The Starbucks Happy Hour exists, but it does so in a rather unusual form. If you reside in the United States or Canada, you may already know what this is. If not, then there’s a good chance you have never even heard of the Starbucks Happy Hour before and an equally good chance you may never be able to experience it for yourself!
Confused? We’ll hopefully help to clear things up a little in this short Starbucks Happy Hour guide.
Starbucks Happy Hour Times
Make no mistake about it, Starbucks is one of the biggest draws for many of the readers that come to this site. This is one of the kings of the secret menu, and it’s not even known for its food. The Starbucks secret menu is considerably bigger than those offered by the likes of McDonalds and KFC, the very chains that are said to have kickstarted this trend in the first place.
It’s not just the secret menu either. America, and the world, just loves Starbucks. As a result, we have had a lot of our readers enquiring about the Starbucks happy hour. We have stated time and time again how these happy hours exist even in restaurants you wouldn’t expect them to. For instance, you can find them in TGI Friday’s and Ruby Tuesday’s, as you might expect, but you can also find them in casual dining restaurants, drive-ins and more.
The Starbucks happy hour is not quite as straightforward as these restaurants, but it does exist. In fact, it exists in many forms.
Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour
This is an “event” that takes pace every year. The Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour lasts for a few days and runs from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on each of those days. The exact dates of the Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour changes each year, so you’ll have to pencil this one in your calendar.
Typically, it takes place in the beginning of May and runs for about 10 days. During each of these days, including weekdays and weekends, you can pickup a Starbucks Frappuccino for around half price.
What’s more, if you’re part of the Starbucks Rewards scheme then the happy hour lasts an extra hour for you.
The Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour includes all of their Frappuccino drinks, and as you can see from our secret menu page and our Starbucks Menu Prices page, that’s a hell of a lot of options.
Now for the bad news: as far as we know, this Starbucks happy hour only occurs within the United States and Canada. We haven’t seen any such promotions run in Europe or further afield and several of our international customers have confirmed this. So, if you’re a big fan of the Starbucks chain and you live outside of North America, the onus is on you to complain to head office, frustrating the hell out of them until they cave in and launch a Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour worldwide.
Other Starbucks Happy Hours
There is no “alternative Starbucks happy hour”. It’s the Frappuccino or nothing, we’re sad to report. However, there are times when you can pickup some cheaper coffees and treats throughout the year. If you haven’t already, your first step should be to check with out Starbucks secret menu, which we have linked to above.
After that, you should also drop by our International Coffee Day page. Because not only is there actually a food holiday all in the name of coffee, but it’s one that Starbucks love just as much as their customers do. They use this day to offer free coffee, discounted coffee and coffee specials.
It’s only one day a year, but it’s an extra day where you can enjoy cheaper coffee from your favorite chain. If you are part of the Starbucks Reward scheme, if you have some Starbucks coupons and if you wait for all of these promotions to merge together, then you might just be able to clean up.
Another date that all Starbucks fans will want to pencil in their coffee calendars is Christmas. There are a number of delicious new drinks added to the Starbucks menu at Christmas time. These include egg nog coffee, sweet, sticky hazelnut coffee, and so much more that we’re actually salivating as we type.