THIRSTY Brits can get a hot drink on the house from Costa Coffee as part of the chain's buy one get one free offer this week.
From Tuesday until Thursday this week, app users will get a 300 points boost, worth £3, if they buy a drink from one of the chain's 9,000 Costa Express machines.
The self-service touch screen machines are typically found on petrol forecourts, convenience stores and leisure centres.
You’ll then get £3 free to spend on your next purchase at the coffee chain, which covers the cost of most drinks on Costa’s menu – so you’d essentially be getting your next order for free.
But you can only spend the points between Tuesday and Thursday this week – so make sure you act quick.
You can spend your £3 on anything, not just coffee – we’ve rounded up what is £3 or under on Costa Coffee’s menu below.
What can I get for free under Costa’s buy one get one free deal?
IF you’re planning on making the most of Costa Coffee’s deal this week, you’ll want to know what you can get for free.
Here’s what’s £3 or less on the Costa Coffee menu when we looked at prices on the app in West London.
However, prices may vary from store to store – it’s best to double check before making your order.
- Small Latte: £2.75
- Small Cappuccino : £2.75
- Small Toffee Spiced Latte: £2.95
- Large Americano: £3
- Small Flat White: £2.90
- Small Flat Black: £2.55
- Hot Chocolate: £2.70
- Small Mocha: £3
- Mocha Cortado: £2.70
- Cortado: £2.55
- Caramel Cortado: £2.70
- Espresso: Single: £1.95, Double: £2.25
- Macchiato: Single: £1.95, Double: £1.95
- Small hot chocolate: £2.85
- Small Toffee Spiced Hot Chocolate: £2.95
- Small White Hot Chocolate: £2.85
- All Teas: £2.20
- All packaged drinks: from £1.55
- Chocolate Twist: £2.25
- Croissant: £1.75
- Raspberry & Almond Bake: £2
- Chocolate Tiffin: £2
- Salted Caramel Brownie: £2.25
- Bakewell Tart: £2.25
- Celebration Chocolate Muffin: £2.25
- Caramel Muffin with Munchies: £2.25
- Lemon muffin: £2
- Fruit Tea Cake: £2
- Millionaire’s Shortbread: £2
- Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake: £2.75
- Banana & Pecan Loaf Cake: £2.75
- Lemon Curd Tart: £2.25
To get the deal, you need to have the Costa Coffee app, which is free to download from Google Play or the App Store.
You’ll have to include some personal details to sign up though, including your name and email address.
When you’re paying for your drink at a Costa Express machine, make sure to scan your app to receive your points.
The next time you go to your nearest Costa Coffee store or drive-thru, you’ll be able to spend your points.
The deal isn’t available if you get your order delivered, use the store’s click and collect service, or use the order at table service.
To find out where your nearest Costa Express machine is, use the chain’s store locator tool.
Enter your postcode and press enter – then you’ll be taken to a page which lists where all of Costa Coffee’s locations are.
On the left-hand side of your screen, clock on the “filters” tab and select “Express” to see where just your nearest Costa Express machine is.
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