Looking for a quick and easy way to make someone’s day?
Head on over to Starbucks during their Happy Hour event from 3 p.m.-close on June 29 to score a buy-one-get-one-free grande or venti frappuccino blended beverage.
Keep one for yourself, give the other away and you have officially made someone’s Friday extra special.
Of course, you could also just put the extra one in the fridge and drink it the next day — we won’t tell.
To get the buy-one-get-one-free offer, all you have to do is sign up for Starbucks rewards — then you’ll get a promo code.
Once you have the code, just show it to the barista on your smartphone and the free drink is yours.
You cannot combine this offer with any others, but by signing up, you’ll also be notified about future events like this, so you’ll never miss out on some free or cheap drinks.
When it comes to which two frappuccinos you can get, the choices are pretty much endless.
The offer includes the new ultra caramel frappuccino and the triple mocha frappuccino, both of which include layers of whipped cream. (Layers!)
You can also choose from classics like vanilla, caramel, cinnamon roll or even white chocolate or cupcake. Hey, it’s Friday after all.
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To view Starbuck’s entire frappuccino menu before you go, just visit their website.
Starbucks Store Closings
Do you ever feel like there’s a Starbucks on every corner?
Turns out, there may actually be too many Starbucks in some areas.
The coffee chain plans to close 150 poorly performing company-operated stores next year, about three times as many as it typically closes. The stores are primarily located in areas that already have lots of other Starbucks locations.
“Our recent performance does not reflect the potential of our exceptional brand and is not acceptable,” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement. “We must move faster to address the more rapidly changing preferences and needs of our customers.”
“In this last quarter, we had an unplanned initiative related to the incident in Philadelphia that culminated in closing stores,” Johnson said on a call from the Oppenheimer Consumer Conference. “It is not an excuse,” for the 1 percent growth rate, he added. Chief Financial Officer Scott Maw said that the closures “had an impact.”
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The company said that so far in 2018, Frappucino sales have fallen by 3 percent. Last year, sales of the sugary blended beverage were up 4 percent, compared to 5 percent in 2016 and 17 percent in 2015.
Starbucks also lots millions of dollars this year when it closed 8,000 stores on May 29 for mandatory anti-bias training. That occurred after two black men were arrested at a store in Philadelphia while waiting for a friend. In addition to costing the company lots of sales, the training also delayed the launch of Starbucks’ spring and summer marketing campaign by about two weeks.
To help boost sales, Starbucks says it will launch more healthy drinks, like low-sugar iced tea, for an increasingly health-conscious customer base.
They also plan to boost digital initiatives and getting more customers to sign up for its app.