You know what they say, right? Once you go Starbucks, you never go back! (At least, that’s what I tell myself every morning when I’m waiting in line for my venti iced caramel macchiato.) Anyway, it’s no secret that Starbucks has completely taken over the coffee game. I mean, have you seen how many stores they have? Over 35,711 in over 84 countries as of 2022, according to Wikipedia. That’s insane!
But it’s not just the sheer number of stores that makes Starbucks so popular. They completely revolutionized the way we think about coffee shops and coffee-drinking in general. I mean, have you ever heard of a “second wave of coffee culture”? Yeah, that’s all thanks to Starbucks and their amazing variety of coffee experiences.
And I’m not just talking about your basic drip coffee here. Oh no, Starbucks has hot and cold drinks, whole-bean coffee, instant coffee, espresso, lattes, herbal teas, juices, Frappuccinos, pastries, and snacks. And some of those offerings are even seasonal or specific to the location of the store. Talk about variety!
How to save money at Starbucks
Who doesn’t love a good deal, especially when it comes to caffeine? If you’re a Starbucks fan like me, you might have noticed that their prices can be a little on the high side compared to other coffee chains. But don’t worry, there are still plenty of ways to save some cash while satisfying your caffeine cravings.
First up: Happy Hour. Every Thursday from 2 p.m. until closing time, Starbucks offers half-price deals on select drinks like Frappuccinos, espresso beverages, and iced coffees. And if you’re hungry, you can also snag discounted sandwiches and pastries during this time. So mark your calendars, and make sure to swing by your nearest Starbucks for some seriously discounted sips.
Another way to save money at Starbucks is by signing up for their loyalty program, Starbucks Rewards. With this program, you can earn points for every purchase you make at the coffee chain. And the more points you rack up, the more free or discounted food and drink items you can redeem. Plus, as a member, you’ll get access to special offers and coupons throughout the year.
And finally, don’t forget to keep an eye out for coupons or promo codes on Starbucks’ website or app. You might also be able to score discounted gift cards at your local grocery store, so it’s worth checking those out as well.
So there you have it, some easy ways to save money at Starbucks without sacrificing your coffee fix.