While Starbucks has yet to confirm the existence of the Crystal Ball Frappuccino, numerous barista-approved Instagram posts featuring the tie-dye drink seem to say "outlook good." And if you do a little shopping before they hit stores Thursday, you could snag one for free.
Shopkick, a free shopping rewards app, is promoting a deal to earn a $5 Starbucks gift card - about the price of a tall Frappuccino, depending on where you live. To get the deal, you first have to download the app, which you can do here. Then, invite a few friends. For each person that joins and uses the app, you'll get 250 "kicks."
You'll need 1270 kicks to redeem a $5 Starbucks gift card, so after you pester your friends, check some errands off your to-do list. When you scan products and make purchases at stores like Sam's Club, Walmart, CVS, Kroger, and TJ Maxx, you'll get more kicks.
In short, it's not exactly free, but if you have groceries, home supplies, or clothes to buy, it is a fairly easy way to rack up some gift cards. Then you can cash in on the new peaches-and-cream-flavored Frappuccino. Here's a reminder of what you're playing for: