This morning I stopped by Starbucks on the way to work to grab a cuppa. If you know me well enough, you’d know that my usual drink is iced latte, size venti/ large/ paling besar. So I asked for that, and spotted some nice sandwiches on display and decided to get one as well. The lovely lady at the cashier rang up my bill, and the total payable amount was RM 12.10.
Now, if you’ve ordered the same thing countless times before, you’d be well acquainted with the pricing structure. On the menu board, it says that my large iced latte costs RM 11.50. Then you add in the 5% government tax and it would be RM 12.10. So I was a tad puzzled with what I had to pay. Not that I was complaining of course, but you just want to know lah.
The lovely lady at the cashier explained the mechanics to me. There’s this ‘Breakfast Pairing‘ at Starbucks thing going on. For something like RM6.50, you get a house coffee and a sandwich. Add another RM 3 to switch your plain black coffee to a tall latte. Another RM 2 gets you a Venti size. Sub-total is RM 11.50; 5% tax is RM 0.58 so total payable is RM 12.10 (after rounding up).
So that was how I got a free sandwich when I purchased my Starbucks iced latte. Just thought I’d share 😀