Starbucks Celebrates 40th Anniversary with $40 Giveaways

Starbucks is giving away 500 gift cards on March 16

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There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but Starbucks is giving away $20,000 worth of free coffee.

Though it seems like just yesterday that the popular coffee shop opened on your block, in your grocery store, or in your house -- and that may have very well happened just yesterday -- the company is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. To celebrate its world takeover in just under half a century, it is giving away 500 gift cards worth $40 each.

But wait. There's more. To qualify for the 40 bucks, you have to follow the brand on the site Foursquare and check into a Starbucks location. Or, you can enter by sending an e-mail to with the subject line "Starbucks Foursquare Entry Submission." More information here.

The promo ends March 12 and winners will be selected March 16.

Who can say no to winning?

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