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But, I’m also a graduate student working to both pay for school and pay off loans, and studying in cafes can get pricey if you aren’t careful. The trick is to make some rules and keep them.
Here are 5 ways you can be a Cafe Scholar on a budget.
How to Be a Cafe Scholar on a Budget
#1 Be a Cafe Scholar, NOT a Drive-Thru Spender!
#2 Budget Yourself with Gift Cards.
#3 Go Low and Get Free Refills.
#4 Reward yourself with Rewards (only).
#5 BYOC (Bring your own cup):
Starbucks will give you a 10 cent “personal cup discount.” That might not seem like much, but if you were to go to Starbucks 5 days per week, or 20 times per month, that’s like getting a FREE iced tea every month. Don’t have your own cup with you? Ask for a “for here” cup – those qualify for the discount too. Plus, tea just tastes better out of a real cup.