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December 4

Be Prepared For No Minimum Monday This Monday! ** Sneak Preview 1***

Posted by on December 4, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Be Prepared For No Minimum Monday This Monday! ** Sneak Preview 1***

For the fourth year in a row, we are going to be holding a very special event, just for our readers. On December 8th only, we are going to have a free shipping event, featuring hundreds of stores that are going to be offering free shipping with no minimum!

This means that you can order whatever you like at these stores – as little or as much as you want – and there are no additional fees to get it to your door!

Like I said, we have quite a few stores participating, so you won’t want to miss this event. Head over to Free Shipping page and check out some of the stores that are already offering FREE SHIPPING right now. In addition, we have a number of other great stores to feature, who don’t normally do free shipping, but are doing it exclusively for our Bargainmoose readers.

I’ve very excited to tell you that Starbucks will be having free shipping with no minimum that day, when normally you’d have to spend $65 or more.

A few other stores that might interest you with free shipping, no minimum exclusively for us on this coming Monday:

Typically, many of the stores we’ll be featuring don’t often offer free shipping, no minimum, so this is a very special day for shoppers. Come back tomorrow and I might give you a few more hints on what stores will be participating!

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December 3

Starbucks Canada Promo Code: Exclusive Cyber Monday Extension with $25 off $70 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 3, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Starbucks Canada Promo Code: Exclusive Cyber Monday Extension with $25 off $70 (EXPIRED)

Think Cyber Monday is over? Nope! It isn’t over at Starbucks if you are a Bargainmoose reader. We’ve got an exclusive coupon code that will get you $25 off your $70+ order at Starbucks today only, as an extension of Cyber Monday.

Click here to shop @ Store.starbucks.ca now

  • Coupon Code:  MOOSE25
  • Discount: $25 off $70+
  • Expiry: 3rd December 2014

This is a pretty sweet coupon, considering you can spend $70, but you only have to pay $45. Unfortunately, you can’t use this coupon with the 25% off holiday coffees deal on right now, but you can take advantage and get some great coffee or tea related gifts.

I took a look at the gifts under $50 section, as there are so many ideas in there for that special or not-that-special someone. Coffee gifts are pretty much a universal gift that almost everyone would love. I don’t drink coffee, but I do drink tea, so a mug or tumbler would still be quite useful for me.

I love this owl mug as I have an aunt who has an owl obsession. She also loves her coffee and this looks like a large mug for her morning (and afternoon fix). $11.95

I have a friend who travels a far distance to work and loves her tea in the morning. Instead of getting take-out tea, she can prep her own in the morning and take it with her.  This double wall traveler with a green balloon is too cute and considering she is a teacher, it would look super cute on her desk. $21.95

While this gift is rather decadent, it would be very fitting for the coffee (or tea) lover who likes her bling. The gold Swarovski tumber in a wood box would get lots of ooohs and ahhs when opened. Regularly $120.95, if you added the coupon code, you’d only pay $95.95, which is great if you are looking for a gift around $100.

Shipping will be free once you’ve spend over $65. This means if you’ve added $70 worth of items to your cart and got the $25 off and your total goes below $65, you will have to pay for shipping. Considering shipping is $7.95, you’d be best to spend that little bit more to save yourself those fees.

As always, check the Starbucks page on the Bargainmoose forum for all the up-to-date coupons and sales.

Starbucks Canada Promo Code: Exclusive Cyber Monday Extension with $25 off $70 (EXPIRED)

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December 2

Starbucks Canada: 25% off Holiday Coffees

Posted by on December 2, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Starbucks Canada: 25% off Holiday Coffees

Hello caffeine addicts! Direct your browsers over to Starbucks Canada for 25% off all Holiday coffees. Save on your favourite brews and stay well caffeinated this holiday season.

All holiday coffees are included in the offer excluding 96 count pods, which all appear to be out of stock anyway. Maybe that is so you will avoid temptation. Starbucks Canada: 25% off Holiday Coffees Unfortunately, the Starbucks Christmas Coffee Variety Pack is also excluded.

A good place to start is with the basics. This Starbucks Christmas Blend, Ground is for those who still brew their own coffee instead of hand that work over to a pod. This coffee blend mixes the coffee you love with an assortment of holiday spices to evoke that holiday spirit. Originally $18.95, you can purchase one pound for just $14.21 after coupon.

If you do trust your coffee to your brewer, then you will want to pick up the Starbucks Christmas Blend Brewed Coffee Verismo Pods instead. A pack of 12 retails for $12.95, but comes down to $9.71. You can also purchase the 24-pack and 32-packs if this is a type of coffee you really like.

Not to be confused with the Christmas Blend, there is also a Starbucks Holiday Blend featuring herbal and sweet maple notes. If this were a tea, then I would be all over it because I love maple! An eight-ounce package of whole beans retails for $9.95, and comes down to $7.46 after discount.

There are several other coffee options to choose from. Every flavour comes in a variety of forms: from k-cups to whole beans to ground. Some flavours even come in instant form for early mornings with little time to prepare a good cup of coffee.

My parents have always been heavy coffee drinkers, but the trend never caught on with me. I just never had the taste for coffee unless it was about 20 parts sugar and one part coffee – like a Coffee Crisp. Now that is good. However, I think that good coffee makes a great gift for those that drink it. Maybe I will pick up a pound of a special seasonal grind for my parents this holiday season.

Hey Moosers! Comment below to tell us what your favourite Starbucks Holiday coffee is.

Receive free shipping on orders of $65 or more.

(Expiry: 7th December 2014)

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November 30

Starbucks Canada: $25 off $70 & Free Shipping Cyber Monday *NOW* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on November 30, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Starbucks Canada: $25 off $70 & Free Shipping Cyber Monday *NOW* (EXPIRED)

I was just on Starbucks’ website and realized that they have started their Cyber Monday deal early! Receive $25 off orders of $70 or more plus free shipping for tonight and tomorrow.

This is an online offer only and it excludes a few products:

Offer excludes Starbucks Cards, Limited–Edition Sterling Silver Starbucks Card, Verismo System, Starbucks Reserve Coffee, Made Greener Coffee Refill Tumbler, For Love of Country by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran.

It is unfortunate that you cannot use this discount on a new Verismo system, but you can use this on a ton of awesome coffee, tea, and accessories. I just adore their holiday tumblers designed by different artists. They are colourful and there are so many different designs that there is sure to be one that appeals to you.

This Double Wall Traveler – Hot Air Balloon, 12 fl oz for $21.95 is my favourite. I find the hot air balloon whimsical and full of childlike wonder. It is one of my favourite symbols and I would love to have this mug.  I do not drink coffee so this would become my hot chocolate tumbler – such a noble drink!

I also totally want this Teavana® Perfectea Maker, 2-cup (16 fl oz) - I did not even know I could buy Teavana products at Starbucks! I watched them use this tea maker in store just a couple weeks ago. It looked like the simplest way to make an individual cup of tea and I have wanted one ever since. The Teavana Maker costs $22.95.

I was using a ball for our loose-leaf tea, but I recently picked up a smaller version of this Teavana® Stainless Steel Infuser. May I say, the difference is like night and day. There are no longer tiny little leaves all over my tea. This tea infuser is worth every cent of the $11.95 it costs, but you can get it for cheaper when it is part of your cart.

If you do not like your tea loose, then purchase this box of Tazo® Decaf Chai Filterbag Tea for just $5.75. This is a very good tea! I used to drink it all the time and it was one of my favourite chai teas.

Load up your cart with your favourite Starbucks teas, coffees, and accessories to take advantage of this special Cyber Monday offer.

(Expires: 1st December 2014 @ 11:59pm PST)

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November 30

Starbucks Canada: Verismo 580 Brewer Was $120 | Now $70 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on November 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Starbucks Canada: Verismo 580 Brewer Was $120 | Now $70 (EXPIRED)

Attention all coffee lovers! If you are looking for a new machine, look no further than the up to 40% off Black Friday/Cyber Monday on Verismo machines at Starbucks Store.

While not all of the machines are on sale at 40% off, one of note is the Verismo 580 brewer. You can get either the black or the silver for only $69, with a regular price of $119.

Similar to the other single-serve brewers, you can get your favourite Starbucks coffee in one cup with a touch of a button. The deal includes a box of pods as well.

The machine itself has a 1-litre water tank and room to store 10 pods.

Shopping around, I found that this is a fantastic deal as the other online Canadian stores sell it for varying prices, quite a bit above $69. Amazon is the cheapest, sold from a secondary seller for $79.98, with one left in stock and another $5.54 in shipping. Starbucks is including shipping, so you don’t have to worry about that pesky fee.

Other than that, Sears has it on sale for $99.99 and Costco has it for $109, but it does include some pods. Even still, the Starbucks Store deal is the best.

This machine has four stars out of five from nine reviews.

I purchased my first one about three years ago, and it is still going strong. Coffee flavour is great, consistent and since the option to purchase 96 portions at a time for less $ per serving, more cost effective. I purchased a second one for my office, but decided to give it to my son, who has coveted mine for several years. It is important to read the instructions, as these are not intuitive machines, but not difficult to operate if you read the instructions.

If you also wanted to stock up on pods, these are 20% off for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, with a 12-count box coming in at about $9.49, regularly $12.95. Those make great stocking stuffers! The flavours are endless.

If you already have your machine and just want to get the deal on the pods, spend $65 to get yourself free shipping.

(Expiry: 1st December 2014)

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November 19

Starbucks Canada: Free Shipping With 3+ DOT Mugs Or Tumblers

Posted by on November 19, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Starbucks Canada: Free Shipping With 3+ DOT Mugs Or Tumblers

Usually only free on orders over $65, you can now get free shipping at Starbucks if you buy three or more DOT drinkware products. Otherwise, a $4.95 flat shipping rate will apply.

Never heard about Starbucks’ Dot collection? It’s because it’s new! The Dot collection is actually a brand new exclusive line of mugs and tumblers designed by Starbucks artists. According to Stabucks’ promotional banner about it, it’s “here for the season and ready to gift”. It’s unclear as to whether it’s only here for the season and will be gone once the last snowflake melts but in any case, this promotion is a great way to score a couple of mugs and tumblers and get free shipping.

Earlier, I wrote about the rise in prices at Tim Hortons and mentioned that I would now be making better use of my own tumbler but it looks like Starbucks’ sale couldn’t have come at a better time. Personally, I only have one tumbler that I rinse out each time but I certainly wouldn’t mind having a couple of different ones switch between.

Upon first browsing the selection of Dot products, I spotted quite a few at $21.95 a pop but I found two for half that price. You can get the core green dot mug or the red holiday cup for $9.95 each. With Christmas right around the corner, the red one definitely stood out to me right away, especially with the hype the Starbucks’ to-go red cups generate, but it’s up to you to decide.

The great part about this promotion is that you could score some cups or tumblers to give as gifts in time for Christmas and then take advantage of the free shipping offer to grab some coffee, tea or anything else that strikes your fancy from Starbucks’ wide inventory of products.

According to certain online rumours, most of these DOT tumblers also have a matching gift card as loads of new ones have been added in-stores. However, I had a look at Starbucks’ online section for buying gift card and only counted 22 different designs to choose from. So, we’ll have to see in the upcoming week if this is just a rumour or if more cards will be added.

(Expiry: 23rd November 2014)

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November 17

Just $5 For $10 Starbucks Gift Card @ Groupon Canada (HOT!!) (EXPIRED)

Posted by on November 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Just $5 For $10 Starbucks Gift Card @ Groupon Canada (HOT!!) (EXPIRED)

Calling all Starbucks and coffee lovers: Groupon is currently offering a $10 Starbucks egift card for just $5! But hurry because there’s no telling when this promotion might end.

Officially, this amazing promotion is set to end in four days, BUT there are only limited quantities available and given Starbucks’ popularity, these are sure to sell out like hot cakes. Also, it would seem that today, on Monday November 17th, it might be invite-only and may only work for those who received the e-mail in their inbox. If it doesn’t work for you today, then make sure to try again tomorrow, on Tuesday, when the deal officially goes live. Keep in mind that you will be receiving an electronic gift card that can then be redeemed at your local Starbucks store.

This deal is very interesting as it has come right on the heels of Starbucks’ other promotion, which was for a BOGO deal on holiday drinks. It ended yesterday but Groupon’s offer is nearly the same with the exception being that it’s better. Rather than having to get two drinks right away for the price of one, you can get what you what, whenever you want. Well, as long as you don’t exceed the $10 value! Just $5 For $10 Starbucks Gift Card @ Groupon Canada (HOT!!) (EXPIRED)

Whether you’re a Starbucks veteran or a rare visitor, I suggest using this gift card on one of their holiday drinks like a caramel brule latte, a chestnut praline latte, an eggnog latte, a gingerbread latte or a peppermint mocha. All of these are made with a shot or two of espresso (depending on the size you get) and are sure to get you in the holiday spirit within just a couple of seconds of sipping it!

The pumpkin spice latte should still be available at most stores as well and that is another extremely popular choice around this time. You could also use your gift card to get a gift for someone on your Christmas list as Starbucks sells plenty of drinkware and coffee beans in-stores.

Once your get your card, make sure to use it within 180 days or else it will expire. I’m sure that won’t be too hard of a task for you coffee-lovin’ Moosers, especially with the winter flurries we are about to face. It’s also only valid within Canadian Starbucks stores and there is a limit of one gift card per person.

(Expiry: 20th November 2014)

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November 13

Starbucks Canada: BOGO Holiday Drinks (EXPIRED)

Posted by on November 13, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Starbucks Canada: BOGO Holiday Drinks (EXPIRED)

Until the end of the week-end, you can take advantage of a super awesome and tasty promotion at Starbucks. Visit a Starbucks store any time between 2pm and 5pm to take advantage of a “buy one, get one free” deal on all holiday drinks.

This is a promotion that Starbucks likes to bring back every year and with just cause as it’s an awesome one! It may only be during three hours per day but it’s still worth taking advantage of, especially if you were planning on going out this week-end. I’m actually really excited about this promotion because hubby and I had planned on getting a head start on shopping this week-end. It will probably end up being more of a window shopping kind of outing to then come home and find better deals online and use coupon codes, but it will still be nice to get out of the house and grab two holiday drinks for the price of one.

Here’s a list of the holiday drinks that you can get:

  • Chestnut Praline Latte
  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Caramel Brulee Latte
  • Eggnog Latte
  • Gingerbread latte

I’m not a fan of eggnog on its own but I sure enjoy the eggnog lattee, so if you have yet to try it, then now is definitely a good time to do so, especially to get into the Christmas spirit! Peppermint mocha is also another classic but if you want to try something newer, then give the chestnut praline latte or the caramel brulee latte a whirl. Countdown To Red Cups has very concise and interesting reviews of each drink if you’re on the fence as to what to get.

The best part about Starbucks is that you can also customize your order as much as you want — well, s long as there is enough room to write on the cup. So in the case of the peppermint mocha, for instance, you could get a sugar free, skim milk, with extra whipped cream if your heard so desires. Just keep in mind that anything extra also comes at an extra cost. No surprise there!

As usual, the second drink must be of equal or lesser value. This means that you can’t pay for a tall and ask for a venti. Starbucks Canada: BOGO Holiday Drinks (EXPIRED)

(Image Credit: adamjackson1984)

(Expiry: 16th November 2014)

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October 22

Starbucks Canada Fall Sale: 25% Off Coffee, Mugs, Tumblers Etc.

Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Starbucks Canada Fall Sale: 25% Off Coffee, Mugs, Tumblers Etc.

Hey Starbucks lovers, I have a sweet deal for you! Starbucks’ Fall Sale is now on and you can save 25% off a variety of merchandise from coffee, syrups, tumblers and more.

Did you know that Starbucks’ infamous pumpkin spice latte, or PSL for short, has been around for more than a decade? If this is your drink of choice during the fall season or even if you are curious to try a version of it, then definitely check out the VIA pumpkin spice latte. It’s on sale for $5.49 (reg. $7.95) for 5 pouches that are dissolvable in 8 fl oz of hot water. Admittedly, it doesn’t boast the best reviews but I think it’s important to remember that although the VIA line of products are meant to replace the in-store pumpkin spice latte, it’s certain not to taste the exact same as it’s an instant version.

Starbucks’ Thanksgiving blend is also on sale and can be yours for $13.99 (reg. $18.95) for a 1lb bag. It’s a dark roast coffee that boasts a full body and herbal notes. It’s actually a mix between the popular Sumatra and Guatemala Antigua blends. In fact, here’s what quirky reviewer had to say about it:

A new favourite Starbucks coffee! Does not taste like pumpkins… or turkey for that matter. Very good! Will be sure to purchase again.

There is plenty more merchandise to pick and save on, but here’s a short list of the products that caught my attention:

Love caramel? Then you might be happy to know that Starbucks’ caramel syrup is also currently on sale for $6.99 instead of its original retail price of $9.95. It comes in a 350ml bottle and in case you have never tried it (though I doubt that many of you haven’t Starbucks Canada Fall Sale: 25% Off Coffee, Mugs, Tumblers Etc. ), it features smooth and buttery caramel tasting notes. I have ordered numerous caramel lattes and the syrup definitely does add a very pleasant butteryness to any drink! But do keep in mind that to make a caramel macchiato, you actually need vanilla syrup and not caramel!

Even better is that although shipping is usually only free on orders over $75, this time around the minimum threshold has been lowered to $50.

(Image Credit: Chrissy Hunt)

(Expiry: 31st October 2014)

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October 17

Starbucks Canada: Free Sample of Starbucks Christmas Blend With Coffee Purchase

Posted by on October 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Starbucks Canada: Free Sample of Starbucks Christmas Blend With Coffee Purchase

If you are a coffee lover, you will want to check out the latest deal being offered at Starbucks Canada.  Enjoy a free sample of the delicious Starbucks Christmas blend when you purchase any whole bean or ground coffee.

The new Starbucks Christmas bend will not even be available until November sometime so you will be able to try it out before it even hits the stores which is kind of fun.  The free sample will be the 50ml size and you will be able to get it with the purchase any whole bean or ground coffee.

My husband is a die-hard coffee drinker and he just loves to try new flavours.  On his Christmas list is always some fun new coffees so I am always on the lookout for great deals like this one.

If you are looking for some suggestions, I know that the Thanksgiving blend is very popular right now. The 1lb bag goes for $18.95. The Starbucks breakfast blend is also a very popular coffee and it is priced at just $15.95 for a 1lb bag.

While you are shopping for some whole bean coffees, you might want to check out some of the sale items as well.  I would love to try the mocha powder that was originally priced at $8.95, and is now on sale for just $6.95.  If you are a fan of the pumpkin flavour items, you may be interested in their pumpkin sauce that was $25.50 and is now marked down to just $21.50. It sounds absolutely delicious and would make every day feel like Thanksgiving.

If this will be your first time ordering from Starbucks Canada, you can use the Starbucks coupon STNPWEKD to save 10% on your first order. This coupon will also apply to all of the sale items that I mentioned above so you have the potential to save quite a bit.

As for the cost of shipping, you will be able to get free shipping when you spend $75 or more on your order.

(Expiry: 31st October 2014)

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September 15

Starbucks Canada Promo Code: Exclusive $20 Off $99 & Free Shipping

Posted by on September 15, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Starbucks Canada Promo Code: Exclusive $20 Off $99 & Free Shipping

Ready for some Starbucks lovin’? Get $20 off your $99 order, thanks to our exclusive coupon code.

Click here to shop @ Store.starbucks.ca now

  • Coupon Code: MOOSE20
  • Discount: $20 off $99
  • Expiry: 21st September 2014

I recently saw this hilarious meme which was poking fun at another meme that said that Starbucks Pumpkin Spice didn’t have any pumpkin in it. While I don’t like pumpkin spice or any sort of fall flavour usually, I know there are people obsessed with this flavour. How do I know? My Facebook page told me so! Anyway, this made me also realize how many of my Facebook friends love Starbucks. And seriously, what’s not to love? I am also not a coffee drinker but recently had a free coupon for a Starbucks coffee so I got a caramel macchiato. Yum. That drink went down so fast, although the no-caffeine person that I am was a little jittery afterwards.

If you want to turn your coffee into a big batch of pumpkiny goodness, look no further than the Fontana pumpkin sauce. This looks like it would not just be delectable in coffee, but also over desserts like ice cream or cake. It has rave reviews too. For $25.50 you’ll get 63 fl.oz., which should last you quite a long time, or, just one day Starbucks Canada Promo Code: Exclusive $20 Off $99 & Free Shipping

There is so much you could buy at the Starbucks Store to get your total up to that $100 mark and save yourself a cool $20. I know what you’ll use the $20 on too – more coffee, probably in-store!

At my mom’s cottage this weekend, everyone was raving about the Thanksgiving blend. They added the requisite Bailey’s to it and the below 10 degree weather did make it feel much like Thanksgiving. This one also has a 5-star review and if you love full-bodied coffee, I’m sure you’ll love this. $18.95. You could essentially buy 5 and get one free with this offer.

Like I said, you’ll also save the $4.95 in shipping fees, so you are really saving $25 on your total order with this Starbucks coupon code.

Starbucks Canada Promo Code: Exclusive $20 Off $99 & Free Shipping

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September 7

Starbucks Canada Promo Code: Free Shipping On Orders Over $50 (+ Free Taster Cup With Purchase)

Posted by on September 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Starbucks Canada Promo Code: Free Shipping On Orders Over $50 (+ Free Taster Cup With Purchase)

There is still time to take advantage of a free shipping offer on orders over $50 at Starbucks! Shipping is usually only free on orders over $75, so promotion like these are definitely great, especially for all you Starbucks lovers. Plus, you can also receive a taster cup for free with purchase of a 1lb bag of the Anniversary Blend.

Click here to shop @ Starbucks.ca now

  • Coupon Code: FALLFREESHIP
  • Discount: free shipping on $50+
  • Expiry: 7th September 2014

At first, I figured that the free taster cup included with purchase of a pound of the Anniversary blend is the Anniversary Siren’s Tail mug, but as the name implies, it really is a taster cup. Valued at $4.95, the taster cup closely resembles it’s larger counterpart in that it features Starbucks’ iconic siren on a blue background, but unlike the mug, it’s handleless. Also, while the mug can hold 355ml (12 fl oz), the taster cup can only hold 90ml (3 fl oz). Since the mug is both microwave and dishwasher safe, I can also assume that the taster cup is also. I have a very bad habit of taking hours to drinking my coffee, so any mug that is microwave safe is ideal for me as I often re-heat my coffee!

The Anniversary Blend is definitely one of Starbucks’ more popular blends for its boldness and spicy notes. Aged for three to five years, the Anniversary Blend’s beans lend a bold and spicy taste to one of Starbucks’ most popular blends. I have had the opportunity to taste this coffee a number of times and every sip has been delightful. At $18.95 per pound, it’s definitely a great coffee to give to anyone as a gift, especially in combination with this taster cup. Either that or you could also bust out the cup for guests to try! The only hitch is that if you want more than one taster cup for free, you’re going to need create seperate orders as the number of taster cups don’t increase with the number of Anniversary blend coffees added to the basket.

Since you do still need to reach a $50 minimum threshold for the above Starbucks promo code to work, I suggest you also check out the Summer Sale. I spotted a number of great deals like these ones:

What is your favourite Starbucks blend? Let us know in the comments section!

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August 13

Starbucks Canada: Set up Auto-Reload & Receive $10 Gift Card

Posted by on August 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Starbucks Canada: Set up Auto Reload & Receive $10 Gift Card

Starbucks Canada has a special limited time offer. When you set up Auto-Reload on your Starbucks card, you will receive a free $10 Starbucks gift card.

This offer requires a few steps. Make sure your Starbucks card is registered first. If it is, then you just need to login to your account. Then use your VISA (and only VISA) credit card or debit card to set up an auto-reload for at least $25. Thirty days after you do so, you will receive a $10 Starbucks Card eGift while quantities last.

The Starbucks star system (for which you are registering) is a cool little rewards program for Starbucks lovers. Every transaction you make at Startbucks gives you one star. With the program, you get a free birthday drink or food reward and a coupon code for 15% off at the Starbucks Store online. At five stars, you also receive brewed and iced coffee and tea refills at no charge when you pay with your Starbucks Card. This offer is only valid while you are still in store; you cannot come back later asking for a refill.

When you have accumulated thirty stars, then you reach the gold level. Once you are a gold member, you will receive a free drink or food reward of your choice for every twelve stars you earn.

I am not a huge Starbucks fan because I have a fantastic blender at home so I can make most my own funky drinks. However, I recently received some coupons for $2 drinks at Starbucks. I cannot help but take advantage of such great deals. On our way out to visit a friend’s beach house on Sunday, we picked up a couple of the lemonades for $2 a piece (+ tax). While we did not finish them, I combined the remaining drink liquid with some ice and fruit in my blender to get an extra drink out of them. My husband really was not crazy about the taste of either Starbucks drink, but I found the peach green tea lemonade decent enough.

I thought this deal was cool because you get a $10 eGift card free. However, I also think auto-reload programs can be a bit dangerous if you do not monitor your spending. You can always end the auto-reload subscription after you receive your nice little freebie from Starbucks.

Do you like Starbucks? If so, then what drink do you recommend?

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 5

Free Shipping Promo Code @ Starbucks On Orders $40

Posted by on August 5, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Free Shipping Promo Code @ Starbucks On Orders $40

Get your package for free and drink it too with Starbucks’ latest promotion: free shipping on all orders over $40 when you enter the code below at checkout.

Click here to shop @ Starbucks.com now

  • Coupon Code: FS40
  • Discount: free shipping on $40+
  • Expiry: 10th August 2014

Usually, Starbucks only ships orders for free if they reach a minimum threshold of $75, so a $40 minimum requirement is definitely much easier on the budget. When there are shipping minimums over $75, I always get stuck with what else to add to my cart in order to avoid shipping fees. In this case, there is only so long that coffee stays fresh, though the best course of action if you’re looking to re-stock your coffee supply, is to at least buy whole beans instead of ground coffee. Once the coffee is ground, it quickly begins to lose freshness, which is also why it’s best to grind new portions on a daily basis.

Speaking of freshness, French presses are among the best ways to brew a cup of coffee because of the way in which it releases flavour compared to a regular drip machine. Luckily, Starbucks also has a great discount on the Bodum Chambord coffee press: you can get it for just $28.99 instead of $49.95, which is a 42% discount. Looking around, the cheapest I have found it anywhere else is at the Cultured Coffee Bean, where it’s currently on sale for $34.50. In fact, Starbucks still had the 4-cup one for its full price of $49.95, but with the 8-cup, you can brew more coffee and get it cheaper! In fact, here’s what someone had to say about it:

Very happy with this French Press. Brews great coffee with no grinds!!

Keep in mind that although it states “8-cups”, it won’t actually brew 8 cups per se, but rather about 2-3 regular cups — or in a coffee addict’s case like mine: one cup Free Shipping Promo Code @ Starbucks On Orders $40

If you’re always on the go, then check out the to go mug with cream sleeve in 8 fl oz. It’s on sale for $6.99 (reg. $11.95) and is a ceramic mug in a white colour that actually has a slew of great reviews like this one:

I love these mugs — I bought a second one I liked the first one so much. It’s nice to have a travel mug that’s not plastic or metal, that is ceramic, and feels to the lips like a “real” mug. The sleeve makes it easy to hold and you never burn your hands, and gives a slight non-slip quality to the mug which I like when I set it on an uneven surface briefly (like the roof of my car when I’m fishing for keys).

Let us know in the comments what great deals you uncover at Starbucks or what you plan on getting with the free shipping Starbucks coupon code.

(Image Credit: Allison H.)

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July 29

Starbucks Canada Promo Code: B3G1 On All Whole Bean & Ground Coffee

Posted by on July 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Starbucks Canada Promo Code: B3G1 On All Whole Bean & Ground Coffee

Love Starbucks coffee? Then you’re going to love their newest deal: buy three bags of whole beans or ground coffee and get one free!

Click here to get whole beans and ground coffee @ Starbucks.ca now

  • Coupon Code: WBB3G1
  • Discount: B3G1 on all 1lbs bags of whole bean or ground coffee
  • Expiry: 1st August 2014

Are you a coffee addict? I sure am! And Starbucks’ coffee definitely hits the right spot. If you buy a lot of coffee, then this deal is for you. If you don’t see yourself going through this much coffee any time soon, then another option would be to slap a pretty bow on a bag or two and give it to a friend. You could even donate it!

Luckily, one of the cheapest blends you can get is the Colombia Nariño and it’s definitely one of the tastiest as well. Priced at $9.95 for 225g, it’s a medium roast coffee that features a walnut-like finish. In fact, here’s what one reviewer had to say about it:

I’m beyond happy that they’ve brought back a Colombian blend. This makes by far the best cup up coffee I’ve ever had.

I’m particularly excited to try their newest blend, the Kati Kati as it features citrus and spice notes and judging by the pictures, looks like it might be delicious over ice. Not all coffee blends are good when turned into iced coffees, so it’s definitely useful that Starbucks points out the ones that can be. The Sumatra blend, for instance, doesn’t feature an iced coffee in the picture, nor does it have a “how to brew iced coffee” tab next to the product details like the Kati Kati does. This is probably due to the fact that it’s too coarse of a coffee. Speaking of which, both the Kati Kati and the Sumatra blends are among one of the most expensive coffee you can get at Starbucks with the Kati Kati priced at $18.95 and the Sumatra at $16.95 for a pound.

Since a pound of coffee can range anywhere from $9.95 for a 225g bag all the way up to $18.95 for one pound, you probably won’t reach the minimum shipping amount with four bags alone. Therefore, this could be a good opportunity to fill your order with other items like those in the online exclusives section. If you’re a fan of the caramel macchiato drink, you could re-create it at home with the Fontana caramel sauce for $25.50. Same goes for the white chocolate sauce if you love white chocolate mochas. For guides, be sure to check out this Snapguide on how to make the Starbucks caramel macchiato at home and this recipe for a white chocolate mocha.

(Image Credit: Silke Gerstenkorn)

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