Happy Hour Returns 2011

Starbucks Happy Hour, May 6-15, 3-5 p.m.

Frappuccino® blended beverage lovers, we heard you – and we are excited to announce the return of Happy Hour to Starbucks!

Starting May 6, 2011 and running through May 15, 2011 come into participating stores between 3-5 p.m. for a half-price Frappuccino® blended beverage of your choice.

This year we really want you to mix it up! Customize your drink to be just the way you want it. You can flavor it up with an old favorite like caramel, enjoy a new dynamic duo like our Mocha Coconut Frappuccino® blended beverage or make any combination of flavor offerings. Mix up your milk with 2%, nonfat or soy. Coffee it up with an extra pump of coffee or a shot of espresso. And don’t forget to top it off with a little bit of fun in the form of whipped cream, drizzles or sprinkles.

We hope to see you there. For a daily Happy Hour text message reminder, text MIXIT (standard text & data rates may apply) to 44264 (In Canada text MIXIT to 98075). Afternoons just got a little sweeter!

comments (100)

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    • apanman
    • 5/6/2011 8:30 AM

    In reply to: dbiege

    It's called marketing. That's why they do it from 3-5. No one goes for coffee then, so they want to change it by making it cheaper so people will go.

    • High_Off_Sugar
    • 5/6/2011 11:09 AM

    In reply to: dbiege

    It's a coffee shake, not "coffee", and the normal "Happy Hour" hour is late afternoon to early evening. Seems to me SB is trying to attract the afterwork crew looking to unwind and I think it's smart marketing. So get with the program dbiege! LOL.

    • peppermint927
    • 5/6/2011 12:30 PM

    In reply to: dbiege

    The Frappucino blended does not have coffee in it at all. You can get one with coffee or you can get them without. I love the Strawberries and Cream and even got a chai one. I love you Starbucks and am trying to fit you in so I can start my weekend off right tonight.

    • goldengoos
    • 5/6/2011 12:38 PM

    In reply to: dbiege

    Actually, there is a SB in the parking lot of my office. The drive thru is lined up all day, and there are times in the late afternoon you can hardly get into the parking lot. Does that answer the question of who goes from 3-5?

    • ShakenIceTeaLemonade
    • 5/6/2011 7:38 PM

    In reply to: dbiege

    A gentle answer turns away wrath but a harsh word stirs up anger, DONT YOU DARE THREAT ME FOR SAYING THIS. You must've hurt someone or maybe the person is crying. Please, man and relax.

    • lisa0501
    • 5/8/2011 11:36 AM

    In reply to: dbiege

    I may be called "marketing" but because I work very different hours than most, this is great! We all dont work "9-5". And if I am off I like to have my afternoon coffee for the ballpark with the kids. Thanks Starbucks! ; )

    • gingin88
    • 5/8/2011 9:34 PM

    In reply to: dbiege

    Actually I think it's great. a) it's called "happy HOUR" for a reason, not "happy all day". Just like restaurants have happy hours from 3-6 or 4-7, like others have already said it's a marketing strategy and IMHO I think it's a fantastic one. b) like others have already mentioned, not everyone works a 9-5 job. I work a few hours in the morning then have a break between 2 and 4:30 so this works amazing for me and I'm sure many others too. If you don'

    • mrsjamie157
    • 5/9/2011 9:43 AM

    In reply to: dbiege

    a lot of people go between 3 and 5... especially for a sweet, cold treat. It's always busy. Settle down! So, it doesn't apply to you... it also doesn't harm you. Add a shot of something sweet to your next drink. You need sweetening!

    • ShakenIceTeaLemonade
    • 5/6/2011 7:47 PM

    In reply to: teedkk

    What you said, is it related to coffee?? I don't think a link is safe to pass around, Please don't post links, and I am sure Starbucks not want that done. Tks.

    • darrincg10
    • 5/6/2011 6:32 AM

    In reply to: admin

    Hey does the happy hour active at every starbucks? Because i go to one that is in a martins supermarket in niles, mi so do they participate in this deal?

      • gregorybrian
      • 5/12/2011 4:13 PM

      In reply to: darrincg10

      You have to be sure that it's not a place that "Serves Starbucks." There are several of those in other businesses, especially supermarkets, but they're not part of a Starbucks chain. Barnes and Noble has them and they are not a Starbucks store but they will offer a B& N member discount if you're a member.

    • M-coff
    • 5/2/2011 7:53 PM

    yippee :D

    • jmoody99@cfl.rr.com
    • 5/2/2011 8:14 PM

    YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ssy925
    • 5/2/2011 10:21 PM

    Oh!!!!YEA!!!!!!!!!!!

    • wakeup601
    • 5/3/2011 6:09 AM

    YEAH......time to get my summer groove on!!! Just got me a new 24oz cup, I'm ready!!!

    • lovemyducks
    • 5/3/2011 7:41 AM

    Yahoo! I know where I will be watch out starbucks gold card I may need to get another one!!

    • denitsapetkanska
    • 5/3/2011 8:48 AM

    so excited to work on happy hour its so much fun

    • iaburns
    • 5/3/2011 8:55 AM

    I can hardly wait!!!! :)

    • elfchild
    • 5/3/2011 9:27 AM

    So many Fraps, so little time...

    • yvettewilliams78@hotmail.com
    • 5/3/2011 10:28 AM

    YUM!!! I can't wait!!! I LOVE HAPPY HOUR!!! Just the perfect treat to get me through the rest of my work day :)

    • bear191
    • 5/3/2011 11:45 AM

    Thanks! I can hardly wait!

    • melanier74
    • 5/3/2011 12:50 PM

    Looks like Friday at 3:15 I'll be taking a break! So glad Starbucks is a 2 minute drive. #excited

    • istoria
    • 5/3/2011 12:55 PM

    Very important question... is this valid in Canada?

      • zeffan
      • 5/1/2012 12:11 PM

      In reply to: istoria

      Read the screen: "For a daily Happy Hour text message reminder, text MIXIT (standard text & data rates may apply) to 44264 (In Canada text MIXIT to 98075).""

    • kiddfb
    • 5/3/2011 2:04 PM

    To do list for 5.6.11 - 5.15.11: Stop into Starbucks @ 1500 & enjoy an amazing Caramel Frapp!!! ; -) ♥

    • rondaclem
    • 5/3/2011 4:15 PM

    I will be there..

    • tonytekm
    • 5/3/2011 6:14 PM

    Hell to the yeah! Now it's affordable! Hehehe!

    • Mimsipoopsi
    • 5/3/2011 7:34 PM

    WHAT ARE THE FLAVORS??

    • ekakiel
    • 5/3/2011 7:50 PM

    It'll be the best 9 days EVER! :)

    • didom1968
    • 5/3/2011 9:27 PM

    perfect timing--out of town during this time and those frappucinos will be a welcome treat.

    • warrenfamily92
    • 5/3/2011 9:47 PM

    Thank you!!

    • karenspencerx
    • 5/4/2011 5:34 AM

    yes! I will be there.Thank you Starbucks. You rock!!

    • randomuser1105
    • 5/4/2011 12:23 PM

    Frappuccinos will be at a normal price from the 6th to the 15th!

    • ShakenIceTeaLemonade
    • 5/4/2011 3:28 PM

    I'm there and more money saved in my wallet..... :)

    • akukoomori
    • 5/4/2011 6:22 PM

    Oh, heh, I just realized that after I get coffee on my weekly hang out tomorrow, on friday I can customize my half price frapp for free. Yay, starbucks card.

    • renee_denise
    • 5/4/2011 10:03 PM

    i cant wait..yummy frap!

    • lynnegerelus
    • 5/5/2011 7:03 AM

    Is this offer valid in Canada as well?

      • zeffan
      • 5/1/2012 12:11 PM

      In reply to: lynnegerelus

      READ THE SCREEN: "For a daily Happy Hour text message reminder, text MIXIT (standard text & data rates may apply) to 44264 (In Canada text MIXIT to 98075)."

    • sstabner
    • 5/5/2011 7:13 AM

    Looking for some fun creative frappuccino ideas....

    • Jesira
    • 5/5/2011 11:30 AM

    So, shouldn't it be called, "Frappy Hour????" :-)

    • jennycai321
    • 5/5/2011 11:31 AM

    i <3 Frappy Hour!!

    • theomcm
    • 5/5/2011 1:09 PM

    Not just happy hour, but happy hour's.

    • mfas92
    • 5/5/2011 3:20 PM

    does it also apply to other countries (besides US and Canada) please say that Peru is in it!

    • LilsDr
    • 5/5/2011 5:34 PM

    I love this! But I'd be happier if you tell me that this Happy Hour will be in Chile too :( I looked for it on the chilean website , but there's nothing!

    • ShakenIceTeaLemonade
    • 5/5/2011 6:54 PM

    Did they ever had S'mores Frapp. Just wondering?

    • goodsmg
    • 5/5/2011 7:53 PM

    Do stores that have SB inside them (Target/Grocery) participate in these kinds of promotions? Just trying to plan ahead!

    • fleaqueen
    • 5/6/2011 9:49 AM

    I just tried the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino for the first time yesterday, and, OMG-- The most AMAZING concoction EVER. And now I can get it for HALF PRICE? BOOYA! Thank you, Starbucks!

    • mirnabarnes
    • 5/6/2011 10:13 AM

    yeehaww!! i'll be there today not sure if I'll have the coconut mocha or coconut creme!!! I love coconut!! Thanks for the terrific alcohol free happy hour Starbucks:)

    • alex1744
    • 5/6/2011 10:55 AM

    I LOVE STARBUCKS AND I LOVE FRAPPS

    • High_Off_Sugar
    • 5/6/2011 11:01 AM

    Leaving early today and headed straight to SB to get my happy hour on! Can't wait for my half-price frapp!

    • tcantrell30
    • 5/6/2011 11:39 AM

    I am so excited!!! I was just thinking about how many frap flavors I havent tried... Now I can try them all without spending the 4 dollars on one!! #starbucksaddict

    • tharbo
    • 5/6/2011 2:07 PM

    Awesome! Just made my Friday afternoon!! MMMM.....

    • katlioness
    • 5/6/2011 5:16 PM

    was wondering why my frappe today was so cheap! thanks for the surprise :)

    • lina22522
    • 5/8/2011 12:34 AM

    I went to the Starbucks on UT Austin campus today (at 3:05pm) and ordered a mocha frap and they were half making it when they charged me $4 something (the full price) - I can even prove this cause I used my giftcard which is registered online. When I asked they were like, "It's only on the weekdays." And that wasn't true(I figured later) and it did ruin my day.

    • VBFwNFM
    • 5/8/2011 9:48 AM

    I would love this! :P

    • carolcmh
    • 5/8/2011 8:59 PM

    I love you Starbucks!!!

    • kittlitz
    • 5/9/2011 10:20 PM

    The local Starbucks at our Fred Meyer store in Lacey Washington refused to honor the Starbucks happy hour! She said their clock was fast and happy hour ends early there. What the heck! I have a my receipt to prove it was only 3:59 pm. I ended up canceling my order, but of course my 15 year old daughter wouldn't cancel her order. Ha. But, boo on the Fred Meyer Starbucks in Lacey Washington!

    • cafetaim1
    • 5/10/2011 12:40 PM

    wow i love the coconut one!! Soooo good and perfect since I've adopted a coconut love this spring :) pina coladas are so yummy too :) lol Can it be 3pm already? jeez

    • babycourt1125
    • 5/10/2011 12:59 PM

    Happy Hour is the best part of Starbucks. :) Thank you for being so amazing and delicious!! Getting my Caramel Frapp as soon as I'm off work. :)

    • wootsuit
    • 5/10/2011 2:03 PM

    I'll be in my bunk... *frap* *frap* *frap*

    • Mochadude5672
    • 5/10/2011 4:04 PM

    I just got my venti mocha coconut with Carmel syrup for only 2.49 :) holy cow I am so happy ^_^ thank you Starbucks.

    • 7flightsup
    • 5/11/2011 11:34 AM

    Apparently this ended in Florida! I was told that Frap stuff ran out and I could only get it if I paid full price. Doesn't seem fair! :(

    • troshakar
    • 5/12/2011 11:20 AM

    @7flightsup ~~sounds funny if they ran out how can they have more to chare full price for??? I would question that one.....Bad Starbucks

    • troshakar
    • 5/12/2011 11:21 AM

    oops cant speel that was CHARGE not chare!!! O.O

    • RockC21
    • 5/12/2011 11:25 AM

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    • Sconess
    • 5/12/2011 12:25 PM

    Very Frappy Hour! My husband and I went over the weekend and BOTH got custom Venti Frappuccinos for under $5! We'll be heading back ASAP. LOVE YOU STARBUCKS!

    • alopes03
    • 5/12/2011 7:20 PM

    It has been a few years since you served this. I would love to see you bring back the peach cobbler. It was delicious and I always look forward to it in the summer. Always great sevice love my Starbucks.

    • ShakenIceTeaLemonade
    • 5/13/2011 6:17 AM

    I like happy hour, but this week I am sad, my sister in law as ****** cancer. They found out last week. I am concern and need to be better uncle than before. Just sharing how I feel.

    • starbucksfrapsaddicted
    • 5/13/2011 2:40 PM

    *slurping on my venti caramel frap*......awkward....

    • k_karenh
    • 5/15/2011 4:00 PM

    Does this deal apply to all sizes?

    • apeiaps
    • 5/15/2011 4:53 PM

    Reading all of these comments makes me sick. No wonder I live in a nation of overweight unhealthy people. All of these comments expressing so much excitement... of saving 2 dollars on a drink loaded with calories! Disgusting! I bet if your local savemart or vons had a special on fruits and vegetables (which you could use to make juice with a juicer), none of you would care enough to stock up. It is just an unhealthy overpriced drink, get over over it! So ridiculous...

      • ShakenIceTeaLemonade
      • 5/16/2011 2:26 PM

      In reply to: apeiaps

      Do you have advice to get off of coffee??

      • babydollash
      • 5/14/2012 5:53 PM

      In reply to: apeiaps

      Just curious, as it sounds you dislike Starbucks, why are you a registered user on this site at all? Some people, like myself, like to have a Starbucks drink once in a while as a dessert. I don't drink it everyday and I juice and eat very healthy! If you don't like Starbucks, then don't drink it. Believe me fast food is way worse for you than a cup of coffee! :)

    • Userlivewire
    • 5/16/2011 2:37 PM

    I think that it is total **** that this deal only lasted for a week. By the time you see any of the advertisement anywhere the deal is over. A week? Why not 30 days? Mcdonalds sells a frap for $2.99 year round. Granted Starbucks is better but that's a big difference. The $2.50 venti price would have been amazing had I gotten to try the different flavors of fraps. I'm not going to experiment with the various kinds Starbucks offers for 5 dollars a drink. I can buy a whole meal for that mu

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    • wagonertwo
    • 5/21/2011 9:33 PM

    Is Happy hour only once a year? I love happy hour went everyday for 6 days in a row!Love it!

    • zoescott
    • 5/29/2011 10:27 AM

    YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT LONGER!!!! I WANT MORE HALF PRICE FRAPS PLEASE!!!!!!!!

    • dieannejs
    • 9/9/2011 1:12 PM

    love happy hour!!

    • maddierforrest
    • 11/18/2011 8:42 PM

    I LOVE frappichinos mmmm... thnx starbucks!

    • maddierforrest
    • 11/18/2011 8:43 PM
    • rodriguez1kr
    • 2/8/2012 7:43 AM

    I am looking for a job and it has been extremely difficult....):

    • zeffan
    • 5/1/2012 12:05 PM

    Maybe it's US Cellular, but I cannot text to 44264. I get:
    "SMS error 98, Message ID 169
    Destination not authorized to receive"

    • nbrauer
    • 5/2/2012 7:41 AM

    The e-newsletter I received said the promotion runs May 4-13 (not May 6-15).

    • allstar0810
    • 5/3/2012 4:04 AM

    hi admin,

    is Happy Hour also available in Taiwan?

    • climbup
    • 5/14/2012 4:18 PM

    I went today (14 May) to the Starbucks in Cameron Park, CA to get a half-price Frappuccino, as stated above it is HALF-PRICE UNTIL 15 may, but was told the offer finished on the 13 May. It was one of the participating stores that had this offer but upset that it didnt go through to the 15th as stated above on your website. Thank you Starbucks for Happy Hours!!

    • babydollash
    • 5/14/2012 5:50 PM

    I went today (May, 14) around 4:30PM to the Starbucks in the Legacy shopping center (corner of HWY 281 & 1604) at 1723 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX to get a half-price Frappuccino, but was told the offer had already ended!? It was one of the participating stores that had this offer. Quite upset about this as I spend ALOT of $ at Starbucks regularly! If they are going to end the offer early, then why bother keeping the HALF PRICE promo poster up in the drive thru!? Quite irritated right now!

      • xmas711
      • 5/14/2012 6:41 PM

      In reply to: babydollash

      Guys, read the time stamp on the previous comments, as well as when the original post date. It's from 2011. That's what accounts for the difference in date.

    • kieferjackson
    • 5/4/2013 3:41 PM

    Oh yeah! Now I can get TWO frappucinos instead of one!

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