Last year, to kick off their holiday drink menu, Starbucks gave out free reusable red cups . . . and you’d get a 50-cent discount on their holiday drinks when you used the cup.

So people were REALLY mad when they ran out of the free cups almost immediately.

And Starbucks apparently didn’t learn their lesson . . . because they’re doing the SAME thing this year.

Their stores are giving free reusable red cups to anyone who orders a holiday drink today.  And it’ll get you 50 cents off holiday drinks after 2:00 P.M. through the first week of January.

But you’d better hustle.  Because if last year was any indication, stores will run out of these FAST.

Oh . . . and when you’re getting your holiday drink, you WON’T be able to get the Gingerbread Latte.  It debuted during the Christmas season 19 years ago . . . and they just decided to get rid of it.