Our top tips for saving money on coffee.
- Take advantage of Coffee Club's discount
- Use your own cup
- Look out for loyalty schemes
- Make your own cup at home
If you're anything like us lot here at tastecard HQ, you'll practically run off coffee. Whether it's a waker-upper on the morning commute or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, we all need a caffeine kick to power us through the day. The price of all those coffees can soon add up, but luckily, we've got a few top tips to help you save money on coffee...
Did you know tastecard members get free access to the UK's largest discount coffee club? That's right when you sign up to tastecard, you can enjoy all the benefits of Coffee Club without paying a penny more for your membership.
What is Coffee Club, you ask? It's a brilliant brand that gives you 25% off barista-made drinks – that's any handmade hot or cold drink, including any coffee, tea, hot chocolate, iced coffee, and some smoothies.
There are 1000s of coffee shops across the nation where you can grab cheaper coffees, including big-name chains like Caffè Nero, Black Sheep Coffee, Coco Di Mama, and Kaspa's, plus loads of independent coffee shops and cafés. And the best part is the offer is always on, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – we have your back whenever you need a coffee but don't want to pay over the odds.
You're probably wondering how much Coffee Club could actually save you. On average, if you drink two coffees per day, twice a week, for a whole year, you'll save yourself £350! This number's guaranteed to rise if you're a daily coffee drinker. To put it simply, the more you sip, the more you save.
If you're only interested in Coffee Club's discounts and don't want to take advantage of any other tastecard offer, then we've got good news: you can join Coffee Club separately! Go on, sign up and save today.
If you're a coffee shop regular, another easy way you can save on coffee is by taking a reusable cup. Many coffee shops now offer discounts to customers who bring their own cups, so investing in one is definitely something we recommend. Not only will you start to see your savings stack up, but you'll also do your bit for the planet by cutting down on unnecessary single-use cups. Go you, you money-saving eco-warrior!
Sometimes it pays to be loyal, and that's certainly the case with coffee. Keep an eye out for coffee shops that offer stamps or points with each purchase. Make sure you're collecting them with each purchase, and you'll have earned yourself a free drink before you know it.
It’s definitely the cheapest option, but maybe not the tastiest: save your cash by making a coffee at home and not splashing out in a coffee shop. Browse for offers in the supermarket and try and bag yourself a deal on a jar of instant coffee, or if you're lucky enough to have a coffee machine, search around for the cheapest pods, beans, or grounds – you'll really start to notice the savings.