How to Get Your Hands on a Free Red Starbucks Reusable Holiday Cup Today

Starbucks has unveiled its latest reusable cup, which is available for free on November 18 to customers at participating U.S. venues while supplies last.

Featuring a "Starbucks classic holiday red" design and made from 50 percent recycled materials, this year's cup honors the coffee chain's 50th anniversary, the company said on Wednesday.

The cup's gift-inspired exterior features "playful swirls of shimmering ribbon dancing against a starry sky."

The chief marketing officer for Starbucks, Brady Brewer, stated: "As we build on our strong start to the holiday season, we're delighted to bring back our reusable red cup giveaway for the fourth straight year.

"The reusable red cup has become a tradition for customers each holiday season and is a step towards reducing single-use cup waste as we work towards our planet-positive goals," Brewer said.

Starbucks' reusable cup for 2021.
Starbucks' latest reusable cup is available for free on November 18 to customers at participating venues in the U.S. Starbucks

How to Get a Free Red Starbucks Reusable Holiday Cup

The limited edition cup is available for free on November 18 to all customers who order a "handcrafted holiday or fall beverage" at participating U.S. stores, including the drinks below:

  • Apple Crisp Macchiato
  • Caramel Brulee Latte
  • Chestnut Praline Latte
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Irish Cream Cold Brew
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte
  • Toasted White Hot Chocolate
  • Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

The Starbucks Christmas Blend brewed coffee and Christmas Starbucks Reserve drink are not included in the latest offer, the company said.

The reusable cup giveaway is available for all types of orders, including mobile, pick-up and curbside pick-up.

The free cup is also available for delivery orders made via Uber Eats. Patrons are advised to check the Uber Eats app for availability and restrictions.

Customers who bring their own clean reusable cup to the store for their beverage also get a $0.10 discount on their purchase.

The company is "currently testing safe options for allowing personal reusable cups in the drive-thru, but for now personal reusable cups are only accepted inside stores," Starbucks said.

A Starbucks employee with a customer.
A Starbucks employee handing a cup to a customer. The company is giving away its latest reusable cup for free on November 18 at select U.S. stores. Starbucks

Other 2021 Starbucks Holiday Cups

Earlier this month, Starbucks revealed its new holiday cup designs along with its festive food and drinks menu.

Featuring festive shades of red, green and white and touches of lilac, the four latest cup designs include:

Wrapping Paper

Inspired by "a perfectly wrapped gift," this design features a vibrant geometric pattern with sparkles and glitter, the company describes.


Featuring white ribbon pieces, glittery lilac and sparkles, Starbucks' associate creative director, Suzie Reecer, said: "The ribbon cup design is inspired by that moment when you have just finished wrapping up gifts for your friends and family and look down at the floor to see ribbons all over the place."

Holiday Light

Described to be "like the stars on a clear winter's night," this design sees holiday lights peeking out from a swirl of ribbons.

Candy Cane

The candy cane-inspired design features the signature Starbucks logo against a backdrop of green, white and lilac candy stripes.

Starbucks holiday cups 2021.
A view of Starbucks' holiday-themed cups for 2021. Starbucks