[Stuff] Shopping around could save $60 a month on your coffee habit

If you’re clutching your coffee card in the hope of saving money on your caffeine habit, bad news – you’re probably better to switch to a cheaper café.

Research by Finder compared the cost of buying a regular flat white five days a week at 12 New Zealand café chains.

It found that the average customer would save $7 a month if they used their coffee card for those transactions but they could save up to $60 a month if they switched cafes.

Coffix, which is in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and Wellington, had some of the cheapest prices. It charged just $2.50 for a regular coffee, which would work out to $50 a month. The Coffee Club was the most expensive of those surveyed, at $110 a month.

Some rewards schemes were more generous than others – those who bought from Muffin Break would get $21.60 in freebies a month. Coffee Culture was next at $16 and Wild Bean at $13.50.

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[NZ Business] COFFIX looks to become household name

COFFIX opened its first store in Auckland in 2014 with a view to providing quality, affordable coffee and food to New Zealanders in an ethical manner.

Says CEO Amit Zamirly: “New Zealand has a robust coffee culture and many New Zealanders really enjoy a good cup of coffee. However, the average cup of coffee is fairly expensive at between $4 to $5 per cup which can be prohibitive, especially for those who like to have more than one a day. We thought the time was ripe to ‘do good’ and provide New Zealanders with reasonably priced, high quality coffee.

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