MEDIA ALERT: Make a Difference on World AIDS Day With Your Purchase at Starbucks

WHAT: For the fifth year, Starbucks is partnering with (RED) ™ to raise awareness on World AIDS Day.

In honor of World AIDS Day (Saturday, December 1), Starbucks will make a five cent donation for every handcrafted beverage sold in participating U.S. and Canada company-operated and licensed stores. Starbucks donation will go to the Global Fund where 100 percent of the money is put to work in HIV/AIDS grants in Africa. On World AIDS Day, customers can enjoy Starbucks® traditional hand-crafted beverages and Starbucks® seasonal beverages including:

  • Peppermint Mocha – A seasonal favorite featuring a combination of espresso with bittersweet chocolate, peppermint flavored syrup and steamed milk, topped by whipped cream and chocolate curls.

  • Skinny Peppermint Mocha – Fans of Starbucks® classic seasonal beverage, the Peppermint Mocha, can enjoy their favorite holiday treat made lighter, with sugar-free peppermint syrup and sugar-free mocha sauce. Featuring a combination of espresso, steamed nonfat milk, sugar-free bittersweet mocha sauce and sugar-free peppermint syrup, the Skinny Peppermint Mocha provides a light twist on a sweet treat, 100 calories for a Tall (12 fl oz.) beverage.

  • Caramel Brulée Latte – A holiday delight, this beverage features a combination of rich caramel sauces, espresso and steamed milk and is topped with whipped cream and shimmery caramel pieces.

  • Gingerbread Latte – This ever popular beverage blends the flavor of freshly baked gingerbread, with espresso and steamed milk, topped by whipped cream and ground nutmeg.

  • Eggnog Latte – Starbucks wildly popular interpretation of holiday eggnog features rich espresso with subtle holiday spices, making it a perfect choice for a crisp fall or winter day.

Give a gift that gives back this holiday season with Starbucks iTunes (RED)™ eGift basket. You can send loved ones a thoughtful gift of two digital eGifts—$15 eGift to Starbucks and $15 eGift to iTunes—for $30. Plus, for every gift sold, Starbucks and iTunes will together contribute 5% of the purchase price to the Global Fund to help deliver an AIDS free generation by 2015. With the convenience of a Starbucks Card, Starbucks Card eGifts can be used for purchases in-store at participating company-owned and licensed stores in the U.S. and online. This unique and meaningful eGift basket can be purchased at

Since launching our partnership with (RED)™ in December 2008, Starbucks has contributed more than $11 million to the Global Fund to help those living with HIV/AIDS. Starbucks continues to support and drive contributions to the Global Fund while raising awareness toward an AIDS Free Generation by 2015.

WHEN: Saturday, December 1, 2012

WHERE: Participating Starbucks company-operated and licensed stores in U.S. and Canada on Dec. 1 only.

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