50p discount on most hot drinks if you bring your own mug - Starbucks
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50p discount on most hot drinks if you bring your own mug - Starbucks

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Found 1st Apr 2016
Starbucks are doing a 2 month trial offering customers a 50p discount if they bring their own mug/container. If popular it could become permanent.

It's seen as a way of reducing the number of disposable cups that end up on landfill.

The Starbucks near us have their own refillable mugs on sale for a £1 so just 2 users and it pays for itself!! Not applicable on £1 filter coffees.. Previous discount was 25p. Starts 1st April.

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support your independent cafes people. the coffee is generally 120948719384192x better too.
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free falling
A cup of Starbucks - unfortunately these days, you're not guaranteed the advertised lift - unusually, not wrong on too many levels oO
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didsburydan

support your independent cafes people. the coffee is generally … support your independent cafes people. the coffee is generally 120948719384192x better too.


I've told you a million times, don't exaggerate !!
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I'll bring my iggle piggle mug!!
well when I go in with my 1.5 litre cup they better bloody fill it up!
They only charge you £1 if you take your own cup, coffee and milk....bargain X)
love 1st April!!
Great! I will put my mug into my bag
SteelCity

love 1st April!!


Hey you're not supposed to reveal it until after 12 midday, otherwise bad luck will, come your way.
read book Caffeine Blues Hidden Dangers Americas drug nr1 and you will never again drink this poison and silent killer.
I used to be a regular in Starbucks, the standard prices now are just too high. I used local coffee shops most of the time now. Plus in all honesty the coffee is like sludge in Starbucks and most times not very hot.
Edited by: "Bendown" 1st Apr 2016
Does my wife count
They could offer 100% discount and I wouldn't take a drink from them evil tax dodging ... Instant cold as with everything to do with starbucks
Great news - about time! Costa should follow suite
How much do they charge if I bring my own coffee, milk and sugar too?
Justmiketm

They could offer 100% discount and I wouldn't take a drink from them evil … They could offer 100% discount and I wouldn't take a drink from them evil tax dodging ... Instant cold as with everything to do with starbucks



Wow 7 hours in before the uninformed tax comments, you really should first understand tax law and check if they paid their taxes before spouting such rubbish. Makes you look stupid posting like this
Edited by: "eslick" 3rd Apr 2016
igazza

Does my wife count


Does she read as well ?
didsburydan

support your independent cafes people. the coffee is generally … support your independent cafes people. the coffee is generally 120948719384192x better too.


Whilst I rather detest starbucks for semi-political 'anti-usa and their subtle hidden agenda in Hollywood films etc' reasons, I do like Costa and Caffe Nero which are both British owned, and also serve pleasant coffee in a nice atmosphere.
The problem with local independent shops is that when away from home, the chains provide a known experience, and there are a number of awful small cafes as well as good ones, so unless I'm sure of the quality of the coffee and ability of the barista, I'd rather stick to a chain until back home.
We have only one decent small coffee shop where I live, two reasonable if stuck, and three awful ones, so not so good for coffee loving tourists.
still a rip off for a cup of coffee
informant2014

well when I go in with my 1.5 litre cup they better bloody fill it up!



​go to waitrose instead
kamenitzabrit

Whilst I rather detest starbucks for semi-political 'anti-usa and their … Whilst I rather detest starbucks for semi-political 'anti-usa and their subtle hidden agenda in Hollywood films etc' reasons, I do like Costa and Caffe Nero which are both British owned, and also serve pleasant coffee in a nice atmosphere.The problem with local independent shops is that when away from home, the chains provide a known experience, and there are a number of awful small cafes as well as good ones, so unless I'm sure of the quality of the coffee and ability of the barista, I'd rather stick to a chain until back home. We have only one decent small coffee shop where I live, two reasonable if stuck, and three awful ones, so not so good for coffee loving tourists.



Totally agree with you, a few months back we visited a small seaside town, decided to stop at what looked like a quaint little café for a coffee and bacon sandwich. The coffee had pools of grease floating on the top and the bacon sandwich consisted of really fatty bacon in cheap economy bread, even the tomato sauce tasted like vinegar. As you say with the larger chains quality/standards are normally fairly consistent around the country , I'll stick to them in future when away from home.
https://sheilabadeaux.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/bigcup.jpg Thinking we can do them
Edited by: "leeparsons" 1st Apr 2016
kamenitzabrit

Does she read as well ?



​Is she a mug?
kamenitzabrit

Whilst I rather detest starbucks for semi-political 'anti-usa and their … Whilst I rather detest starbucks for semi-political 'anti-usa and their subtle hidden agenda in Hollywood films etc' reasons, I do like Costa and Caffe Nero which are both British owned, and also serve pleasant coffee in a nice atmosphere.The problem with local independent shops is that when away from home, the chains provide a known experience, and there are a number of awful small cafes as well as good ones, so unless I'm sure of the quality of the coffee and ability of the barista, I'd rather stick to a chain until back home. We have only one decent small coffee shop where I live, two reasonable if stuck, and three awful ones, so not so good for coffee loving tourists.


every single coffee i've ever has from a chain (especially costa... they are the worst by far) has been AWFUL burnt milk, terrible foam etc. i always put this down to the fact that they are usually busy and they simply can't and don't put as much time and care into making the coffee as an independent, less busy place would. i only drink from chains if i'm desperate like at motorway service stations.
goldy12

Totally agree with you, a few months back we visited a small seaside … Totally agree with you, a few months back we visited a small seaside town, decided to stop at what looked like a quaint little café for a coffee and bacon sandwich. The coffee had pools of grease floating on the top and the bacon sandwich consisted of really fatty bacon in cheap economy bread, even the tomato sauce tasted like vinegar. As you say with the larger chains quality/standards are normally fairly consistent around the country , I'll stick to them in future when away from home.



It's only a matter of time before we see a coffee maker in a car. Fiat did a concept car years back with a coffee maker. While I can't see this being a thing, somebody linking up with say nespresso would be cheap and viable.
didsburydan

support your independent cafes people. the coffee is generally … support your independent cafes people. the coffee is generally 120948719384192x better too.



And why is that? I like my heavily over-roasted, black and oily bean coffee under/over-extracted by heavily trained (at pressing buttons on till) disinterested baristas, tasting of fag ash with splodge of white stuff on top pretending to be microfoam
mmm.. Skanky peoples dirty mugs in and around the coffee and touching the coffee machine.

Why don't they just serve you with a real mug to begin with (they charge enough) and who moved the lift.
OMG the grossest concept imaginable... ewwwwwwwwww oO
cherry_1306

​Is she a mug?


I'm a mug but I'm not a muggle.
What generosity...
Smelly_Pickle

mmm.. Skanky peoples dirty mugs in and around the coffee and touching the … mmm.. Skanky peoples dirty mugs in and around the coffee and touching the coffee machine. Why don't they just serve you with a real mug to begin with (they charge enough) and who moved the lift.



Agreed. It's pretty damn disgusting really given how often people wash their hands even after a visit to the toilets. To Starbucks' credit though, hmm, can't think of anything apart from having enough caffeine in your drink so you get it out of your system quicker. I believe in the law of infinite solubility though

3 am, posting in a trashbucks thread - what a sad life i lead. I need a proper brew now
and a pound if you bring your own coffee
didsburydan

support your independent cafes people. the coffee is generally … support your independent cafes people. the coffee is generally 120948719384192x better too.


i will mate, dont you worry about that.
Smelly_Pickle

mmm.. Skanky peoples dirty mugs in and around the coffee and touching the … mmm.. Skanky peoples dirty mugs in and around the coffee and touching the coffee machine. Why don't they just serve you with a real mug to begin with (they charge enough) and who moved the lift.


I suppose you have a choice, deal with a bit of potential bacteria (which your body is designed to deal with) from a cup/person that sat there before - it gets cleaned) or deal with contaminating the water you drink, by contaminated landfill seepage into water supplies. Those landfilled disposable cups have to go somewhere (and that somewhere sits on a water table of a water source, that you and I drink).

Haven't read any reports yet of people dying from the re-use of Plastic bags at checkouts in supermarkets yet. The Daily Mail must have missed that one, considering how long Wales has had that measure in force.
Edited by: "tightar5e" 3rd Apr 2016
informant2014

well when I go in with my 1.5 litre cup they better bloody fill it up!


Yes, just ask for a small.....
I have a cupboard full of Starbucks mugs and theres no way I'm taking those back! They are very durable
£1 discount if you pay your own tax...
Duelling Duck

I'm a mug but I'm not a muggle.



I go to bars but I'm not a barrista.
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