I think we should stop worrying about what the calendar says when Starbucks is more than happy to decide for us when the seasons change. You know it’s Fall when the Pumpkin Spice latte comes around, you know Winter has started when they change to the red cups and when they start offering specials on iced/blended drinks, it’s clearly Spring… or Summer, I’m not sure which.
Starting today through May 15, if you hit Starbucks during “happy hour” between the hours and 3-5pm, you can get yourself a Frappuccino® for half off:
Frappuccino® blended beverages are completely customizable – you call all the shots, so you can create the perfect drink for your perfect summer day. And what could make a warm, sunny day better than strolling around with one of our NEW Mocha Coconut Frappuccino® blended beverages? Just tell us how you like it and we’ll do the rest.
Ah, from their text, I believe that they’re saying it’s Summer. Apparently Starbucks doesn’t really do Spring. Let’s hope that in a month or two, they’ll also offer their afternoon $2 iced drink special as they’ve done in past years.
Depending on how adept your local barista is, you may be better off heading elsewhere for a milkshake, but if you want a cheap afternoon pick me up, it’s a good way to save a few bucks. Just be sure to check out the nutritional stats on your favorite Frapp. It’s a good treat, but perhaps not something to make a habit of.