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Seven Crazy Ways for Coffee Drinkers to Save Money

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by Jenny Rossiter (subscribe)
Writer, photographer, educator, explorer of places new, with a passion for adding fun back into life.
Published January 8th 2014
Coffee - How not to go without
Love to meet up with friends over a coffee? Are you suspicious that the increasing popularity of coffee is increasing the price exorbitantly?

Here are some tips to keep drinking coffee and keep more money in your pocket.

1) Do not look in the shiny glass cake cabinet. You are there to savour COFFEE.

2) If you must eat, buy an Affogato. It comes with two important food groups- coffee and ice cream that's food and drink for the price of one.

3) Collect a loyalty card for everywhere!

Coffee Cards
You can never have too many Coffee Cards


4) Forgo those added extras - your favourite caramel or hazelnut syrup - and drink it plain and simple.

5) Be a Barista trainee guinea pig. Volunteer to sit and sip at your local TAFE or coffee school while novice Baristas learn their trade.

6) Go to a cafe with a friend and accidently leave your purse or wallet at home.

7) Make your coffee before you leave home. Pour it in a travel mug and take it with you. This doesn't work so well if you are meeting at a cafe, but arrange to meet in the great outdoors and get some exercise at the same time.

Hope I have saved you the money to buy another mug. Bottoms up!
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Your Comment
As a coffee drinker, great ideas to save dosh. Thanks for the giggle !
by Trudencej (score: 1|52) 746 days ago
Cute and funny article. I enjoyed it.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|4790) 1526 days ago
I clip out buy
one get one free vouchers out of the local papers and entertainment book . Makes it fun and you go to different places .
by sylvi (score: 2|295) 1500 days ago
Here's another money saver. Take your own coffee in a sachet and order a cup of hot water.
by Colleen P Moyne (score: 1|21) 1523 days ago
when looking for value for money lunches, always look for those that include endless tea and coffee in the price eg buffett meals-especially like the Watermark at the Bay, great food etc but endless coffee!
by jmswe (score: 0|2) 887 days ago
But coffee and cake. It is like fish and chips. I don't just want a piece of fish on its own.
by micha (score: 1|10) 787 days ago
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