Starbucks addicts – or even those who just indulge occasionally – can save money on their coffees this week. From July 15 to July 18, the Starbucks Treat Receipt promotion will get you any cold grande (16 oz.) beverage for just $2. There is just one catch: You have to make a purchase in the morning, then bring in your receipt after 2 p.m. the same day to get the deal. So… hot coffee in the morning, perhaps, then an iced coffee (or any other cold Starbucks beverage) in the afternoon.
The other Starbucks deal is part of the Starbucks Rewards program. Members of the program will receive a free Starbucks beverage on their birthday. You have to sign up for the program at least 30 days before your birthday to be eligible. The full details of the rewards program and how to sign up are here: starbucks.com/card/rewards
There is an alternative to expensive specialty coffee, of course. Make your own!