Food·Updated on Aug 25, 2019. Posted on Apr 17, 201817 Top Secret Money-Saving Tips Starbucks Employees Won't Tell YouI'm spillin' all the tea...no pun intended.by Jame JacksonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Instead of ordering an iced latte, get a triple espresso over ice in a venti cup, and then fill it up with milk over at the counter. Yep, you just saved $2. Starbucks, @aubernutter / Via instagram.com 2. Stop paying for a new cup of coffee after you finish the first — as long as you stay in store, you can get a refill for 50 cents! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF VH1 3. Instead of ordering a chai latte, get a hot chai tea and ask them to add hot milk. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Dreezy Same effect, cheaper cost. 4. Save 10 cents each visit by bringing in a reusable plastic cup when ordering — if you drink a cup of coffee a day, you'll save $36 a year. @chantallusklife / Via instagram.com 5. For all the crazy pumpkin spice lovers, recreate the iced version by getting a triple shot over ice and then asking for a side of chai and a side of white chocolate mocha. View this photo on Instagram @starbucksnottsstation / Via instagram.com Altogether, you'll save about $1 and you can have it all year round. 6. Order a short cappuccino, which has the same amount of caffeine as a tall and is cheaper. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Starbucks I don't care if it's only 10 cents — that dime matters! 7. Sign up for Starbucks Rewards and pay with the app to receive free and discounted drinks and food. @yennphii / Via instagram.com 8. That includes a free birthday drink, free in-store refills, exclusive membership perks, and the ability to order ahead. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Atlantic Records 9. Order an Americano instead of a coffee — it's cheaper than a specialized drink, but has more caffeine than a regular coffee. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF TriStar Pictures 10. Do not pay for water! The tap water in the store is filtered, and you can get a free cup of water if you ask the barista. @head_2_toe_body_waxing / Via instagram.com 11. Instead of ordering a dirty chai, get a latte with chai syrup instead — it's basically the same thing without the cost of added espresso shots. Starbucks Secret Menu 12. If you and your friend both want hot tea, order a grande, which comes with two teabags, and ask for a separate cup of hot water. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Bravo Two for the price of one! 13. And when you order tea, ask for no water — the water dilutes the caffeine and you'll get more tea for your buck. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Starbucks 14. Instead of ordering a pink purple drink and being upcharged for coconut milk, ask for a strawberry acai refresher with no water and ask for a side of coconut milk when you get your drink. @paulsfoodhaul / Via instagram.com 15. Instead of ordering a latte, get a misto red eye and add extra milk. Starbucks, @_my_little_tribe_ / Via instagram.com If you need two shots, order a black eye. For three shots, a green eye. 16. Save money by ordering a venti iced tea with no ice, and then ask for two cups of ice on the side. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC 17. Lastly, check places like Groupon, where you can occasionally get $10 Starbucks gift cards for only $5. @trademysbcard / Via instagram.com We all love Starbucks, but a dollar saved is a dollar earned. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Bravo Any other money-saving Starbucks tips we missed? Let us know in the comments!