If you live in the San Antonio area, you may remember that Valero used to offer a free cup of coffee each morning after each Spurs postseason win. In 2014, I got myself 16 cups of coffee. Sixteen may sound like a lot, but for the playoffs, it’ just right.
Well, this year when the Spurs won Game 1 in Denver, Circle K (who now has taken over the Corner Store markets associated with Valero gas stations) chose not to continue this tradition.
Hello! We’re sorry but we no longer offer free coffee after Spurs playoff wins. However, we do have new freshly ground coffee on demand at a great price every day. You can brew it hot or cold! We also have a $2 coffee and donut Meal Deal. Have a good day!— Corner Store (@CornerStore4U) April 15, 2019
And people were upset.
No more free coffee after spurs playoff wins? Boohoo, go and pay the damn $1.50 smh— Chuck Vans Show (@ChuckVansShow) April 16, 2019
Circle K done killed Valero’s tradition. Like no more free coffee when the Spurs win.. ♀️ ☕️— a l e x i s ♍️ (@a_marieee01) April 19, 2019
Shame on y'all. Clearly y'all have no idea how much we cherish traditions around our Spurs here in SA. "Sorry no free celebratory coffee but hey you can pay us money?" Seriously? You thought THAT weak sauce would fly? #SMH #GoSpursGo— Trey Felder (@TbirdTr3y_10) April 16, 2019
But rest assured, dear Spurs fans, H. E. B. has you covered.
When we win, you win! ☕️— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 23, 2019
The morning after every Spurs #NBAPlayoffs victory, @HEB will offer free coffee from 7-10am at locations that serve coffee by the cup.
➡️ https://t.co/f379vUJGgF pic.twitter.com/b8ggnmgPx3
And not just H. E. B., McDonald’s, QuickTrip, and Ancira have also come to the rescue.
Last week, some residents felt as if San Antonio traditions like free coffee after Spurs wins and Tejano music on FM radio were in jeopardy. This week, we have HEB joining McDonalds, QuikTrip & Ancira in giving out comped coffee and a new Tejano station. SA power. https://t.co/ZoBGRdbjm9— Maddy Skye (@MaddySkye) April 23, 2019
So cheer on your Spurs, wake up early after a win, and go fight your way in line for that celebratory joe.