Hi my name is Kerrie and I'm addicted to coffee.
I admit it, I know it's so cliche living in Seattle and all but I do love my coffee. I love my big grande cup with the little mermaid on it and although I hate to think of how many "beans" I spend monthly at Starbucks I'm just not willing to give it up.
Starbucks marketing department is genius because of these damn treat receipts. When you go in for your morning cup of brew, you're given a treat receipt to come back after 2pm and get any iced drink for only $2. Well hells bells...now they're getting $6/day off me instead of the $4. Damn!
I was en route to my second trip of the day and passed a chick from the office. She asked if I had the Starbucks Rewards since I was on #2 of the day. My eyes got wide and I begged her to tell me more about this program she speaks of. When you download the app (I think you can do it on a Starbucks card too) and add money to it, you use it to buy your coffee. Starbucks Rewards does just that, rewards you for using their program and after 5 drinks you get soy milk and a few syrups for free as well as free refills on brewed or iced coffee or tea while you're chilling at Starbucks. After 30 stars (within a year) you get a free drink every 15 drinks as well as a free bday coffee.
So today was my first day going in at the Green Level (5 stars) and holy cow, my normal $4.22 Grande Nonfat Skinny Vanilla Latte only cost me $3.67! I got my sugar free vanilla syrup for free, regularly a $.50 add-on. I like a good deal so I left smiling. My savings are going to add up fast!!