Starbucks Announces New Details on Red Cup Day—Here's How to Get Yours Free

It's Red Cup day! Customers who order any size of a homemade holiday drink on Thursday, November 16, will get a free limited-edition red holiday cup that they can use again and again. 

Why is the red cup so important? The souvenir is back for the sixth year in a row. It is made to be stylish and good for the environment. And, of course, making people want Starbucks' limited-edition holiday drinks.

The unique cup for this year is made from 75% recovered materials. In 2022, only half of the red cup was made from recycled materials. This is part of Starbucks' plan to be more eco-friendly and cut its trash by half by 2030.

The free red cup can be used over and over again. It's meant to be a gift that goes on giving, even after the holidays are over. Customers will get a $0.10 discount on their order if they bring in a clean reusable red cup to Starbucks to be refilled. 

If you are a Starbucks Rewards member, you can get an extra 25 Stars when you bring your own reusable red cup in for any order that counts toward stars, up to three times a day.

How are you going to make sure you get the cup? On November 16, the free, reusable red cup will be used for hand-crafted holiday drinks ordered in-store, at the drive-thru, on the Starbucks app, and through Starbucks Delivers. You can put hot or cold drinks in the Red Cup.

Do you want something a little lighter? You can ask for nonfat milk with any traditional holiday drink. Standard milk is 2%, but you can also get nut, nonfat, and non-dairy choices like almond, coconut, oat, and soy milk, though they may cost a little more. 

To cut down on the sugar in the usually sweet drinks, you can also ask for less syrup, also known as "fewer pumps." Otherwise, feel free to skip the whip and other toppings if it doesn't work for you.

The Red Cup can be used more than once and holds 16 ounces, but you don't have to fill it up with a Grande (16 oz) drink. It's fine to order a short (8 oz for hot drinks) or a tall (12 oz). Have fun drinking!

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