If you are like us, you love your daily Starbucks routine, but not the amount of money it adds up to at the end of the year. Fetch has put together some of the best tips on how to save money when going to coffee shops like Starbucks, and how to save money on coffee expenses, in general! Want to learn more? Keep reading and find out how to earn free gift cards:
Use Starbucks Gift Cards
When you use an app like Fetch, you can trade in your points for gift cards at leading retailers like Starbucks. For instance, cashing in on 10,000 points will get you a $10 gift card, and it’s as easy as scanning your receipts. When you scan your receipts, you will also get bonus points from Fetch on partners like Pukka and Tazo tea, as well as other partners.
Join Starbuck Rewards Program
Be like 23 million Americans, and download the Starbucks Rewards Program! After an easy sign up you will be eligible for special promotions, discounts, free food and drinks, exclusive offers and even a birthday surprise. You will get two stars per every dollar you spend, and when you hit certain levels, you are rewarded with a bevy of freebies. . The app also gives you a chance to play games and win more goodies. Save time by ordering ahead and paying on the app, and watch the stars increase with every purchase, giving you more rewards and saving more money.
Get a Discount By Bringing a Reusable Cup
Did you know that if you bring in your own reusable cup, you can get a $.10 discount, as well as help to make the planet a better place? You can use a reusable cup or even a competitor’s cup to receive the discount.
Take Advantage of Free Refills
If you happen to pay with a Starbucks card or with the app, you can get free refills on brewed coffee (hot, iced, or cold brew) or tea (hot, iced or shaken) while you are at Starbucks, just saw your original receipt to the barista. This is especially useful if you are using Starbucks as your office for the day, to study, or work.
Ask for “Light Ice” or “No Water”
To get more bang for your buck, ask for “light ice” or “less ice”. It will free up space in your cup for more of your beverage. If you want a stronger iced tea, “no water” is the way to go. All the teas are made stronger, then water is added with each individual order. No water equals a stronger cuppa tea!
Experiment With Making Your Own Drinks
A pro-money saving hack- Instead of ordering expensive specialty drinks like Frappuccino, mochas, or lattes with all of the extras, try making your own! Here are a few examples: For a DIY latte: order a large, double, or triple espresso in a venti cup, with plenty of room left for milk. Head over to the condiments bar, select the favorite milk of your choice, and voila! A latte without the latte price tag. Want a Chai Tea Latte? Order a Tazo Chai tea w/ hot water and add your own milk. Save money and calories. How about a drip coffee with free milk and sweeteners? The options are endless!
Downsize your cappuccino
Did you know that a short cappuccino has the exact same amount of caffeine as a tall? Save some money by ordering the short and still getting the full caffeine effect!
Bring a friend, split the cost
If you are meeting a friend, try splitting a 24-ounce Venti Frappuccino, instead of getting two tall 12 oz. Fraps. You can do it with a larger tea as well!
Bring several friends, split a French press
Show your savvy money-saving skills with a 32-ounce French press order to share among your friends. The bill will be about half-price what individual orders would be.
Skip the bottled water
Skip the bottled water and ask for a cup of water with ice- all of the water at Starbucks is filtered and complimentary.
Get a free treat for your pup! 🐶
Starbucks wants to make sure your furry friend is happy, so on their not so “secret” menu is a “puppacino” an espresso cup filled with whipped cream for your dog.
Make your own coffee or tea at home
One of the best ways to save money- brew your own coffee at home. You can even buy your favorite Starbucks coffee beans and grounds to save money and time by making it at home. You will still get the same Starbucks flavors, for a fraction of the cost.
This is just the start of all of the money-saving at Starbucks! Make sure to start by downloading the Starbucks and Fetch apps, and leave any more money-saving tips in the comments!
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Kimberly Fisher is a freelance writer and on-camera host, Kimberly has traveled the world and has published over 400 articles in over 44 publications including Sherman's Travel, Huffington Post, Just Luxe, Luxury Lifestyles UK, eHow, Examiner, Food Wine Travel Magazine, Luxe Beat, NiteGuide, Ocean View, and USA Today.