3 Coffee Hacks That'll Make You Save a Latte

3 Coffee Hacks That'll Make You Save a Latte

In honor of National Coffee Day (September 29), your favorite restaurants and coffee shops are brewing up fantastic deals to feed your caffeine habit. But sadly, these offers never really last longer than 24 hours.

TopCashback's consumer expert Rebecca Gramuglia has thankfully found several solutions for your coffee-spending woes that are much more effective. From clever menu hacks to new budgeting techniques, you'll never overpay for coffee again!

 

Budget accordingly. There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself, but it’s important to consider your budget when making any purchase — especially if it’s something that becomes a habit and/or is spontaneous.

Consider adopting the 50/20/30 rule to allocate money towards any frivolous expenses. You’ll want to spend up to 50% of your after-tax income on necessities (e.g., food and utilities); 20% on finances (e.g., debt repayments and savings); and 30% on personal expenses, like coffee runs!

There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself, but it’s important to consider your budget when making any purchase.
 

Hack the menu. Not many people realize that certain coffee drinks are more expensive simply because of their name. You can save some money by ordering the base version of your drink (a latte instead of a macchiato, for example) and requesting certain syrups or flavors be stirred in for a smaller fee. It tastes the same and will typically save you upwards of a quarter, which can add up with daily purchases and save you over $90 a year!

  • Pro-tip: If you want to try something new, there are many options on secret menu sites. Just beware that these drinks can get pretty expensive, so try and save these for a “treat yourself” moment.
     

Save where you can. Take any and all opportunities to save. By using a cash back site like TopCashback.com, you’ll earn a percentage of your money back on qualifying purchases. And it’s important to try to increase those savings as much as possible. Look into buying discount gift cards for your favorite national coffee chain from sites like Raise (through TopCashback) to tack on additional savings.

 

Come back and let us know if these tips have helped you. We'd love to hear your experience.


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