Save up to £1 on your takeaway coffee – while saving the planet

Many of us regularly reach for a cup of coffee or tea to give us a caffeine boost, but if you’re out and about and can't bring a thermos from home, the cost of this can quickly mount up.

You can cut the cost though, and save up to £1 on every takeaway drink served by the barista – teas, coffees etc – EVERY time by providing your own reusable cup with a secure lid at certain coffee chains. Of course, you’ll be helping the environment too.

On Thursday 18 or Friday 19 April only you can get a 'free' Starbucks reusable coffee cup when you scan your Starbucks Rewards app and buy a grande (medium) sized iced drink (excluding Frappuccinos). See how to bag the freebie.

Where does it work?

  • Pret A Manger – 50p off. At all Pret stores (increased from 25p off in 2018), including cold drinks.
  • Starbucks – 25p off. Redeem at any Starbucks store or counter. The discount's 25p but it normally charges 5p per disposable cup (so in total you can save 30p with your own cup).
  • Caffè Nero – extra stamp. If you bring your own cup, you’ll an extra loyalty card stamp. Normally you’d have to buy nine drinks to get the 10th free, but with this offer you’d only have to buy five. See our blog on How to get 50+ free drinks a year using this 'deal stack'.

  • Costa Coffee – extra bean stamp. If you're a member of the Costa Club app, every time you use a reusable cup you'll get one extra 'bean' on the app to put towards a free drink when you have ten. It's not as good as the previous 25p discount which was removed on 30 Sep 2021, but if Costa's your coffee choice it could be worth it for you as you'd get a free drink after buying five with your reusable cup, instead of ten.

Note: some local coffee shops may have similar offers, but as we can't check and list them all it's worth asking politely if you can still get a reusable cup discount.

Is buying a drink at these stores MoneySaving?

It might not be considered to be frugal, but if you're meeting up with a friend for a chat over a takeaway cuppa in the park, it might not be something you should consider cutting from your budget. If you're not able to bring a thermos of coffee from home (see our demotivator tool to see how much you could save if you can) this is a decent trick to nab a discount while helping the environment at the same time.

Free tea and coffee

See our free tea and coffee page if you’d like to stack your reusable cup with free or discounted hot drinks discounts.

Where do you use your reusable cup? Let us know on X (Twitter).