From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy half off any Frappuccino
Here’s your annual chance to make the most of your Frappuccino obsession.
From May 1 through 10, the Frappuccino Happy Hour will return to participating Starbucks locations from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time.
Customers who stop by their local Starbucks during that time may choose a Frappuccino of any size or flavor for half off the regular price.
My Starbucks Reward members will have access to an extended Happy Hour, which ends at 6 p.m.
To kick off the summer season, Starbucks recently introduced an all-new S’mores Frappuccino (“inspired by the nostalgic summer experience of roasting s’mores”) and announced the return of the popular favorite, the Starbucks Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino.
If you need further guidance on how to personalize your Frappuccino — there are more than 36,000 ways to do so, according to Starbucks — review some handy tips from the company newsroom. For example: “Choose the ‘light’ option: By choosing light, your beverage will have at least 33 percent fewer calories than the regular Frappuccino® blended beverages. You can choose the light option for these flavors: Coffee, Caramel, Mocha, Java Chip and Café Vanilla.”
Frappuccino Happy Hour: May 1st – May 10th 2014
Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour returns: May 1st – May 10th 2014.
Customers can get a half-priced Frappuccino when visiting a company-operated Starbucks from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. You can customize a Frappuccino or order one of the classic favorites that so many people enjoy: Caramel Frappuccino, Caramel Ribbon Crunch (seasonal), Java Chip Frappuccino and Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino.
This is a returning customer-favorite promotion. You don’t have to pay with a Starbucks card, but of course if you have registered Starbucks card (and use it as your form of payment) you will earn a “star” for your purchase. I’ve heard from a couple of people, there will be opportunities for MyStarbucksRewards members to have their happy hour extended to 6:00 PM. Sign up for MyStarbucksRewards!
Starbucks first introduced the Frappuccino Happy Hour in May 2010, to coincide with the introduction of the then-new “However-You-Want-It” customizable Frappuccino.
It’s not too early to mark your calendars – preferably using a thick Sharpie – for this event. Hope to see you there! (Well, maybe not. I’m not a huge Frappuccino drinker but I know that lots and lots of customers love this promotion.)
The Beautiful Blueberry Frappuccino
Today starts Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour f rom 3-5pm May 3rd through May 12th you get 1/2 off these wonderful drinks!
In honor of Make It Yours May and the Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour ( #sipface) I announce my creation of…
Weekend Wrap Up May 13
This weekend we enjoyed a nice leisurely Mothers Day weekend down at the farm…
First on Friday we decided to visit the Seattle waterfront before taking a train ride south.
Then we brought our Starbucks dinner onboard the train… what a beautiful ride it was along the Puget Sound!
Then on Saturday with the nice weather staying for awhile we pulled out the 68′ convertible bug and enjoyed the sunshine! We all enjoyed another Frappuccino Happy Hour at the newly remodeled Chehalis, WA store…
Sunday was a traditional pancake breakfast at the Grange Hall, and yes I brought my own Starbucks Spinach and Feta breakfast wrap but boy did those swedish pancakes look good!
We also exchanged Mother’s Day presents…
Later on Sunday we hung out at the farm’s creek and started a nice bonfire, and while the boys roasted hotdogs… mommy enjoyed her Starbucks Zesty Chicken & Black Bean salad bowl .
We hope that everybody enjoyed Mother’s Day weekend and remember… Frappuccino Happy Hour might be over but we have a whole month to Make It Yours so keep those creations coming in!
Starbucks' Happy Hour Is Serving Up $3 Frappuccinos Today
Nothing gets us through the day quite like a great Starbuck's Happy Hour special&mdashboth literally (the caffeine!) and figuratively (the excitement!) And today they're hosting the HH deal of our dreams, $3 grande Frappuccinos.
As a kick off to summer, Starbs is slashing prices on all your fave Frapps (yes, all of them) starting at 3 p.m. Their *only* condition is that you'll have to download the mobile app, which is easy enough. That's where you'll access the offer. Once you've signed in to your account, it'll be waiting in your inbox. There's also a store locator so you can scout out your nearest store.
While sure there is an abundance of drinks to choose from, I'm still pretty infatuated with that S'mores Frapp. In case you haven't heard, it's got layers of marshmallow-infused whipped cream, chocolate sauce, coffee, and milk. It's also topped with more whipped cream and a graham cracker crumble.
Also, FYI, Starbucks amped up their loyalty program earlier this year so that everyone can earn stars toward free rewards. The more you buy, the more freebies you get including added flavor, alternative milk, food, full-sized beverages, merch, and more.
In May, the coffee chain hosted similar Happy Hour but with half-priced Frappuccinos. So even if you miss out today, chances are this isn't the last Starbucks HH of summer. There are plenty more sweet deals to come.
Starbucks' New Frappuccino Is Only Available Here
For people whose every trip to the store ends up six times longer and more expensive than anticipated, a coffee break is absolutely necessary. Caffeinated shoppers are happy shoppers, and happy shoppers don't brawl in the aisles over the last pumpkin spice candle. This fall, your aimless wanders through Target can have a special ingredient: the new Starbucks Dark Mocha Frappuccino, which can only be found at Starbucks stores within Target locations. If your idea of paradise is combing through the clearance section with a cup of semisweet caffeine, then your heaven on earth has finally arrived.
You already know and love the regular mocha and the many variations Starbucks releases every season. (Praised be the Chile Mocha.) So what's new about this one? True to its name, the Dark Mocha isn't as sweet as its chocolatey brethren. According to an announcement from Target, the drink contains "extra-dark cocoa, coffee, milk and ice," all blended together and topped with a dollop of vanilla whipped cream.
When Starbucks Melody, an unofficial Starbucks blog, reviewed the frappuccino, the writer compared it to a bite of dark chocolate. "If you are not into that slight bitterness of dark cocoa, this drink won’t be your thing – or you might want to make it sweeter by adding in a syrup," she wrote.
The "latest Starbucks masterpiece," as Target describes it, was released to the 1,500 Starbucks cafes inside Target on Aug. 21, and it will be available as long as supplies last. As Delish notes, though, regular Starbucks stores carry the correct ingredients to make the drink, even if it may not be the official deal. Just ask to have your frappuccino made with dark mocha sauce, and voila! You've got yourself a Dark Mocha Frappuccino.
Needless to say, Starbucks lovers (and workers) are stoked about this development.
This is the most recent offering in a growing list of new, ever-so-Instagrammable releases by Starbucks. The neon-hued Unicorn Frappuccino was sold for just a few short days in April, but it certainly made a splash. In fact, the drink bumped up sales so much that in a conference call reported by CNBC, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said there were more unique, limited-edition drinks on the way, including "at least one. that is going to be as good as the Unicorn or better" offered during Frappuccino Happy Hour this year.
Sure enough, in June, Starbucks introduced two new frozen drinks to U.S. stores in honor of summer: the Berry Prickly Pear and Mango Pineapple Frappuccinos. Both were creme-based, meaning they didn't have any coffee, and like most other limited-edition drinks, they were ultra-colorful.
In August, the company began offering an official version of the Mermaid Frappuccino, a drink that had been circulating as part of the so-called "secret menu" for a while. Unfortunately for American customers, it was only available for a single week — in Mexico. Womp, womp.
Meanwhile, Starbucks has been gearing up for fall with a more traditional flavor. (You know where I'm going with this.) Yes, the pumpkin spice season of 2017 is finally, gloriously upon us. After teasing the date of the Pumpkin Spice Latte's return for days, Starbucks officially released the autumnal favorite on Sep. 5.
Who knows what drinks Starbucks will use to break the internet (or at least Instagram) next? One thing is for sure: The holidays are Starbucks' time to shine with limited-edition drinks. If the Dark Mocha Frappuccino sounds like your cup of coffee, head to Target to try it out while it's still available.
Starbucks Is Hosting A Happy Hour With BOGO Frappuccinos And Espresso Drinks
Ready for a mid-week pick-me-up? There's another Starbucks Happy Hour happening on July 18, aka TODAY. So start planning your afternoon coffee break accordingly. Customers can snag buy-one-get-one Frappuccinos and espresso drinks between 3 p.m. and close.
Here's how it works: First and foremost, you've gotta download the app. And if you haven't already, I am overcome with sheer disappointment. You're better than this, guys! Once you've registered and navigated over to the inbox feature, you'll find the offer.
"Come in, cool off, and treat a friend to a Frappuccino blended beverage or espresso drink this Happy Hour," the email reads. And while, sure, the whole BOGO deal is probably intended for sharing, no one's gonna judge if you need two espressos to survive the day. Actually, I kind of commend it.
There are a few restrictions to be aware of, though. One, the promo isn't valid for ready-to-drink bottles, but that's not such a big deal. The blended Frapps are where it's at. And two, you've gotta order a grande size or larger. But again, not really a problem. Who would opt for less? A MONSTER?
Starbucks Is Bringing Back Happy Hour, and It's Not Just for Frappuccinos This Time
Back in January, reports surfaced that Starbucks was getting rid of its famed Frappuccino Happy Hour program, where frapps went on sale every afternoon during a certain time period. Customers loved it, but baristas hated it, and Starbucks said they were working on a way to overhaul its happy hour program.
Now, the company has revealed how it plans to do just that. On Thursday, Starbucks announced it is extending Happy Hour beyond just Frappuccinos&mdashbut it will only be available to customers who get an invitation. And you have to act fast, because it starts this Thursday at stores in the U.S. and Canada.
Happy Hour will now include deals on other drinks like espresso and iced tea. But it might not always apply to you. In order to get an invitation, you have to sign up through the Starbucks mobile app. Then, Starbucks will notify you, or email you directly, to let you know about upcoming Happy Hour deals or events. The deals won&rsquot come at regular intervals, so keep your phone close to find out about discounts. It remains to be seen exactly how many invitations will go out for each Happy Hour.
Grab A Friend: Starbucks Is Selling BOGO Frappuccinos Today
Happy Thursday, everybody! If you haven't caught on yet, this is the best day of the week for Starbucks fans. A few times a month, Starbucks' rewards members get a promo loaded into their account to use on Thursday&mdashthis week, Frappuccinos are up to bat.
Starting at 3 p.m. today, when you buy one Frapp that is a size grande or larger, you'll get a second one for free. That means you can treat your mom/friend/brother/co-worker to a niceee cold drink without spending an extra penny (and earn some Starbucks rewards points while you're at it).
As a reminder, these are all the Frappucinno flavors currently in stores:
- Java Chip
- Caffè Vanilla
- White Chocolate Mocha
- Mocha Cookie Crumble
- Caramel Ribbon Crunch
- Vanilla Bean
- Double Chocolatey Chip Crème
- Matcha Green Tea Crème
- White Chocolate Crème
- Chai Crème
It is summer, so personally, I'd go for the s'mores drink&mdashit's only around for a limited time and is basically a delicious chocolate-marshmallow milkshake. But, you know, your happy hour, your rules. Get wild. Order a Double Chocolatey Chip Crème frapp. Or even a Vanilla Bean a la 2006! Whatever! You deserve it.
Is This the End of Wacky Frappuccinos?
In 2017, crazy frappucinos were everywhere. Practically every day brought news of another zany, colorful, coffee-adjacent drink, from the zombie Frappuccino to the unicorn Frappuccino to the not-actually-real dragon Frappuccino. But now, it seems that the wacky Frappuccino market is on the decline. Despite Starbucks&apos introduction of a crystal ball Frappuccino (a turquoise concoction which, if it had come out a year ago, would no doubt be effective Instagram bait), sales of the creations have bottomed out.
Starbucks&apos business in the US has slowed in the past few months. During the first quarter of 2018, the chain&aposs same-store sales increased just two percent, an underwhelming number for the coffee giant. And part of the problem is that short-term promotions, liek those specialty Frappuccinos that are only available for a limited time haven&apost been working. "They haven&apost paid off," Scott Maw, Starbucks&apos CFO told QSR Magazine. "They haven&apost paid back. Frappuccino Happy Hour is probably the biggest extreme of that, not really paying back. So, we&aposre going to do very different things around Happy Hour this year. Basically, the Frappuccino Happy Hour that you know is going away and something new is coming in."
The new promotional strategies that Maw floated have to do with focusing on the food section of Starbucks&apos offering, including lunch offerings. The company announced at its annual shareholder&aposs meeting that it plans to double its food business by 2021. While the Frappuccino has been flagging, sales of the chain&aposs grab-and-go bistro boxes have gone up 20 percent, according to CNBC.
Bistro boxes and other brown bag lunch options are considerably less Instagram-friendly than the over-the-top colorful swirls of a Unicorn Frappuccino, but, the chain hopes, are more sustainable, and probably far less annoying to their baristas than whatever secret menu nonsense the internet cooks up. Farewell to the wack-accino, at least in the form we knew it.