Here’s How To Get Free Refills On Coffee And Tea At Starbucks

The more you know, the more you save!

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If there’s a way you could be saving money while simultaneously purchasing coffee from Starbucks, you’d like to know about it right? Umm, of course. Every caffeine addict would.

Now, we all know that the cheapest method of coffee consumption is just to go ahead and make it yourself at home, but there isn’t always time for that. Or maybe you just like sitting in a coffee shop in the morning. Whatever the case may be—you need your Starbucks. Hey, I get it. And so does the coffee-brewing company.

Did you know that there’s a way you could be getting free refills from Starbucks? Because there is. If you’re thinking, “tell me more” right about now, keep reading. I’ll fill you in on the details.

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According to Starbucks Customer Service, in-store refills are real—but there are a few catches:

  • First, as stated, the refills are only available for in-store purchases made with a registered Starbucks Card or the mobile app.
  • This only applies to hot, iced or cold brew coffee beverages (so, none of the fancy stuff) or hot or iced tea.
  • You must take advantage of the refill before leaving the store. So, if you like to take your time, read some news and sip on a coffee without leaving the Starbucks sitting area, be sure to grab another cup before you head off to work.
  • Refills are not available through drive-thru.

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So, there’s a specific set of rules that goes along with enjoying a second cup of Starbucks for free. But hey, free coffee is free coffee, after all. If that second cup of joe is worth it to you, you’ll definitely want to be sure you purchase with a Starbucks Card or mobile app and request a refill before leaving the store.

From coupons to secret menu items, there are plenty of ways to maximize your Starbucks experience, and getting free refills is definitely a good start. If you’re not a Starbucks expert just yet, don’t worry—there’s plenty of coffee to have and plenty of time to learn how to save money when buying it.

[h/t: Real Simple]

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