That miserable heatwave may have passed, but it's still hot as hell outside. Anything that brings a brief respite from the sweltering weather is more than welcome. Starbucks' occasional Happy Hour deal series is back today, and it will definitely be able to help.
On Thursday, July 25, Starbucks is offering 50% off all Frappuccino blended drinks size grande or larger. The deal excludes pre-bottled, ready-to-drink Fraps, but everything else is fair game. When you think about, this is basically a BOGO offer, even if it's not as flashy. And that makes it better than BOGO, really, because you aren't forced to pick up a second drink in order to get the discount.
The Happy Hour starts at 3pm local time and runs until close at participating locations across the country. If you're not sure if your local shop is a joiner, give a call before you make the run.
Here's how to get the deal: Download the Starbucks mobile app. When you open it, you'll find the offer in your inbox. You do not have to be a rewards member to take advantage of promotions in the app. Though you get points toward more free drinks if you're a member, and it's free to join. You can no longer get the Happy Hour deals via email without the app.
With the half-price offer running, it might be a good time to try the wild-looking Tie Dye Frappuccino that looks a bit like it wants to be the Unicorn Frap 2.0. You can't be blamed for being both curious and skeptical. Getting one at half price is a nice compromise when you have those competing feelings at play.
Whether or not you're running with the brightest drink the chain offers, gird yourself for the mid-day sugar high. It's en route.