8 Bay Area Starbucks selected to give out free coffee today

A customer carries a coffee drink in a red paper cup, with a cardboard cover attached, outside a Starbucks coffee shop in the Pike Place Market, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Seattle. It's as red as Santa's suit, a poinsettia blossom or a loud Christmas sweater. Yet Starbucks' minimalist new holiday coffee cup has set off complaints that the chain is making war on Christmas. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Starbucks is giving away free coffee to an effort to drum up holiday sales this season, but only at select stores.

For 10 days, select Starbucks stores will host 1,000 Pop Up Cheer Parties, where customers can enjoy free tall handcrafted espresso beverages, from mochas to chestnut praline lattes.

The event will be held at 100 Starbucks stores in the U.S. per day, from 1-2 p.m. local time, over 10 days. The locations will change daily and will be listed on starbucks.com/cheer and Twitter with the hashtags #FindCheer #10daysofcheer.

December 28 is day fifth day of the promotion, and eight Bay Area locations were selected:

  • 1197 East Calavara Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035
  • 22390 Homestead Road, Cupertino, CA 95014
  • 2059 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA 94611
  • 5132 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
  • 3110 Crow Canyon Place, San Ramon, CA 94583
  • 3547 A Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
  • 1298 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • 856 Laurel St., San Carlos, CA 94070

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