Is your favorite Starbucks drink calling your name - maybe a Starbucks frappuccino? Stop by and learn how to save on Starbucks (or your favorite coffee shop) and keep your hard-earned money in your pocket!
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How To Save On Starbucks (Or Your Favorite Coffee Shop)

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Is your favorite Starbucks drink calling your name - maybe a Starbucks frappuccino? Stop by and learn how to save on Starbucks (or your favorite coffee shop) and keep your hard-earned money in your pocket!

Trent may be the coffee drinker in our family, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t treat myself to an occasional Iced Caramel Macchiato. (Oh, I can just taste it now!) I say treat myself because visiting a coffee shop is downright expense. $4 here and $5 there adds up quickly for our favorite cup of joe.

Why not keep your hard-earned cash in your wallet and check out these tips to help you save on Starbucks (or your favorite coffee shop).
 
Sign Up For Rewards Programs
Not only will Starbucks give you a free birthday drink, but you can get free refills and more when you sign up for their rewards program.

Dunkin Donuts and Panera Bread also have rewards programs that you’ll want to sign up for if you frequent their stores (or want to)!
 
Ask For A Bigger Cup
When ordering coffee, order the size you want in the cup of the next size up (i.e. at Starbucks, order a short in a tall cup). When you add your milk and sugar there will be plenty of room in your cup and you won’t have to pour out any of your glorious coffee.

 

Is your favorite Starbucks drink calling your name - maybe a Starbucks frappuccino? Stop by and learn how to save on Starbucks (or your favorite coffee shop) and keep your hard-earned money in your pocket!
Split One With A Friend
If you both love the same drink, why not order a Venti (24 oz) and ask for an additional cup. This will not only save on your wallet, but your waistline too!
 
Purchase Discounted eGifts and Vouchers  
Save 10% or more at Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Panera Bread, and Tim Horton’s when you purchase eGifts and Vouchers through Raise. (10% may not sound like much but I promise that it adds up over time!)

(And, when eGifts or vouchers are available, Bruegger’s Bagels, Gloria Jeans and Carribou Coffee.)

To redeem vouchers, simply print and present to the barista at time of purchase (tell them to ring it up just like a gift card). eGifts can be transferred to your registered Starbucks Card.

 

Is your favorite Starbucks drink calling your name - maybe a Starbucks frappuccino? Stop by and learn how to save on Starbucks (or your favorite coffee shop) and keep your hard-earned money in your pocket!

 

Bring Your Own Cup
Starbucks offers a $.10 discount on any drink (except bottled and ready-to-drink) when you bring in your own reusable cup, mug or tumbler.
 
Ask For Half The Ice
Have you ever noticed how much ice they put in iced drinks? Until now, I’ve often wondered how much additional drink I’ve been missing out on.

When ordering, simply ask for half the ice and get more per serving!

 

Is your favorite Starbucks drink calling your name - maybe a Starbucks frappuccino? Stop by and learn how to save on Starbucks (or your favorite coffee shop) and keep your hard-earned money in your pocket!
Cheap Refills
When dining in at Starbucks enjoy $.55 refills on hot or iced coffee. Bring your computer and take advantage of their FREE Wifi, read a book, or enjoy time with friends.
 
Brew At Home
Yes, I know it’s not as luxurious as getting it at the store, but you’ll get the same coffee for a lot cheaper!

  • Buy beans at the stores (using the discount vouchers above). Many stores will grind it for you!
  • Most grocery stores carry your favorite brands. (Pair a sale with a coupon to save on your favorite brand!)

What are your tips for saving on Starbucks or your favorite coffee shop?

For more ways to save, money saving ideas and thrifty tips, be sure to follow my Money Clip board on Pinterest.

4 Comments

  1. Dee Williamson
    Dee Williamson01-23-2015

    My best friend and I were JUST discussing the Starbucks Reward program. She is always getting good deals and discounts for using it. She just loads up any of her gift cards that she receives and uses her app to have them scan it.

    Thanks for sharing, these are great tips !

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson01-24-2015

      You’re welcome, Dee!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. JulieK
    JulieK01-26-2015

    Love these – One thing to be sure to do with the Starbucks program is that I am not certain that they track rewards from multiple cards – I think it only tracks from each card, but correct me if I am wrong. So (if I’m right!) if someone gives you a Starbucks GC, load it into your “account” online and then Transfer the funds to your main card, b/c that is where the rewards keep piling up. :)

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson01-27-2015

      Thanks for the tip JulieK!

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