019, 10:12 am

neversay wrote:If you are using Cafe Nero or Costa over the holidays then you can get free coffees by installing their apps:

The Cafe Nero App give you a free coffee when you make your first purchase. Invite a friend and you get 2 drinks when they buy one.

The Costa App gives you 100 (£1) of points then 200 points when you make a first purchase. Invite a friend on the app then you get 200 points when they buy a coffee.

My links are below but by all means get the apps from the Google App Store https://play.google.com/store/apps or https://play.google.com/store/apps or Apple https://www.apple.com/uk/ios/app-store. I can't see if Starbucks have one.

Yes LBYMers make their own flask of coffee rather than expensive high-street brands, but it is Christmas.

N.

(My links: Nero and Costa)


For a free coffee, get a Booths card or a Waitrose card (latter requires a purchase)
https://www.booths.co.uk/about-booths-card/
https://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/mywaitrose/free_tea_or_coffee.html
(No connection with Booths or Waitrose other than as a customer)

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Re: Free Coffees

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Postby neversay » November 28th, 2019, 2:35 pm

Thanks @yorkshirelad1. I forgot Waitrose but it reminds me that John Lewis do something similar I think.

Just to add to the Caffe Nero one, there's another free coffee if you buy a slice of cake or tray bake after 2pm.

Code: FESTIVE2019TK

You open the app, settings, then add promo code.

No connection to Nero etc but thought I'd pass on given the thread. And of course it's not a 'saving' if you weren't going to buy coffee and cake and the first place!

N.

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Re: Free Coffees

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Postby AndyPandy » December 25th, 2019, 7:44 pm

For a free coffee, get a Booths card or a Waitrose card (latter requires a purchase)


If you spend £10 at Waitrose that also entitles you to a 'free' Newspaper. I try and spend £10 not including coffee or paper, but I believe that the £10 spend actually includes the cost of those two items, making it even more of a bargain.Otherwise easy enough to tip over the £10 point buy buying stuff I need anyway. There's usually something - Dishwasher tablets / toilet roll / coffee etc. - on offer at any one time.

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Re: Free Coffees

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Postby BusyBumbleBee » December 28th, 2019, 2:37 pm

My coffee in LIDLs costs about £1.25 and is very very good - well up to the best you can get in Portugal for example. That is easily saved by buying their extremely good but markedly lower priced items such as washing up tablets, yogurt, pork, beef chicken, fish, fruit and veg, pate and really rather good bread as well as their 'to die for' croissants. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch and I doubt there is actually any such thing as a free coffee.

Only rarely do I darken the doors of Waitrose which happens to be opposite my local LIDLs and then it is only to buy shin of beef (a really tasty cut) which they often, but not always, stock.

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Re: Free Coffees

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Postby UncleEbenezer » January 5th, 2020, 8:53 am

BusyBumbleBee wrote:My coffee in LIDLs

Your what??? Never heard of a Lidl having a cafe! Not even the big/new one near where I used to live that has such modern facilities as an electric car charger.

costs about £1.25 and is very very good - well up to the best you can get in Portugal for example. That is easily saved by buying their extremely good but markedly lower priced items such as washing up tablets, yogurt, pork, beef chicken, fish, fruit and veg, pate and really rather good bread as well as their 'to die for' croissants. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch and I doubt there is actually any such thing as a free coffee.


Agree, a lot (though by no means all) of Lidls food is very good, and I'd take it in preference to Waitrose even if the prices were equal. Our Lidls is in a cluster with Morrisons and Tesco, and each of the three has its strengths and weaknesses. But the only one with in-store cafe is Morrisons, and that was try-once-never-again.

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Re: Free Coffees

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Postby BusyBumbleBee » January 6th, 2020, 11:08 am

UncleEbenezer wrote:
BusyBumbleBee wrote:My coffee in LIDLs

Your what??? Never heard of a Lidl having a cafe! Not even the big/new one near where I used to live that has such modern facilities as an electric car charger.
costs about £1.25 and is very very good - well up to the best you can get in Portugal for example. That is easily saved by buying their extremely good but markedly lower priced items such as washing up tablets, yogurt, pork, beef chicken, fish, fruit and veg, pate and really rather good bread as well as their 'to die for' croissants. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch and I doubt there is actually any such thing as a free coffee.

Agree, a lot (though by no means all) of Lidls food is very good, and I'd take it in preference to Waitrose even if the prices were equal. Our Lidls is in a cluster with Morrisons and Tesco, and each of the three has its strengths and weaknesses. But the only one with in-store cafe is Morrisons, and that was try-once-never-again.

Sorry, UncleE, it is chilled coffee near the coleslaw in our very new Lidl. Got the price wrong! It is only 57 pence for 250 ml and there are four variants.


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