17 Top Secret Money-Saving Tips Starbucks Employees Won't Tell You

I’m spillin’ all the tea…no pun intended.

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Stop paying for a new cup of coffee after you finish the first — as long as you stay in store, you can get a refill for 50 cents!

Stop paying for a new cup of coffee after you finish the first — as long as you stay in store, you can get a refill for 50 cents!

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Instead of ordering a chai latte, get a hot chai tea and ask them to add hot milk.

Instead of ordering a chai latte, get a hot chai tea and ask them to add hot milk.

Same effect, cheaper cost.

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Save 10 cents each visit by bringing in a reusable plastic cup when ordering — if you drink a cup of coffee a day, you’ll save $36 a year.

Save 10 cents each visit by bringing in a reusable plastic cup when ordering — if you drink a cup of coffee a day, you'll save $36 a year.

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For all the crazy pumpkin spice lovers, recreate the iced version by getting a triple shot over ice and then asking for a side of chai and a side of white chocolate mocha.

Altogether, you'll save about $1 and you can have it all year round.

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Order a short cappuccino, which has the same amount of caffeine as a tall and is cheaper.

Order a short cappuccino, which has the same amount of caffeine as a tall and is cheaper.

I don't care if it's only 10 cents — that dime matters!

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Sign up for Starbucks Rewards and pay with the app to receive free and discounted drinks and food.

Sign up for Starbucks Rewards and pay with the app to receive free and discounted drinks and food.

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That includes a free birthday drink, free in-store refills, exclusive membership perks, and the ability to order ahead.

That includes a free birthday drink, free in-store refills, exclusive membership perks, and the ability to order ahead.

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Order an Americano instead of a coffee — it’s cheaper than a specialized drink, but has more caffeine than a regular coffee.

Order an Americano instead of a coffee — it's cheaper than a specialized drink, but has more caffeine than a regular coffee.

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Do not pay for water! The tap water in the store is filtered, and you can get a free cup of water if you ask the barista.

Do not pay for water! The tap water in the store is filtered, and you can get a free cup of water if you ask the barista.

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Instead of ordering a dirty chai, get a latte with chai syrup instead — it’s basically the same thing without the cost of added espresso shots.

Instead of ordering a dirty chai, get a latte with chai syrup instead — it's basically the same thing without the cost of added espresso shots.

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If you and your friend both want hot tea, order a grande, which comes with two teabags, and ask for a separate cup of hot water.

If you and your friend both want hot tea, order a grande, which comes with two teabags, and ask for a separate cup of hot water.

Two for the price of one!

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And when you order tea, ask for no water — the water dilutes the caffeine and you’ll get more tea for your buck.

And when you order tea, ask for no water — the water dilutes the caffeine and you'll get more tea for your buck.

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Instead of ordering a pink purple drink and being upcharged for coconut milk, ask for a strawberry acai refresher with no water and ask for a side of coconut milk when you get your drink.

Instead of ordering a pink purple drink and being upcharged for coconut milk, ask for a strawberry acai refresher with no water and ask for a side of coconut milk when you get your drink.

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Save money by ordering a venti iced tea with no ice, and then ask for two cups of ice on the side.

Save money by ordering a venti iced tea with no ice, and then ask for two cups of ice on the side.

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Lastly, check places like Groupon, where you can occasionally get $10 Starbucks gift cards for only $5.

Lastly, check places like Groupon, where you can occasionally get $10 Starbucks gift cards for only $5.

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We all love Starbucks, but a dollar saved is a dollar earned.

We all love Starbucks, but a dollar saved is a dollar earned.

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