Starbucks Is Not Offering Refills Due to Coronavirus, But You Can Still Get A Discount. Here’s How.

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We know that you all love getting your refills from Starbucks. But as of today, there will be some changes. Don’t stress, it isn’t awful!

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Starbucks will no longer fill reusable cups or “for here” cups. I didn’t even know they had “for here” cups until recently.

In a press release, Starbucks said:

First and foremost, the health and well-being of our partners and customers remains top of mind and our highest priority, and we will continue to act thoughtfully and courageously despite the disruption and uncertainty COVID-19 brings to our daily lives. As part of communities worldwide, we are navigating this situation with nimbleness, learning and adapting as new information is made available.

They continued:

We are taking guidance from the CDC and local health authorities, we have increased cleaning and sanitizing for all company-operated stores to help prevent the spread of all germs, adding paid time for our partners supporting this work.

We are pausing the use of personal cups and “for here” ware in our stores. We will continue to honor the 10-cent discount for anyone who brings in a personal cup or asks for “for here” ware.


They will, however, honor the 10-cent discount for anyone who brings in a personal cup or asks for “for here” cup. You just won’t get it in that cup for now.


So don’t get upset when they tell you they can not use your pretty new cup. You can always pour it in yourself later.

They know we love our Starbucks cup collections, but they also want to help prevent the spread of the virus.


Like I said, if you do have a cup with you they will still give you your discount. They are not trying to get out of it, they just want to do their part to keep it clean.


You just never know if someone is handing them a dirty cup and that could contaminate the machines and equipment.

Starbucks wants you to know that the health and well-being of their partners and customers (that’s us) are of the highest importance right now.

With guidance from the CDC, they have increased cleaning and sanitizing for all of their company-operated stores. I honestly think every business and every person needs to be improving on this ALL OF THE TIME.

Starbucks has also chosen to restrict all business-related air travel, domestic and international through March 31.

They have even modified and postponed meetings across their offices in the U.S. and Canada.

Now, go wash your hands! Oh and maybe make your own hand sanitizer since everyone seems to be selling out!


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