Below are six ways you can save on your next Starbucks run!
1. Get Creative
Don’t limit yourself to the standard drinks. There are plenty of options that are well under $4, such as iced coffee. If you think that spending less means boring drinks, think again. Check out some the most creative Starbucks mystery menu concoctions under $3.
And if you must go the latte route, try the caffe misto, which is made of of half coffee and half milk. It is not only cheaper, but also has less calories!
Speaking of getting creative, you can score yourself a cheap “iced latte” if you order a triple espresso over ice in a Venti cup. Head on over to the condiment area to fill up your cup with milk.
Refills For 50 Cents
Sometimes one cup just doesn’t cut it. Any time throughout the day and on any size, you can refill your cup with brewed coffee for just 50 cents during the same visit. Not a bad price for an extra pick-me-up.
More specifics on refills:
- They have to be either hot coffee, iced coffee, hot tea, or iced tea.
- You can get a refill even if your original drink was not one of the ones mentioned above.
3. Bring you own cup
You’ll save 10 cents on the price of your drink when you bring in your own reusable cup, mug, or travel tumbler.
4. Ask for no water
Ask For “No Water” With Your Tea
According to one barista on Quora, “Iced Teas are double-strength in pitcher and watered down for your final recipe.”
To get more a bang for a buck, request “no water” with your tea, and it won’t be watered down.
5. Get a Starbucks card
If you’re a frequent Starbucks customer, there’s no reason not to get a Starbucks Card. At no cost to you, a registered card will get you lots of freebies. Here’s what you can expect:
Welcome level (which you attain after using your card once)
- Free drink or food on your birthday
Green level (which you attain after using your card five times)
- Free refills in store
- Welcome level rewards
- Specialized email offers
Gold level (which you attain after using your card 30 times in 12 months)
- Free drink or food reward after every 12 purchases
- Welcome and green level rewards
- Personalized offers and coupons
- Personalized gold card
6. Order a short
There’s an even smaller size than “tall,” and it’s called “short.” It’s smaller than a “tall,” but it’s also less expensive. The “short” cappuccino, will have the same amount of espresso as the as its “tall” version.