Savings Alert: Here’s how I earned $218 in ‘Free’ Starbucks Gift Cards


We have a confession – we love Starbucks coffee. It has become a part of morning breakfast routine, whether we are picking up a coffee before the office, or grabbing on the go when travelling. However, when we look at our finances, Starbucks is always the pesky expense we wish we could cut down on to save more.

Here are TWO apps that have helped us earn Starbucks Gift Cards in 2021, and we wanted to help pass along the savings to you.

#1 – Dining out or Taking Out with SEATED

If you live in New York City, Dallas, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago or Philadelphia, and do not have Seated, you are leaving hundreds of dollars on the table – literally.

The Seated App will literally pay you money to eat out. The app is fast and easy, plus it helps restaurants avoid costly fees from third party delivery apps. You just scan your receipt in the app, and can earn as much as 25% back in rewards to use on a variety of gift cards (we choose Starbucks!). Other retailers include Amazon, Target, Nike, Macy’s, Airbnb, REI, ULTA, CVS, and more.

Plus, if you use our link, you can get $15 bonus after your first meal (full disclosure: we also get $15, so thank you in advance!)

Learn More or Download the SEATED App here

#2 – Shopping at Walmart and Target with Ibotta

Ibotta is a free cash back rewards and payments app that gives you real cash for everyday purchases when you shop and pay through the app. Ibotta provides thousands of ways for consumers to earn cash on their purchases by partnering with more than 1,500 brands and retailers.

Similar to Seated, you earn rewards for purchases you would be making otherwise. IBotta links directly with many loyalty programs so it is easier to rack up rewards without any work on your end.

Learn More or Download the Ibotta App here

The Bottom Line

Both of these apps can work behind the scenes to help you earn money in addition to rewards from your credit cards. This can help you ‘stack’ deals on top of deals which can yield faster reward earnings for future travel.

If you are planning on dining out, or shopping in stores, having both apps can help you save some money in the new year!

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