How to Save CASH on Your Daily Cup of Coffee
Remember the old days when a cup of coffee cost you a quarter at the local diner? Well I don’ either, but I am told it is in fact true. Can you imagine only paying .25 cents for a warm and toasty cup of coffee? I sure can’t considering people flock in droves to coffee shops today where they pay as much as $6.00 for a fancy coffee drink. And while the cost of a daily cup of joe may be continuing to rise, the good news is there are some tips and tricks to help you save cash on your daily cup of coffee. Below, you will find 7 tips for exactly how to save cash on your daily cup of coffee and get your caffeine fix for less.
If you can’t start your morning without a hot cup of coffee, then take a look below at how easy it is to make the whole experience a little less expensive.
How to Save CASH on Your Daily Cup of Coffee:
1. Bring your own cup.
Many gas stations and convenience stores will allow you to use a refillable cup for your coffee purchase. When you do, you get a discount. For example, coffee at my local gas station is .99 cents, but if you bring your refillable mug it is only .25 cents. Over the course of a week that is a huge savings! Plus, you still get a variety of tasty flavors and all of the fixings.
2. Join Swagbucks.
Are you a Swagbucks member? If not, go to www.swagbucks.com and enroll for free. When you do you can take surveys and earn points redeemable for gift cards. Do you like Starbucks? 500 Swagbucks will get you a $5.00 Starbucks gift card. Want to buy your favorite k-cups? 500 Swagbucks will get you a $5.00 Walmart gift card to go buy some.
3. Check your drive thru receipts.
Many fast food eateries such as McDonald’s offer free coffee coupons on their receipts. The next time you hit up a local drive through, check your receipt to see if there are any beverage freebies on there. Then tuck it in your glove compartment so you have it when you need it.
4. Become a Starbucks Star member.
Visit Starbucks.com and enroll for free in their rewards program. When you do you can link up gift cards and track your purchases, earning you free beverages. You will also get a free coffee on your birthday.
5. Peruse the Sunday circulars.
Sunday coupon inserts are great for finding coupons good on your favorite coffees. Not only can you find coupons for ground coffee, but you can often find coupons for K-cup varieties as well as coupons good for your coffee purchase at Dunkin Donuts. Every penny counts!
6. Substitute and save.
If you love driving thru to get your morning coffee, substitute just one of these trips a week for a beverage you make at home. Get a nifty travel mug and make your own joe to go. Do this just once a week and save an easy $5.00 a week or $20.00 a month.
7. Look for coffee clubs.
Many gas stations, eateries, and convenience stores offer coffee clubs where you get a punch card for each purchase. If you buy coffee daily, look for these clubs so you can earn free drinks based on your loyalty. Don’t know where to find one? Just ask where you normally purchase your coffee.
See how easy it is to save on your daily cup of coffee? There is no need to ever pay full price! Follow these tips instead and that cup of coffee will cost you less. Perhaps then you can enjoy it a little bit more. Here is to great coffee, saving money, and even better mornings!