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  • January 25, 2008

    ugh. I know why I keep going back - and so do you - it’s the damn drive through. it’s one of the few places I can go and not drag a kid out of the car.

  • January 25, 2008

    I have safely avoided Starbucks in my town, unless I need a New York Times.  Hysterical post, and since I have been seriously considering calling my local gas station over the new price of Dr. Pepper that only one location seems to be charging… I understand!

  • January 25, 2008

    There’s this drive-through Caribou Coffee by my house that I go to a couple of times a week and every time I go I order the exact same thing.  I never know what they’re going charge.  It’s always one of three prices.  I never question it though, I just handover the money.  And then as I’m driving away I think “I paid how much for this?  I don’t even like this stuff that much!”  Meth addict indeed.

  • January 25, 2008

    You have to send this to Starbucks Gossip!

  • January 25, 2008

    I’ve given up figuring out their prices.  I got a gift card and set it up with auto reload.  I just pretend I don’t know what I’m spending there anymore.  I go in, I order, I give them the little card, I leave.  And, whenever my balance gets below $10… it just automatically bumps back up by $20 from my credit card.

    Isn’t that scary?

  • January 25, 2008

    I’ve only had a few Starbucks coffees in my time, but do you know what they *are* good for? Free bags of used coffee grounds for your garden! Who can argue with free?

  • January 25, 2008

    You are amazing for figuring this out.  The free coffee and tea at my office have finally broken me of my SBucks addiction, though it was all I could do not to go in this morning when I discovered the one near my office is finally open…

  • January 25, 2008

    I don’t get it.  I don’t drink coffee of any kind.  I don’t drink hot drinks of any kind.  So starbucks is a mystery to me. 

    In fact, we are JUST NOW getting one in our town.  I know.  How backwoods can you be to just now be getting a starbucks.  Apparently Stillwater, Oklahoma backwoods.

  • January 25, 2008

    I almost lost my mind there over cinnamon vs. cinnamon dolce lattes.  I thought that if I could get a cinn. latte for the cost of latte and syrup, then the cinnamon dolce no whip should cost the same as the cinn. latte, because it’s latte and syrup still, right?  And the latte and syrup was $0.50 or so less than the dolce.  Some of the baristas got it right away, and rang it in my way, but most of them just argued with me in that non-confrontational voice.  Now I drink caramel macchiatos.  Good for you for calling them and giving them hell!

  • January 25, 2008

    Mrs. Flinger you are a genious!  I have been gong lately and ordering the new “skinny Latte” and never noticing I am paying more for the same farking drink I always ordered.  F them at Starbucks.

  • January 25, 2008

    I get the same exact drink every time I go there and am charged a different price every time.  Kinda makes me want to call and see if I can get a gift card *blushes*

  • January 25, 2008

    SERIOUSLY?  That seems low-down dirty and sneaky to me.  Look at YOU Mrs Flinger girl detective!!!

  • January 25, 2008

    I am such a penny pincher when it comes to coffee that I always mentally add up what my drink should cost and then also add the 10% for tax so I am ready to fight the fight when I get up there and they tell me otherwise. I have found that if you don’t fall victim to ordering their featured drinks and just spell out what you want you indeed do save money.

    My favorite is when I am ordering milk for my kid, 1.10 for a kid’s milk, but if I ask for it slightly warmed (yes I know I shouldn’t be warming my 18 month olds milk) it is suddenly a steamer and they charge 1.80. I fight it every time and usually win, because really how hard is it to pour 8 ounces of milk out of one of your warmed canisters into a cup rather than having to grab cold milk out of your fridge. So annoying.

    But I too keep going back. I am an addict.

  • January 25, 2008

    I’m not a coffee drinker.  I’m a devout follower in the church of Diet Dr. Pepper.  And very rarily do I find myself inside a Starbuck’s.

    One rarity was about 2 weeks ago and I got the White Mocha.  Seriously I think that while I sat in that store, I was being secretly brainwashed and actually given some sort of secret narcotic concotion because ever since then I find myself wanting another one!!  I’ll drive by and I can literally hear myself say…

    “It’s just a quick stop…It’s just a quick little pick me up…It’s just a nice little thing that you deserve…It’s just a wonderful way to warm up on a cold day…”

    It’s just liquid cocaine in a cup and it can’t be refused!!!

  • January 25, 2008

    OK in case I haven’t told you yet today. You freaking Crack. Me. Up.

  • January 25, 2008

    I’ve had a ‘skinny latte!’

    I didn’t notice the price difference, but Starbucks is something I barely get once a month or so! 

    How funny!

  • January 25, 2008

    Please, let us know if you actually get the gift card in the mail!  It may encourage the rest of us to step forward when we find out that some companies are just bad at math.  smile

  • January 25, 2008

    The price for a iced dunkin donuts coffee changes everyday in a similar “huh” fashion.  I might just make a call today….free stuff…maybe?!?

  • January 25, 2008

    Wow, that is crazy. They are charging you 40 cents more because skinny sounds better than non-fat. I wouldn’t have caught that but I seldom go to Starbucks. I prefer the local coffee shops or Its a Grind.

  • January 25, 2008

    Dude, I could go for a venti mocha frappachino right now.

    Anybody have $25?

    Love ya Flinger!

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