If you're a budding environmentalist — or a seasoned naturalist — who enjoys coffee every morning, prepare to be rewarded. When you buy Starbucks' reusable cup you will get free coffee for a month. Yes, free. Pull out your wallet once to purchase the sleek silver tumbler and receive a cup full of coffee without forking over a dime. However, more importantly than keeping your dollars tucked cozily in your bank account, you won't be creating useless waste. And that is sweeter than honey in tea.
The beloved global coffee giant has been passionate about its responsibility to the environment. The company relies on reusable cups as a main component to reducing their overall waste. According to Starbucks' website, customers have been rewarded with discounts when reusable cups were used for their order — since 1985! That's a long time to be rooting for the environment. The website explains, "We will continue to provide reusable options in all stores with seating and find creative ways to raise awareness for this important, everyday waste-reduction opportunity."
You'll now find a new reusable option, and a promotion, on shelves at your local Starbucks. The Brewed Refill Tumbler is 16 ounces and can be purchased at any Starbucks store for $40. From the point of purchase through January, as a reward, you'll receive no strings attached, straight up, free coffee for the entire month when you use your Refill Tumbler.
In case your brain is breaking down the math and trying to pinpoint the "but", Delish.com has already done their homework. The website writes, "In New York, a grande brewed coffee costs $2.89 with tax. Multiply that by 31 and you're looking at $89.59 for the month." If you're spending $40 on the tumbler and toting it to Starbucks everyday in January, you're saving yourself nearly $50 in coffee. That's significant.
Beyond saving money, you're saving the planet. Fewer disposable cups equals waste reduction. This means plastic won't clog landfills and won't intoxicate ground water. Plastic is a grave threat to Mother Nature's well being. Reusable cup options are a way to care for the environment. And in the case regarding Starbucks, they're a way to get your coffee for free.
If you're not a coffee person, you can pass the barista your tumbler even for tea. And no matter your personal style, the aesthetic of this environmentally friendly vessel suits everyone. It's silver appearance is dressed faintly in Starbucks' signature S. It's not a bad looking tumbler to sip coffee out of. And the best part is, you don't have to throw it away when you've finished your drink. Less trash means less trash to take out. Save yourself a trip to the dumpster and a few dollars when you pick up your Brewed Refill Tumbler on your next Starbucks trip.
Starbucks has been finding new ways to reduce their waste for the past 33 years. And they've been rewarding their customers when they engage in this environmental mission. Now is your chance, the daily coffee or tea consumer, to get on board and receive instant gratification for your efforts in the form of free coffee!