Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Getting the Most out of Your Free Drink from Starbucks

Quad Mint Mocha Frappucino
My dad is an avid Starbucks goer. And a gold rewards member who racks up some serious points. Often times when I go home there are several free drink coupons waiting on the counter for the taking. My dad gives the coupons freely with the caveat that I get his money's worth. And I think I found my perfect drink to maximize the freebie. How does a nearly $10 frappuccino sound to you?...

Here's the order: a Venti Quad Mint Mocha Frappuccino.

Base Venti Frappucino price: $5.25
Add four shots of espresso: $3.00
Plus mint syrup: $.50

Now you have an $8.75 drink plus tax bringing your total to $9.53. Not quite as much as this $20.65 drink that involves 22 shots and a pump of every flavor of syrup, but then again you might actually want to drink it. The four shots of espresso tones down the sweetness of the frappucino and expands the drink volume a good deal and the Park Slope Starbucks very nicely gave me the extra beverage in a grande cup (it was about 2/3s full). You'd better believe I'll be ordering this again.


Feisty Foodie said...

Isn't there a trente (30 ounce) size for cold drinks now? I want to try this but I'm scared.

Steve said...

i ended up getting 2 free drink cards for my birthday and dont even use starbucks cards anymore. I just get 4 shots over ice instead of my usual 3.

Anonymous said...

This? IS AWESOME! Thanks for the tip! I go to Starbucks on the daily to sponge off of their Wi Fi (like now) and just order a tall or grande hot or iced coffee so I feel like I'm always getting free drink coupons. I'm all about getting the most bang for my buck.