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I have been enjoying this discount on my Starbucks Iced Coffee for years now and figured it was time to let you in on my little secret. I save 57% on my Starbucks iced coffee. No coupons. Nothing shady.
Let’s briefly review Starbucks cold drink sizes, names and prices. (Prices current as of June, 2019 in the Northeast US.)
Current prices for iced coffee:
Tall (12 oz) – $2.45
Grande (16 oz) – $2.75
Venti (20 oz) – $3.15
Trenta (30 oz) – $3.65
So as you can see, there really isn’t ALL that much difference in price among the sizes. By that I mean, it’s sort of like buying a base ticket at Disney – you pay more to get that initial item and then the price goes up in smallish increments as you add on to the amount.
Most of the time, I enjoy my iced coffee at home. I work at home. I corral the kids at home. Home is where I drink most of my coffee. Keep this in mind – because this method works best if you can prep your coffee at home!
Here’s what I do:
Instead of buying one grande iced coffee for $2.75…
I buy one trenta iced coffee for $3.65. I get the coffee black (no cream, no sugar) and WITHOUT ICE. The without ice part is critical! You get SO MUCH MORE COFFEE in that cup when you order it without ice.
Exactly how MUCH more coffee do you get by ordering it this way?
One trenta iced coffee without ice equals just over THREE (THREE!!!) grande iced coffees with ice! (ie How you’d normally be ordering it from the restaurant.)
It’s incredible to really see how LITTLE coffee you are really getting when you order an iced coffee with ice. So add your own ice when you get home – you’ll end up with a lot more coffee for your money.
One trenta without ice ($3.65) equals three grandes with ice ($8.25) which is a savings of $4.60 (57%+) over three grandes.
I love having one or two iced coffees every day in the summer. I prefer Starbucks over any other brand because it’s brewed super strong (holds up over ice) and the flavor is good and consistent. If I pick up 2 trentas without ice at the beginning of the week, I can typically make them last for about a week.
Those savings add up!
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