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Old 04-24-15, 08:43 PM
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Starbucks Systems Down - Free Coffee

Stopped at Starbucks about an hour ago. Their computer system is down and apparently its a nationwide thing. They gave me my coffee for free.

Just checked - it's legit...

Linky: http://digg.com/2015/starbucks-free-coffee-system-down


SERVERS ARE BURNT LIKE THEIR COFFEE
Starbucks' Computer System Is Down Across America So Free Coffee For All (While It Lasts)
by Digg

No outlet has written about this yet but we didn't want to wait for them because, well, free coffee. So go get your coffee (if you live in the US and maybe Canada). We'll replace this with a real story soon.
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Thanks, Comcast/Time Warner!
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Thanks Obama!
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I just spoke with a Starbucks and they are closing early with no free coffee, cash only. I think I'll keep my money.
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Re: Starbucks Systems Down - Free Coffee

Funny. Today, Ooma (voip) systems went dead and no answer as to why. I just got my service back.
Was nationwide as well as into Canada.
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I'll blame Level 3, not that it's actually their fault, but it's probably their fault.
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That happened to me this week as well. Good stuff.
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I blame the earthquake in Nepal.
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Re: Starbucks Systems Down - Free Coffee

I have free coffee at home. Is my system down?
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I have free coffee at home. Is my system down?
How'd you score that? All my local stores sell coffee beans but it's rarely free
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Free coffee at Bus' place! YMMV
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Re: Starbucks Systems Down - Free Coffee

Problem fixed. Back to business as usual.

Linky: http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/24/news/companies/starbucks-computers-down/

Starbucks free drinks over: Computer glitch fixed

Starbucks stores across the U.S. and Canada were back up and running after being hit by a computer glitch Friday.

Some stores had responded by giving away free drinks until the system was fixed.

"The point of sale register outage has been resolved," Starbucks spokesman Jim Olson told CNNMoney.

The cash registers were down in the U.S. and Canada, but all stores were expected to open as usual on Saturday.
On Friday, delighted Starbucks fans were tweeting that some stores were giving away freebies until the computer problem could be fixed.

"Starbucks systems are down so I got my drink for free. Seems like all Starbucks are doing this. Be sure to tip the barista!" tweeted @octopuscandy who lives in Los Angeles.

"the machines at Starbucks are down so they're giving away free drinks. #you'rewelcome," tweeted @nicolemariko14 in Washington.

@mackenziecrotty said the problem extended to Edmonton, Canada, tweeting, "apparently the servers at starbucks are down across canada so i just got free coffee."

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