Red Cup Day

What does Red Cup Day mean?

The day when Starbucks hands out its new holiday cup is known as ‘Red Cup Day’

Red Cup Day is a special day for the loyal customers of the popular coffee chain, Starbucks. It’s the day when the company releases its new, reusable holiday cup every year, usually on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. This day is widely recognized as a significant example of the early onset of Christmas celebrations, also known as Christmas creep.

On this day, anyone who orders a festive beverage, like a Peppermint Mocha or Toasted White Hot Chocolate, gets their drink served in a complimentary, reusable holiday-themed cup. These cups are often seen as collectibles, leading to a rush of customers at Starbucks outlets on Red Cup Day.

In the year 2022, a group of employees affiliated with Starbucks Workers United, a union for Starbucks workers, planned a strike at over 100 Starbucks outlets on this day. This strike was called the Red Cup Rebellion. Their goal was to speed up negotiations with the company. To mark the occasion, they distributed their own red cups to the public.

Example for using ‘Red Cup Day’ in a conversation

Hey, guess what? It’s Red Cup Day at Starbucks! πŸŽ‰

No way! What’s Red Cup Day? πŸ€”

It’s the day when Starbucks gives out their new holiday cups for free! πŸŽ„βœ¨

That sounds awesome! Do you have to buy anything to get one? β˜•οΈ

Yeah, you just need to order a holiday drink like the Peppermint Mocha or Toasted White Hot Chocolate. They’ll give it to you in a special red cup! 🎁