Can’t function without your daily dose of caffeine? Me either.
However, getting your daily Starbucks fix can be expensive. In fact, many people use Starbucks as an example of a habit you should cut out of your life when budgeting or getting out debt.
I wholeheartedly disagree. My daily Starbucks is my guilty pleasure and in fact, it doesn’t cost me that much. Some days I even get Starbucks drinks for free!
You can get free Starbuck drinks too! It’s not that hard. Here are 5 different ways you can get that sweet sweet coffee fix without breaking your bank.
1. Become a Starbucks Reward Program member for free drinks
If you’re a hardcore Starbucks goer than you’re probably already a part of the Starbucks Reward Program. If not, then sign up for it right now!
Being a part of the Starbucks Reward Program means that you’ll get stars for every purchase you make. Collect enough stars and you can redeem them for a free Starbucks drink of your choice!
Also, Starbucks will give you a free drink on your birthday!
The best part of the Starbucks Reward Program is that the following ways to get free Starbucks drinks will also get you stars if you’re a member. Which means, your free Starbucks drink will get you closer to another free Starbucks drink. It’s a cycle that keeps on giving.
2. Earn free Starbucks with Swagbucks
Swagbucks allows you to earn free Starbucks gift cards by doing things you already do on a daily basis. They’re one of the most well-known and recommended ‘get-paid-to’ apps. Which means, they’ll reward you for doing random things online.
If you already do things like search the web, play games online, watch videos, and shop online, then you should sign up for Swagbucks and earn SB’s for doing them. Earn enough SB’s and you can redeem them for a Starbucks gift card.
Basically, you do things online for free Starbucks drinks.
This is a no-brainer if you’re on your phone pretty often. Instead of aimlessly scrolling through Facebook while waiting for your dentist appointment, you can spend that time earning free Starbucks gift cards!
Sign up for Swagbucks now if you like free stuff.
3. Apply for a Starbucks sponsored credit card
A Starbucks credit card?!
Yep, it’s a thing.
Starbucks has partnered with Visa to create a branded credit card. The sign-up bonus for getting the card and spending a minimum of $500 (on anything) is 2,500 stars. That’s equal to 20 free drinks at Starbucks!
Get your credit card and use the card to do your grocery shopping for a month and voila! You’ve earned yourself 20 free drinks!
The best part about the credit card is that you get automatic Gold Status for your Starbucks Reward Program. The Gold Status comes with numerous benefits, one of them being able to redeem 125 stars for a free drink. You even get an extra 250 stars when you load up your new Starbucks credit card on your Starbucks app – that’s another 2 free drinks!
The card will reward you up to 3 stars for every dollar you spend at Starbucks and 1 star for every $4 you spend anywhere else. That means, if you spend $25 a month at Starbucks, you’ll get 4 free drinks!
If you’re a regular Starbucks drinker, this credit card is a great way to cut costs on your daily caffeine run.
4. Get free Starbucks by giving your opinion with Toluna
Love sharing your opinion?
Another great “get-paid-to” app is Toluna. Once you sign up for Toluna, you just fill out surveys to earn points. Earn enough points and you can redeem them for a $10 Starbucks gift card.
There are two types of surveys – profile surveys and longer surveys. The profile surveys are short minute-long questionnaires that are meant to qualify for relevant longer surveys. They’ll ask things like what type of phone you use, Android or iPhone so they can send you targeted surveys to complete for lots of points.
Once you’ve accumulated enough points, you can exchange them for different gift cards. One of them is, of course, a Starbucks gift card. Load it into your Starbucks app to earn stars on your free gift card purchases. It’s a win-win.
Try Toluna by signing up now.
5. Get free refills at Starbucks
This is something I just recently learned about that I wish I had known sooner. If you’re a Gold Status member, you can get free Starbucks refills on tea and coffee products.
This is great for the days I bring my work to Starbucks. I can sit there all morning long and just keep downing free Starbucks coffee. It’s a recipe for a successful morning.
There you go, using a combination of all these techniques, I get free drinks from Starbucks on a pretty regular basis. It’s helped me keep within my budget while still enjoying my guilty pleasure.
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Have you tried any of these ways to get free drinks? Let me know in the comments below