Starbucks is one place so many of us like to stop by …. probably more than our wallets would like for us to. Believe it or not, there are actually simple ways you can save money AND still get your daily java fix!
I’ve rounded up some of the best Starbucks money saving hacks and ideas for you to use the next time you stop on by. I know your budget will thank you!
Skip the regular drinks
Make sure you check out the menu as they offer a lot of options, such as iced coffee, which are less than $4! As an added bonus, some of these drinks even have fewer calories too!
Ice Lattes for just $2
Place your order for a triple espresso over ice (Venti size). Then, add milk and you’ll have a latte – for less than $3!!
Discounted Coffee Refill
This is one that I know many people don’t know they can do. You can get your cup refilled with brewed coffee for just $0.50. This offer works any time of the day on any sized item!
You can’t get just anything for $0.50. You are limited to hot coffee, hot tea, iced coffee or iced tea (even if that was not what you originally purchased).
Help the environment by using your own cup.
When you bring in your own cup, you’ll knock $0.10 off of your purchase. May not sound like much, but all of those dimes can add up over time!
Get a freebie for your dog
They offer a puppy latte or puppycino – which is a sample of whipped cream.
Two for the price of one
A Venti is $4 vs. a Tall which is $3. The thing is, a Venit is actually the total size of TWO Talls – which makes the Venit a better deal. Split the drink with a friend and you’ll both get a Tall for just $2!
Register a Starbucks® gift card
If you are going to buy drinks anyhow, use a gift card to pay for them. Just make sure you register the card as you will get a free item on your birthday each year. The more you use the card the more perks you can earn:
Use the card 5 times to earn: Free in-store refills, specialized email offers and various other rewards
Use the card 30 times (over twelve months) and earn: Free food or item after every 12 purchases, a personalized gold card, specialized offers via email and other rewards.
Don’t buy bottled water
Order water from them instead of paying expensive bottled water prices.
Get the coffee press
This is a good way to save money if you stop in with friends. Order a coffee press of coffee, which gives you a few cups. That way, you can split the cost and all save a bit of money.
Get an upsize
Order a tall drip in a grande cup. That allows you more room for adding in milk, while still paying just for a tall.
Join Starbucks rewards
Make sure you are signed up as you will get a free drink each year on your birthday and so much more! Sign up here.
Find even more awesome birthday freebies
Skip the restaurant
Pick up a bag of whole bean coffee at your restaurant and have them freshly grind it for you. Take it home and brew it yourself! You can also find K-cups in coffees, iced coffees, teas and more! A simple way to enjoy the flavor without the cost!
Order your drink with half or no ice so that you get more drink in your cup – instead of paying for ice.
What other ways do you find to save money at Starbucks?