My Secret to Starbucks

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These two drinks hold exactly the same contents, but as you can see, one is $1.08 less than the other, and because I just LOVE sharing my undeniable wisdom with the masses, I’m going to tell you why.

To start, Starbucks isn’t that smart. Okay, maybe they are seeing as how successful they are. But when it comes to their ordering style, aside from it being borderline impossible for the average joe to just walk up and order a small black coffee, there are a few loop holes in the system.

Both drinks pictured above are iced lattes, and a plain one from Starbucks consists of nothing more than shots of espresso, ice and milk. So you can say you want a latte, which comes to about $4, or you can pay a dollar less by asking for a shot or two of espresso, and asking the barista to add your choice in milk. They can’t say no, otherwise the ice will melt. But, if they don’t fill it to the top, do it yourself at the condiment bar. It’s that simple.