Helllllllooooooo, who doesn’t love Starbucks?! These tips and tricks will help you in so many ways- diet wise, money-wise and creative wise. Keep reading for 21 Starbucks hacks that will change your life!
1. Change up your iced coffee.
Instead of ordering an iced coffee with milk and cream, change it up. Substitute milk with heavy whipping cream and your choice of a sugar-free syrup if you choose. Not only is it delicious, it’s 3 carbs!
2. Cinnamon Dolce Latte with Heavy Whipping Cream
Once again you sub the milk for heavy whipping cream. Ask for the sugar-free flavoring of your choice if you choose to do so. The best part- 6 grams of carbs!!
3. Pink Drink
It may look like Pepto Bismol, but it’s not. It’s delicious. It’s a Strawberry Acai Refreshers Beverage made with coconut milk instead of water, and it tastes just like a pink Starburst! And it’s less than 100 calories!
4. Golden Ginger Ale Fizzio
A house- made soda with way less calories than your standard pop (80 to be exact). Made with real ginger, citrus, and brown sugar. This is perfect for a sweet tooth!
5. Ask for no ice with your tea.
Most iced drinks are half the drink, half ice. Ask for your tea without ice. Bigger bang for your buck!
6. Upgrade to Gold!
Gold card’s are by far one of the best Starbucks hacks. For every 12 purchases, there’s one free drink or food purchase on them. And free birthday offers!
7. Use your own cup.
Doesn’t matter size of your cup. When you bring your own cup, you save 10 cents. This is beyond amazing if you’re a coffee addict- we all know how much the price adds up if you get Starbucks on the daily.
8. Order a Short.
An 8-ounce cup is perfect for anyone in the morning rush.
9. Get a 50 cent refill.
If you stay awhile in the store, you can get a 50 cent refill by signing up for the Starbucks Rewards Program. After a while, it’s a bigger bang for your buck.
A man’s best friend gets to enjoy his own specialty drink (whipped cream) while you enjoy yours! This is a perfect idea to spoil your little best friend!
11. Holiday Drinks
A fan of the winter specialty drinks and craving it in May? Order a hot chocolate with pumps of peppermint. Boom- Christmas is May.
If you want to save money, use your rewards at the airport. Drinks go sky high there. (No pun intended).
13. For the penny pinchers.
An iced coffee with mocha syrup tastes just like an iced mocha. The best part- it’s cheaper.
14. S’mores Fans
2 pumps milk chocolate
3 pumps marshmallow
3 pumps vanilla
Boom. S’mores latte.
You can ask for your drink to be at “kids” temperature. This will prevent you from burning the shit out of your tongue.
4 shots over ice in a venti cup,” and then fill up the cup with the complimentary milk. It’s essentially the same drink as a venti iced latte, but will be $1 to $1.50 less.
17. Very Berry-licious Smoothie
Ask your barista to fill to the first line with milk. Splash of strawberry juice & 3 scoops of berries. 5 slices of orange, whole banana. Top it off with whipped cream. Perfect for a scorching hot summer day!
18. Cookie Dough Frappuccino
Cinnamon Dolce Creme Frappuccino, Add mocha syrup (1 pump tall, 2 pumps grande, 3 pumps venti), Java chips blended in & Top with cookie crumble and chocolate whip. Just for the people craving cookie dough at the moment, this will do.
19. Cotton Candy Frappuccino
Ask the barista for a vanilla bean Frappuccino with pumps of Raspberry syrup. Boom, pink cotton candy in liquid form. The coolest looking of all Starbucks hacks.
20. Fuzzy Peach
Request for a Passion Iced Tea made with half water and half orange mango puree including light ice. Use peach syrup instead of classic.
21. Order an Americano.
It’s cheaper than a cup of brewed coffee and has more caffeine in it to help you survive a double shift at your summer job. Plus, you can stil sweeten it with milk and sugar like normal.