A Woman Is Suing Starbucks Because Their Iced Coffee Uses Too Much Ice

A Woman Is Suing Starbucks Because Their Iced Coffee Uses Too Much Ice

Photo Credit: Flickr | AleXander Agopian

Photo Credit: Flickr | AleXander Agopian

When you hear this, you might think it’s one of those classic, frivolous lawsuits by some moron. But just wait . . . by the end you’ll TOTALLY be on this woman’s side.

Stacey Pincus of Chicago, Illinois just filed a class action lawsuit against Starbucks . . . because they put too much ICE in their iced coffee.

Sounds dumb, right? Just hear her out. She points out that Starbucks advertises their drinks by how many ounces they have: 12 ounces in a tall, 16 in a grande, 24 in a venti, and 30 in a trenta.

And that’s how much coffee you get . . . if you order it HOT. But if you order it iced, you get a cup full of ice, which cuts into the amount of coffee. So in a venti, you only get 14 ounces of coffee with 10 ounces of ice. Instead of 24 ounces of coffee.

Her lawsuit says, quote, “[You] get just over half of the advertised amount, and just over half of the amount for which you are paying.” She also found that makes iced drinks the most profitable items on the menu.

So she wants $5 million for all the people who’ve been ripped off in the past 10 years. The suit is also demanding that Starbucks serve iced drinks in bigger cups so you get the full amount of coffee you order.

(Courthouse News Service / TMZ)

It’s National Coffee Day! Here’s How to Get Free Coffee

It’s National Coffee Day! Here’s How to Get Free Coffee

National Coffee Day

A bunch of coffee chains are giving out free coffee for National Coffee Day today, but Starbucks is NOT one of them. Instead, they’re launching a yearlong program where they’ll plant a tree for every bag of coffee they sell at their stores.

Which is nice . . . but doesn’t help you get free coffee. So here are a couple chains that ARE giving away coffee . . .

You can get a free small coffee and a glazed donut at Krispy Kreme if you mention the promotion . . . participating Dunkin’ Donuts will give you a free medium or iced coffee if you ask for it . . .

Whole Foods stores are selling 12-ounce cups of coffee for 25 cents . . . Staples is running a promotion where you can win a Keurig and a bunch of other stuff if you tweet a photo of your favorite coffee mug with the hashtag OfficeMugShot . . .

And McDonald’s is mostly ignoring National Coffee Day this year. A few locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts are giving out small cups, but it’s not clear if they’re doing it anywhere else.

 

(Consumerist / WTSP / Parade / Staples)