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I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but I’ve got a weakness for Starbucks holiday drinks. They come in such varieties as eggnog latte and peppermint white chocolate mocha, and they’re ridiculously delicious. They’re also ridiculously fattening – a grande eggnog latte packs 470 calories and 21 grams of fat – but hey, everyone gets fat over the holidays. That’s why we have New Year’s resolutions.

For the next few days, Starbucks (Stock Quote: SBUX) is spreading the gospel of its waist-expanding holiday drinks by offering a buy one get one deal. The promotion starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. Also, it’s only valid from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The following beverages will be available:

Caramel Brulée Latte
Caramel Brulée Frappuccino
Peppermint Mocha
Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino
Gingerbread Latte
Eggnog Latte
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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The free beverage must be of equal or lesser value, which is another way of saying that they’ll charge you for the more expensive drink.

So team up with a coworker for a half-priced afternoon pick-me-up. Or take a date (but not a first date, or she’ll think you’re cheap).

Don't want to spend too much? Check out our Deals & Steals hot topic for more bargains. Don't want to spend anything at all? There's plenty of Free Stuff to be had as well.

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