No one loves losing an hour of sleep when we “spring forward.” But until we can agree on a better system, Daylight Saving Time looks like it’s here to stay.
Thankfully, the fine people of Wescom Credit Union are making the clock adjustment a bit more seamless with the 9th annual edition of their Wescom Kindness initiative. The promotion gives SoCaler’s the chance to pick up free drinks and goodies at participating Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations this Sunday, March 12.
There are 22 participating locations in all, spread throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. Each store receives $2,000 from Wescom to reimburse food and beverage bills for the day, at a maximum clip of $15 per transaction. Tabs will be paid beginning from the moment the doors open on Sunday until funds are exhausted. Pretty simple, right?
Now, I’m not ashamed to admit that this is one of those deals that I routinely take advantage of, so let me dispense some wisdom. My modus operandi is arrive shortly after opening (yes, I’m one of those annoying early risers), and I always convince my partner/co-founder Christina to tag along so we can place separate orders. Must. Maximize. Freebies.
Surprisingly, most of my fellow early bird customers aren’t aware of the offer when they order, but the Coffee Bean team members are happy to break the good news. Definitely makes for a pleasant vibe.
My gut says that word gets around by the mid-morning and early afternoon, but I can’t tell you what the crowd is like, or what time they usually run out of funds, because at that point I’m long gone. My suggestion is to likewise go fairly close to opening, but ultimately you gotta do you.
Browse below to see if you’ll be a nearby location, and maybe you too will forgo extra sleep this Sunday to grab some gratis coffee… and snacks… and a pastry.
Participating #WescomKindness Coffee Bean Locations:
Baldwin Park – 13916 Garvey Avenue, Suite 101
Brea – 160 E. Lambert Road
Brentwood – 11698 San Vicente Boulevard
Costa Mesa – 1835 Newport Boulevard, #B122
El Segundo – 909 N. Pacific Coast Highway Suite 135
Encino – 16101 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 180
Irvine – 5653 Alton Parkway
Long Beach – 1996 Ximeno Avenue
Los Angeles – 9829 Venice Boulevard
Oxnard – 2180 N. Rose Avenue
Palmdale – 39605 10th Street West, Unit D
Pasadena – 415 S. Lake Avenue
Placentia – 1188 E. Yorba Linda Blvd
Rancho Cucamonga – 8140 Haven Avenue
Redlands – 528 Orange Street
Riverside – 3545 Central Avenue
Santa Ana – 2264 17th Street
Santa Ana – 2783 N. Main Street
Simi Valley – 2944 G Tapo Canyon Road
Thousand Oaks – 1772-A East Avenida De Los Arboles
Torrance- 18201 Crenshaw Boulevard
Valencia – 27634 The Old Road