Important caveat: Starbucks is not offering a promotion in the US where customers get a free drink if they bring their own cup, regardless of the size. But if Starbucks did have such an offer, would you be angry if one of your fellow ‘Bucks lovers showed up with, like, a watercooler jug to fill up with coffee?
In a bizarre story covered by Shanghai Daily, many on Chinese social media became outraged after photos were spread supposedly showing customers in line at Starbucks trying to take advantage of the previously-mentioned free drink promotion with massive containers like washbowls and water jugs. The images circulated with the description that “Starbucks launched a promotion for Earth Day on April 22. It's said that people could bring in their own cup to get free coffee at stores nationwide. And then ...”
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