3 Coffee Hacks That'll Make You Save a Latte

3 Coffee Hacks That'll Make You Save a Latte

Posted on Sep 28 2022 Posted in  Food & Drink, Money Saving Tips
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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.
     

Make saving money a habit. With prices increasing recently, take any and all opportunities to save money. If you find yourself shopping for coffee online, use a cash back site, like TopCashback, which guarantees the highest cash back rates at over 7,000 retailers nationwide, including Mr. CoffeeBlue Bottle Coffee and more.

  • Pro-tip #2: Save in-store with TopCashback Gift Cards, which offers money back on digital gift cards from over 300 retailers, including Dunkin’ Donuts.

Subscribe and save. There’s a subscription for just about everything these days — and coffee is no exception. Rather than spending money (and time) going to get coffee, opt for a monthly subscription delivered straight to your door. When signing up, make sure you’re shopping through a cash back site, like TopCashback, which currently offers money back on subscriptions from Trade CoffeePeet’s Coffee & TeaCopper Cow Coffee and more.

 

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

 

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by Diana Oliveira

Diana Oliveira is the senior copywriter at TopCashback.com. After beginning her copywriting career at a paper company, where she harnessed her creative chops writing about…paper, this self-described “bargain shopper” has felt at home talking about our many stores, deals and money-saving tips the last few years.

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