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Crumbs: 99 Cent Iced Coffee but No Cupcakes For Me!

29 Aug

Some of you might be familiar with Crumbs, a delicious bake shop chain. And, I’m sure by now you’re familiar with my love of iced coffee. This summer, Crumbs has been doing 1 dollar iced coffees, any size. They’re delicious.

Today, I’m quite proud because I successfully drank my iced coffee, sitting dangerously close to the Cupcake display case. The options are overwhelming. Every flavor combination you can possibly imagine and then some. People came and went, choosing all sorts of amazing-looking cupcakes. But not me. I stayed strong. Don’t get me wrong, I was somewhat tempted to get a bite of chocolate goodness.

But then I thought about the sugar-crash later. And, I resisted. I was strong.

I’m proud of myself for that.

Cupcake Counter at Crumbs Bake Shop in NYC

Tell me about a time you were tempted but resisted… inspire me! 

Starbucks Treat Receipt: Deals & Caffeine all in one

3 Aug

I’ve posted before about my love for Starbucks Iced Coffee (mmmm!) and yesterday I shared with you all how much I love saving money.  So, I felt absolutely compelled to share that for the month of August Starbucks is issuing “Treat Receipts.”

Starbucks Treat Receipt August 2012 & Gold Card

As my receipt reads, “Make any purchase before 2 p.m. then show your receipt after 2 p.m. same day to get any cold Grande drink for $2 + tax.”  Did you say any cold Grande drink, Starbucks? Yes, yes you did! That means I can even get my beloved skinny vanilla latte that usually costs me way more than $2 if I splurge on a special occasion. This is great news. (You’ll also see my gold rewards card in the photo above. Proof that Starbucks is my one expense I can’t seem to bring down. Especially in the summer– iced coffee is such a weakness for me. In the winter my Starbucks spending goes down significantly since I make coffee in the Keurig at work.)

Except, you might remember a few weeks ago for That’s it! Thursday’s, I gave up having more than one caffeinated beverage a day. So– I’ve gotta remember to tack on “decaf”  iced skinny vanilla latte to that order this afternoon. I’ve been doing great so far with this and I don’t want to end my streak now! That’s right, Starbucks, you won’t get me with your tricky discounts and schemes!

What’s your favorite Starbucks (or other coffee joint) beverage?