To avoid breaking election laws, Starbucks will give a free brewed coffee today to any customer who asks for it, not just those who said they voted. Initially the promotion was meant to encourage people to vote. Then Washington state election officials told Starbucks federal law prohibits payment of money, goods or services in return for voting. "To ensure we are in compliance with election law, we are extending our offer to all customers who request a tall brewed coffee," Starbucks said.
November 4, 2008
Free coffee for everyone!
An update on the free cup of drip coffee for voters.