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December is the month of holiday cookies and sweet treats, so it’s probably no surprise that National Hot Cocoa Day is right in the thick of it on Dec. 13. And to celebrate this food holiday, we’ve found all the least expensive ways that you can get hot cocoa to mark the occasion.

Not to be confused with the totally different National Hot Chocolate Day on Jan. 31, National Hot Cocoa Day is a day to celebrate the powdered cocoa, sugar, and additional flavorings mix. (But it’s easy to get hot cocoa and hot chocolate mixed up, so you’ll find some hot chocolate deals on this list.)

 

When is National Hot Cocoa Day?

National Hot Cocoa Day is on Dec. 13 every year, and in 2022 it takes place on a Tuesday. And it’s the perfect hot drink-themed food holiday to tide you over until you get to National Coffee Day in September.

 

Here are the deals we’re seeing on hot cocoa

Amazon

ONLINE Deal
As low as $5.02 $5.90 (15% Off)
5% or 15% off with Subscribe & Save
PRICE SUMMARY
$0.17 per packet
EXPIRED DEC 24, 2022
ONLINE Deal
As low as $9.34 $10.99 (15% Off)
5% or 15% off with Subscribe & Save
PRICE SUMMARY
$0.18 per packet
EXPIRED DEC 24, 2022
ONLINE Deal
$11.08 $13.03 (15% Off)
5% or 15% off with Subscribe & Save
PRICE SUMMARY
$0.46 per pod
EXPIRED DEC 24, 2022
ONLINE Deal
As low as $11.37 $11.97 (5% Off)
0% or 5% off with Subscribe & Save
PRICE SUMMARY
$1.14 per packet
EXPIRED DEC 24, 2022
ONLINE Deal
As low as $7.76 $8.17 (5% Off)
0% or 5% off with Subscribe & Save
EXPIRED DEC 24, 2022
ONLINE Deal
As low as $19.54 $22.99 (15% Off)
5% or 15% off with Subscribe & Save
EXPIRED DEC 24, 2022
ONLINE Deal
$13.98 $13.98 (0% Off)
PRICE SUMMARY
$0.64 per spoon
EXPIRED DEC 24, 2022
 

Walmart

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$1.47 $1.72 (15% Off)
Pickup: Free
PRICE SUMMARY
Pay $1.72, submit for $0.25 Ibotta credit
EXPIRED DEC 24, 2022
 

Target

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
As low as $7.59 $9.99 (24% Off)
MOBILE COUPONS NEEDED
20% off - Wondershop Holiday Candy & Snacks, Target Circle Offer (exp Dec. 17)
5% Off - Target RedCard Savings
Pickup: Free
EXPIRED DEC 17, 2022
ONLINE or In-Store Deal
As low as $1.89 $2.19 (14% Off)
MOBILE COUPONS NEEDED
5% Off - Target RedCard Savings
Pickup: Free
EXPIRED DEC 17, 2022
 

Costco

In-Store Deal
Swiss Miss Holiday Hot Cocoa Tins, 6.9 oz 4 ct
$9.99
EXPIRED DEC 24, 2022
 

Dollar Tree

EXPIRED DEC 31, 2022
In-Store Deal
$1.25
EXPIRED DEC 29, 2022
 

Walgreens

Hot Cocoa K-Cup Pods
In-Store or ONLINE Deal
$6.29 $10.99 (43% Off)
Pickup: Free on orders of $10+
EXPIRED DEC 17, 2022
2 Hot Cocoa Bombs
In-Store or ONLINE Deal
$5.40 $6.98 (23% Off)
2 for $6
PRICE SUMMARY
$2.70 each
EXPIRED DEC 17, 2022
2 Hot Chocolate Bombs
In-Store or ONLINE Deal
$6.30 $7.98 (21% Off)
2 for $7
PRICE SUMMARY
$3.15 each
EXPIRED DEC 17, 2022
In-Store or ONLINE Deal
$7.90 $10.98 (28% Off)
Buy 1 get 1 40% off
PRICE SUMMARY
$3.95 each
EXPIRED DEC 17, 2022
 

Cumberland Farms: Enjoy $0.99 hot chocolate every day — including National Hot Cocoa Day.

two people holding cumberland coffee cups

At Cumberland Farms, you can get hot chocolate, hot coffee, or iced coffee of any size for only $0.99. During the holiday season, they also introduce their Peppermint Hot Chocolate for the same price.

 

McDonald’s: Get 50% off any McCafe drink order on National Hot Cocoa Day — and every day until Jan. 1, 2023.

mccafe items on table at McDonalds

If you’re a member of the McDonald’s Rewards program, you can head over to the “Offers” page to find a 50% coupon for all the McCafe drinks. This coupon can be used every day until Jan. 1, 2023, and can be used on all the hot chocolate drinks.

You’ll be able to use this deal all throughout the holiday season — including National Hot Cocoa Day and throughout McDonald’s December deals. It’s one of the best McDonald’s specials you can get.

 

 

Starbucks: Use your ‘Stars’ to get a free hot chocolate.

a person's hand holding up a starbucks holiday drink outside drive thru

If you’ve been playing the Starbucks for Life game, you’ll probably have some “Stars” saved up to get a hot cocoa from Starbucks. If you have 150 Stars on your Starbucks Rewards account (which you can earn when you spend $75, generally speaking), your hot cocoa will be free.

This applies to all the hot cocoa options. Here’s what you can get with your “Stars” in the Grande (16-ounce) size:

  • Hot Chocolate: $3.95
  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate: $4.75
  • Peppermint White Hot Chocolate: $4.75
  • Toasted White Hot Chocolate: $4.75
  • White Hot Chocolate: $4.75

There are plenty of ways to get free Starbucks drinks throughout the year.

 

Vosges Chocolate: Get 15% off with a promo code by Dec. 13.

two hands holding a cup of cocoa from vosges

If you enter the code COCOA15 on checkout on the Vosges Chocolate website, you’ll get 15% off your online order. This deal won’t stack with any other existing deal and can only be used online.

 

 

Sip on These National Hot Cocoa Day Deals