My Favorite Drinks At Starbucks Continued

In no particular order.

  • tall iced black tea with 10 pumps of classic

I recommend this if you want a sugar rush to go along with your caffeine rush.

  • venti espresso frappuccino with 2 shots of espresso

This is the good stuff.  Nothing beats the ice-cold refreshment that you get out of a frappuccino.  I recommend 2 shots of espresso so you can really get that strong coffee taste.

  • tall iced coffee with 1 shot of peppermint and 5 shots of vanilla

Peppermint is strong so you only need one shot of it.  And this drink only tastes good for a few sips before it gets old so I recommend just a tall.  But if you get a bigger size, still only get just one shot of peppermint.

  • grande double-chocolatey-chip frappuccino

No caffeine.  I also recommend this for Mormons.

  • venti iced coffee with 4 pumps hazelnut and 4 pumps vanilla
  • venti iced coffee with 3 pumps cinnamon dolce and 5 pumps vanilla

These 2 are my absolute favorite iced coffee drinks.


My Favorite Drinks At Starbucks

In no particular order.

  • one shot of espresso in a tall cup with almond milk

This is the absolute cheapest drink you can buy.  At some Starbuck’s you can get it for less than a dollar!  And Starbuck’s now serves almond milk so enjoy.

  • venti iced green tea with 8 pumps of classic

Normally they only give you 6 pumps if you ask for classic but I like my tea sweeter than normal.  And the price is sweet too.  Less than 3 dollars.

  • venti iced caramel macchiato upside-down with whole milk

This is the good stuff.  By asking for the caramel on the bottom you make sure it’s easier to suck up with your straw.  And whole milk tastes better than the 2 percent they normally put in there.  But be careful: this drink will cost you more than 5 dollars.

  • tall medium-roast hot coffee with soy milk and 10 pumps of sugar-free vanilla

For some reason, the sugar-free vanilla tastes the same as normal vanilla in hot coffee so go crazy with it.

  • trenta iced passion tea with 7 pumps of raspberry

This is an herbal tea so there’s no caffeine.  I recommend this for Mormons.  They normally put 8 pumps of sweetener in a trenta but you honestly don’t need that much.



How to get free refills at Starbucks

First, get a Starbucks gift card.  You get them at Starbucks and you tell the cashier how much money you want to put on it.  You have to put at least 5 dollars on it.

Then, register the card online at

Now, when you use your card to pay, you can get free refills on iced coffee, warm coffee, and iced tea.  Normally, they charge you 54 cents.  But your registered Starbucks card gets you the refills for free.

Try to tip them and they will be happy to serve you as many as you want.

The most I ever drank is 7 Venti iced coffees.

The cool thing is that if you originally bought an iced coffee, you can get an iced tea for your refill.  You can switch it up every time you get a refill if you want.

Starbucks For Life

There’s a summer edition of Starbucks For Life going on right now.  Every time you pay with your registered Starbucks card you earn a play.  The plays give you a different token every time and you need 3 tokens for each of the prizes: Starbucks for a week, Starbucks for a month, Starbucks for a year, and Starbucks for life.  I keep getting a lot of repeats.

You have to wonder if it’s really true that a purchase doesn’t increase your chances of winning.  It’s somewhat difficult to get a free game play.  And you can only get one a day.  Furthermore, if you already got a game play by buying something you can’t get an additional free one.  So buying stuff at Starbucks is the easiest, most effective way to get game plays.  I would guess that all the winners in previous installments of the game all bought a lot of stuff at Starbucks.

Remember, you need 3 tokens to win each prize.  And one of the tokens is a rare piece.  So you have to wonder if in previous installments of the game people who didn’t have the other 2 tokens earned the rare piece.  That would mean that nobody won that prize.