Free Lonely Planet Book From Starbucks

If you’re a Starbucks customer (and iPhone user), have you discovered the Pick of the Week?  These used to be cards that were handed out in the stores for free stuff, but the program transitioned to the digital world a few years ago.  How to find it?  If you open up the Starbucks app on your iPhone, you’ll see a “Messages” section below your star counter:


Each week Starbucks features a Pick of the Week which varies between songs, apps and books.  For starters, they rarely feature my taste in music.  But, the apps are usually good for my kids.  And, every once in a while I see something I like, though I frequently forget to check the Pick of the Week.  I found one that expires in a few days that’s travel-related:


I like some of the Lonely Planet stuff, and this definitely qualifies as travel-related, so I figured it was worth sharing in case you weren’t aware of these freebies.  If you want the book, you’ll need to download it from the app by August 18th, 2015.  And, if you have an Android device, it still appears you’re fresh out of luck.


  1. Just an FYI, I don’t think everyone gets the same offers. For example, this Lonely Planet guide was not in my SBUX messages.

  2. Mine was way down in the list, dated May 26th. The most recent offer is $20 off Lyft and 12 stars after the first ride.

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