Pumpkin spice season was fun and all, but it's time to transition that tastes a little more Christmas.

For years, Starbucks red cups have become as much a part of the Christmas season as eggnog and candy canes themselves. While I was in New York City over the weekend, I noticed that one of their biggest competitors, Dunkin', was already serving drinks in their own holiday cups. My gut told me that the Starbucks cups and holiday drink menu wouldn't be too far behind.

Turns out, my coffee intuition is pretty dead on! Starbucks welcomes it's holiday drink menu to the Treasure Valley this Thursday, November 7 and if you show up to get yours early enough, you'll get a special treat with it. For the second year in a row, the coffee giant will be giving away FREE limited-edition reusable red cups that fit in with the theme for this year's single use cups, "Merry Coffee."

If you're lucky enough to score one, you'll get the opportunity to save on your favorite holiday drink clear into 2020. Simply come back to Starbucks to use that cup after 2 p.m. November 7 through January 6 and you'll receive 50 cents off a grande beverage on the holiday menu.

Wondering what to order to earn your cup? Here's the qualifying beverages. You can get any size, hot, iced or blended!

  • Caramel Brulee Latte
  • Chestnut Praline Latte
  • Eggnog Latte
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
  • Salted Caramel Mocha
  • Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

It's cool that they're giving customers a heads up this year! I was so shocked when I got mine for going through the drive thru on the right morning last year.

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