IF YOU are feeling a bit sleepy today, this might perk you up. 

Costa is giving away free coffees from its refilling stations at petrol stations and convenience stores. 

This includes a number of locations around Andover from the Tesco Express on Weyhill Road to The Co-Op on Salisbury Road. 

It comes as a part of a massive, national giveaway. The national chain has announced that coffee will be handed out for free for 24 hours from midnight at 8,500 locations.

For a list of local locations, click here

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The offer runs across the country, excluding Northern Ireland, and you can choose from anything on the menu, including Americano, Latte, Espresso and Cappuccino, and hot chocolate.

Managing Director, Scott Martin at Costa Express said: “The coffee industry is booming with no sign of our love affair with the drink slowing, as it’s estimated 95 million cups are consumed a day.

"However, for years, self-serve drinks machines have carried a certain stigma. Freeze-dried coffee, long life milk, clumpy soups and bland hot chocolate were readily stocked in machines across the late nineties and early noughties, so we can imagine how one poor experience is enough to put someone off for life!

“We at Costa Express don’t believe this is acceptable and have worked tirelessly to revolutionise the self-serve experience. Our machines serve the same fresh signature Mocha Italia coffee beans and fresh semi-skimmed milk you would expect in our Costa Coffee stores, so the quality of your experience is never compromised.

“We’re so confident that once you’ve tried a cup from Costa Express that it’ll fast become a regular part of your routine, so for one day only, we’re giving away a free drink to all.”