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10 Ways to Save Money at Starbucks

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 9:30 AM
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10 Ways to Save at Starbucks
Ways to save money at Starbucks

Are you a Starbucks junkie? Oh, it is a treat alright, but it can also put a serious dent in your wallet with each visit!  Here are 10 ways to save money at Starbucks every time you go.

Save time and money with the app: Just in time for pumpkin spice latte season, Starbucks is letting coffee drinkers order and pay for their coffee with a few taps on their smartphone.  The app works like this: Java junkies pick a Starbucks location on their app, enter their order, pay for it, and then pick up their drink at the bar area at the estimated time. Plus, when you use the Starbucks app, the points add up fast for app users who are frequent Starbucks visitors, scoring free drinks, alongside other perks like free drinks on your birthday.

Make it a Misto: Order An Iced Misto Instead of an Iced Latte.  The cafe Misto is made of of half coffee and half milk. It is not only cheaper, but also has less calories! Get a cheaper chai latte by ordering a hot chai tea, then ask them to fill it up with hot milk, which will cost you an extra 60 cents. Not only is it cheaper, but it’s less sweet.

Split with a friend or get the “secret size”:  Want a Frap? A Venti-size one (24 ounces) will set you back $4. A tall (12-ounce) Frappuccino costs $3, so if you split the Venti Frappuccino into two tall cups and share one with a friend, you’ll be saving yourself $1 each. Starbucks also has more sizes than what is on the menu. The secret is they actually have a size called a short that is only 8 oz. The short size appears on the menu as a kid’s size but you can actually order any drink in this size. So next time you don’t need a full 12 oz cup of coffee and want to save a little cash just say, “Give me the secret size.” Either that or you can just ask for the short.

Consider the free shaker flavors: You can shake as much cinnamon, chocolate, nutmeg or vanilla at every counter instead of paying for that extra shot of vanilla.

Ask for light Ice: Ask your barista to go “easy on the ice” and if you regularly drink an iced medium beverage. If you regularly drink a large (or Venti), ask for a Grande and enjoy a medium with almost the same amount of beverage while saving serious cash.

Order Iced Water: Who needs bottled water at Starbucks as the water at Starbucks may even be cleaner. The ice and water used in Starbucks is triple-filtered!

Refills aren’t just for coffee: For only 50 cents you can get a refill all day long on iced coffee, or iced tea. Rewards members get FREE refills!

Buy discount Starbucks cards: As long as the retailer is reputable, used and reloaded Starbucks cards (usually with odd amounts like $34.10 instead of $40) bring huge savings. I personally use

Bring your own mug: The $0.10 discount per drink may not seem like much but if you go to Starbucks all the time, the savings will add up.

Starbucks on Social Media: Following Starbucks on Twitter or liking them on Facebook will put additional discounts on your radar like half-price Frapuccino happy hour notifications, $2 treat receipts, plus more!


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A New Way To Save: Liv – Discounted Travel, Local Deals and More

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 11:48 AM
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Check out this new way to save and potentially earn with Liv.

Becoming a Liv Member gives you exclusive access to uniquely curated, unforgettable and ‘member-only’ Liv List experiences. PLUS, enjoy an array of premium privileges and perks designed to enhance daily living. The higher the membership level, the more privileges, the more perks… to help you go from living to Liv’ing.

Members can access an online collection of extraordinary experiences that offers unique life moments, exclusive access and special treatment not found anywhere else. Instead of the run-of-the-mill travel packages, the Liv List comes to life by leveraging the buying power of the crowd. Using the patented CrowdStarter platform, members decide as a shared community which experiences to ‘activate.’ The more they share with others, the more it unlocks Crowd and Leaderboard Perks – without increasing the price. More people leads to more perks, and that means more liv’ing!

As a Community, Liv believes in giving back to other communities by contributing a portion of the proceeds from Liv List Experiences to support our Liv2Giv Program. These unique service-oriented experiences combine travel and volunteerism, while inspiring cultural exchange and community development efforts to create self-reliance and sustainability worldwide.

Plus… Privileges, Perks & Products
The higher the membership level, the more privileges and perks. In addition to Liv List experiences, elevate your daily Liv’ing with the following member products and services:

Liv Media
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Access the personal travel portal with 110% best price promise, complimentary travel insurance and insider deals.

Liv Local
Get daily discounts plus special offers on thousands of brands you love and use every day.

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Talk with your own personal virtual assistant (on demand 24/7) for a faster, easier way to get what you need, when you need it.

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Get exclusive, limited-time offers on new and innovative products, just coming to market.

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Albertsons is launching a new Gas Rewards program and Tom Thumb is expanding their Gas Rewards program with Chevron in Dallas and throughout North Texas!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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Tom Thumb Gas Rewards

Albertsons is launching a new Gas Rewards program and Tom Thumb is expanding their Gas Rewards program, both with Chevron, in Dallas and throughout North Texas! That means BIG savings for us DFW folks! Shop the great deals in-store, then jump across the parking lot for more deal on fuel for your vehicles.  That’s one-stop shopping at its best!

Tom Thumb Gas Rewards

Shoppers can now earn points and redeem up to 20 cents per gallon in Gas Rewards at participating Chevron and Texaco locations or up to $1 per gallon at Tom Thumb and Albertsons gas stations. Existing Tom Thumb Reward Card members can earn and redeem points by using their Reward Card or phone number. New shoppers can enroll in the Gas Rewards program today by downloading the Tom Thumb or just for U® app, available for iOS™ and Android® devices. They can also enroll online at or Once registered, you can earn one point for every dollar spent on participating items. Points are redeemable at the pump at Tom Thumb, Albertsons, and participating Chevron and Texaco gas stations.

Tom Thumb Gas Station Rewards

I live in downtown Dallas, and there is a Tom Thumb with a gas station attached to it, not too far from me.  This is where my boyfriend, Bryan, and I always stop for great deals on groceries and gas (p.s. this is Jeni’s boyfriend, Laura is still married to her man for 24 years :)).  It’s super convenient, and makes our grocery and gas outings much quicker with a one-stop-shop.  Not only do we save big time in the store on our purchases, we save money on gas, too.  We saved 20 cents per gallon on our last fill up – that’s under $2 per gallon!  Every little bit helps, and Bryan was pretty excited to see the total 🙂

Tom Thumb Gas Rewards

Rewards expire at the end of the month, following the one in which they were earned, which gives you plenty of time to use them. There is a limit of 200 points for a $0.20 per gallon Reward in a single fill-up at participating Chevron or Texaco stations, and a limit of 1,000 points for a single fill-up at a Tom Thumb or Albertsons gas station.  You can save up your points, and opt not to use them, like we do, too!

Tom Thumb Gas Rewards

The next time you fill up at a gas station, shouldn’t you save more money?  With gas prices fluctuating so frequently, it’s nice to see some consistency and rewards for the money you spend.  Gas prices are up, down and all over the place, but Tom Thumb and Albertsons are consistent in savings!