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If your New Year’s Resolution is to drink more coffee, Starbucks is ready to give you a running start. The Starbucks Refill Cup is one of the Starbucks winter cups, but this one has the added superpower of getting you free Starbucks coffee every day in January.
We’ll show you how much this will cost, the maximum savings you’ll get with this refill tumbler, and how you can save using your tumbler (and the Starbucks Rewards program) even after the promotion ends.
Make sure to check out all the ways you can get free Starbucks to keep the savings coming.
For $64.95, the Starbucks Refill Cup will give you unlimited coffee & tea refills in January.
The Starbucks Refill Tumbler is a matte green, 16-ounce (Grande size) cup that’s your ticket to free Starbucks coffee every day in January. It costs $64.95 and officially dropped to Starbucks stores on Nov. 15 — two days before Starbucks Red Cup Day. They’ll be selling these cups until they run out, so make sure to grab yours if you see it at your local Starbucks.
Before you get excited about filling your new tumbler with a Frappuccino, know this: the only drinks that you can get with your Starbucks Refill Tumbler are iced coffee, hot coffee, iced tea, and hot tea, and you can only get one refill per day.
To make the tumbler worth it, you’ll need to use it 17 days in January.
If you were to get the highest value item with your Starbucks Refill Tumbler (Grande Iced Coffee) every day in January without the Refill Tumbler, you would spend $122.45 — a $57.50 difference if you had gotten the tumbler — a 46.7% difference.
Here’s how much you’ll be saving with each drink and how much you need to cover the $64.95 cost:
- Grande Iced Coffee: $3.95 — 17 days/drinks
- Grande Iced Tea: $3.45 — 19 days/drinks
- Grande Hot Tea: $3.25 — 20 days/drinks
- Grande Hot Coffee: $2.95 — 23 days/drinks
You’re technically only able to get one free coffee or tea per day with the tumbler, but if you’re a Starbucks Rewards member, you get free refills on coffee and tea, so technically it should be bottomless.
NOTE: If you’re missing the additional flavors and sweeteners, you can still get them in your coffee for $0.50 to $0.80. Check out all the Starbucks secret menu items if you want to know which pairings you should use.
Use your Starbucks Refill Tumbler to get a $0.10 discount and 25 Stars.
Once the promotion is done, you can use your Starbucks Refill Tumbler to get a permanent $0.10 discount and 25 Stars added to your Starbucks Rewards account every time you visit — that’s a value of $12.60.
All you need to do is bring in your clean tumbler to your Starbucks and the discount will automatically be applied to your order. When you scan your app at the register, the Stars will also be added to your account.
NOTE: This will work with any clear, reusable cup that you bring into Starbucks.
If you’re into unlimited coffee, Panera has a subscription for that.
Looking for even more ways to feed your caffeine addiction? Panera Bread has one of the best coffee subscriptions at only $10.99/month.
The Panera Unlimited Sips Club gets you a free coffee, soft drink, or Charged Lemonade once every two hours. That means, with only five coffees, the subscription will pay for itself. Not sure if you can recoup the costs of this subscription? The Panera Unlimited Sips Club also has a 30-day free trial to help you determine if it’s right for you.