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I am a total Starbucks addict and I have figured out some sneaky yet brilliant ways to get free Starbucks.

I remember when I was first introduced to coffee drinks when I was 18. I lived in a small town and Starbucks was not in it (this was also like 20 years ago) but they had little coffee shops here and there. My friend took me to a small drive-thru cafe and she ordered me something. It was incredible.

While I had been exposed to coffee growing up, here and there (my mom was Eritrean and they had boon and coffee ceremonies which were incredible) as my mom let me and my sis take a sip on occasion, it was literally a twice a year taste.

So after my friend introduced me to that first coffee drink, we began visiting more often, a few times a month, trying and tasting different drinks.

Then, we found out that a neighboring city, about a 20 minute drive away had a Starbucks and..

it was a 24 hours Starbucks (who knew of such a thing).

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We ventured out there and I even turned some of my friends onto it.

Since then, I am a Starbucks addict, I admit it.

I have actually done a lot better this year but it’s tough when there’s one on every corner, including across the street from your neighborhood (that’s me).

Starbucks coffee warms you, it’s delicious, rich, bold flavor and they have millions of different drink recipes. You will never get bored.

I actually order tea more than I order coffee nowadays.

I love it!

The only thing with Starbucks is..the price.

Starbucks is pricey.

It’s not unusual for a medium (called a grande) size coffee to run $4 or $5. At a gas station or virtually anywhere else, you can grab a medium coffee for like a buck, if that.

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So how can you get cheap or free Starbucks? Keep reading to find out!

How to Get Free Starbucks

Ok, so let’s get to the meat of this post.

Why you are here.

Free Starbucks.

There are a few ways to do this.

First, sign up to this site (it’s free).

The site is Swagbucks!

One of my favorite sites to get free stuff.

They pay you for your opinion.

You get paid to take surveys, play games, watch videos, discover stuff online, etc. and for each task, you earn SB (Swagbucks’ currency). You build up your SB and then redeem for gift cards, including $50 to $100 Starbucks gift cards!

There are other options too like Best Buy, Amazon and gift cards from other retailers.

This is one of my top sites my readers absolutely love. Check it out when you get a chance.

Other sites to check out for free Starbucks gift cards: Survey Junkie and MyPoints.

Next, get the Starbucks app.

It’s free to download on your cell phone.

They offer you a free Starbucks drink or food item on your birthday.

It’s a killer birthday freebie.

You do want to make sure you are signed up to the app at least 30 days before your birthday and the freebie offer is available on the day of your birthday only, so keep that in mind.

Last year I signed up too close to my birthday and didn’t make the cut.

This year, I got freebies from Jersey Mike’s and Chick-Fila and just didn’t get around to going to Starbucks and then next day after my birthday I couldn’t redeem the offer, boo.

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So, keep those two things in mind.

Other cool uses of the Starbucks app:

  • Get notified of deals and offers like BOGO frappuccino days, BOGO coffee drinks, etc.
  • Get deals on gift cards
  • Order your drinks and food items on their app
  • Participate in cool events using the app

Third, share your opinion on Capterra or G2Crowd.

I first discovered these two sites on Facebook through a Facebook ad!

Reluctantly, I tried it and it worked!

I have gotten $50+ in free Starbucks gift cards.

This is golden.

After you join for free, you pick software that you have personally used and answer a short survey about it.

It literally took me 5 minutes and I got the free gift cards within a few days.

Give it a try!

Ways to Save at Starbucks

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Bring Your Own Coffee Cup

You can save $.10 on your drinks by doing this.

They even sell cheap reusable coffee cups with the Starbucks logo on it for $2 or, choose from these pretty coffee tumblers you can bring with you..

Starbucks BOGO Events and Limited Time Deals

These are common all year round but especially around the holidays.

Limited time deals are severely discounted items on sale, typically their physical goods like:

  • Coffee mugs
  • Coffee tumblers
  • Bagged coffee
  • Other coffee gifts
  • And, more!

Follow them on social media or get the app to stay up to date on these events.

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You won’t wanna miss the opportunity to earn FREE gift cards with MyPoints just by sharing your opinion and doing simple activities like:

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  • Survey taking
  • Reading emails
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