6 Reasons Why Dunkin' Will Forever Be Greater Than Starbucks
Lifestyle

6 Reasons Why Dunkin' Will Forever Be Greater Than Starbucks

This girl runs on Dunkin'.

106
Kayla Master

Now, to start off, don't get me wrong – I love myself some Starbucks Frappuccinos and the occasional Refresher. However, across the board, Dunkin' Donuts far exceeds Starbucks. As a college student looking for a bargain and a desperate need for caffeine, I often find myself heading to Dunkin', even if it's out of my way. Feel free to breeze through my reasoning to see why Dunkin' reigns supreme.

1. Price

For a college student on a budget and you ask me to pick between two coffees just based on price, I'd probably choose the cheaper cup of coffee every time. While I do like that Starbucks has some other drinks besides coffee that I do regularly enjoy like the Acai Refresher, it just costs me a lot more. While the Dunkin' and Starbucks prices vary, between my home in South Jersey, work in Philly, or school in North Jersey, Dunkin' is consistently cheaper no matter where I go.

2. Value

Tying into price, Dunkin' for me is just the greater overall value. I can get my medium iced coffee with cream and sugar for less than $3 (sometimes, even cheaper) for much less than a small (or "Tall") iced coffee from Starbucks. Starbucks sizes are also fewer ounces, so the value at Dunkin' is even greater. At Dunkin', the medium is 24 fl. oz., while the Starbucks medium is 16 fl. oz. for a higher price. Using a little math, it's easy to see that per ounce, Dunkin' is definitely the greater value.

3. Taste

If I get my typical order (listed in point #2), I just enjoy the drink I receive from Dunkin' much better than the Starbucks alternative (without adding any extra sugar or anything). Dunkin' seems to be more sweet, which is a personal preference for me over a more bitter Starbucks coffee. I only started drinking coffee this past year, so diving into it Dunkin' was a more tasteful option.

4. Rewards Program

Overall, the rewards program at Dunkin' is much more valuable than the one at Starbucks. At Dunkin', you get about 5 points per dollar spent and get a free beverage of any size for 200 points. So if you exclusively just bought drinks to get points, it'd cost you $40. However, Dunkin' offers double and triple point offers all the times, so it's so easy to accumulate the rewards. At Starbucks, you get 2 stars per $1, but need 300 points to achieve Gold status (so spending $150). While they do occasionally offer extra star offers, it's often having to visit the store multiple times a day or buy drinks or foods you may not otherwise want.

5. Coupons

Going back to the rewards program, Dunkin' offers coupons, especially through the app, that seem to happen almost 24/7. This was incredibly awesome during the college school year because I could get my regular order for between $0.99 and $1.99 on my way to class or hanging out in the student center. For Starbucks, I find that they often don't have good coupons that are applicable to me or force to order random new drinks in order to get the deal.

6. Locations

For me, whether at home, work, or school, Dunkin' locations are more readily available and easily locatable. The only exception is near my dorm, which has a Starbucks in closer walking distance, but near most of my classes is at least one Dunkin', making the extra distance worth it.

So that basically sums up my love for Dunkin' and why I prefer it on almost all fronts over Starbucks. Feel free to disagree, though it would take a whole lot to sway my opinion on this.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Barefoot Wine Instagram

Have you noticed that you're drinking a lot more than you used to during the Pandemic? You're not alone.

I too in recent weeks have noticed that I'm drinking more than normal, and earlier in the day. I've started having a glass of wine with lunch a few days a week, something I never used to do. Although, a recent Odyssey survey shows that most Americans are starting to drink between 4 and 8 pm.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

These Phoebe Buffay Outfits Prove She's A '90s Fashion Icon — We're Replicating EVERY Single One

In case you needed another reason to love our favorite coffee shop singer.

NBC

I've always been described as the Phoebe of my friend group — not just for being a vegan, animal-loving people pleaser, but also for the false sense of confidence in my singing and athleticism.

I consider it a compliment to be labeled a Phoebe. Besides her general warmth, I was always drawn to her hippy-chic vibes and passion for environmentalism before it was even cool to be vegan or to care about the planet. The way she carelessly ran through parks flailing her limbs without a care mimicked her effortlessly eccentric style.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Elijah McClain's Case Is Being Reopened — His Family Is Still Waiting For Justice

The killing of an innocent Black man will be reinvestigated, and that news that brought me to tears.

9News / YouTube

On August 24, 2019, in Aurora, CO, a 23-year-old Black man named Elijah McClain was walking home from a convenience store after buying iced tea for his brother. He was wearing a ski mask because he was anemic and easily got cold. He was listening to music and dancing while he walked when someone called 911 on this Black man simply walking home.

Keep Reading... Show less

'Tis the season for wedding fun and if you're hosting or helping plan a bachelorette party for the bride-to-be, you're going to want it to be a blast. Whether it's a social distance soiree or a virtual party, games will always spice up the time with the gals, so if you're looking for a fun and easy one to get the party started (and everyone drunk), this game is for you.

What's the name of the game? "Drink If: Bachelorette Party Edition." Here's how it works.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Talked To My Friend About Her Cystic Fibrosis And Wow, CF Patients Are WARRIORS

Not many people can say they've had a double lung transplant.

Alissa Katz

Forty percent of the United States lives with a chronic disease. These diseases are unique in their own way, but one thing is the same — every individual who lives with a chronic condition faces obstacles because of their disease.

Not only do these illnesses require a lot of education for the individuals who have them, but for the community as a whole. The more we as a society know about these diseases, the more well-rounded (and ideally, helpful) we'll be. If anything, we'll have a greater appreciation for the strength individuals with chronic conditions show on a daily basis.

Keep Reading... Show less

We've all been there... your brain was telling you "bad idea," but your heart was saying "but what if..." and now you're heartbroken. Whether you were actually in a relationship with the person or you never made it passed the "talking stage" before he broke your heart, it still hurts!

The good news? You're not alone and things will get better. Here are a few TikToks that will motivate you to move on, no matter what stage of the breakup process you're in.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

How To Create A Summer Reading List On Odyssey

Books are the perfect summer companions.

It's officially summer 2020, and yes, we're still in the middle of a global pandemic, which means a lot of your free time this summer is probably going to involve watching Netflix. But you can't take Netflix to the pool or on the beach.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments