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In an effort to launch something in a very short timeframe, after three months of coding in off hours for stints of a few minutes at a time, I used a framework to get *something* out. This is not code I would use for a client. Ever.
In fact, if you could see my face right now, you'd realize this is a little more than painful.
But, as sometimes has to happen with personal projects, the non-paying personal site takes a backseat to quality and gets dressed in handmedown code. Thanks to VMcore for the free ride here.
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.
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!
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.
You have to send this to Starbucks Gossip!
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?
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?
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…
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.
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!
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.
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*
SERIOUSLY? That seems low-down dirty and sneaky to me. Look at YOU Mrs Flinger girl detective!!!
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.
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!!!
OK in case I haven’t told you yet today. You freaking Crack. Me. Up.
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!
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.
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?!?
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.
Dude, I could go for a venti mocha frappachino right now.
Anybody have $25?
Love ya Flinger!
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