The only time that Starbucks puts anything on sale is when they’re clearing out post-promotion merchandise to make room for new season items. But, probably thanks in part to the economy, they’ve changed their tradition this year and are putting all of their retail merchandise and whole bean coffee on sale for 20% off. The sale runs through December 15th. Drinks, unfortunately, aren’t on the sales list, but this is a great time to pick up some holiday gifts, like a tea or coffee sampler. I’m appreciating the price drop on the whole bean coffee, too, since I love to brew my beans at home.