Starbucks has buy 1 get 1 free drink specials every Thursday in December

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Nothing beats a festive coffee or latte to warm you up during the holiday season. Whether you need the caffeine to keep you up for a long drive or to power you through all that shopping, a trip to your favorite coffee shop is a must.

If Starbucks is your go-to place to get caffeinated, you’ll not only find festive drinks and food this year — you can also take advantage of a pretty unbeatable deal every Thursday.

Now through the entire month of December, all “handcrafted” beverages are buy one, get one free from 2-7 p.m. every Thursday! The happy hour deal includes any barista-made drink size grande or larger, including year-round beverages and new holiday treats. Regular hot brewed coffee and tea, Starbucks Reserve and ready-to-drink beverages aren’t included in the promotion.

To get the buy one, get one free beverage deal, just download the Starbucks App and you’ll see how to redeem the deal once it’s available.

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Starbucks is also celebrating the season with a new holiday beverage. Perhaps surprisingly, it’s iced!

The new Irish Cream Cold Brew is made with Starbucks Cold Brew and Irish Cream syrup, then topped with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and a strike of cocoa powder.

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If you’d rather stick with more traditional Starbucks holiday beverages, you can find toasted white chocolate, caramel brulée latte, chestnut praline latte, eggnog latte and (back for its 17th year) peppermint mocha.

Four new holiday cup designs this season will help keep things extra merry. The cup designs include polka dots, merry dance (red and green letters on a snowy white cup), merry stripes and candy cane stripes.

Of course, if you need an entire set of Christmas mugs for all of the coffee you’ll be drinking at home to keep going through the holidays, you might want to go for an entire set. This set of four holiday mugs from Bico with a traditional winter scene in red on white with pretty sculpted edges is sure to make things merry and bright.

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Besides, you might be pouring your happy hour Starbucks drink into one of these to reheat it later in the evening. Hey, whatever it takes to get everything done this Christmas!

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