STARBUCKS has a cult following of loyal customers.
Although it’s one of the best places to get strong coffee and delicious baked goods, it’s also pretty pricey.
A savings expert named Bella Wanana said there are a bunch of ways you can save money while still enjoying your Starbucks order.
STARBUCKS REWARDS PROGRAM
The first easy way to save on Starbucks is to sign up for their rewards program.
By doing this, you can earn 2 stars for every $1 spent, and these stars can be used to redeem Starbucks drinks and snacks.
Twenty-five stars will get you a free espresso shot, dairy substitute, or extra pump of syrup.
50 stars will get you a free cup of brewed coffee or tea – any size – or a free bakery item.
Just 150 stars will get you a free hot breakfast or a handcrafted beverage like a Mocha Frapp.
Collecting 200 stars will get you a lunch sandwich or protein box.
And when you hit 400 stars, you will get a free bag of coffee, a signature cup, or your choice of free coffee accessories.
Just register online and you’ll be on your way to free meals!
Survey Junkie members can also score some free Starbucks.
Joining the Survey Junkie community will help you earn cash while sharing your thoughts on the brand as well.
If you’re looking for Starbucks gift cards, head to Swagbucks.
You can start earning “SBs,” or points, by taking part in different online activities – from answering surveys to watching videos, to playing games.
Each activity brings about a different payout, but they’re all easy ways to fill your day breaks and make some money doing so.
MyPoints is similar to Swagbucks in that you can make money doing the same kinds of things: taking surveys, playing games, watching videos, or shopping at some of their partner stores, like Walmart or Amazon.
Once you make that money, take it to Starbucks!
Another great site to make money while not expending too much energy is LifePoints.
You can earn points by just clicking away on various surveys and polls that take seconds to complete – and the best part is, you can even do it on your phone.
You can redeem these points for cash via PayPal, or for gift cards at places like Starbucks.
If you love shopping, download the free app Drop.
You can earn cash awards at places like Amazon and Starbucks by simply shopping at your favorite brands or completing online activities.
Another great hack for all you shoppers is downloading the browser extension Honey.
Honey will let you find coupons and discounts as you shop online—and it automatically applies these discounts before you check out.
If you want to start investing to save, Acorns is your answer.
Acorns is a micro-investing app that is known for its simplicity.
It takes only a couple minutes to sign up, and there is no minimum investment amount required—start with however much cash you’re comfortable with.
The site will invest your money in a low-cost, diversified portfolio of funds so you can watch your money grow.
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