That's right. Go to any participating Starbucks, buy a beverage, and get the pastry of your choice for free. There's no signage, but baristas are spreading the word.
Prepare for a wait and some craziness; a recent trip to a neighborhood Starbucks saw about three times as much traffic as usual. But hey -- free cranberry orange scone.
Not enough sugar for you? Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops are offering free cones from noon until 8 p.m. No purchase necessary; it's just their way of saying thanks.