Red Cup Day is rumored to return to Starbucks on Thursday, November 16- just one week ahead of Thanksgiving as is with Starbucks tradition. The annual free cup day rings in the holiday season for Starbie’s fans with a 16-oz reusable cup decorated in holiday cheer.
The signature red cups and free cup day are a 6-year tradition for the coffee chain which was founded in 1971. Each year, the cup design changes, making these free tumblers all the more desirable. Fans of Starbucks and newbies alike, scurry to their local Starbucks for a chance to score one of these free cups!
Here’s how and when to get your hands on one.
When is Red Cup Day?
Starbucks’ Red Cup Day takes place on Thursday, November 16, 2023. The annual fete will happen nationwide at participating Starbucks store while supplies last. Not all locations offer the free cups, so make sure to ask in advance!
How to get a free Starbucks holiday cup?
Purchase any fall or holiday beverage from the Starbucks menu and you’ll get a free reusable cup. This applies to in-person orders in addition to orders placed on the Starbucks app or Starbucks delivery.
Do all locations have free cups?
Not all locations participate in Red Cup Day. Additionally, the event is while supplies last, so make sure to double check with your local Starbucks that they are still available.
Do I need to buy anything?
Yes! Order any size beverage from the fall or holiday menu to qualify. The only drinks ineligible for this offer are the Starbucks Christmas Blend brewed coffee and Christmas Starbucks Reserve™.
About Red Cup Day
Starbucks launched this initiative as a means to incentivize its customers to transition to reusable cups. Bring in your clean reusable cup and save a nickel off your purchase (plus the earth)! Rewards members will also earn 25 points when using the app. This is part of Starbucks’ efforts to slash waste in half by 2030.