New York City, NY — TikTokers are showing Starbucks lovers how to hack its app to save money on premium drinks.
One user got her drink down to around 50% on a venti iced coffee using the hack on the mobile app.
The hack starts by ordering an iced triple espresso, which costs $3.35 and includes a creamer chosen by the user. Lastly, you customize the drink by adding a cold foam, which is an additional $1.25, the user explained in the video.
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The TikToker added: "But if you have 25 stars in your account, which really isn't that hard to get, you can customize your drink for free, so the cold foam was free, and the creamer is included with the espresso shots, so this drink was less than $4 and I usually end up spending at least double that.”TikToker user @jadeleasy also showed coffee lovers how to get Starbucks’ famous pumpkin spice latte for under $4.
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Starbucks said customizations are part of the “brand experience,” according to Business Insider.
"Our customers and partners are always coming up with creative customizations and sharing them on social media," the company told Business Insider.
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Edited by Nykeya Woods.