A very thrifty woman took to TikTok to share a clever way to secure an entire Starbucks drink for just $1.08.
She claims that by ordering a free venti cup of water with light ice and then paying to add 10 pumps of raspberry syrup with mango dragonfruit “included” and lemonade, you can get a drink that more or less mimics one of Starbuck’s fruity refreshers for just $1.08 — a fraction of the typical $4-$5 price tag.
TikTokers were, naturally, in awe of the bargain order.
“YOU’RE SO SMART,” one commented.
“Oh, she smart smart,” wrote another.
However, a few were quick to comment that the hack is actually something that many Starbucks locations will not allow customers to get away with.
“Be careful some Starbucks know you can’t add flavor to water anymore, they are supposed to charge for a custom tea so people don’t finesse,” one user warned.
“Some Starbucks are now required to charge as a custom tea to prevent people from cheating the system fyi,” said another.
“PSA!” wrote a third. “It depends on the Starbucks you go to. I did this and they charged me 4$ [because] the manager claimed it was a ‘custom tea.'”
So, more or less, you should only try this “hack” if you’ve got $4 on the back-burner to spend.
If you enjoyed this story, check out this “secret” Pokémon-themed Starbucks drink.
More from In The Know: