12 Ways to Save Money at Jamba Juice

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Have you ever felt guilty for spending money at Jamba Juice? Maybe you feel a wave of guilt each time you hand over cash or a card to pay for one of your favorite treats. While overindulgence is rarely a good thing, you shouldn’t always have to feel guilty about spending money on something you enjoy. Here are a few different ways to save money during your next trip to Jamba Juice.

Social Media

Following Jamba Juice’s twitter or facebook accounts can be a great way to learn about upcoming deals, giveaways, or specials. Since many businesses are opting to use social media to attract and entice customers, checking out their sites every once in a while could be a good idea. You never know what type of deal you could find. It could be anything from a free item to 15% off your next purchase.

Deal Sites

Websites like GroupOn or Living Social always have deals for popular establishments, so keep an eye out for any deals for Jamba Juice. Such deals will usually fall under the “Food” or “Dining” section of the site, so make sure that you’re signed up to receive notifications about deals about food and dining.

App Deals

Check-in apps such as Yelp or Foursquare are another great way to find some money-saving deals. Many businesses try to attract new customers by granting check-in deals when you visit their location. These deals can sometimes be as little as 10% off an order or a free item. If you have one of these apps on your phone, you should definitely check out what deals may be available.


Coupons are a great way to save a little money during your next visit at Jamba Juice. Coupons may not always be available, but you can often find coupons released by Jamba Juice’s social media accounts or in the weekly newspaper coupon section. Searching online also yields many results for coupons you can use during your next trip.


Most chain stores have some type of holiday or seasonal promotion deal. This could be something like $5% off Tuesdays or buy one, get one free deals on Sundays. Your local Jamba Juice could even have special deals around the holidays or when a new season approaches. Sometimes these promotions are widely advertised in newspapers, on television, or on social media. Other times you may only learn about them through word of mouth.

Free Offers

Additionally, sometimes Jamba Juice will have free offers to promote a new product, to celebrate an event or holiday, or because they’re partnering with a local festival or event. Sometimes you may even find a free offer in your local newspaper or on one of their social media accounts. This is a great way to save some money during your next trip because after all, who doesn’t love getting something for free?

Gift Cards

A lot of people enjoy receiving or giving gift cards. If you have a habit of stopping at Jamba Juice, why not tell friends and family that giving you a gift card is a great gift for your next birthday or holiday present? Sometimes you may even luck out and find a sweepstakes or contest raffling off a gift card. Jamba Juice’s twitter account, for instance, has been known to have contests that reward one or more followers with a gift card.

You can also buy gift cards at below retail value at warehouse stores like Costco or on the secondary market on sites like eBay or Craigslist. If you buy Jamaba Juice a lot, buying gift cards at below retail price can save quite a bit of money over the course of a year.

Rewards Program

Like many other establishments, Jamba Juice has a rewards program that you should consider enrolling in. Enrolling in the rewards program gives you a free baked good after registration, a special birthday treat, members only rewards and discounts, and a free drink after you’ve purchased 12. If you visit Jamba Juice all the time, you should consider signing up for their Fruitful Rewards program.

Smaller Sizes

Sometimes the best way to save money is by choosing the smaller size. Of course, not everyone wants to buy a smaller smoothie or treat and can rationalize the price different between a small and a large. But if you’re seriously looking to cut some pennies from your expenses, consider getting a smaller size instead of the larger size next time you visit Jamba Juice.

Split Larger Sizes

Another easy way to save money if you are with friends or have kids is to buy a larger size smoothie and have them place it into smaller cups. As the size of the smoothie gets bigger, you get a better price for the amount. If you like the same flavor as someone else, ordering the large size and splitting it will be less expensive than buying two smaller sizes. This is an especially useful trick to save money when you have a lot of kids that you want to give a treat, but don’t want to but them all individual sized smoothies.


Are you easily swayed by all the different choices once you enter the establishment? Maybe you insist you need to buy a pastry to go along with your smoothie or that you must have that extra boost in your smoothie. These additional items usually cost you more money, so you might want to consider cutting them from your order. The next time you go to order your usual smoothie, try eliminating the additional items you usually add onto your order. You might be shocked at how much cheaper your final bill is. While those additional items can be wonderful and delicious, sometimes they come at an expensive price.

Make Your Own

If you love the taste of Jamba Juice but really want to cut down on the cost, why not make your smoothies yourself? When it comes to making copies of retail outlet food, Jamba Juice is one of the easiest to copy because all you need to create it is the right ingredients and a blender. Luckily, there are plenty of the secret recipes for your favorite flavors available on the Internet. Just put in the stated amounts and you’ll have yourself a wonderful tasting smoothie for the fraction of the price.

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4 Responses to 12 Ways to Save Money at Jamba Juice

  1. getforfree says:

    Make your own is the best way to save money. It is way cheaper to prepare your own food and drinks and take along with you, instead of buying it on your way, when you get hungry, and it’s going to be a while before you get home.

    If you get a coupon for a free item, use it, but only get the free item and nothing else. Recently I go McDonalds saving coupons in the mail. They had a coupon for a free iced coffee and a free smoothie. I already used those, just because they were free. I wouldn’t stop at there otherwise. I still have a coupon for a free breakfast sandwich(or something like that), I just never drive by it in the early morning. I would give it to my husband, but I know, he will be tempted or feel like he has to order something else because he is getting a free item.

    I pack my husband’s lunches every morning, and take snacks with us when I drive my kids to their activities, and the older kids eat at school for free. We never eat out. I might take my kids to a McDonalds playground if they pay for their kids meals with their allowance money. But that doesn’t happen very often. They know we can go to a park’s playground for free and bring our own snacks. I can make chicken nuggets or a hamburger from scratch for the fraction of the cost. We often make French fries fro real potatoes too.

  2. You’re right to make your own smoothie will definitely save you a lot. I’m a big fan of smoothie too but I just seldom buy it because I usually made my own.

  3. Ruthy Maximum says:

    I feel just as guilty when wasting money on $5 coffees at Starbucks, or $200 meals at my favorite restaurant in Italy, or $1,000 on campaign when I go out every Friday and Saturday night. Work hard and make tons of money, and who cares. For every dollar I waste on stuff as mentioned above, equally I give that same amount to either a charity or church. Well I may not always do that, but that is my goal. I will spend tons of money and work extra hard. Live the life of a millionaire and you will be forced to make that money and be successful. Don’t be cheap just spend and buy, and then work hard and make loads of money.

  4. Paul says:

    Ruth you’re nuts. Hey if you can save some money, then do it. I will tell you this, mix kail, spinach, blueberries, strawberries, banana, carrots and some cranberry juice in a shake and have that every day and you will be a healthy person. This can be very expensive at good old Jamba, so yes make it on your own. I was a fitness trainer/model for 10 years now, and this recipe is the way to go, but yes too expensive to have a jamba. I use a cheap blender and it works just fine.

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