Thursday, December 3, 2009

Starbucks: bring your own travel mug to get more and save money!

Starbucks fans may know that customers save $.10 per drink by using their own travel mug.

I recently stumbled onto this truth because I noticed it in fine print at the bottom of one of the pricing signs in my local store. I finally remembered to put my travel mug in the car a few weeks ago, and I was pleasantly surprised when my large mug came back to me overflowing with my favorite tall skinny vanilla latte. I'm not kidding, I couldn't even put the lid on, the steamed milk was so high!

I tried this again at another location about 2 weeks ago, and then again this morning. Starbucks consistently fills my 16-ounce mug to the brim even when I order a tall (12 ounces) sized drink. Yahoo! I even filled my mug up with water at home to be sure it is larger than 12 ounces. It's definitely 16 ounces, thanks to my chemistry experiment!

So next time you visit your local coffee shop, take your own mug. I know for sure that both Starbucks and Caribou Coffee offer the discount. Let us know if anyone else gives your more drink for free!

If you haven't signed up for their email newsletters yet, I encourage you to do so. Both Caribou Coffee and Starbucks offer a coupon for a free drink on your birthday amongst other deals.
Click here to sign up for the Starbucks emails. **You have to create a profile and register a gift card to participate.
Click here to sign up for the Caribou Coffee emails.
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1 comment:

LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

Also if you use a Starbucks gift card to pay you get free flavor shots and soy milk. So that saves me 40 cents per drink. It also let's you use their internet for free 2 hours per day. I also use this as a budgeting tool so I know how much I am spending there. If I run out of money on my card for the week then no more 'bucks for me.