There are a few things I would like to bring to your attention. The first thing: McAlister's Deli (located in Temple and Killeen) are giving out free iced tea all day this Thursday, July 21 in celebration of Free Tea Day 2016. You're welcome in advance! The first 25 people to show up for Free Tea Day in each store will also get a free Tea Freak t-shirt.

  • Killeen: 1908-A East Central Texas Expressway, 76541
  • Temple: 2102 Southwest HK Dodgen Loop, Suite 122, 76504
Photo courtesy of McAlister's Deli

The second thing I want to tell you is that the Free Tea Day promotion gives you a chance to win $5,000. The contest is set to find and identify the "ultimate tea freak". What you need to do to enter is share a photo or video with your tea on Twitter or Instagram with #FREETEADAY2016 between now and July 21 *Free Tea Day).

And the last thing you should know about Free Tea Day is yes, there is a large Facebook group called McAlister's Deli Tea Freaks. The group is 672,696 strong - almost as strong as our Facebook (crickets)!

This is Texas - I don't know anyone who would refuse free ice tea.