Why You Should Always Travel With A Travel Mug (and a list of places that offer discounts when you bring in your own travel mug)
When we got married, we gave Pete’s groomsmen travel mugs as a thank you gift. Since they had all traveled to our wedding, it made a lot of sense. We put gift cards for a coffee shop inside because when you travel, you need to keep your travel mug filled.
When we travel, we always have travel mugs with us. Even if we’re just traveling to the local farmers’ market to sell Pete’s sauce, I still always take my coffee in a travel mug. In fact, you should always travel with a travel mug. (And if you want to travel with the cute one in the above image, you can purchase it here).
Why You Should Always Travel With A Travel Mug
When you start out on your trip, you can start out with a filled travel mug. Free coffee if you fill it at home. On the rest of your trip, there are actually a bunch of places that will give you a discount for using your own mug too. If you drink a lot of coffee, that savings adds up and turns into a free cup eventually.
To make it easier, I put together a list of coffee shops that will give you a discount if you use your own mugs. Be sure to look for these on your next road trip.
Caribou Coffee: Get a $.50 discount on any drink when you bring in a Caribou Coffee-branded travel mug.
Dunkin’ Donuts: Get discounted refills when you use a specific Dunkin’ Donuts travel mug. Purchase that mug and you can get it filled for cheap. You can also get that mug filled at the other places that give you a discount for bringing in your own mug.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: Get discounted refills when you bring in a travel mug. It can be any mug, too.
Flying J: Get discounted refills when you fill up a specific travel mug.
McDonald’s: I’ve gotten my travel mug filled up there, but no discounts. That’s fine, especially when McDonald’s is offering the $1 any size promotion. If you prefer specialty coffees, be sure to scan your McDonald’s app because your sixth one will be free.
Peet’s Coffee & Tea: Bring in your own mug, get a $.10 discount.
Pilot: Get discounted refills when you fill up a specific travel mug.
Port City Java: This coffee shop is local to me, so if you’re in the Wilmington, NC area, stop in for a coffee and save $.25 if you bring in your own mug.
Starbucks: Get a $.10 discount if you bring in any travel mug. You can purchase Starbucks travel mugs in store, but you don’t need to use them to get a discount.
Tim Horton’s: Get a $.10 discount if you bring in any travel mug.
If you’re looking for new travel mugs, be sure to check out travel mugs on Amazon.
Do you know of any stores offering a discount when you travel with your own travel mug? Be sure to let me know in the comments so I can add it to the post.