Free. Summer. Starbucks. Stuff

Okay, here’s my intro for the day—Free Stuff. Do I have your attention? Do I?

What kind of free stuff? Free summer stuff! Because everyone knows that the only way to close out a Summer is to drape yourself in an oversized sunhat and sip Starbucks Ice Tea until you levitate.

Every day between now and July 31st at 5 p.m. you can enter the Starbucks Brew Your Own Summer contest to win prizes from three different Summer Survival Kits: Summer Entertaining, Summer Fun, and Summer Style.

In addition to the daily giveaways, there will be 50 first prize winners that receive a full Summer Survival Kit of their choosing, and one grand prize winner who will receive all three. That lucky person will be fully equipped to A. survive the summer, and B. survive it with grace, style, and a room decked out in quirky, Ikea style amenities.

If you’re already gearing up for college then this is quite the serendipitous Summer moment, because college students need free stuff like a cat needs a lap. Or a study session needs a cooler of Starbucks ice coffee.

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