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How to get FREE coffee and treats at Disney! And a Giveaway!

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how to get free coffee at DisneyEveryone knows our family loves Disneyland and Walt Disney World.  We are experts in saving money and stretching a budget at Disney. How about free coffee at Disney? I have a couple great tips on how to enjoy some completely free treats on your next trip to Disneyland. My husband loves that there are now multiple Starbucks locations at the Disneyland Resort. Treats and coffee can really eat into a Disney budget; pun intended. Here’s how to get delicious Starbucks coffee and treats for FREE at Disneyland and Walt Disney World!

You may have heard some outdated information that you can get free coffee refills at Disneyland. This used to be true, and sadly it is no longer.  Don’t worry though! There are several free treats available and I am about to share about how you can get FREE Starbucks on your next Disney trip! Yay! Oh, and we have a giveaway at the bottom – don’t forget to enter!

free ghirardelli at Disneyland

Let’s start with free samples!  Did you know that you can get free samples at the Disneyland Resort? You can!  Our kids never miss a trip onto the Pacific Wharf at Disney California Adventure Park.  There we take a stroll through The Bakery Tour, it is fun to watch the sourdough being made, but they also get a little slice of sourdough bread as you walk in. Just across the way you can visit the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop where you can enjoy a free piece of delicious chocolate.  These are small things, but always worth the stop for our little snack lovers! I would love for Walt Disney World experts to share where there are free snacks available in Florida too!

Starbucks mickey cookie free at Disneyland

When Starbucks opened at the Disneyland Resort it was everything! Starbucks is a special treat, not an every day for our family.  There is nothing like sipping on a real Starbucks latte (or a hot cocoa for the kids) while walking down Main Street USA. What if I told you that you can get FREE coffee at Starbucks in Disneyland?!  Not just free coffee, but literally anything in Starbucks for free. We do this every time we go to Disneyland. Disneyland can be pricey, but little tricks like this keep it in the budget!

starbucks at Disneyland

You do need to set something up, but then it is literally no work at all!  We personally use Swagbucks as our search engine.  We use Swagbucks.com instead of Google.com for our internet searches.  That’s it.  Because Swagbucks is lesser known than Google, they reward their users with points (or “Swagbucks”) and you can turn those points in for all kinds of things, including Starbucks gift cards!

Click this image below to get started – it is super easy (And yes, you can totally get other gift cards but Starbucks is my favorite and it really stretches our Disney budget!)

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downtonw disney starbucks coffee

“What do I have to do though?” Literally just sign up and use the search engine.  That’s it. Points will add up.

“Is there more I can do to earn them faster?” Absolutely. You can take surveys, play games (what?! my kids love games, they can play them for me!).  But you don’t NEED to do anything else, they will accrue even with just using the search engine.  Honestly, I rarely do any more than use the search engine. It adds up just fine.

“But I bet that search engine is using my search information for something?” Probably.  I know for sure that Google does.  If you are worried about someone using your search information for marketing purposes you should probably go back to the library. It’s fine guys, use Swagbucks.

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We never go to Disneyland without at least $25 in Starbucks gift cards, and we go several times a year! Remember that Starbucks carries food, drinks, and even souvenirs. And guess what guys? On my last trip to Walt Disney World I bought a little something with my Swagbucks to share with YOU! I brought home this adorable “You Are Here” Collection ornament from the Magic Kingdom. It set me back $12.95 plus tax, except that I used a Starbucks gift card, I also got one for myself, and a coffee, and a giant cookie I am not really proud of eating all by myself. Swagbucks work and I really hope you will try them out.

Pin this post about Disney Parks FREEBIES to save for later!

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you are here collection disney mug

So the giveaway is over – but I have something else that is fun to read! Don’t miss hearing about how some lady stole my free trip to Walt Disney World (Don’t worry, it is totally OK now).

OK so who wants to win this cute little addition to their “You Are Here” Collection? It’s easy! This is a subscriber giveaway so make sure you are subscribed to Highlights Along The Way.  You get bonus points for signing up for Swagbucks (you don’t even have to install the search engine – but you totally should!) and for sharing with your friends, but the only requirement is that you are a subscriber here! Easy peasy reward for spending a little bit of time with our little community here! Prize can only be mailed to physical addresses (no PO Boxes) within the United States.

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This giveaway is going to last longer than most of our giveaways! I really want news of how to get free Starbucks and Disneyland to spread, so I am gonna let it ride! Winner will be contacted within 2 days of the giveaway closing so make sure to watch your email. Winner has 48 hours to respond. Should the winner not respond within the time frame, the prize is forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. Winner will be contacted via email. First name and last initial will be on the entry form visible on the entry form above.

Until Next Time ~Kate
31 Responses
  1. CHRISTINA says:

    I like to get free Starbucks gift cards from E-Rewards. I can get a $25 card every quarter…That’s $100 a year. I stretch them when they have happy hour of BOGO or complete a challenge to earn free rewards with my Gold card.

    • kate says:

      Oh! that is a good one too! And yes, we love to go when there is BOGO or some kind of special. Starbucks is a once a week type deal for us, not really an every day. But at Disneyland we always get a Starbucks treat because it is kind of a ‘freebie’ with Swagbucks!

  2. Lacey says:

    I am pretty excited to try this swagbucks out now!

  3. Love this idea Kate… I haven’t used Swagbucks in years but will start back up. We aren’t really Starbucks people but I love the idea of using the gift cards for a snack/treat in the parks!!

    • kate says:

      Yes! Use them for just treats or an iced tea at a Starbucks location – it is one of those things that just adds up and it really does help us stretch our budget when we say “OK guys, it’s snack time, you can have anything you want as long as it comes from Starbucks” lol – they love the giant mickey cookies there – so everyone wins!

  4. Susan says:

    My family and I love Disney, thank you for the tips

  5. Cindy H says:

    Yes I am a subscriber to Highlights Along the Way. I have never tried Swagbucks before, but going to check it out now. Thank you for the info. Love Starbucks, Love Disneyland.

  6. Kim Nusenow says:

    I love all the tips you have! Love a great deal , especially at Disney where it is so expensive! Thanks!

  7. JJ Wong says:

    I love going to Disneyland. We just bought annual passes after many years and have been having lots of fun spending random and spontaneous days there. I will have to give Swagbucks a try!

  8. These are great tips! I’ve played with Swagbucks but it was too time consuming to do surveys and watch videos. I didn’t even realize you could use it as a search engine, I will definitely be trying that out!

  9. Melissa Dupont says:

    Great Disneyland tips to follow!

  10. nicole says:

    We are a new passholder family – with 4 kids – so all the freebies we can get are great! thanks!

  11. Jillian Gordon says:

    What a great idea. Thank you for sharing!d

  12. Ruina Opina says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  13. Marci W. says:

    I haven’t used Swag bucks in years. Maybe time to start again.

  14. Cathleen King says:

    I am subscriber and yes, swagbucks are a great way to use as my sister has been using it for awhile.

  15. Sara Moore says:

    Thanks, this is awesome! Always love tips to make the trips even more special 😉

  16. Candace says:

    I justbecame a subscriber to you AND Swagbucks! Thanks!

  17. Maryanne says:

    Was already signed up for swagbucks solace67.

  18. Maryanne says:

    Subscribed!

  19. Shelley says:

    Love Starbucks at Disney

  20. Austyn Burns says:

    Subscriber here! I signed up for Swagbucks, but I also have a ton of Starbucks rewards that I’ve just acrued from my regular order using the app. I haven’t had a chance to test if they work in parks (anyone know?)

  21. Penny says:

    I’m a subscriber. Love this giveaway!

  22. Anne N. says:

    Yes I am a subscriber to Highlights Along the Way. I haven’t done swagbucks, but going to check it out.

  23. Kelly Fitzgerald says:

    I’m a subscriber! Love this giveaway.

  24. Mindy says:

    Awesome giveaway and great tips! Thanks!

  25. Lauren says:

    I’m glad you can get it to work for you. I think once you figure out the swagbucks system it could be very rewarding. Personally though, it just wastes my time. Every survey I try, I don’t qualify for. One even told me that my answers were inconsistent and kicked me out without giving me anything (it is possible to not prefer name brand products OR generic products- I buy both). To get swagbucks for games, you have to make in game purchases and only get a fraction of the cost of the game purchase back in SB. And then I tried watching videos, and at the end of the last of 6 videos, it took me to a scam page that wanted my address so they could send me $1000 Amazon gift card (don’t fall for that one, just because those comments look like they are from Facebook, doesn’t mean they are. It never says Facebook anywhere on the page), and I never got my 1 SB for those 6 videos I watched. I spent 2 hours on their site trying to earn points, and I only got 6 SB- which translates to 6 cents in gift cards. All of which came from surveys I didn’t qualify for. I also never received my points for searching or answering their poll.

    • kate says:

      oh wow – that is really odd. I personally only use the search bar and then you get swagbucks randomly for anniversaries or birthdays – I also sometimes find a ‘secret code word’ in the tool bar – I never play the games or do the surveys – but my kids sometimes do – we have typically not had problems getting the codes. I wonder if there is perhaps a glitch – maybe email Swagbucks directly? it really has been so good for us (I would not write about something that we don’t personally endorse) – it can take a long time to add up – but we always get our gift cards – I am sorry your experience has not been the same.

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