Thursday, January 30, 2014

Watching Your Calories at Starbucks: Treats under 350 Calories

Favorite Foods Under 350 Calories

Muffins, Scones, Breads & Other TreatsCalories
Petite Vanilla Bean Scone120
Marshmallow Dream Bar210
Reduced-Fat Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake340
Morning Bun350
Marble Pound Cake350
Plain Bagel270
Chocolate Croissant300
Butter Croissant310
Chonga Bagel300
Reduced-Fat Very Berry Coffee Cake350
Multigrain Bagel290
Pumpkin Bread390
8-Grain Roll *380
Warm BreakfastsCalories
Perfect Oatmeal
Toppings: dried fruit (+100 cal); nut medley (+100 cal); brown sugar (+50 cal)
Spinach, Roasted Tomato, Feta & Egg White Wrap280
Reduced-Fat Turkey Bacon, Cholesterol-Free Egg White, Reduced-Fat White Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich320
Fruit & ParfaitsCalories
Fruit Cup90
Greek Yogurt & Honey Parfait290
Strawberry Blueberry Yogurt Parfait300
Packaged FoodsCalories
2-Pack Shortbread Cookies170
Nutrition information is calculated with information provided by the suppliers who manufacture food for Starbucks Coffee Company. Starbucks attempts to provide product information that is as complete as possible. Variations may exist due to periodic changes in formulations. Serving sizes may vary from those used to calculate nutrition information. Product availability may vary by location. New product introduction or product changes during the life of this publication may cause the information to be incomplete. All of our non-packaged food products are produced and stored in environments where known allergens are present. All data is rounded to meet current U.S. FDA NLEA guidelines. Percentage data for vitamins and minerals refers to percentage of U.S. Daily Values for a 2,000-calorie diet.
Source:  Starbucks

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Money Saving Hacks: Starbucks


Starbucks Saving Tips
(Deals may change as business is in a nearly constantly metamorphosis and some customs may be regional so to be safe
check before you purchase)

  • BREWED IS CHEAPER:  Fifty cent refills on brewed coffee
  • Don't Get Burned:  Drinks too hot for you, request kids temperature
  • CHEAP LATTE:  Iced latte for less than HALF of the price! Order two expressos over ice, head over to the bar which contain the creamers, milks, ...... Add milk, and the flavoring of your choice and you’ve got yourself an iced latte. 
  • ADDON's ADD UP:  Soy and organic may cost more, especially at the drive though as everything is plugged into the register to get your order correct.
  • HOLD THE ICE:  If you like iced coffees, order what you want and request light ice. Ice tends to take up a lot of space, so you really only need enough to keep your drink cold. If you order a tall coffee with light ice, you are almost getting as much coffee as you would in a grande cup!
  • SHARING IS CHEAPER:  Next time you hit up Starbucks with your friend, order a venti. Then, ask for an extra cup and split the venti with your friend! Starbucks generally won’t charge for an extra cup, and by doing this you essentially get a grande sized beverage of your choice for about 1.50 cheaper!
  • AMERICANO: Not much more costly than regular coffee, but it is an espresso type drink, better flavor and cheaper than the latte -  just add some milk.  
  • WHO KNEW STARBUCKS HAS A SHORT DRINK:  Order a short (8 oz) cappuccino (usually not on the menu but less expensive) and rumor has that that you will receive the same amount of espresso as a tall
  • NO NO TO THE BOTTLED WATER:  Starbucks water is said to be triple filtered so no need to buy the bottled water
  • CHEAPER BY THE POT:  order a coffee press pot of coffee
  • PENNY OR TEN PENNIES SAVED:  save ten cents when you bring your own cup
  • ALMOST A BOGO: LESS WATER MORE PRODUCT:  Request no water in your tea as rumor has it teas are made up double strength in getting a bogo
  • REWARDS PROGRAM:  Get it on the goodies:  Sign up for their rewards program and get a free drink for your birthday and tons of other goodies are available through their program
  • HOME BREW:  Now that sounds wrong but I'm not talking about Moonshine:  Brew at home:  There are Starbucks coupons in the Sunday paper several times per year, save them for a sale at your grocery or drug store and bang.......... INEXPENSIVE YUMMY COFFEE TREATS + save the bag as currently it can be turned in for a free coffee if you would rather have a fancier drink many stores will deduct the price off coffee off your expensive drink (check your bag for details)


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Cheap Drinks @ Starbucks: 7 Creative $3 Starbucks Concoctions

Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Cost: $2.95. For an added twist, add frappuccino chips or raspberry syrup for 50 cents.

 Minty Hot Chocolate Cost: $2.80. You can add the peppermint syrup for an additional 50 cents.

 Iced Coffee With Milk and Flavored Syrup Cost: $1.95 (Price includes syrup and milk) What it is: Spice up your iced coffee with milk and your choice of flavored syrup. Here's a list of syrups from the barista (selection may vary in different locations): Caramel Sugar-free caramel Hazelnut Sugar-free hazelnut Cinnamon dolce Sugar-free cinnamon dolce Vanilla Sugar-free vanilla Peppermint Raspberry Toffee nut Classic — a simple syrup that has no flavor but adds sweetness Coconut (Seasonal, available during the Summer) Gingerbread (Seasonal, available during the Winter) Pumpkin Spice (Seasonal, available during the Fall) Source: Starbucks

 Raspberry Passion Tea Lemonade Cost: $2.55 (Price includes syrup)

 Iced Vanilla Americano Cost: $3.20 (Price includes syrup)

 Caramel Apple Spice Cost: $3.15

 Strawberry Blend Lemonade Cost: $3.25

Possible price variation by location


($47.30) World's Most Expensive Starbucks Drink - "Quadriginoctuple Frap"?????????

Would this stop your heart?

Bargain Alert: 40% Off Starbucks Sauces & Syrups

Make yummy starbucks drinks at home at a bargain rate:

Coupon Code RMN40, Expires 2/1/2014

Source:  The fabulous Retail Me Not

Starbucks Drinks (Tall) under 200 Calories

Looking for the lighter side? Right this way.

When you’re as passionate about beverages as we are, you naturally want to share them with the whole world. And that includes the great many of us who are looking for lighter options. For you, we have these delightful hot and cold drinks, all under 200 calories.

Cold Drinks (Tall)CaloriesFat (g)
Caramel Frappuccino® Light Blended Coffee1001
Coffee Frappuccino® Blended Coffee1602.5
Shaken Tazo® Iced Passion® Tea (unsweetened)00
Shaken Tazo® Iced Black Tea Lemonade1000
Nonfat Iced Vanilla Latte1200
Nonfat Iced Caramel Machiato1401
Iced Coffee (with classic syrup)600
Iced Skinny Latte700
Hot Drinks (Tall)CaloriesFat (g)
Brewed Coffee50
Brewed Tazo® Tea00
Nonfat Tazo® Green Tea Latte2100
Nonfat Cappuccino600
Nonfat Caffè Latte1000
Nonfat Caramel Machiato1401
Soy Tazo® Chai Tea Latte1802
Nonfat Caffè Mocha – hold the whip1702
Skinny Vanilla Latte1000
Steamed Apple Juice1700
Caffè Americano100

Source:  Starbucks

The LONGEST Starbucks Drink Order In The World! (The Beautiful Blueberr...

Starbucks Super Fan Ate Every Meal at Coffee Chain for an Entire Year, Spent HOW Much?

Meals composed of Starbucks products cost the 40-year-old mother up to $600 per month. 

Couponers, think you could do it for less?

To read more:  The Blaze

Bargain Alert: Starbucks FREE DRINKS AND MORE

Free Drink Offer for new My Starbucks Rewards Members.

You will receive an email to confirm your free drink within two of days of registering for My Starbucks Rewards™. The free drink will be added to your registered Starbucks Card by February 15, 2014. Limit one per person. New accounts only. Non-transferable.

Here’s how My Starbucks Rewards works: earn Stars by paying with a registered Starbucks Card, the Starbucks mobile app or by entering Star codes from specially marked Starbucks products in the grocery store.  They will treat you to your favorites on the house: free drinks, free food, free refills and more

Three easy ways to join:
Register any Starbucks Card including a Teavana® Card

Then start earning Stars:
Keep earning Stars by using your registered Starbucks Card at participating Starbucks®, Teavana®, and Evolution Fresh™ stores, or enter Star codes from specially marked Starbucks® products at your grocery store.
As you collect Stars, you move up to bigger benefits. There are three reward levels. 

GREEN LEVEL:Five Stars puts you in the Green level. In addition to your birthday drink or food reward and a coupon for 15% off you also earn:Free Refills in the Store. Paying with your registered Starbucks Card or mobile app gets you brewed and iced coffee and tea refills at no charge during your visit at a participating store.You must use a registered Starbucks Card or mobile app to make your purchase. Then present your Card or app for a refill during that visit at participating Starbucks and Teavana stores.Exclusive Offers Just For You 
Be sure to opt-in to get special offers, discounts and exclusive invitations via email or text message.


GOLD LEVEL:Collect 30 Stars within 12 months and you’re at the Gold level. Once you reach Gold level, keep those benefits for another 12 months by earning another 30 Stars. With Gold level, you get all the Welcome and Green level benefits plus:Free Drink or Food Reward Every 12 Stars Use your reward to redeem any handcrafted beverage, any bottled drink (such as Evolution FreshTM juices and bottled Frappuccino® coffee drinks) or any food item of your choice. Multipacks, trays, whole bakery loaves and food items specific to the Starbucks Evenings menu are excluded from this offer.
Personalized Gold CardYour barista will know you’re somebody special when you place an order.Exclusive Offers Just For YouBe sure to opt-in to get special offers, discounts and exclusive invitations via email or text message.

Source Starbucks

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

CVS Rewards Program

Sign up for CVS Rewards Program online or in store.  There are many ways to receive ExtraSavings:
Personalized coupons:
On Your ReceiptAt the stores ExtraCare Coupon CenterOnline
Automatic Sales Prices at MyWeekly Ad andadditional savings opportunities with Extra Care Emails

There are many ways to earn ExtraBucks Rewards!
  • 2% back in ExtraBucks Rewards from your everyday purchases
  • Fill 10 prescriptions, earn $5 ExtraBucks Rewards when you join ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards 
Quarterly ExtraBucks Rewards:Issued 4 times per year on Jan. 1, April 1, July 1, and Oct. 1 for 2% back on everyday purchases. To redeem, print or send rewards on, pick them up at the ExtraCare Coupon Center or look for them on your register receipt. Includes ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes Rewards.Weekly Ad ExtraBucks Rewards:Issued whenever you purchase a qualifying product. Rewards print on your register receipt once the qualifying purchase has been made.ExtraCare Beauty Club:Your $5 ExtraBucks Rewards will be issued within 2 days after you spend $50 on qualifying beauty product(s). To redeem, print or send rewards on, pick them up at the ExtraCare Coupon Center or look for them on your register receipt.ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards:Fill 10 prescriptions, earn $5 Pharmacy & Health ExtraBucks Rewards. Earn on immunizations, activities and more, too.ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes:Part of Quarterly ExtraBucks Rewards, earn double ExtraBucks Rewards on 100+ diabetes-related products.