Starbucks is giving away free reusable holiday cups - here’s how to get yours

The Starbucks logo is displayed on a cup at a Starbucks store on October 29, 2021 in Marin City, California.
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By , Audacy

When it comes to Starbucks and the holidays, reusable is the new red.

It’s not just those beloved red cups that will be bringing in the weary to get merry at Starbucks today.

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As CNN reports, customers who order a handcrafted holiday beverage from U.S. Starbucks locations on November 18 will receive their drink in a free "limited-edition reusable red cup." And that applies to all ordering methods, including through the app, in-person, or via Uber Eats.

According to a company release, this year’s design is "classic holiday red, with playful swirls of shimmering ribbon dancing against a starry sky." The same design is also used as one of the various paper cup designs, part of the chain's broader holiday theme introduced earlier this month.

This year's cup designs are inspired by traditional holiday motifs, including wrapping paper, ribbons, holiday lights, and candy canes -- and this reusable cup fits right into that motif.

The lovely cup is made of 50% reusable materials and can be brought back for a 10 cent discount on future drink orders. And considering how often fans hit up their favorite Starbucks, that’ll add up to a free drink in no time.

The only catch is that to get the reusable cup, you have to order a handcrafted holiday drink or fall beverage, hot, iced, or blended. Those items include the apple crisp macchiato, peppermint mocha, pumpkin cream cold brew, and toasted white hot chocolate.

Neither regular brewed, iced coffee, or the holiday coffee blends are included in the promotion.

The Starbucks holiday-themed cup promotion has become a yearly tradition for fans, and while they’re there, they’re buying more than just drinks -- the coffee giant anticipates more than $3 billion will be added to Starbucks' gift cards.

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