How to get a free reusable Starbucks red cup for the 2021 holiday season on Thursday

Free Red Cup Day!

‘Tis the season … soon enough. And that means it’s time for you to get a reusable Starbucks cup for free on Thursday, November 18.

Per Starbucks, if you order “a handcrafted holiday or fall beverage,” you can get a free red cup that’s been made with 50 percent recycled content.

So what constitutes a holiday/fall beverage? Glad you asked!

The list: “Apple Crisp Macchiato, Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte,  Hot Chocolate, Irish Cream Cold Brew, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Mocha, Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte, Toasted White Hot Chocolate and Toasted White Chocolate Mocha.”

Note: It’s while supplies last!

Go get it on Thursday!

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Here’s how to get free Taco Bell on Thursday thanks to the Braves’ Ozzie Albies


Ozzie Albies didn’t win World Series MVP for the Atlanta Braves — that would be Jorge Soler.

But he won another very important award: The latest athlete to get America free Taco Bell.

That’s right, with his stolen base in Game 1 against the Houston Astros, Albies fulfilled the Steal a Base, Steal a Taco promotion, and on Thursday, November 4, you can actually get a free taco from the fast food chain.

But how do you do it? What are the restrictions? What kind of taco is it? That’s OK, we’ve got you covered to help you in your free taco needs:

When can I get my free taco?

On Thursday, November 4, all day, you can get one free taco in-store or on the app, but not via delivery.

Is it a Doritos Locos taco yet again?

It is indeed!

Any caveats?

It’s while supplies last, so keep that in mind.

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Guy Fieri’s apple pie hot dog for the ‘Field of Dreams’ game sounds super gross


Remember that Friends episode — “The One Where Ross Got High,” from Season 6 — in which Rachel makes what she thought was an English trifle but turns out to have parts of shepherd’s pie like peas, onions and ground beef?

That’s what Guy Fieri’s latest concoction for the Field of Dreams game in Iowa between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox sounds like: it’s an Apple Pie Hot Dog, while will be served at the game.

That’s right, the Mayor of Flavortown got very, very American and combined pie crust (good!), bacon jam (good!), apple filling (what?) and hot dogs (whaaaaaaaaa?) to make a Frankenstein’s monster of a baseball game offering.

I understand the need to do something special for this game. And I understand the conversion of a classic Chevrolet commercial into a food item. But no thank you. Let’s run down some reaction to this thing.

Here’s how to get free Taco Bell on Thursday thanks to the Bucks

Thanks Bucks!

Not only did the Milwaukee Bucks win an NBA title on Wednesday.

They won all of America free tacos from Taco Bell, joining the list of athletes and teams who have done so over the years.

Thanks to the chain’s latest promotion — if a either team in the NBA Finals came back from trailing at halftime, Taco Bell would give out free Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Tacos — Thursday is the day you can cash in and get yourself some free food.

How does it all work? What are the rules? Glad you asked. We’re going to answer all of that for you right now.

When can I get my free taco?

On Thursday, July 22, all day during store hours. You can do it in stores, through the drive-thru or on the app, per Taco Bell … but not with delivery.

Is it a Doritos Locos taco yet again?

Actually, to be precise, it’s a free Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos taco!

But! Also, via a release: “Fans redeeming via the restaurant will be able to select their choice of a Flamin’ Hot Doritos® Locos Tacos, a Nacho Cheese Doritos® Locos Tacos, a Crunchy Taco, or Soft Taco all day on July 22.”

What’s the difference between a Doritos Locos taco and a Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos taco?

The shell of the taco adds some serious spice.

Any caveats?

It’s while supplies last, so keep that in mind.

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Watch Joey Chestnut break his own world record after consuming 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes

Another year, another hot dog eating title for Joey Chestnut.

The Fourth of July would not be complete without the annual running of Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. And it’s no surprise that Joey Chestnut has taken home the grand prize once again, doing so after breaking his own world record.

On Sunday during the contest, Chestnut earned his 14th title in 15 years, managing to consume 76 hot dogs — plus the buns — in 10 minutes, one more than the world record he set in 2020. This 14th title win also brings Chestnut above Rafael Nadal for the most championship titles in a single event.

Though ESPN’s feed of the moment Chestnut ate his 76th hot dog cut out due to a tech issue, here’s how the final few dogs went down.

Chestnut was clearly ready for the event, as he finished 26 more hot dogs than runner up Geoffrey Esper en route to breaking his own world record.

Congratulations to Chestnut for the well-deserved victory and the world record… again!

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Here’s every winner of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest since 2000

A look back at every winner of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest over the last 20 years.

With the Fourth of July comes everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure: the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, an annual tradition featuring the art of consuming an absurd amount of processed meat in a short amount of time.

The competition rose to notoriety through the likes of Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi, who have each won the event multiple times.

For this year’s contest, Chestnut is not only the odds-on favorite to win his seventh consecutive and 14th victory in the last 15 years, but there’s literally no one who is expected to come close to dethroning the defending champion, who is a -5000 favorite to win, according to BetMGM.

With that in mind, we’re taking a look back at every winner of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest since 2000, both men and women.

Here’s how to get a free dozen donuts from Krispy Kreme on Thursday if you’re a graduate

Congrats, grads!

Congrats to the class of 2021!

You’re getting a degree this year, which is an incredible achievement, but you’re also getting a bonus thanks to Krispy Kreme: on May 13, you can go and get a dozen donuts for free.

Here are the details: walk into a Krispy Kreme, and if you’re wearing your cap and gown “or other Class of 2021 swag proving their senior status,” per the company’s site, and you can get what they’re calling a Graduate Dozen.

Their definition of swag includes letterman jackets, class rings, t-shirts/sweatshirts with “class of 2021,” a “Graduation announcement featuring name with matching ID,” student ID with senior status and more.

Of course it’s limited one per customer, it’s only free on Thursday May 13th, so get on over there and get your dozen donuts.

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The Ultimate Breakfast Cereal bracket: And the winner is …


The early rounds of our epic breakfast cereal bracket this week featured some big upsets with Honey Bunches of Oats, Frosted Mini-Wheats and Cap’n Crunch making runs.

But when it came to the final matchup, your votes sent two top seeds to the championship game: No. 1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch vs. No. 1 Froot Loops, an all-time, Hall-of-Fame battle of breakfast classics.

I thought it would be much closer, but nope: with over 64 percent of the votes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch took home the title of GOAT cereal. Congratulations! Thanks to everyone for all your votes. Here’s a look at the final bracket:

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The Ultimate Breakfast Cereal bracket: Vote for your favorite in the championship matchup

Two cereal titans are going head to head.

After four days of voting, we are down to our final TWO cereals in our breakfast bracket.

And although there were upsets galore throughout the tournament — shoutout to Honey Bunches of Oats, Frosted Mini-Wheats and Cap’n Crunch — it’s two No. 1 seeds going head to head in this Cereal … Bowl (sorry).

Froot Loops defeated No. 5 seeded Frosted Mini-Wheats, while Cinnamon Toast Crunch took down Cap’n Crunch, and now the debate begins: fruity cereal? Or sugary cereal?

You know the drill: vote in the poll below our update bracket, and tune back in on Saturday morning to see who won. May the best cereal win!

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The Ultimate Breakfast Cereal bracket: Vote for your favorite in the Final Four

Just four cereals left!

We are down to just four cereals in what has become an amazing breakfast bracket.

After so many votes in the Elite Eight, we’re down to the Final Four. No. 1 seed Froot Loops finally put a stop to the No. 7 seed Cinderella Honey Bunches of Oats. No. 5 seed Frosted Mini-Wheats shocked everyone by defeating Fruity Pebbles. And while favorite Cinnamon Toast Crunch won, Lucky Charms got taken down by Cap’n Crunch!

You know the drill: vote on the two matchups below the photo of our updated bracket before 10 a.m. ET on Friday. Then we’ll have a championship game to decide the GOAT cereal.

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