How to Save at Starbucks
Posted on Monday, October 29th, 2012 at 7:00 am
Are you a big fan of Starbucks? I know that I am! I go there several times a week. Frequent trips to Starbucks can end up costing you a small fortune if you aren’t careful. If you don’t know how to save at Starbucks then you should try some of these tips. They work for me!
How to Save Money at Starbucks
Get a Rewards Card
This is easy to do and won’t cost you a thing. Wait until your family, who know that you love Starbucks, gives you a Starbucks Gift Card for your birthday or for Christmas. Register that card on the Starbucks website. Now, you can start earning Starbucks rewards.
Get Stuff for Free
People who register a Starbucks Gift Card will get a free drink (or free food item) on their birthday. You also can get free refills on brewed or iced coffee or tea during the same store visit.
You earn a star with every transaction at Starbucks. Those stars add up. You start out at the Green Level. To qualify for the Gold Level, you need to earn 30 stars in a year. People who are at the Gold Level earn a free drink or food reward every time they earn 12 stars.
Bring in a Reusable Cup
Starbucks gives customers who bring in their own cup, mug, or tumbler a ten cent discount on their drink. It doesn’t have to be a cup that you bought at a Starbucks in order to qualify for the discount. I have a reusable plastic Starbucks cup that comes with a lid that screws on and a reusable straw. I bring it with me every time I go to Starbucks! That little ten cent savings adds up over time.
Watch for the Treat Receipt
Every so often, Starbucks offers something called a Treat Receipt. Go to a Starbucks in the morning and purchase a drink. Hang onto that receipt! Bring the receipt back to a Starbucks in the afternoon and you can get any beverage for just $2.00. This is not an every day deal, so you have to pay attention to find out when the Treat Receipt is being offered.