If you can't nix your coffee-a-day habit but still want to cut down on waste, Starbucks is giving you a perfectly good excuse to order a latte today. As The Seattle Times reports, any customer who orders a holiday beverage at Starbucks today will receive a free reusable cup (while supplies last, of course). The all-red holiday cup features the Starbucks logo in green and a white lid.
The holiday beverages on offer include old favorites like the Peppermint Mocha, which has been brought back for the 16th year, as well as a Toasted White Chocolate Mocha plus Caramel Brulée, Chestnut Praline, Gingerbread, and Eggnog Lattes.
The free reusable cup promotion is the coffee chain's latest push to promote sustainable choices. "We're really trying to create a habit here," Starbucks COO Rosalind Brewer told The Seattle Times.
Already have a reusable holiday cup? If you bring it in between November 3 (after 2 p.m.) and January 7, you'll save 50 cents on any grande-sized holiday beverage (that's a 40-cent increase from the company's usual discount offer). And if you can't make it to Starbucks today, you'll still be able to score a reusable holiday cup after the giveaway ends. It will cost you $2.50, though.
Starbucks also debuted its new disposable holiday cups, which are often scrutinized for being "too Christmas-y or not Christmas-y enough," The Seattle Times notes. This year, they feature a classic green and red color scheme with subtle holiday motifs like ribbons, holly, and stars. There's also a retro houndstooth cup, which everyone can get behind. Regardless of which design you get, there's no guarantee the barista will get your name right.
[h/t The Seattle Times]