PRET a Manger is giving customers free coffee for a month when they sign up to its new subscription service.
The YourPret Barista subscription usually costs £20 a month, but Pret is running a promotional offer where you get the first month free.
But keep in mind you’ll automatically be charged the £20 fee each month after this time, unless you cancel.
Pret says customers can cancel their subscription without charge at any time – we’re checking if this includes during the free month trial and we’ll update this article when we know more.
The subscription service goes live next week, on Tuesday September 8.
YourPret Barista service will allow customers to buy up to five drinks each day, as long as they’re purchased half an hour apart.
Pret says the subscription service means customers can potentially get up to 150 drinks a month during a 30-day period.
For a 31-day month, you could bag as many as 155 drinks.
The subscription is worthwhile if you’re a regular Pret customer – for example, if you purchased one flat white for £2.50 every weekday over a month, you’d usually be spending £50.
So the new YourPret Barista service would potentially save you £30 over 20 days – but as you can get up to five drinks a day, the savings could amount to more than this.
The subscription covers all barista-made coffees as well as teas, hot chocolates, smoothies and frappe drinks.
Pret only offers one size for its drinks.
Pano Christou, chief executive officer of Pret, said its coffee sales have grown faster than its food sales since reopening sites as it continues on the path to recovery.
In May, the company, which was bought by JAB Holdings in 2018, expanded into its own branded supermarket coffee products for the first time, launching a range of coffee beans and pre-grounded coffee on Amazon.
Mr Christou said: “As people across the UK begin to get back to the things they’ve missed, our new subscription service is perfect for customers who have been craving one of our barista-prepared drinks.
“Whether you’re a coffee enthusiast or tea devotee, we hope this new service helps you start your day strong.
“This is just the first step in our plan to bring Pret to more people.
“We now have the building blocks to establish Pret as a multi-channel, digitally-led business, and YourPret Barista is the first big launch we’re able to deliver through our new technology platform.”