Starbucks has its holiday traditions, like its annual red cup that debuted on November 7. But these new promotions — deals timed around Black Friday and a free gift card "doorbuster" on Cyber Monday — are special.
In an announcement this week, Starbucks shared a series of offers for shopping days traditionally reserved for retail and online stores. No complaints here, though. If you’re a coffee drinker, love a coffee drinker, or are one of the 46 million people who bought a Starbucks gift card that one year, these deals are for you.
Starting with the deals coming up most quickly, here’s what Starbucks customers can expect:
Thursday, Nov. 21: BOGO Free Starbucks
Need a pick-me-up after lunch today? From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST, Starbucks is offering a buy-one-get-one free deal on handcrafted drinks at participating locations. So grab a friend, make sure you order a grande size or larger, and download the app to access your free drink. Don't worry — you don't have to be a Starbucks Rewards member to take advantage.
Tuesday, Nov. 26 - Wednesday, Dec. 25: Discounted Foil Tumblers
Starbucks has no shortage of merchandise, with seasonal products released throughout the year. And starting Tuesday and lasting through Christmas Day, you can get a Gold Foil Tumbler in green, pink, or black for $9.95 (the cold cup versions that were released last week retail for $18.95 and $19.95). As with all its reusable cups, Starbucks will give you a 10-cent discount off every purchase of a beverage filled into one of these.
Tuesday, Nov. 26: Free Coffee for a Month
...With purchase of a $40 Starbucks tumbler. This is a great gift for your favorite coffee lover or a cost-effective gift for yourself. Starting November 26, and only while supplies last, Starbucks will be selling a grande-sized Tumbler in grey that will get you a free coffee or hot tea through the month of January, with every visit to a participating store. A $2.10 grande freshly brewed coffee every day for 31 days would cost $65.10. So buying the tumbler could give you a $25.10 savings to help you get through what always feels like the longest month of the year.
Monday, Dec. 2: Free Starbucks Gift Card
If you were thinking stocking stuffers, this could be the way to go. With every purchase of an eGift card worth $20 or more (they can be loaded up to $500), Starbucks will give you a free $5 eGift card to go with it. Available on Cyber Monday (December 2) only, so mark your calendars.