Happy National Tea Day! Us Brits are a nation of tea lovers, so it would only be fitting to celebrate on Friday 21 April with a brew – and with the average Brit spending £1,475 on tea in a lifetime according to financial planner Tilney, it's sure to taste even better when it's entirely free! We've rounded up five places where you can get a free cuppa, not just on National Tea Day, but every day in some cases…
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Visit a branch of T2 tea shop on Friday for your free cuppa in honour of National Tea Day. The Australian loose-leaf tea specialist offers over 200 different teas from the classic English breakfast to Matcha at its 16 stores across the UK, find your nearest store at t2tea.com.
Sip on a free cup of tea as you shop at IKEA when you order an IKEA Family Card. As well as being rewarded as you shop, you will also receive a free filter tea or coffee when you visit the store's restaurant between Monday and Friday. Get more details and sign up for your membership card at ikea.com.
Waitrose and John Lewis
Sign up for a free myWaitrose card to get a free cup of tea or coffee when you shop in any Waitrose store. You can also sign up for a separate John Lewis loyalty card and you'll receive free tea and coffee vouchers to use in store several times throughout the year. Visit waitrose.com to sign up for your card.
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French bakery chain PAUL offers customers a free hot drink and croissant when they sign up for its loyalty card scheme. The patisserie has 28 stores in London and three outside of the capital in Birmingham, Newbury and Oxford. Visit paul-uk-loyalty.com to register.
Coffee shop loyalty cards
A number of shops and restaurants around the UK offer loyalty card schemes including Benugo (benugo.com), which gives customers a free hot drink when they sign up to its email newsletter, and Booths supermarkets (booths.co.uk), which offers shoppers a free regular hot drink with its Booths card.
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