While ordering a double tall skinny latte from Starbucks would be easy and tasty, I occasionally get convicted on the amount of money I spend. When I was in school I could easily spend $20+ dollars a week on Starbucks, close to a $100 a month. That is ridiculous! One year for lent I gave up buying coffee from chain stores and only allowed myself to buy it from a local shop, knowing that 1. I wouldn’t buy it too often there since it’s pretty pricey at independent places, and 2. At least my money would be circulating within the community. Instead, I usually bummed the leftover coffee from my roommates and toted it to school.
Well, that really started the habit and it’s stuck. Making/taking your own coffee is not only convenient, but saves you so much money. After losing an amazing travelers mug I knew I needed to immediately replace it to keep my good habit going.
Enter the Starbucks Recycled Tumbler. Have you seen these? I’m not sure if they are still in stores, but last April around Earth Day Starbucks unveiled these tumblers, complete with a free coupon for a drink if you brought in your tumbler to have it served in. Free double tall skinny cinnamon dulce latte extra hot to go? Yes, please!