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When you earn a Starbucks free drink ...

Old Sep 1, 15, 5:30 pm
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When you earn a Starbucks free drink ...

... do you end up ordering a FaTassACheeno with extra espresso shots or something else that you normally wouldn't order, or do you just get your regular thing?
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Old Sep 1, 15, 5:42 pm
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When you earn a Starbucks free drink ...

Reserve coffee
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Old Sep 1, 15, 8:03 pm
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When you earn a Starbucks free drink ...

Food. Salads are a good redemption value as is justifying the $6 candy bars splurge.
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Old Sep 1, 15, 8:23 pm
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Grande nonfat latte
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Old Sep 1, 15, 8:50 pm
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Food. Salads are a good redemption value as is justifying the $6 candy bars splurge.
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Old Sep 1, 15, 10:02 pm
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I wouldn't go all out and get the triple shot pumpkin mocha latte-chino with extra whip because, well, I don't order stuff like that because I don't want it, not because of the expense.

I would save it for one of those times I wanted a large instead of a small. (Sorry, I don't speak fauxtalian.)

Originally Posted by Segments View Post
Food. Salads are a good redemption value as is justifying the $6 candy bars splurge.
That's a really good suggestion! I would also go for that.
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Old Sep 2, 15, 12:13 am
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1oz of Monkey Picked Oolong from Teavana. Retail ~$12.

Though I may try one of those new cold-drip iced coffees. Trente of course. With 10 extra shots.
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Old Sep 2, 15, 8:38 am
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My wife was surprised to learn that her US-package "free cup" was honored in Paris. The young barista there offered her a triple espresso (basically espresso filling up the cafe longue cup), which she gladly accepted. Would have cost her about 11 euros at retail price.

Boy, was she wired for a couple of hours.
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Old Sep 2, 15, 9:15 am
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Well, am not a fan of anything sweet in my coffee, or anything larger than a tall, so I probably cost them very little! One of the cold drinks on a rare hot day goes down a treat, too. Don't think you can get food on the UK scheme (although they've absolutely ruined the selection recently).
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Old Sep 2, 15, 1:09 pm
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Venti Iced Coffee with soy milk and 3 splendas - sames as the 12 before it that got me the free one.

On one occasion, the barrista offered to drop a shot or two of espresso in it but I declined. I get exactly what I want there regardless of who's paying.
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Old Sep 2, 15, 1:14 pm
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ICYMI - Pro tip: If buying multiple items, pay for each item as a separate transaction*, since 1 transaction = 1 star, regardless of # of items.

*Factor in your free time, # of people behind you, how busy the store is, etc., to decide if is for you.
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Old Sep 2, 15, 1:25 pm
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I always order drip coffee there, usually grande pikes. I typically redeem for a grande cappuccino, but on occasion for a pike.

For a forum that is generally as concerned with maximizing value for points, no one here seems particularly concerned with maximizing value for Starbucks stars
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Old Sep 2, 15, 1:32 pm
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Viente Mocha Frap with all the extras.
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Old Sep 2, 15, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by heraclitus View Post
I always order drip coffee there, usually grande pikes. I typically redeem for a grande cappuccino, but on occasion for a pike.

For a forum that is generally as concerned with maximizing value for points, no one here seems particularly concerned with maximizing value for Starbucks stars
Speak for yourself... there's a way to MS for stars (& miles/points), and it's pretty obvious

And I've always wondered if that traveler coffee container is considered 1 drink...
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Old Sep 2, 15, 8:08 pm
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I usually redeem it for food.
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