Starbucks' Irish Cream Cold Brew Returns for Holiday Season

    Industry News | December 1, 2020
    Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew.
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    The Starbucks for Life game is back for its sixth year as well.

    Beginning Tuesday, December 1, Starbucks customers can enjoy the returning favorite Irish Cream Cold Brew. Back for its second holiday season, the beverage is made with Starbucks Cold Brew coffee and Irish cream syrup over ice, topped with a frothy cap of vanilla sweet cream cold foam like a layer of fresh snow and a dusting of cocoa powder. It is available at Starbucks stores across the U.S. and Canada for a limited time, while supplies last.

    The Starbucks app is the best way for customers to locate a store, order ahead and use contactless payment, and determine the most convenient pickup option, including in-store, at the door, drive-thru, or curbside pickup where available. In locations with in-store pickup, there will be a limited number of customers inside at one time and floor markers and signage will promote social distancing. Customers can also enjoy their favorites including the new Irish Cream Cold Brew without leaving home through Starbucks Delivers on Uber Eats. To check restrictions and availability, customers can visit the Uber Eats app (menu limited).

    In response to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and to recognize the significant efforts of the front-line responder and health care community, Starbucks announced that it will offer a free tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) to front-line responders at participating U.S. Starbucks stores throughout the month of December to show appreciation for those keeping our communities safe during COVID-19.

    The Starbucks for Life game is back for its sixth year. From December 1 through January 4, Starbucks Rewards members can play for the chance to win more than 2.5 million prizes ranging from free coffee and exclusive Starbucks merchandise, to the grand prize of Starbucks for Life.

    Additionally, Starbucks is offering new prizes this year including: Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, a Starbucks for Life limited edition puzzle from Ravensburger, Alaska Airlines roundtrip travel vouchers and local food bank donations through Feeding America.

    Starbucks Rewards members can earn plays by making a qualifying purchase using the Starbucks app or Starbucks card at participating Starbucks stores in the U.S.

    On December 1, in recognition of Giving Tuesday and World AIDS Day, The Starbucks Foundation will donate $500,000 to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS with (RED). The donation will support the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response, which aims to strengthen health systems and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on AIDS programs. These funds will help protect the extraordinary gains the global health community has made in the fight against AIDS and ensure continued access to life-saving treatment and services.

    This donation builds on Starbucks prior efforts to support the global fight against AIDS. Since Starbucks partnership with (RED) began in 2008, Starbucks has donated more than $16 million to help fight AIDS.

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