Here’s a Super Simple Way to Get a Free $10 at Starbucks

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It’s finals week, so I’ve been sucking down lattes like they’re water.

I like my coffee fancy, though, so getting my caffeine fix has started adding up — and my budget isn’t exactly thrilled about it.

But if your coffee addiction is as bad as mine, I have good news: You can get a free $10 at Starbucks when you load $10 onto your account.

Here’s how.

How to Get a Free $10 on the Starbucks App

If you love Starbucks, you most likely already have a Starbucks Rewards account — it’s free and can help you save on the famously pricy items. Sign into your account through the Starbucks app on your smartphone.

Next, sign up for Visa Checkout. It’s a free program that stores payment information like credit cards in one place, making online purchases quick and simple. I just made an account, and it only took me five minutes. And, no, your card doesn’t have to be a Visa.

Penny Hoarder tip: Link your cash-back credit card to Visa Checkout, so you earn rewards on every purchase.

After you set up both these accounts, deposit $10 (or more, if you’re up to it!) into your Starbucks Rewards account using Visa Checkout.

Within one day, Starbucks will load a bonus $10 into your account. That’s it!

This deal is only good “while supplies last,” according to the fine print, so if you want it, I’d move quickly. Plus, it’s Monday, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be heading to Starbucks for an afternoon pick-me-up.

Why not let it be on the house?


Your Turn: Do you use Visa Checkout? What do you like about it?

Kelly Smith is a junior writer and engagement specialist at The Penny Hoarder, and a senior at The University of Tampa. She plans to sleep for 24 hours after she takes her last final.

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