Starbucks Free Drink Give Away Offer: Free 'Refresher' Available Friday July 13th

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(Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)A Starbucks drink is seen on a table in New York's Times Square April 21, 2010.

Starbucks is offering free drinks on Friday July 13, 2012.

The free drink giveaway will be available only from between 12 p.m. noon and 3 p.m. and is good only for a 12 ounce Starbucks Refresher drink.

The new beverages are being promoted by the coffee house giant as a "low-calorie afternoon recharge" with "natural energy" enhancement.

Free giveaways are always extremely popular, especially if you are located in a major city, so extremely long queues could be possible and should be expected. If you are hoping to get a free drink in the short one hour window it could be best giving yourself a bit of extra time as you might be waiting in queue for a while.

It is recommended that customers hoping to get their hands on a free Starbucks Refresher drink do not wait until the last moment to get to their local Starbucks to get one; one, because as stated above long queues are likely. But also two, Starbucks outlets are generally quite brutal at their cut off times. If you arrive at 3.01 p.m. you could be lucky, and if they know you well you may receive pity and be granted some mercy, but on the whole you can expect a harsh refusal if you arrive late.

Enjoy your free Starbucks Refresher drink!