The fall leaves are turning from vibrant red to brown, the temperature is dropping and seasonal stores are replacing Halloween costumes with Christmas decorations.
But none of these really mark the official onset of the winter holidays.
That honor belongs to Starbucks, which recently rolled out seasonal red cups filled with the sweet, hot holiday drinks we look forward to all year.
Get Caffeinated with an Awesome Deal This Weekend
To celebrate the start of the most wonderful time of the year, Starbucks is offering a BOGO deal on their holiday beverages — the new Chestnut Praline Latte along with the classic Peppermint Mocha,, Caramel Brulee Latte, Eggnog Latte and (my personal guilty pleasure) the Gingerbread Latte.
Purchase any of these drinks in your favorite style — hot, iced or blended Frappuccino — and get a second holiday drink free between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on November 12-15, 2015.
Plus, drinks are mix and match. So if you and your friend have different favorites — or just want to try everything — have no fear.
Don’t forget: You can save even more if you’re a Starbucks Rewards Gold Card member. You get a free drink every time you make 10 food or beverage purchases, plus an extra day of BOGO.
Your Turn: Will you be participating in the Starbucks Holiday BOGO this year?
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Jamie Cattanach is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder and an ex-barista. She’s passionate about learning, literature, chocolate and finding ways to live the good life as cost-effectively as possible. You can wave hi to @jamiecattanach on Twitter.