November 20, 2008

Going for the Gold

I am in a race now of Olympic proportions.

I have invested $25 for a Starbucks Gold card. So I have a year to work that off in the 10% discount that I will get. It should be a no-brainer for me. I bought it November 8th and already have $2.30 in savings or 9.2% of the way to break even. This is what happens to CFOs when they retire. They start tracking silly stuff like this.

I expect to make money on this deal but there are at least four things I expect to occur:

  • I will be more than happy with the money I "saved" by this decision
  • I will be more than annoyed about how much I spend on coffee
  • I will be more than properly caffeinated by next Christmas
  • I will be more than torn with the decision to renew for another year

I will keep you posted. Anyone else care to track along with me?


Laurie M. said...

I'm not a coffee drinker, but my husband is. We save money by brewing at home - but I know robs a bit from the pleasant coffee shop ritual.

I feel you pain when it comes to the Barnes & Noble card they try to offer me every time I go in there. Only for me, I'm not quite sure it'll pay for itself, or leave me feeling like I've got to spend more money to save more. (We've already got plenty of books I haven't read yet. Somehow though, we still end up at the bookstore.)

Andy C said...

At least with the B&N card you can buy some books.

I brew a lot of coffee at home as well. but I know in a year I am going to hate how much SB coffee I have ingested.