Turning pennies into coffee you can use CoinStar to feed your Starbucks addiction

Did you know that Starbucks runs a customer loyalty program?  All you need to do is register a Starbucks gift card and use it to earn stars for free drinks or food.  You can refill it electronically with a credit card on the website or with the phone app.  But you can also refill it using coinstar machines.  No fee. 

First, register a Starbucks Card online.

Second, bring the card to a Coinstar machine.  Use it to count at least $5.00 and reload the Starbucks card.

Third, go to Starbucks and drink coffee.