YOUR daily caffeine fix can cost a lot of beans. Each week we buy on average three drinks from a coffee shop or cafe, spending more than £300 a year.
Some chains, such as Starbucks, now add to this cost by charging for disposable cups — but also have handy money-saving incentives for customers who bring in their own reusable ones.
Getty – Contributor Most of the big coffee chains have introduced discounts for bringing your own cup
One of the most popular reusable coffee cups is the KeepCup, starting at £7, but there are others on the high street for as little as £1.
Here’s how investing in a reusable cup could save you hundreds of pounds a year at some popular coffee chains . . .
PRET A MANGER: Customers can now save 50p on each coffee they buy, simply by using a reusable cup. If you drink three flat whites a week — or 156 a year — at a cost of £1.79 (discounted from £2.29) this works out at a saving of £78.
SAVE: £78 per year
GREGGS: Take a reusable cup with you and save 20p when you buy any hot drink. It does not even have to be Greggs-branded.
SAVE: £31 per year
CAFFE NERO: Nero gives you two loyalty stamps for each coffee you buy in a reusable cup, instead of the usual one per cup. If you buy five £2.75 flat whites with a reusable cup for £13.75, you get your sixth free, meaning each one will have cost £2.30 — a saving of 45p per cup.
SAVE: £70 per year
COSTA: Bring down your bill at Costa by using a reusable cup instead of a disposable one. The chain offers its customers a 25p discount in store.
SAVE: £39 per year
STARBUCKS: Every time you use a reusable cup you will save 25p. To help reduce waste further, the coffee chain now charges 5p for a paper cup, so it makes even more sense to switch.
SAVE: £39 per year
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