Circle K announced a brand-new drink subscription program that charges a flat monthly rate for customers to get one beverage every day.
Rather than pay per drink, Circle K has joined Panera and Burger King in inviting people to subscribe to a beverage program. But unlike those other programs, Circle K is including a bunch of non-coffee options in their drink plan.
Here’s what you need to know:
Circle K’s drink subscription costs $5.99/month.
The “Sip & Save” program comes with one free coffee, tea, slushy or fountain drink every day.
You’re not going to find information about this on the Circle K website, or in the Circle K app; the only way to sign up is at the register of one of Circle K’s more than 14,000 stores internationally.
You only have to get 3 coffees or teas for the subscription to pay for itself.
At Circle K, a 24-oz X-Large coffee or tea costs $2.09, so by the time you get three of them with the Sip & Save program, you’ve covered the $6/month cost.
Extra-large Froster slushies — which are up to $2 each — are included.
One of the best aspects of the Sip & Save program is that you can change up which kind of drink you’ll get each day.
The Slurpee-like Froster slushies are part of the program, giving Circle K customers the ability to get the value of their monthly subscription when they get just three extra-large Froster slushies ($1.99 each).
It takes 6-8 sodas per month to cover the Sip & Save subscription.
Since Circle K Polar Pop fountain drinks cost $0.79 each for a medium (20 oz) or large (30 oz), and $0.99 for an Epic XL (44 oz), you’ll have to get more of them to cover the $6/month subscription.
But picking up a fountain soda two times a week isn’t going to be difficult for a lot of people.
Bring your own cup or ask for a water cup to share large beverages.
You can only get one “free” beverage per day with the Sip & Save program, but that doesn’t mean you can’t share these large beverages.
Ask for a water cup at Circle K, or bring your own to split these large drinks with someone else after you check out.
Want more than one drink a day? Try Panera.
Panera’s MyPanera+ program lets you get one coffee or tea every 2 hours. The price is $8.99/month, so it’s 50% more expensive than Circle K’s program, but if you’re in need of a steady stream of caffeine all day, this is your best bet.
Want a cheaper coffee subscription? Try Burger King.
Burger King offers customers a cup of coffee every day for just $5 with their BK Cafe coffee subscription. They don’t have nearly the options of the Circle K subscription, but it is $1 cheaper per month.