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Starbucks Free Earth Day Cups Didn't Happen for 2023

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Although Starbucks reusable cups are like a fashion statement for lots of coffee drinkers, they’re also a big part of Starbucks’ plans to reduce waste. And while Starbucks offered a free reusable cup promotion in 2022 on Earth Day, the franchise confirmed with The Krazy Coupon Lady that there won’t be a free Earth Day cup promo this year on Earth Day 2023, which was April 22.

While we didn’t see an Earth Day deal pop up in our Starbucks Rewards account, some Rewards members did claim a 200 Star bonus on Earth Day that was taken back.

Here’s everything about the Starbucks Earth Day plans for 2023, including the new Earth Day reusable cups that are available for purchase. For more smart-shopping tips and savings hacks, text HACKS to 57299.


Starbucks Didn’t Offer the Earth Day Free Cup Promotion This Year

A person's hand holding up a reuasble Starbucks tumbler cup in front of a shelf of more cups.

On Earth Day 2022, Starbucks and PayPal surprised everyone by giving away free reusable cups (worth $2 – $3) if customers placed an order of at least $5 while paying with PayPal. In 2022, these free cup coupons were distributed from April 18 to April 30, 2022 and expired on May 7, 2022.

However, we’re sad to report that Starbucks won’t be offering a free cup deal on Earth Day 2023. When asked, a Starbucks rep told us that the new cup wasn’t going to return, but mentioned that you could get a discount and Stars when you brought in a reusable cup. More on that in this article.


Starbucks Cafe locations in Target stores sold discounted tumblers during Earth Week 2023.

Four stabucks cups on a counter inside cafe

You can find Starbucks cups for sale at Target. Right now, there are Starbucks tumblers on clearance for 70% off in stores at Target, plus a Target Circle coupon for 10% off full-priced Starbucks tumblers at Starbucks Cafe locations inside Target. Unfortunately, that coupon cannot be stacked with the clearance deals happening.

Related: Earth Day Deals for 2023



To celebrate Earth Day, Starbucks released two new designs for reusable cups.

Starbucks released an exclusive Starbucks Spring Cup that celebrates Earth Day and encourages you to reuse with the cup. It comes in two designs: a 16-ounce hot cup and a 24-ounce cold cup. Each cup will cost you $2.95 each, and they’re available as cold and hot cups to be used over and over again.


Bring in a reusable cup to get a discount and Stars on every Starbucks order.

When you bring in a reusable cup to Starbucks, you’ll always get a $0.10 discount on your drink and 25 bonus Stars that you can add to your account.

Those Stars are the key to getting all the free Starbucks for your next order — especially since the Starbucks Rewards program changes have made rewards more expensive.

starbucks reusable cups rewards


All hope is not lost: Starbucks does give away reusable cups around the holidays on Red Cup Day.

hand holding starbucks red cup in coffee shop

Looking for more ways to get free Starbucks cups? The most reliable way to get a free cup is on Starbucks Red Cup Day in November. All you need to do is order one of the Starbucks holiday drinks and you’ll get a red cup freebie.

This day changes every year, but we’ll make sure to let you know when it’ll release this year through the KCL app. Starbucks is also starting up the Borrow a Cup initiative which allows customers to pick up a reusable cup that you can bring back to get a discount and free Stars. This program is still being tested in Seattle and Chicago.

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