Costa customers furious as app CRASHES due to demand for 50p drinks offer
COSTA Coffee customers have been left furious this morning after the app crashed due to high demand for its 50p drinks offer.
The chain is offering all hot drinks for 50p each for three days this week to mark its 50th birthday.
But many fans were left frustrated this morning when its app – which customers need to use to access the deals – stopped letting you log in.
When The Sun tried at the time of writing, we got an error message saying: "Oops! Sorry, it's not you, it's us. Please try again later."
Many customers have also vented their frustration on social media.
One customer tweeted: “I’ve been trying to log on all morning. Really disappointed as I was looking forward to my 50p Costa.”
While another added: "Would love to take advantage of the #CostaCoffee 50p drinks today with the hubby as we travel (essentially).
"But alas the @CostaCoffee app has crashed and logged me out and stopped him using his.
"Come on Costa! If you run an offer make sure your digital teams are prepared!"
And a third said: "Anyone else feel conned by Costa app crashing?
"I’ve taken a screenshot of the QR Code though, so I’ll queue as long as I need for a 50p drink."
One Costa worker said: “It’s been a nightmare. We got in this morning early… and by 7.30am the app had gone down. We feared this might happen.
"Apparently it is just sheer weight of numbers of people logging on.
"A lot of people returning to the shops had popped in for a drink first and are fuming."
The Sun contacted Costa Coffee for comment.
It's yet to confirm when the issues are expected to be fixed.
Under the deal, the coffee chain is selling all hot drinks for just 50p today, tomorrow and on Thursday this week.
Registered Costa Coffee Club mobile app users will only pay 50p per hot drink as long as they scan the app when they purchase.
The deal includes speciality drinks such as a handcrafted oat milk Flat-White, the signature Hot Chocolate or even the newest addition to the menu, the limited-edition Toffee Spiced Latte.
But there are some limitations as you're only allowed to have up to three extras or an alternative milk.
In other deals, McDonald's is offering free hot drinks to customers today.
Other big chains including Beefeater and Zizzi are also offering discounts to welcome customers back in.
Pubs and restaurants reopened for outdoor dining yesterday for the first time in months.
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