Free Starbucks Hot Chocolate w/ Grande Drink Purchase (Every Weekend in December!)

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Grab your FREE hot chocolate!

Starbucks Hot Chocolate in holiday cup with whip cream and chocolate syrup

Scoring a free drink at Starbucks is always a reason to cheer! 

Every weekend in December, head over to your local Starbucks, where you can grab a FREE Short or Kids Size Hot Chocolate (regularly $3.35) when you purchase any grande or larger handcrafted drink.

Note limit 1 free drink per order. 

Make running holiday errands with your kiddo this weekend more fun! This offer is available during the weekends of December 9th-10th, 16th-17th, 23rd-24th and 30th-31st at participating stores. Hot and iced brewed coffee and tea and ready-to-drink beverages are excluded and customizations cost extra.

4 Starbucks holiday beverages among Christmas lights

How does Starbucks Rewards work?

Whether you’re a regular customer or you just stop in on occasion, the Starbucks Rewards Program is a must! First of all, it’s completely free to join. Aside from earning stars for every purchase, they frequently offer special promotions to earn bonus stars.

Plus, you need to be a member when they offer Starbucks for Life and other instant win games to score free stars, free drinks, gift cards and so much more.

Here’s a quick overview of how their rewards program works. First, you create an account, which you can do on the app to fully access everything. Then you can start ordering drinks in-store or ahead for pickup and pay however you’d like: cash, card, or in-app. Finally, you earn stars that you can redeem for free treats!

Starbucks Rewards members earn perks with every purchase!

  • 25 Stars: Swap in any milk substitutions, syrups, or an extra shot of espresso free of charge. – no change!
  • 100 Stars (increased from 50): Enjoy a free coffee, iced coffee or tea, packaged snacks, bakery item (such as a cake pop or cookie), Siren Logo Plastic To-Go Cold Cup 24oz, or a Siren Logo Plastic Hot Cup 16oz
  • 200 Stars (increased from 150): Grab a free handcrafted drink (including Cold Brew, Lattes, and more) or a hot breakfast item.
  • 300 Stars (increased from 200): Indulge in a free protein box, salad, or sandwich, or take home a bag of coffee (coffee was previously 400 stars)!
  • 400 Stars: Signature mug, drink tumbler, or select coffee merch (you’ll pay the difference if the cost is over $20).

Reloading your Starbucks card and paying directly on the app allows you to receive two stars for every dollar. If you pay with your card or cash, you can still scan for rewards and will get one star for every dollar. If you bring a reusable Starbucks cup, you’ll also save 10¢ with every purchase!


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