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Starbucks to Give Away Free Music

For about a month this fall, Starbucks and Apple are teaming up to bring customers free music. Between October 2 and November 7, Starbucks customers can receive "Song of the Day" cards redeemable on iTunes for a complimentary song that has been selected by Starbucks Entertainment. According to Reuters, "Starbucks said it will give away 1.5 million downloads per day for a total of more than 50 million free songs. Customers will have until the end of the year to redeem the song on iTunes."

Also beginning October 2, many Starbucks cafes will provide free wi-fi access specifically for the iTunes store. So, theoretically you could purchase your coffee, grab your "Song of the Day" card, open up your laptop right there and download the music, all in one fell swoop. I think this could be pretty cool — especially if some lesser-known bands get the chance to have their songs included in the giveaway. What do you think about this? Will you be taking a "Song of the Day" card with your morning coffee come October? Also, do you think this will draw in customers who don't normally go to Starbucks?

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ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 9 years
They actually asked me the other day when i got a drink if i wanted free music and i am so in the habit of turning down the crap they try to sell at POS, I said no before I realized what she said. Oh well! If I remember next time I'll get one...
nyaxa nyaxa 9 years
Is this offer in Canada? I might bite the charge for coffee if a kickin' song is included... Thanks for the freebie, essistme. I'll see if that works too!
essistme essistme 9 years
FYI, there's another Free Song of the Day mp3 music download available -- without any Starbucks/iTunes card or code. And the music in this download is completely DRM-Free. Details: Free Song of the Day Download - No Code Required
isobelstevens isobelstevens 9 years
Great idea. But I don't really like they they will be picking the song for you, daily. :/
sofi sofi 9 years
yeah, will you need to ask for them or do they just give them out. I know I'll forget in the morning if someone doesn't give/tell me.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i guess if you're one of those people that go in anyway you might as well get your free song. will they give you the cards only when you make a purchase?
kikila kikila 9 years
wow... i didn't realize starbucks and apple were hurting for customers. i hope this teaming-up gimmick helps them both pull through. good luck, y'all!!
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
That's a cool idea. It'd be great if they do it in Australia too.
Pammy Pammy 9 years
What a cool concept!
chatnoir chatnoir 9 years
thexxnewxromance thexxnewxromance 9 years
mmmmm. starbucks is my obsession.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I don't go to Starbucks regularly, but if I'm in the city (ahem, Paducah, KY is the closest one to me, lol ) I'll get a coffee. A free song is an added bonus; I just hope it's good music.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
Who DOESN'T go to Starbucks? ;)
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
Yeah, they'll get me. I go to Starbucks three times a weeks. I've discovered some pretty good music through freebies.
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
Sounds good to me! Hallmark stores all so give a free iTunes song to download when you purchase one of their musical Hallmark Cards With Sound.
calema calema 9 years
I think it is a GREAT idea! And the new service coming with iPod Touch, where you can see what's playing in the Starbuck's you happen to be visiting, and buy it right there, is fab!
leahlarocco leahlarocco 9 years
So this means my drink only costs $3 instead of $4??? Hmm, tempting...
DCStar DCStar 9 years
Great. A reason to stand in those long lines!
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
:WAVE: tat!
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
i head down to starbucks everyday anyways so i might as well get free songs. whoopie.
tati33 tati33 9 years
I'm sure I'll stop by Starbucks between those days..If I get an iTunes card..It will be a plus :WOOHOO:
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Honestly, if they're picking my song, I'm not going to be drawn in. Especially for a $4 drink.
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