We're all struggling to get those extra hours of sleep. Maybe you're out enjoying the weather. Maybe you're juggling viewing the Stanley Cup Final and the NBA Finals. Whatever your excuse, you may need a little bonus boost Thursday afternoon. Fortunately, Starbucks is bringing back its semi-regular Happy Hour on Thursday, June 6, to help you get through the day.
From 3pm until close, the biggest coffee chain in the country is serving up $3 grande Frappuccinos. The Happy Hour excludes the pre-bottled ready-to-drink versions, but otherwise, the world is your oyster, and you're not even allergic to shellfish. The offer, however, is only available at participating locations. So give a call ahead of time to make sure your local shop is a joiner.
Here's how to get the deal: Download the Starbucks mobile app, the deal is only available inside the app. Whether or not you're a rewards program member the offer will be available in your inbox. Once upon a time, you could sign up for an email to get the discount sans app, but the company changed the program back in February. The Happy Hour deals are now exclusively available inside the app. However, downloading is free, less the data the company undoubtedly collects. Once you've got the app, check your inbox to find an offer you can flash to your barista.
As for deciding on which of the many Frappuccinos you can order, well, that may be a little harder. But in case you're tired of your usual blended coffee concoction, Starbucks has some relatively new options you can try on the cheap. The chain added two popular summer flavors -- the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino and the Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino -- to its permanent year-round menu back in April. The Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is the ultimate chocolate drink, featuring a blend of rich mocha sauce, chocolate chips, coffee, milk, and ice. The Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino is similar decadent, with its mix of buttery caramel sauce, coffee, milk, ice, and even more caramel sauce on top of the whipped cream.
You can't go wrong with one of the coffee-based Frappuccinos if you're looking for a recharge. Plus, the sugar in any Frappuccino flavor will give a bonus energy boost, at least until the crash. But you can keep that going straight through the next day because it's National Donut Day on Friday. Though, with all that sugar coursing through your veins, you might just sleep through the whole weekend.