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Starbucks: Buy One, Get One Free Holiday Drinks (11/12-11/16)

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Yay!  Starbucks is doing their popular buy one, get one free holiday drink promotion again!

Starbucks: Buy One Holiday Drink, Get One Free

From November 12 -16, 2014, Buy One Holiday Drink, Get One Free at participating Starbucks between 2 pm and 5 pm.

Holiday drink flavors are :

  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Gingerbread Latte
  • Egg Nog Latte
  • Caramel Brulee Latte
  • Skinny Peppermint Mocha
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Dunkin Donuts: Get a Free Medium Beverage When You Join DDPerks

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Join Dunkin Donuts Perks Rewards Program and  you’ll get a free medium beverage just for signing up!  You’ll also get other perks including another free beverage on your birthday.

I started using the DDPerks program this summer and I loved that their free beverage coupons had a long expiration date.

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McDonald’s: Free Coffee (September 16-29)

Monday, September 15th, 2014

September 16-19, 2014, participating McDonald’s are offering all customers free small McCafe coffee during breakfast hours (6:30-10:30 a.m.)!  No purchase necessary.

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Recipe: Easy Caramel Frappe

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

I am a sucker for beverages, especially coffee beverages.  But since I believe that homemade is usually better and since I’m frugal and hate parting with $4 every time I want to quench my craving, I’ve been on a mission to figure out how to make my own homemade coffee drinks that mimic the ones I love at restaurants.

I have an iced coffee recipe that I really like but just couldn’t come up with a homemade frappe that I truly loved.  In my opinion the thing that puts this frappe a notch above other recipes that I’ve tried is the fact that it uses frozen coffee ice cubes instead of regular ice cubes.  When you use regular ice cubes to get that slushy frappe texture, it just ends up making it too watery and weak.  But by using coffee ice cubes, it keeps the coffee flavor nice and strong, the way it should be!

This recipe makes a very thick frappe.  If you want it a bit thinner add more milk or brewed coffee.  And if you think the coffee flavor should be stronger, feel free to sprinkle in a bit of instant coffee!

Easy Caramel Frappe
Recipe type: Beverage

  • 1 cup strong coffee, frozen into cubes*
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons caramel syrup
  • whipped cream and caramel syrup for top

  1. Place all ingredients except whipped cream in blender. Blend until ice cubes are crushed. If you have trouble getting it thoroughly blended, let it sit for a couple of minutes and try again.
  2. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel syrup.

* for me 1 cup is 8 ice cubes

Recipe slightly adapted from Chocolate, Chocolate and More.

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Starbucks: Half-price Frappuccinos from 3-5 pm. (through May 10, 2014)

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Through May 10, Starbucks is offering half-priced Frappuccinos from 3-5 pm.

Don’t know about you, but Ilovefrappuccinos!  Only problem is, I’m pretty much never out of the house from 3 to 5 pm. since the kids are waking up from their naps and I’m working at getting dinner ready.  So I seriously doubt that I’ll be able to take advantage of this offer.  Guess I’ll just try to look at it as an easy way to save my money!

Oh and one of these days I want to share my homemade frappe recipe.  I seriously think it’s better than Starbucks!

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