The 10 Best Ways To Save Money The Next Time You’re At Starbucks

Looking to save money at Starbucks? The famous coffee shop can get quite expensive, even if you plan on ordering just one drink. However, if you just can’t quit your Starbucks addiction, check out all of these awesome tips to save some coin the next time you place an order.

Here are the best ways to save money the next time you’re at Starbucks.

Always Use The Starbucks Rewards App

The very first money-saving hack that’s a must, is to download and always pay with the Starbucks app. Not only are you the first to know about exclusive offers and gifted free birthday drinks, but the more you pay using the app, the more rewards you can get, and therefore save money from your order. Be sure to use the rewards within six months, because they will expire.

Ask For Steamed Milk Instead Of A Caffè Misto

Did you know that you can get up to four ounces of free steamed milk with your beverage? So, if you’re a lover of the foamy topper, make sure to order a drip coffee and add steamed milk, instead of a Caffè Misto, which is basically the same thing. In the end, you’ll end up saving close to a dollar!

Split A Venti Drink Between Two People

If you’re out with your bestie and you both don’t want to spend a ton on a fun drink, then order a venti and ask the barista to split it between two tall cups. The venti is 20 ounces and a tall is 12 ounces, so you really only lose out on one ounce each, but can save well over two dollars depending on the drink.

Work At Starbucks To Get The Best Money Saving Perks

If you’re a true fan of Starbucks, you might want to consider getting a job there. Baristas get free drinks up to 30 minutes before and after each shift, and even during breaks. They even get one free meal and 30% off of food and drinks on days off Now that deal can’t be beaten!

Don’t Purchase The Bottled Water

Skip the bottled water at Starbucks because you can get a Tall sized cup of water for free! You can even request ice to keep your H2O cold.

Get Your Tall Drink in a Grande Sized Cup

Typically, when you order a tall coffee, the barista will ask if you want to leave any room in the cup for milk or cream. So, if you order your drink but request it to be in a grande cup, you’ll have plenty of room for additional toppings at the condiment bar, without missing out on any of the coffee.

Bring A Reusable Cup To Save

You’ll get a $0.10 discount on your drink if you bring your own cup. Although it’s not a whole lot, this can definitely add up, plus, you’re staying eco-friendly as well! *Currently due to pandemic barista’s won’t take your cup, but they will still offer the discount*

Get A Second Tea Bag To-Go With A Venti

A venti hot tea comes with two tea bags, so ask for one of them in the cup and the other out. You can definitely use both, or you can save that other tea bag for another drink later on instead of purchasing another!

Free Coffee And Tea Refills 

When you use the Starbucks Rewards app to pay for your coffee or tea, you can get a free refill as long as you stay in the cafe.

Take Advantage Of Starbucks ‘Happy Hour’

Once you’ve been notified through the Starbucks app or email that your local shop is currently having ‘Happy Hour,’ be sure to head over there ASAP. Depending on the deal, you can get BOGO or even half-off on some drinks.

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