Whether a “Trenta, no foam, five shot, half-caff., no foam, pumpkin spice latte, with no foam at 210-degrees” is your go-to order or coffee runs are a daily habit, it’s easy to spend a little TOO much at Starbucks. Here are three ways to stop that and actually save money next time you hit up Starbucks.
Make it a Misto
I was on a soy latte kick a few winters ago and would order the drink pretty much every day. That is, until one morning when the latte machine wasn’t working. A barista suggested I order a soy Misto instead because, well, it’s pretty much the same thing. The only difference between the two is that a Misto is coffee + steamed milk, while a latte is espresso + steamed milk. Oh, and a grande Misto costs less than $3 while a grande latte is over $4. Bank account, saved!
Bring your own cup
You will save 10 cents by bringing your own reusable cup. Sure, it doesn’t sound like a lot, but it will all add up in the end!
Order a Short
Yes, there is a size smaller than a “tall.” According to Slate, a “short” cappuccino has the same amount of espresso as a tall–and it costs less.
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