Iced Coffee Ordering Hacks That Save You Some Cash
In order to cut down as much as possible on those outrageous monthly java bills, we've rounded up six necessary iced coffee hacks for spring and summertime savings (that can also be applied year-round).
Click on for our top tips and tricks on how to nab a more caffeinated bang for your buck. And let us know your favorite ordering tricks in the comments.
1. Ice Down
When ordering your iced beverage of choice ask for light ice, ice on the side, OR no ice at all (and fill up once you arrive at your office).
2. Size Up
Get a medium in a large cup — baristas will usually end up giving you a bit more, and then you're able to top the rest up with milk instead of leaving a room or pouring any out.
3. Split It
Split a large cup of Joe with your work-spouse; instead of ordering two separate drinks, order up a large of your favorite brew and ask for an additional two empty small cups.
4. Makeshift Iced-Latte
Order a small Americano in a medium cup, ask for a side cup of ice, and add in the milk yourself.
5. Misto Swap
If you're looking to be fancy on a dime then order up a misto instead of a latte — turns out that you get the same steamed milk but at half the price!
6. Top It Off
If you're not one to cry over watered down coffee, then go ahead and top it off with more ice and a dash of milk when you're halfway finished — it extends the sweet sipping-time.
Save Your Money From Buying Coffee Outside
Does this situation sound familiar to you?
- Your coffee machine becomes your main problem when you want to make a coffee
- You prefer to buy a cup coffee outside instead of making it by yourself
- And… you run out of money and most of your expenses go to coffee
If your answer is YES, keep scrolling to get your solution done!
One of the best ways to save some money without having to get rid of your coffee habit entirely is by brewing your own cup at home.
As you dig further, putting your coffee machine in a wrong spot will cause tons of burden in your life without you even realizing it.
Well, sometimes because of the limited space you have, you put your coffee machine in the corner spot of your kitchen counter so the top lid would hit the cabinet above so you clumsily move the machine back and forth multiple times a day.
HOW $17.95 WOULD SAVE YOUR $4,000
"If you get your coffee from a local coffee shop...every day, stop doing so and brew your own at home...cost is $3 - $5 or $20- 35 a week. That can be close to $2,000/year. And that doesn't include the fact that you are most likely going to buy additional items while you are there (the average consumer doesn't just purchase coffee when they go into a store).
So, let's at least double that cost to $4,000/year, " says Cary Siegel, author of Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By.
Sometimes a cup of coffee is just a cup of coffee. But when ordering it requires using words like “double tall” and paying more than $4, a cup of coffee can become a point of marital inflection.
Low Cost, High Reward
I've had two of “Multiuse HANDY CADDY Sliding Tray” for about two years, one for my blender and one for the fancy coffee grinder. It cost me $12.99 per each. They slide easily and wipe clean. If you ever have to wash them, reassembling is just a matter of putting one section on top of the other.
Simple Concept, Works Great
I always get so annoyed to have to drag my coffee pot out from under my kitchen cabinets in the morning and then scoot it back to get it out of the way. This smoothly rolls it out far enough to open my coffee pot lid. I'm the farthest thing from a "handyman", but putting this together in order to use took about 10-seconds.
It’s Super Durable
I've had two of these for about two years, one for my blender and one for the fancy coffee grinder. I don't have a heavy mixer, so I don't know how it would handle that much weight, but I really do like the way they work for the appliances we use most often! They slide easily and wipe clean. If you ever have to wash them, reassembling is just a matter of putting one section on top of the other.
Now that I’m starting to switch up my coffee habits, my wallet is so thankful.