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STARBUCKS! One of the most popular coffee chains around the world, however, it is also among the most expensive. The best way to save money at Starbucks is to make your own coffee at home or buy somewhere cheaper. However, what works best for me is hacks to save money on Starbucks order itself.
Why pay more when you can have the same(almost) thing for less! Save money now with these Starbucks hacks.
SB HACK #1: Get A Starbucks Card
If you are a Starbucks Fan or frequently visit Starbucks then you must get a Starbucks Card and it doesn’t cost anything to get a card. You earn stars everytime you purchase at Starbucks as well as a lot of freebies with a registered card. Here’s what you can get:
Welcome level (use your card once to attain)
- Free drink or food on your birthday
Green level (you attain it after you have used it five times)
- Free refills in store
- Welcome level rewards
- Specialized email offers
Gold level (you attain it by 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
The last perk of having the Starbucks Card is that you can get free refills with any iced or drip coffee beverage. Sounds good to me!
SB HACK #2: Pay Half For An Iced Latte
Lattes are expensive, but you can save a lot of money on them. How? Iced latte is a very simple drink. It is made from espresso shots and milk over ice. That’s it.
Just rig it down by asking for triple espresso shots over ice in a Venti cup and add your own milk (they have it in the condiments section, it’s more classy if you take it to your office or home and add your own milk). At Starbucks near me, it costs nearly half of a regular latte. This is one of the best Starbucks hacks.
SB HACK #3 Save On Chai Latte As Well
The trick you apply with latte also works with Chai Lattes. How? Well, just order a Chai tea and add milk to it later. Done
SB HACK #4: Free Refills
Short and simple! Starbucks offers refills for just 50 cents. So, instead of paying 4 bucks for another drink just ask for a refill and they will comply.
SB HACK #5: Save On Dirty Chai
First things first, if you never had dirty chai (espresso + chai latte) you are missing things. But if you have had it and want to have the same taste for less, just order a regular latte and get chai syrup added to it.
However, the taste won’t be exactly the same, but with the amount of money saved you won’t mind it.
SB HACK #6: Save Money By Sharing A French Press
If you are having a meeting at Starbucks with a couple of friends or just wanna hang at Starbucks for longer. Order a French press coffee instead of ordering separately for everyone. A French press usually holds a few cups of coffee, so you get more bang for your buck and save a lot of money. That said, the French press usually costs around $8 for appx. 32 ounces.
This is a wonderful Starbucks hack to save money when out to Starbucks for a meeting.
SB HACK #7: Go for the Secret (cheaper) “Short” Size
Well, it’s not actually a secret, as its there on Starbucks online menu, it’s just not listed in many stores. Short is an 8 oz and you can save up to 80 cents on ordering a short.
Even if it’s not listed on the menu at Starbucks near you, the barista will know what you are talking about.
SB HACK #8: Get Your Money’s Worth
Starbucks fills the bottom of your cup with a ton of ice essentially giving us less of the drink. So, the trick here is to ask for ‘light ice’ or ice on the side so you get the drink for the price you pay or say you get your money’s worth.
SB HACK #9: Don’t Pay For Water
No need to pay for a bottle of water at Starbucks as their regular water is filtered and good for consumption. All you have to do is politely ask for a cup of ice water.
Next time you visit Starbucks, you can save money by using any on the above Starbucks hacks.
If these tips were helpful, do let me know! If you know more Starbucks hacks, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you.