Verify: Is Starbucks offering a free $50 gift card on their Facebook page?

The thought of getting your next 10 grande iced lattes for free sounds great!

The thought of getting your next 10 grande iced lattes for free sounds wonderful! In fact, there's an offer for a free $50 Starbucks gift card circulating on Facebook that's gone viral.

So we wanted to Verify: Is it real?

The promotional post on Facebook says to share the post and type in the comment "thanks" to get your $50 coupon within four hours.

Thousands of people have commented and thousands have shared the post, which is on a Facebook page called "Starbucks USA." This should be one red flag that the offer is fake. The company's official Facebook page is simply Starbucks.

KENS 5 contacted Starbucks and they responded by email verifying this is not a gift card offer from Starbucks. In fact, the fake gift card promotion has been around for a few years.

However, plenty of people responded on the post that they did exactly what the post asked and never got their coupon, also verifying that the offer is a fake.

On a brighter note, the legitimate Starbucks Facebook page is advertising a real promotion you might like. Now through July 2, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., you can buy any grande iced espresso beverage and get one free.

See something that sounds too good to be true that you want us to verify? Email us at Verify@kens5.com or use the hashtag #KENS5verify on social media.

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