That's approximately how much of my husband's hard earned money Starbucks has seen over a year. He likes to say that it is our money, but when I've been spending it like that - unnecessarily - it's his money that I'm wasting!! That's estimating 3 drinks for myself and 1 for Big P each week over the last year. That's INSANE. And I can't believe I'm posting it on my blog. But, it's my attempt at humbling myself and getting real enough to see that their drinks, albeit very yummy, are EXTREMELY overpriced. Recently I won a $25 gift certificate to starbucks. The sweet ladies just put it into my paypal account to use how I wanted. I should have done a better job at how it was used, but here's how I have used it: $2.50 used to purchase 2 of Yin's Templates, treating Big P and myself to a SB drink Sunday after church, $6.95 for a huge bottle of their caramel syrup, and I have $5.78 left on it. I plan to give that to Big P to use for my requested anniversary gift - one of their coffee tumblers that you change the insert on. That's how I won the contest, so I really should own one! LOL
This is my simple attempt to try to lure people away from Starbucks, or at least use them as a very AND I MEAN VERY special treat. Special doesn't mean grocery day with all 5 of your children - which happens weekly. Special, as in your 12th anniversary (mine is on Sunday!!), your birthday, etc.
So, I have been working on recipes for my coffee drinks at home. When I come up with one that is a rave, I'll post it here. Tweaking one from a friend of mine right now.