For Veterans Day 2022, Starbucks will offer a free tall (12-oz) brewed coffee (hot or iced) for Veterans, military service members and military spouses at participating U.S. Starbucks stores.* In addition, Starbucks is donating $200,000 split evenly between Team Red, White & Blue and Team Rubicon to support the Veteran community.

While Veterans Day is only one day out of the year, Starbucks commitment to supporting the military community—including hiring Veterans, military spouses and opening Military Family Stores—is a year-round effort.

* Offer valid on café and drive thru orders only. Cold brew is not included in this offer. Limit one per customer.

Starbucks ongoing military commitments:

  • In FY21, Starbucks hired more than 7,700 Veterans and military spouses across roles in the U.S.
  • Starbucks has over 110 Military Family Stores across the nation to date. Starbucks Military Family Stores are located near major military bases and are designed to hire and honor Veterans and their families, and aim to offer a welcoming space for local communities to work, unwind and gather to build a stronger community.
  • Starbucks is dedicated to supporting Veteran service organizations like Team Red, White & Blue and Team Rubicon who help Veterans as they transition to civilian life, continue to develop as leaders, and leverage their skills and passions to positively change communities.
  • Starbucks offers partner (employee) benefits that accommodate the needs of military, including Military Service Pay, which provides up to 80 hours of pay each year, to eligible partners (employees), when service obligations take them away from their work with the company.
  • Veteran partners can extend the company’s Starbucks College Achievement Plan benefit to a qualified family member for 100% tuition coverage for a first-time bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University’s online program.
  • As a company, Starbucks is focused on creating connections between our partners (employees), communities and those who serve.

The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on the part of VA. Veterans should verify the information with the organization offering.

By Courtesy of Starbucks

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Published on Nov. 1, 2022

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  1. Gabe Mathews November 19, 2022 at 1:29 am - Reply

    I went to the Starbucks located in the Safeway grocery store in Santa Rosa, CA. I showed my VA card and they said I could get a 10% discount on a plain coffee. I usually brew my own coffee. I will continue to do so and will tell everyone I know not to patronize Starbucks.

  2. John Becque November 10, 2022 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    How do you determine if the Starbucks in your neighborhood is a “participating” store and what do they require for proof that you are a veteran?

  3. Lynn & Gloria Erb November 10, 2022 at 9:29 am - Reply

    My husband is a Vietnam veteran. We will be in Columbus tomorrow for a Veterans Day Program at our Granddaughter’s school. Is this offer valid at Star Bucks in Columbus, Nebraska? Thank you for recognizing our veterans.

  4. joe dieker November 10, 2022 at 8:55 am - Reply

    thank you.

  5. CHUCK REYNOLDS November 10, 2022 at 7:12 am - Reply

    PreeShayt it! Sgt Chuck Reynolds, US ARMY, RETIRED! (67′-69′)

    • Peter Wright November 19, 2022 at 1:32 am - Reply

      I thought you needed 20 years of service to retire from the military.

  6. Larry Mello November 9, 2022 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Thank You from a 34 year Veteran.

  7. Jon November 9, 2022 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Never tried a Starbucks coffee. Guess will stop by and see if they have a real coffee with nothing in it…..just plain black coffee. Most of those places only have junked up stuff with some coffee in it. Once stopped at a “coffee shop” in Mall of America and asked for a cup of plain black coffee and was told they didn’t serve anything like that.

  8. J. Carlos Rodriguez November 9, 2022 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Thank you for what Starbucks does for Vets now, However, with all the money they make, they could also offer 10% off for purchase to all Vets. Will be greatly appreciated

  9. Ken November 9, 2022 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Starbucks, it’s an insult that you pretend to give a s*** about veterans.

  10. David J Montgomery November 1, 2022 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    thank you ssgt Montgomery

  11. Tula November 1, 2022 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    How do I find out which starbucks are participating in my area: San Francisco?

    • mbr November 3, 2022 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      1. Find the phone number of each of the Starbuck locations that you normally go to.

      2. Use your phone to call each location and ask if they offer the Veterans Day free brewed coffee.

      3. Hang up the phone after ending the call.

      • j adams November 9, 2022 at 9:58 pm - Reply

        Smartass answers like that is why people should not buy Starbucks.

        • riker November 15, 2022 at 1:11 pm - Reply

          Nothing wrong with the answer given.

      • Billy Shea November 9, 2022 at 10:01 pm - Reply


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