How to Earn Good Karma, Free Coffee at Starbucks

February 8, 2016 — OK, java junkies, something big is brewing between Heal the Bay and Starbucks!

UPDATE: Starting today and lasting through the end of February or until supplies last, you can snag a 1/2-lb. bag of an all-new coffee blend at your LA-area Starbucks:Heal the Bay Blend at Starbucks The Heal the Bay Blend!

This limited-edition blend is available for just $5, and must be purchased with cash. ALL proceeds go directly to Heal the Bay!

Inspired by the lightness of summer, this medium-bodied coffee will bring a much-needed infusion of beachy sunshine to your daily caffeine fix. See below for locations where the Heal the Bay blend is on sale!

December 4, 2015 — Today we launched a yearlong partnership to promote clean local beaches and watersheds at 92 Starbucks locations between Thousand Oaks and El Segundo.

This weekend only (12/4-6), you can snag our specially designed “El Niño Frappuccino” at your local Starbucks and learn about how to better prepare for the expected heavy rains this winter.

But this partnership is more than just blue drinks! We’ve also come up with a great way for Angelenos to get a FREE cup of coffee while protecting our ocean and beautifying their neighborhoods:

For the next year, you can score a complimentary tall coffee when you fill a bag with at least a 1/2 lb. of trash from your neighborhood, share a photo on Instagram with the tag #SbuxHeals and then show your Insta to your Starbucks barista at participating locations!*

In the coming year, stores will be showcasing ocean-friendly messaging and offering special promotions to support Heal the Bay. Keep an eye out for a limited Heal the Bay coffee blend in early 2016, as well as something cool during Earth Month in April. We’ll also be teaming up to promote greater use of environmentally friendly reusable cups and straws.

The regional team at Starbucks recognizes that ocean and watershed conservation begins in our homes and businesses, so they have joined forces with us to educate customers throughout the Southland about making smart choices. We thank them for their support.

Heal the Bay staff enjoying an El Niño Frappucino at StarbucksStarbucks barista preparing an El Niño Frappucino


*Participating Starbucks can be found in the following regions: Agoura, Calabasas, Camarillo, Carpinteria, El Segundo, Filmore, Goleta, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Isla Vista, West Los Angeles, Malibu, Marina del Rey, Montecito, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Ojai, Oxnard, Playa Vista, Port Hueneme, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Westchester, Woodland Hills