Does the Starbucks reusable cup serve you after the last drop of your drink of choice is down your throat? In this article, I will shed light on the period that a Starbucks reusable cup can be used before you think of discarding it.
When I became a Starbucks regular and fan, besides their drinks, I admired their packaging too and fell in love with their cups. That is why the introduction of the reusable cup serves me greatly as a regular customer. I can refill the same cup with several other drinks on my list from the store at a discounted price for having the refill cup. But for how long can I use the cup?
The Starbucks reusable cup can be reused way more than 30 times, before thinking it’s time to dispose of it.
How many times can you use Starbucks reusable cup?
Starbucks officially communicates that you can use their reusable cup for over 30 refills. This is just their recommended number of times that you can use this cup. This suggestion factors in wear and tear and the consumer’s general preference for the cup’s condition. Most consumers who have used the cup however say that this Starbucks cup can be used over 100 times. If you are careful with it, even more times and still get a satisfying beverage service.
How much does a Starbucks reusable cup cost?
Purchased at the Starbucks store, these cups cost just a single dollar. This amount is charged once during the initial purchase of the cup. Every time you use it at Starbucks for a refill, your charge for a cup is discounted by 10 cents. This applies to up to 10 refills. After this, using the cup at a Starbucks store becomes completely free. In some cases, continual use of the cup will have Starbucks pay you to use it. Quite a good deal for the house and you, the consumer.
Are Starbucks reusable cups worth it?
Environmentally and as a way to identify with Starbucks fanatics, these reusable cups are worth it. However, there equally are cons associated with using the cup but are outweighed by the pros. The discount that customers get from using the cup has spearheaded the Starbucks strategy of being an environmentally friendly institution and serving customers well at the same time. This target was only met at the onset of this invention. Starbucks recorded a decline in the purchase of these cups a few years after they were introduced. This is attributed to other cheaper options in the market and the fact that only Starbucks fanatics bought these cups. Once a larger percentage had them, there was no need to keep buying them as they just refilled.
Even though it has both advantages and disadvantages, getting this cup is worth it if you want to be getting discounts and not worry about the Starbucks cup disposal and being friendly to the environment.
Can you reheat Starbucks reusable cups?
Yes, you can. But I would not encourage it. This is because the microwave leaves the cup a little flimsy and might be uncomfortable drinking from after reheating. If your beverage needs a reheat, you probably should transfer it to a microwave-safe cup before you pop it into the microwave. If you do not have a safer cup for the microwave, you can still reheat the cup under low heat and still get the desired temperature.
Are Starbucks tumblers worth it?
Yes, they are. These tumblers come in relatively bigger sizes. Aesthetically it satisfies Starbucks fanatics who tend to want to identify with the store. Their tumblers are designed to store drinks’ temperatures for lengthy periods and can be easily used on transit. Their slim base also fits into a car’s cup holder conveniently.
Do reusable plastic cups expire?
No, they do not have a specific expiration date. Reusable plastic cups can be used for a long time before they are considered expired. It is important to note that upon disposing of them though, the natural bio-degradation process begins. At that point, they are not safe or healthy for use.
How to wash Starbucks reusable cup
This cup is so easy to clean before reuse. It is recommended that you hand wash them in hot water and soap before it is thoroughly rinsed. You will first need to open the lid and empty any leftovers in the cup before you wash it. After washing, air dry the cup upside down separated from the lid and straw. Avoid soaking a Starbucks reusable cup at all costs as it wears the cup faster reducing its usage period. Soaking it over time also makes the lid a little loose to grip the cup to cover the contents and that won’t be of service.
How much is Starbucks reusable straw?
These straws are available in the Starbucks Grande and Venti Cup sizes, which makes them possible to use for all the cup sizes at Starbucks. Packaged in a pack of 4 straws, you will need $17.95 to get them. One straw equates to $4.49. If purchasing outside the United States then you will factor in the shipping fees. These straws come with guidelines and conditions. For instance, being plastic, they are recommended to be used for cold beverages. These 9.5″ long reusable acrylic straws are dishwasher safe.
How do reusable cups work at Starbucks?
Upon showing up at Starbucks with your Reusable cup for a refill, the cup’s cleanliness is checked by your barista, while you hold on to the lid. Your reusable cup is then tucked into a ceramic mug before the drink is poured into it. This ensures a contactless interaction with the barista, between both you and your reusable cup. The ceramic mug with your reusable cup containing your drink is slid to the hand-off for you to pick. Pop the lid back and you are ready to satisfy your craving for a Starbucks beverage at a discount for the cup or completely free after reusing it ten times.
Can you reuse Starbucks plastic cups?
Provided your Starbucks plastic cup has no indications of wear and tear, you can reuse it to refill your favorite Starbucks drink.