Starbucks Red Cup Day is November 17

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Starbucks gifts a reusable, collectible red cup every year with a purchase of a holiday drink. Get all the essential info on how to get one this year!

Starbucks logo with text "Red Cup Day Thursday, November 17th, 2022" written on red background.

Free Collectible Starbucks Red Cups

To celebrate the holiday season, Starbucks customers are gifted a red reusable, collectible holiday cup for FREE with a purchase of a handcrafted fall or holiday drink.

This is offered once a year on one day in November.

Red cups are plastic, reusable, grande sized cups for hot drinks.

This year, Red Cup Day is on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

Only participating Starbucks in the United States and Canada will have the red cups and until supplies last.

Quantities are limited so it’s better to get to a Starbucks location early in the day. And I mean super early.

Most stores will likely be out of red cups by noon. Some stores run out 1-2 hours after opening.

Drinks ordered are not made in the reusable red cup. The red cup is given along with the drink.

The design of the red cup isn’t revealed until Red Cup Day.

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How to Get Red Cups

Starbucks 2021 reusable red cup.
Starbucks 2021 holiday reusable red cup | Photo credit: Starbucks

To get a free reusable red cup, order a handcrafted fall or holiday drink, in any size. It can be hot, iced, or a Frappuccino.

Orders can be made in-store, at the drive-thru, and on mobile orders.

Since red cups are available until supplies last, make sure you ask if they have any red cups left if you’re only ordering a holiday drink to get the red cup.

In order to make sure the drink you order qualifies or if they have any red cups left, you can ask the Starbucks barista:

“Do you have any red cups left?”
Supplies are limited and every store gets a different number of cups so some stores will run of the red cups faster than others. Once they’re out, they’re out.

“Can I get a red cup with this drink?”
Holiday drinks, including pumpkin spice and regular hot chocolate can be ordered to get a red cup but it’s a good idea to double check with the barista to see if your drink qualifies.

NOTE: Please don’t yell at the baristas if they run out of red cups. Red Cup Day is a super busy day (as you can imagine) and they’re not the ones in control of how many red cups their store gets.

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Holiday Handcrafted Drinks

Here are the qualifying drinks you can purchase to get the free reusable red cup.

Peppermint Mocha
Peppermint Mocha
Iced Peppermint Mocha
Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino
Peppermint Mocha Créme Frappuccino

Peppermint White Mocha (Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha)
Peppermint White Mocha
Iced Peppermint White Mocha
Peppermint White Mocha Frappuccino
Peppermint White Mocha Créme Frappuccino

Caramel Brulée
Caramel Brulée Latte
Iced Caramel Brulée Latte
Caramel Brulée Frappuccino
Caramel Brulée Créme Frappuccino

Toasted White Mocha (Toasted White Chocolate Mocha)
Toasted White Mocha
Iced Toasted White Mocha
Toasted White Mocha Frappuccino
Toasted White Mocha Créme Frappuccino

Chestnut Praline
Chestnut Praline Latte
Iced Chestnut Praline Latte
Chestnut Praline Frappuccino
Chestnut Praline Créme Frappuccino

Sugar Cookie Almondmilk
Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte
Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Frappuccino
Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Créme Frappuccino

Pumpkin Spice
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
Pumpkin Spice Créme Frappuccino

Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato
Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato
Apple Crisp Oatmilk Frappuccino
Apple Crisp Oatmilk Créme Frappuccino

Hot Chocolate

White Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Toasted White Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Irish Cream Cold Brew

Note: Brewed coffee is not considered a handcrafted drink so you won’t be able to get the red cup if you order the Starbucks Christmas Blend brewed coffee.

Questions You May Have

What are Starbucks red cups?

To kick off the holiday season, Starbucks offers a free collectible red cup with the purchase of a handcrafted holiday or fall drink. It’s only until supplies last on the day the holiday drinks are introduced for the season.

When is Red Cup Day?

This year, Red Cup Day at Starbucks is on Thursday, November 17th, 2022.

Can I get a red cup if I get an Iced Caramel Macchiato?

Nope. You can only get red cups with holiday or fall drinks.


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2 thoughts on “Starbucks Red Cup Day is November 17”

  1. BOO! BOO! BOO! I live for an EGGNOG LATTE at Christmas! Bring it back in November 2022!! I don’t need ANY of the other holiday drinks😩😠😠


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