Save Money at Starbucks With These 3 Simple Hacks

Kelsey Clark
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It's safe to say that most of us would rather avoid thinking about how much money goes into our coffee habit. From the daily Starbucks runs to the state-of-the-art espresso machine you just had to have, fueling your life via caffeine can quickly become a costly endeavor. But a seasoned coffee drinker like yourself deserves to know the tricks of the trade. Thanks to Thrillist's Wil Fulton, you can now get more bang for your buck at your local Starbucks with these three simple hacks:

1. Get crafty with your drink order.

Create a DIY latte for half the price by ordering a triple shot of espresso in a venti cup and adding milk from the condiment bar.

2. Consult the secret menu.

Order a "short" cappuccino and you'll get the same amount of espresso as you would in a tall—for less. Yes, there is a size smaller than a tall on Starbucks's secret menu.

3. Go big or go home.

Buy your Starbucks in bulk by ordering a full French press of coffee at once. You'll save around 50% of your cash when all is said and done.

What are your tips for saving money on your coffee order?

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