Starbucks Is Giving Away Reusable Holiday Cups Today

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Starbucks is kicking off the holiday season by giving you a gift.

Starting today, the coffee chain is offering customers a free limited-edition reusable red cup when they order a holiday-themed beverage, reported Delish.

The design features the words “Merry Coffee” emblazoned across the iconic holiday red background.

In order to get one of the highly-coveted cups, customers need to purchase one of the following hot or cold beverages in any size: Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Eggnog Latte, Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Mocha, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel Mocha and Toasted White Chocolate Mocha.

Unfortunately, there is a bit of bad news, for undisclosed reasons, the chain is not bringing back the fan-favorite Gingerbread Latte to U.S. stores this year. Bah humbug!

But there is also an added perk, customers who bring their reusable cup to any Starbucks after 2pm between November 6th and January 7th will get 50 cents off the price of any 16 ounce (Grande size or larger) holiday beverage.

Now be forewarned, last year, the reusable cups sold out within hours, so time is of the essence.

If you aren’t lucky enough to snag the freebie, customers can still enjoy the chain’s four new holiday cups, which are also making their debut today.

The 2019 versions come in four new versions: Polka Dots, Merry Dance, Merry Stripes, and Candy Cane Stripe.

“We came up with this idea of wrapping the stores in holiday joy and wrapping the cups like a gift to our partners and customers,” the chain said in a press release. “We wanted coming to Starbucks to be like uncovering a present.”

Hungry customers will also get to nosh on seasonal bakery items like Holiday Turkey & Stuffing Panini, Cranberry Bliss Bar, Snowman Cookie, Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop and a Snowman Cake Pop.

So grab some coffee, because your holiday shopping starts now!