Even Starbucks’ biggest detractors can’t resist the allure of free drinks! The coffee conglomerate is fighting back against their holiday cup controversy with a buy-one-get one drink offer. Count us in!
Smart move, Starbucks! After an disgruntled group of Christians lashed out at the coffee chain for replacing their traditional holiday-themed cups for simple red ones, they’re now offering a total deal on their delicious holiday drinks. Read on to learn how to get your hands on a free Starbucks drink!
Does anyone else have a sudden craving for a venti Peppermint Mocha? Or maybe two? That second one is going to be free, after all! Starbucks announced on Twitter November 12 that they’d be offering a buy one, get one free sale on holiday drinks. But it’s for a very limited time. You can only score the free drinks from Friday, November 13, to Sunday, November 15. Drink up!
If you’re set to line up at 7:00am to hoard some Gingerbread Tea Lattes, slow your roll. You can still get your beauty sleep, because the deal is just for your afternoon caffeine fix; the second free drink can only be accrued from 2:00pm to 5:00pm each day. And you’re in luck if you’re a Starbucks Rewards Member: for you, the deal stretches until Monday, November 16!
Starbucks’ Holiday Cup Controversy
Starbucks got itself into some hot water (coffee?) after deciding to take a minimal approach to their iconic red holiday cups this year. Every year, Starbucks prints their cups during the winter red with wintery symbols: snowflakes, fir trees, ice skates, reindeers, etc. For some reason, many Christians believe this means that the chain is trying to denounce the religion and is banning the phrase “Merry Christmas” from their stores. What?
They’ve started a movement to go into the coffee shops and say their names are Merry Christmas, so baristas are forced to write the phrase on their cups. Donald Trump supports this, of course. It’s more likely that Starbucks was trying something new with their cups, rather than denouncing Christianity.
HollywoodLifers, are you going to grab a free Starbucks drink? Tell us in the comments!
— Samantha Wilson