The holiday cups won't come emblazoned with provocative reindeer, but at least you'll get one loaded with free coffee on Thursday at Starbucks. The coffee giant is once again running one of its popular Happy Hour promotions all afternoon, featuring a deal for free drinks.
On December 12, you can stop in for a buy-one-get-one-free (BOGO) deal on all handcrafted drinks size grande or larger from 2-7pm (local time), a spokesperson for the chain told Thrillist. The deal lets you pick any handcrafted drink -- from a basic latte to the seasonally appropriate Peppermint Mocha. In fact, if you want the best of both worlds (regular drinks and holiday drinks), you can walk out with both a latte and a Peppermint Mocha for the price of one.
Starbucks is offering the Happy Hour special every Thursday this month. As is the case with each Starbucks Happy Hour, it's only available at participating locations. Give a call ahead of time if you're not sure.
Here's how to get the deal: Inside the Starbucks mobile app -- you have to have the app to get the deal -- open your account to find the offer in your inbox. You don't have to be a rewards member to land your BOGO offer. Though, of course, you get points toward more free drinks if you're a member. That's worthwhile as long as you don't mind passing along a little data to the coffee giant.
All said, your afternoon pick-me-up has been solved. Plus, you can grab a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts for a buck today to go along with the bonus coffee.