How To Save Money On Your Daily Coffee/Tea In Singapore 2018
As standards of living continue to only peak in Singapore, Singaporeans are always in search of how they can better spend their money, ensuring that whenever they spend, it would be a bang for the buck. Don’t we all want to receive something that surpasses the amount of money that we are paying? It definitely feels good to be spending on something that used to have a higher price point but you are able to gain access to it, at a lower price point.
Saving money is not something that one should be embarrassed or shy about, it speaks volume of your character in terms of maturity and how financially savvy are you. For instance, when it comes to something as simple as having your daily coffee/tea, some people would rather choose to splurge on starbucks or coffeebean.
Here are some tips to go about saving money when it comes to your daily coffee/tea in Singapore.
- Buy from a nearby coffee shop/kopitiam instead
Instead of buying from nearby cafes or starbucks/coffeebean, satisfy your caffeine craves from a nearby coffee shop or kopitiam instead as it is cheaper and also serves the purpose to keep yourself awake.
- Have adequate amount of rest/sleep
By and large, people generally drink coffee or tea for its caffeine contents, which primarily helps keep them awake and to get by the day without feeling restless and sleepy. Caffeine provides no nutritional value to your body in any ways at all, but it keeps you awake and alert after consumption. People usually feel sleepy if they are not well rested the night before, hence, try to allocate and set aside a good 6 – 8 hours of sleep to recharge yourself for the next day. You might after all not need a cup of coffee/tea to get by your day.
- Refill coffee with your own tumbler or go for in-store refills
This is Starbucks way of going green and playing their part to reduce the number of disposable cups. If you frequent starbucks for your daily beverage after lunch, you should seriously consider grabbing one of their tumbler and get $0.50 off for the next subsequent refill. How neat is this?
- Make your own coffee/tea
There would always be a pantry in most offices for employees to make their beverage at. If you are looking to save a fair bit of expense and still enjoy a great cup of coffee/tea, you may consider purchasing your coffee powder or tea bags from the supermarket or local coffee houses where they sell their own pack of coffee powders and tea leaves to brew it yourself.
- In-store rewards & promotions
Time to time, as part of Starbucks promotions, they would put up special drinks or have their selected beverage up for discounts due to a the upcoming festive seasons, or there would be in-store rewards such as their “1 for 1” promotion where you are able to grab 2 cups of starbucks for the price of 1 as long as you fulfil the requirements. Be up to date to the promotions that they have by simply following or liking their social media platforms.
- Ordering the smallest size
Size does matter even when it comes to your coffee/tea. The larger the cup, the more coffee/tea you will get, which would naturally translate to the price point. By ordering the smallest cup of coffee in Starbucks, not only do you have to pay for the minimum amount, you would also get to enjoy a cup of starbucks.
- Cut down drinking coffee/tea
Ask yourself if it is necessary to be drinking a coffee/tea, is it due to peer pressure where most of your colleagues would be grabbing a cup of starbucks back after lunch? It is totally fine NOT to be drinking coffee/tea at all, in fact, if you are looking to just quench your thirst, water would have more nutritional value as compared to a cup of coffee or tea. Consider switching over to just plain water instead.
Above are a couple of tips and tricks that one is able to adopt and go about to get a pretty decent savings on their daily beverage. You have to identify the reason behind drinking a cup of coffee/tea daily yourself. Generally, there are two category of people when it comes to coffee/tea drinking, some may drink it for the caffeine content, keeping them awake and refreshed throughout the day, whereas others would drink it for the status as most celebrities and rich people would have a starbucks on their hand most of the time.
If you are the kind that drinks coffee/tea as a premise to keeping you awake and for the caffeine contents of it, basically drinking for the sake of its functionality, then there would be no problem to seek for another alternative, a cheaper alternative such as getting it from a nearby coffee shop/kopitiam where a regular coffee or tea should range anywhere from S$1.20 or above. This would significantly help cut your expenses on your daily beverage. Broadly, if you feel that there is a need to introduce caffeine into your life to keep you awake, it might also be due to the fact that you are not having enough sleep, try to set aside a good 6 to 8 hours of undisturbed rest and sleep through the night. You might actually not need anymore coffee/tea to keep you awake anymore.
Coffee has earned its place as an “accessory” among most celebrities and rich people. Certain people would grab a cup of starbucks or coffeebean on a daily basis to portray the image that they are earning well, fashionable and trendy. Gone are those days where a coffee is merely just seen as a coffee that serves for its functionality. Truth to be told, people do actually care what celebrities have as their beverage, and if they are drinking from starbucks, people would want to drink from starbucks as well.
World renowned celebrity such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Birtney Spears, and Kim Kardashian are just a couple of celebrities who would frequent to starbucks to grab their daily beverage. Today, a coffee is the stylish choice of drink and can also be seen as a mandatory object on social media that is instagram worthy. By simply searching up under instagram’s hashtags; #COFFEE & #STARBUCKS the amount of posts attributing to coffee and starbucks is insane!
#Coffee has a total of 93,151,454 posts, and #Starbucks has a total of 31,940,163 posts