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The idea of “frugal” and “Starbucks” going together seems kind of strange. But I know for many of you Starbucks is your favorite splurge. So here are 5 Ways Frugal People Save At Starbucks and you can be one of them!
Frugal People Bring Their Own Cups
You can get $.10 off any beverage (except bottled and ready-to-drink) when you bring in a personal cup. Any personal cup qualifies for the discount. It’s a win for you and a win for the environment.
Frugal People Use Gift Cards Earned Through Reward Programs
There are several programs you can use to earn Starbucks gift cards or get them at a discount.
Here are just a few:
ibotta: Get rebates on items you already buy at the store like bread, milk, eggs and fruit. Then once you have $10 in your account click on “cash out.” They will give you options of many gift cards you can move your rebate to, including Starbucks!
Shopkick: I have never used Shopkick but know several people who do. You can earn points by checking out displays in stores and then turn those points in for Starbucks cards.
Raise.com: Buy Starbucks gift cards at a discounted rate! For example I can get a $25 gift card for Starbucks for $24 on a normal day. It’s delivered via e-mail if you like so there are no other fees. Often times the discount will get up to 8% off.
Frugal People are Active Members of My Starbucks Rewards
Sign up for My Starbucks rewards and opt in for emails! You don’t have to be a huge consumer to benefit from this program. Even the occasional visitor can benefit.
To sign up for the program you need a Starbucks card to register (earn one from the list in point one or you might already have one in your wallet). Once you have a card registered keep transferring the balance of your newly earned cards, or those you get as gifts to your registered card.
Through that card Starbucks will track when you buy a drink (or anything else).
Earn 2 Stars for every $1 you spend using your Starbucks® App or registered Card in stores or online, no matter what you buy. And those Stars will quickly add up to Star Rewards you can redeem for free food and drinks.
Each level includes emails that contain special offers, coupon codes and heads up for upcoming sales.
(These stars are also found on bags of Starbucks coffee that you buy in store! Just enter the code at the My Starbucks Rewards website. And you can use coupons and sales to buy their bags of coffee giving you even bigger savings.)
Frugal People Keep Their Eyes Open for Starbucks Sales
Starbucks has sales a few times a year that reduce certain drinks to 1/2 price. Fraps especially seem to go on sale regularly. I always am sure to post these deals on www.afrugalchick.com! This can help you get to the next level!
When you join the My Starbucks Rewards programs you also get special codes for reduced price drinks or food in the emails they send.
Frugal People Stay For the $.50 Refills
Stay in the store for a while (this deal is void if you leave) and you can get your drip coffee refill for only $.50. Take a book or your laptop and enjoy!
Those are 5 Ways Frugal People Save At Starbucks! There are many others (including a ton of copycat recipes on-line to make at home) but these are some simple, time efficient methods to save big on a splurge!