It's True! You Can Get Free Macchiatos From Starbucks!

Starbucks is giving out free macchiatos from August 3-7, and life is good!

If you're looking to cool off with a friend during the afternoon, you can't do a whole lot better than this deal.

Here's how it works: According to Starbucks' official website, they are offering a BOGO deal for any macchiato of equal or lesser value, be it hot, iced, sweet or plain, at participating locations. Incidentally, you can also pick up either of their new Iced Cinnamon Almondmilk Macchiato or the Coconutmilk Mocha Macchiato drinks.

"The original inspiration for the [Iced Cinnamon Almondmilk Macchiato] beverage is from horchata, a popular beverage in Spain and Latin America," Yoke Wong from Starbucks Beverage Development team said. "It is traditionally made with almond or rice milk and spices like cinnamon, and it is served hot or cold."

The coconut mocha version is a dairy-free spin on the classic sweet macchiatos like the caramel iced one. Then again, you can't go wrong with the classic menu fixtures either -- and you can get either kind with this promotion.

The "Meet for Macchiatos" event, which you might have spotted on Facebook, is only good between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., but hey, you still get a pretty sweet deal here.

What's the occasion, you ask? The promo is a multi-day celebration of International Friendship Day on August 6, which was created to "contribute to the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability, weave a safety net that will protect us all, and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good," according to the U.N.

"Our world faces many challenges, crises and forces of division -- such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses -- among many others -- that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the world's peoples," continues the U.N.'s entry on the holiday. "To confront those crises and challenges, their root causes must be addressed by promoting and defending a shared spirit of human solidarity that takes many forms -- the simplest of which is friendship."