Starbucks is declaring the beginning of the holiday season on Nov. 6 this year, with the drop of holiday sips and super cute new cups. In addition to the holiday designs you’ll see on the cup your seasonal Peppermint Mocha comes in, you can also get a free reusable red cup at Starbucks to add to your holiday collection. It’s back for the third year in a row, but it’ll work a little differently than normal.
As usual, if you order a special holiday drink on the day they debut — Friday, Nov. 6 — you’ll receive your sip in the reusable red coffee cup to keep forever. In years past, that meant you could bring back your cup for 50 cents off a holiday drink, but with the coronavirus pandemic, Starbucks has paused providing drinks in personal reusable cups, so you won’t get the same deal this year. But you can still score 10 cents off your order when you show your own personal cup, even though you won’t be able to get a refill in it. The holiday drinks available in the offer include Peppermint Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, and the Eggnog Latte.
You probably remember this reusable cup from last year, with its “MERRY COFFEE” text in green and white all atop the red background. The 2020 version is a little different, with red, white, dark green, and light green stripes with festive designs.
The offer for the free cup is good on Nov. 6, with any order of the five holiday drinks as well as the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Pumpkin Cream Nitro Cold Brew, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel Mocha and Toasted White Chocolate Mocha — so there’s plenty to choose from. And you can get it with an in-store or mobile purchase, so there’s no need to rush inside to be the first in line, although you’ll probably want to order early.
When you get your holiday drinks, follow the coronavirus safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of Sept. 11, which include limiting unnecessary errands and not going out if you feel sick. If you do go in store, adhere to Starbucks’ coronavirus safety guidelines, which calls for wearing a face mask and practicing social distancing from other people. It’s also best to wash or sanitize your hands after leaving the store.
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