Grab a buddy and RUN — do not walk — to your nearest Starbucks for the exact kind of afternoon pick-me-up that this absurd heatwave demands. For one day only, the ubiquitous coffee chain is having a BOGO (buy-one-get-one) sale on all iced drinks including iced tea, iced coffee, iced espresso, cold brew, and Refreshers.
BUT be forewarned, this deal does not include the single most notorious variety of iced drink that Starbucks has to offer: Frappuccinos. (Which, with 50+ grams of sugar, are more of a crash landing instead of a pick-me-up anyway.)
The deal started at 3 P.M. TODAY, so it's not too late to stop by for a caffeinated afternoon delight. But here's the deal: In order to cash in on these free iced drinks, sign up for Starbucks Rewards and make sure to show your barista the Happy Hour promo code.
Here's what Kitchn staffers are making a break for:
"Cold Brew with sweet cream forever!" —Meghan Splawn, Associate Food Editor
"I LOVE the Salted Cold Foam." — Faith Durand, Editor-in-Chief
"Meghan introduced me to the Sweet Cream Cold Brew thingy— so delicious and dangerous." —Christine Gallary, Food Editor-at-Large
"Keeping it basic (and kinda boring) over here with plain iced coffee." —Kelli Foster, Associate Food Editor
"The best iced drink on the Starbucks menu (in my humble opinion) is the shaken iced tea lemonade! The half-lemonade part gives it the perfect amount of sweetness without overdoing it." —Lauren Masur, Staff Writer
"I'm a simple iced-coffee-with-milk kind of girl. Why complicate things? I won't order this drink from Dunkin' (because it just tastes like water), but at Starbucks, well, they've figured out how to brew something with real flavor. Of course, I also add more simple syrup than I probably should." —Lisa Freedman, Lifestyle Director
Will you take advantage of this deal? What will you order? Actually — why are you still sitting here reading this? Go, go, go!