Free tall coffee at Starbucks (when buying a bag of coffee)........ or should that be bag of coffee for 40p?????????????
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Free tall coffee at Starbucks (when buying a bag of coffee)........ or should that be bag of coffee for 40p?????????????

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Found 2nd Jun 2009
Here is the deal, instead of buying a coffee at Starbucks buy a bag of coffee and get any tall drink for free.

To me this is a no-brainer if I buy a dark chock moka its £3.40 but buy a bag of coffee for £3.80 to use at home and I get a free tall drink, my dark moka is £3.40 so net cost of bag of coffee is 40p

For me I'm going in for a drink anyhow so look at it as a bag of coffee for 40p.

please note to get this deal you must use a startbucks card (its part of their loyalty scheme), if you dont have one pick one up in store.

With Starbucks Card Rewards, every time you use your card to pay for a beverage, you can enjoy free customisation (extra shot, syrup, soy and whipped cream). And when you buy a bag of whole bean coffee with your card, you get a free tall handcrafted beverage of your choice.

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Thanks for tt! Great deal if it works in every store! I always thought it was just plain fliter coffee u get, so i avoided it.

Thanks.

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orangemonkey;5375416

Thanks for tt! Great deal if it works in every store! I always thought it … Thanks for tt! Great deal if it works in every store! I always thought it was just plain fliter coffee u get, so i avoided it.



No, we have done it three weeks running now at serveral different stores, instead of buying a coffee we have bought a bag of coffee and got a free tall drink for free, we are building up a cupboard full of Starbucks coffee for almost free.....


PS.... yes as you say you can also get a free filter to up but thats and extra on top of this.....

Title is very misleading, should read something like "Buy a bag of coffee for £3.80, get a tall coffee worth £3.40 free at starbucks"

Great tip. Heat added.

£3.40 for a cup of coffee? LOL

BorisTheSpider;5376143

£3.40 for a cup of coffee? LOL



What is the world coming to :roll:

chock moka its £3.40"

The question is really if such a drink that costs 10p to make worth £3.40?
At what price point would you stop buying it?
£5 a cup? £10 a cup, £20 a cup?

However nice it may be, I just cannot justfy £3.40 for a cup.
I can afford to buy it, but I am not inclined to buy overpriced goods.

As for their coffee, is it worth £3.80?
I doubt it as well. You could probably buy better coffee at 1/3 or the price,
or even ground coffee from your own 99p shop!

So I think it's a bad deal.

Does it work with a frapaccino?

Common Sense;5376174

chock moka its £3.40"The question is really of such a drink that costs … chock moka its £3.40"The question is really of such a drink that costs 10p to make worth £3.40?At what price point would you stop buying it? £5 a cup? £10 a cup, £20 a cup?However nice it may be, I just cannot justfy £3.40 for a cup.I can afford to buy it, but I am not buying overpriced goods.As for their coffee, is it worth £3.80?I doubt it as well. You could probably buy better coffee at 1/3 or the price,or even ground coffee from your own 99p shop!So I think it's a bad deal.



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Well said, totally agree I never go in to these coffee places they are all the same I've got more important things to spend my money on that £3.40 for a coffee :? Some people have to live on less than that a day!

Most workplaces these days have the facilities to make coffee/tea why not save a fortune and buy a decent jar of coffee and make one at work?

And for those reasons.....I'm OUT! :thumbsup:

P.S. - Not voted either way as if your mad enough to pay that in the first place there's no saving you. ;-)

d_dixon50;5376235

/\ /\P.S. - Not voted either way as if your mad enough to pay that in the … /\ /\P.S. - Not voted either way as if your mad enough to pay that in the first place there's no saving you. ;-)



+1 :whistling:

d_dixon50;5376235

/\ /\Well said, totally agree I never go in to these coffee places they … /\ /\Well said, totally agree I never go in to these coffee places they are all the same I've got more important things to spend my money on that £3.40 for a coffee :?



Let your hair down - live a little. It really is very nice coffee. :thumbsup:

Yes - I have been brain washed buy Starbucks..... I'm thinking of getting the logo as a tattoo on my forehead. What do you think? :whistling:

Ps/ It really is very nice coffee. Go on! Try it! I dare you! :thumbsup:

Voted HOT!

Let your hair down - live a little.



Does the word recession mean anything to you?

Does the phrase "UK most indebted European nation" mean anything to you?

It is the concept that spending £3.40 on a cup of coffee is letting your hair down that has gotten a lot of people into massive personal debt. Let your hair down and buy a 42" LCD TV to fit into your 6' by 6' living room. Let your hair down by getting a £15,000 car on HP with an income of £800 a month. Let your hair down by getting yourself into personal debt that you may never be able to get out of and causes daily suicides.

A bit too dramatic for you maybe but the reality is that this coffee is stupidly overpriced and anyone on the average wage who buys it more than once a month pretty much deserves their debt.

Starbucks has always been over hyped and over priced rubbish. £3.40 for a coffee in times like these is just stupid. I will stick to my PG Tips. :-D

Right - Im going to stand up for coffee. Firstly - I agree that £3.40 is overpriced. If you go to somewhere like Cafe Nero (much nicer than Starbucks), you'll get a large cappuccino for about £2.40 I think. Still a lot...

BUT!

People don't think twice about paying £2.50-3 a pint for beer. Now - I'm not really a drinker, so if I'm gonna pour expensive drink down my neck, I'd much prefer it to be good coffee than beer. So... the way I look at it, I'm paying for the drink in the same way, and the cost of being able to chill and sit in a nice air-conditioned coffee shop, and read the paper etc. What is society to judge me if I decide to spend it on brown warm liquid rather than yellow or brown cold liquid....

I agree about one thing though - Don't like Starbucks. Starbucks prices are just through the roof. The comment about making it in work though... Ummm.... no...! Unless you have a VERY good employer that decides to buy you a fair few quid's worth of high-pressure espresso-maker, then you wont get the same taste. I've got a good gaggia espresso maker at home, and it still doesn't come close to the coffee they produce in Nero.....

Invite your friends to your home and enjoy their company. Make they a cup of coffee
Let they enjoy watching your 50" TV and sit in your reclining/inclining leather sofa.

Have a nice evening at home for a fraction of the price with some real friends!
You don't have to go to the pub or a coffee shop to enjoy yourself or "buy time out".


At what price point would you stop buying?

Hmm, I find the idea that a large US company should somehow commercialize 'time with friends', or 'time to relax' rather disturbing. And the idea that high street coffee is considerably more expensive than alcohol (with the large tax levy on it) is even more disturbing. Starbucks just has to be the biggest example of the power of marketing to colonize everyday life in the name of profit that I can think of.

So this is colder than an iced tea from me.

And if we have any belief in the social at all then 'society' (that would be us) not only has the right, but actually the moral obligation to ensure that our high streets are not reduced to cloned spaces lined with American fast food outlets and coffee franchises.

remember one coffee at starbucks leads to suicide dont do it pls

"At what price would you stop buying a sandwich when out instead of only making them at home, or stop buying a drink in a bar when out with friends?

Sorry, that was a fatuous question wasn't it?"

It was a serious question. You must have a price point.
Would you buy Starbucks Coffee if it was £100 a cup?
If you say "no", then you must have a price point where you believe, it's not worth it.

As for your questions...
Sandwichs.... I always make my own at home. So, I never buy sandwiches. I think if you go to work
you are stupid to buy sandwiches everyday. Are people so lazy they cannot make their own? It takes 5 minutes. (I work from home!)

Drink at a bar? I don't drink!
But, If I am meeting someone, for a business meeting, I have no choice but to pay the price, what ever it is.

I invite friends home, and they invite me. This has been a cuture since the smoking in pubs days
Sorry, I don't see the point in wasting money in a pub.
I prefer to waste it on a nice house, big television, reclining sofa, holidays etc.

Coffee...... if I am buying for someone else... what ever the price, I feel obliged to pay.

For myself... I wouldn't buy it if away from home. (I would bring a can of coke from home!)
I don't have the need to drink all day.

Coca Cola from a supermarket = 21p per can is the maximum I will pay.
When on offer (which is often), I will buy 6 months supply etc
I have my own price points.
I tend to buy staple foods with a long expiry date in bulk.

That is not to say, I don't spend my money on other things, such as televisions, computers, houses etc.
People spend money as they deem fit. I just don't believe in wasting it and I cannot understand shop workers earning £6 an hour spending 50p on a can of coke everyday, when they could bring one with them from home, purchased from a supermarket at 21p. The same applies to sandwiches.They they complain they have not got much money. I just think to myself "are they thick or just lazy?"

I cant believe the comments on this thread, I cant stand coffee but this is a great deal for those that do go into Starbucks.

To those moaning, do you drink, smoke, buy other luxuries such as Sky or video games, drive a car when you can walk even if its miles or only buy own brands rather than the big brands when shopping, or never spending any money in anything that isnt a necessity............ of course you dont and its true its cheaper to make your own but come on in the real world we all buy somethings as a treat, to meet friends, have a drink because they need one or just because we want to and this is no different.

Have you not just all missed the point?

Assuming that the person who posted likes Starbucks, and that many other people do (as they are very popular stores) - they would normally have to pay 3.40 for a tall what-ever, but the deal states - you get something extra for the same amount of money - surely this is the definition of a good deal?

If you dont like coffee - dont vote. I dont really buy CD's but I dont go and slate every CD deal on here just because. I like this site, but there is no need to slate people for pointing out a decent deal for some people

If people think that Starbucks caused the recession then they need to look a little deeper, if peolpe want to spend their hard earned on what-ever that's fine, people just need to be sensible with THEIR money. No one actually needs anything apart from bread/water and the love a good woman........

rip off prices + moderate perk does not a hot deal make. bloody starbucks idiot tax.

To all the whiners in here, the thread title clearly states "Starbucks" if you don't like Starbucks/think their coffee is overpriced/don't drink coffee why the hell did you come here to comment on the thread.

Get a life, please.

OTT posts!
It's a good deal if you like Starbucks, it's irrelevant what people spend their money on.
If I want to drink bottles of Dom Peringnon for breakfast I will. Some people may think thats over priced but I may like to spend my money on that.

You can't take it with you . . .

People's opinions on whether Starbucks is ruining the world are really quite irrelevant. This is a good deal for people who like to goto Starbucks, so it gets HEAT.

FWIW, I agree with the argument of 'People are happy to pay 3 quid a pint to spend time in a pub, so why is it so different to do this in a coffee shop'.

And to the argument of 'I make my sandwiches at home, why can't everyone do this etc etc yada yada'... Come on, wind your neck in, people can do as they want. I personally would prefer to spend 3 pound on a sandwich every so often than to unerringly eat my own rubbish sandwiches from home. 3 or 4 times in the week I'll eat home prepared food, the other times I'll treat myself and eat out! Surely this isn't hard to comprehend?

Oh, and I haven't been affected by the recession at all really, so I'm fairly content to spend 3 pound on sandwiches every so often without fear of being declared bankrupt :roll:

£3.40 for a cup of coffee? Is the cup gold-plated or something?

Daylight robbery!

voted cold COLD COLD COLD

eslick, that's a non Sequitur; a logical fallacy

Treats are good. Starbucks is a treat. Therefore Starbucks are good.

I think it's reasonable to make judgments about different markets in different ways. For me £3.80 for a drink and a bag of filter coffee is not cheap and I find the damage inflicted on the high street by Starbucks a problem for choice in the long term. Starbuck force out local cafes with such promotions (which then end). We end up with poor quality jobs, cloned towns a lack of diversity in the market.

chill out people....

eslick;5376682

I cant believe the comments on this thread, I cant stand coffee but this … I cant believe the comments on this thread, I cant stand coffee but this is a great deal for those that do go into Starbucks. To those moaning, do you drink, smoke, buy other luxuries such as Sky or video games, drive a car when you can walk even if its miles or only buy own brands rather than the big brands when shopping, or never spending any money in anything that isnt a necessity............ of course you dont and its true its cheaper to make your own but come on in the real world we all buy somethings as a treat, to meet friends, have a drink because they need one or just because we want to and this is no different.



Some people are expressing related opinions.
Just as some people think University students moan about it being to expensive to study, when one often notes they spend money in a bar, nightclub and on expensive meals and coffee in Starbucks!
They don't have to pay loans back unless they earn a certain amount.

Excuse me, but unemployed people cannot often afford such a lifestyle, so why should students expect tax payers to provide entertainment money to students?
Student loans are for studying and not "beer" money. If they want to spend even 1p on entertainment, designer clothes or other goods, they must earn it. Students who have designer clothes, buy music for ipods, clearly have money so their moaning cannot be realistic!:whistling:

It may be an unpopular stance, but why do students think they are so special?
Then again, I believe students should pay for their University education in full.

I think this forum is at its best when posts in threads make moral and aesthetic judgments as well as simply comment on economic value. Flaming posts because they try to make some broader contribution to an understanding of the 'deal' seems not to be in the spirit of debate that forums should encourage.

danm003;5376779

£3.40 for a cup of coffee? Is the cup gold-plated or something?Daylight … £3.40 for a cup of coffee? Is the cup gold-plated or something?Daylight robbery!voted cold COLD COLD COLD



So you've voted it cold based on a misleading price point for something which is in fact not the offer at all, the offer being a free coffee of your choice when you buy a bag of coffee at £3.80 (which isn't much more than a Tesco brand one and much better stuff).

And can we stop harping on about £3.40 for a cup of coffee. That's a cherry picked price for the most expensive possible option. Even in London when I pop in there I'm paying barely considerably less than £3 for a bigger size. The £3.40 was cherry picked to make the "Free" look good (which is fair enough by the OP), it's not the price of a cup of coffee and certainly voting a deal with a freebie down because the freebie is too valueable is insanity.

£3.80 for a bag of decent ground coffee is Tesco prices. In itself it's a decent deal.

B0rker;5376433

Does the word recession mean anything to you?Does the phrase "UK most … Does the word recession mean anything to you?Does the phrase "UK most indebted European nation" mean anything to you?It is the concept that spending £3.40 on a cup of coffee is letting your hair down that has gotten a lot of people into massive personal debt. Let your hair down and buy a 42" LCD TV to fit into your 6' by 6' living room. Let your hair down by getting a £15,000 car on HP with an income of £800 a month. Let your hair down by getting yourself into personal debt that you may never be able to get out of and causes daily suicides.A bit too dramatic for you maybe but the reality is that this coffee is stupidly overpriced and anyone on the average wage who buys it more than once a month pretty much deserves their debt.



... And once a month they will be able to get a bag of coffee for 40p. Honestly, if you dont buy Starbucks, then dont bother with this deal, however if you do, then it may be of use to you. Why do people winge about deals just because they personally wouldn't buy it? If people only put on deals that they thought were usefull to everyone on here, then there wouldn't be any! Rant over! :-D

I think most people who use starbucks would only be going in a few times a week. And they would probably only have 1 cup per visit so thats like spending a 10quid ish on coffee a week, BIG DEAL!! Im sure even people on minimum wage can afford to spend that! It may be overpriced but so are a lot of things in the world. And considering if you make it at home you have to buy the coffee making machine then the coffee then the milk then the sugar then your electricity plus your time to make it then I dont think its really that expensive!!!!

Its a HOT deal :-D

Dudley;5376855

So you've voted it cold based on a misleading price point for something … So you've voted it cold based on a misleading price point for something which is in fact not the offer at all, the offer being a free coffee of your choice when you buy a bag of coffee at £3.80 (which isn't much more than a Tesco brand one and much better stuff).



The offer is subjective and open to interpretation.
Is it that the offer is good in entirety, or is it that it is just because of the free drink?

I would say, for "hardcore" Starbuck drinkers it is a good offer.
Viewed as a "whole picture", it is a poor deal and non Starbuck drinkers should not consider it on the basis "try it as it is a good deal", because the price is can be viewed as a "rip-off".

People can vote as they wish.

just to make people feel better....................

its £2 for a bag of coffee and £1.80 for a cup of "tall" coffee :w00t:

joew360;5376917

just to make people feel better....................its £2 for a bag of … just to make people feel better....................its £2 for a bag of coffee and £1.80 for a cup of "tall" coffee :w00t:




Is it "instant coffee", (what is the weight of the coffee for £2 - is it 100g). Do you need a special machine to make it, which could mean the coffee is useless to many people:whistling:?

Banned

Simple way of looking at it

If you usually buy the bag of coffee, then a free cup while you are there is a good deal, if you don't then it's not.

The cost of the cup of coffee shouldn't come into it as that can be applied to just about any deal mentioned on here.

Common Sense;5376630

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Right so you're a tight fisted, ironically nicknamed introvert who's determined to shove his/her lifestyle down everyone else's throats and dismiss anyone who dares go out and enjoy themselves rather than stay in. I think you'd probably die of shock if you went to a bar and paid £1.50 for a pint of coke.

"At what point" do you just think **** it and go out and enjoy/treat yourself, rather than watch the pennies day and night? Yes, you should live within your means, but it seems most of the comments in here are comparing chalk and cheese. Ground instant coffee is not the same as something like this.

As for your comments about students, remember who sees to you in a hospital, or acts on your behalf financially or legally. The earnings cut off is £15k a year which is absolutely **** all in relative terms, so if you do get a graduate level job you'll almost certainly start paying it back straight away. Adding up all your complaints about society and debt, sounds like you're just jealous to me...

B0rker;5376433

Does the word recession mean anything to you?Does the phrase "UK most … Does the word recession mean anything to you?Does the phrase "UK most indebted European nation" mean anything to you?It is the concept that spending £3.40 on a cup of coffee is letting your hair down that has gotten a lot of people into massive personal debt. Let your hair down and buy a 42" LCD TV to fit into your 6' by 6' living room. Let your hair down by getting a £15,000 car on HP with an income of £800 a month. Let your hair down by getting yourself into personal debt that you may never be able to get out of and causes daily suicides.A bit too dramatic for you maybe but the reality is that this coffee is stupidly overpriced and anyone on the average wage who buys it more than once a month pretty much deserves their debt.



Oh please..lol. :roll:
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