Pretty much every single day of my life is spent visiting Starbucks. I would be lying if I didn't say that a huge selling point in purchasing my house was that there is a Starbucks less than a mile away. About 5 years ago I told myself that I could save SO much money if I bought an espresso machine and made my own drinks. A natural shop a holic I convinced myself $170 was a great buy for this fancy semi automatic machine...the good feeling lasted only 5 Caramel Macchiato's in!
At one point I had bought free drink vouchers from eBay but the barista's were on to me. After I discovered this great site raise.com that sells gift cards at a discount I decided to get my 7% off on my coffee obsession. On the site most of the gift card funds are available as an eGift which means you get the code to enter at checkout, which is perfect to add to your Starbucks Gold Card! Being a new customer I also found a promo code on retailmenot.com for $5 off $50 or more. In the end I paid $50.80 for $60 of coffee!
Another great tip for saving on coffee - CoinStar!! There was a jug of coins in my closet I had been waiting to bring in but didn't want to pay any fees. After a little research I found that if you convert your spare change to gift cards there is no fee! So one OJ jug later I redeemed my coins for $150 in that sweet sweet coffee. What a nice contribution to my morning ritual!