All The Starbucks Hacks You Need To Know!

Better take notes for your next coffee run!

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If you go to Starbucks for your caffeine fix (we know some people who go every day!), then you should definitely take note of these tips that could save you money in the long run and get you more coffee: 

1 There's a not-so-secret secret size for hot drinks. 

You won't probably see it on the menu because it's not as heavily advertised but if you ever need a mini caffeine jolt, you can just get your hot coffee in their short cup! It's the smallest and definitely, the cheapest. All you need to do is ask for it. 

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2 You can get FREE extra pumps of flavor!

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Starbucks drinks are standardized around the world but if you want your coffee to be packed with more flavor than usual, you can ask the barista for extra pumps of flavor (syrup) or extra espresso shots. There is a maximum amount of extra flavor, sweetener, or espresso shots that they can give so make sure to ask your barista. You may also ask your baristas to lessen any sweetener. 

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3 Get extra privileges with a Starbucks card. 

If you're at a point where Starbucks baristas can name you (plus points if they get the correct spelling) and know your order by heart, it's worth it to get yourself a Starbucks card! For the price of their card (minimum of P300 for initial load), you can accumulate one to two drinks, plus a free complimentary grande-sized drink once you've registered it online. 

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4 If it's your birthday, you get free extra treats!

What's a better way to celebrate your birthday than with a slice of birthday cake? You can get one complimentary slice of cake upon purchase if you order any handcrafted Starbucks beverage of any size. If you can't make it on your exact birth date, you can redeem your birthday treat within 60 days after your birthday.

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5 Get an App-grade when using the Starbucks app. 

The Starbucks app's latest feature is letting you collect your planner stickers using your mobile phone. If you're the type of person who frequently forgets or loses their Starbucks sticker card (gasp!), you are better off registering a Starbucks card and downloading the app. You can virtually track your stickers with your phone. Plus, it's eco-friendly as well!

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6 BYOB: (please) bring your own bottle!

It pays to be eco-friendly when at Starbucks: when you bring your own cup, you can save P5 off your drink. If you do the math, a total of 32 Starbucks beverages (which is easy to accumulate in the span of two to three months) purchased with this BYOB discount, technically can let you buy one more drink. It also saves the planet from a pile of plastic cups that will outlive most of us.

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