Now the benefit of being a "loyal" customer is when I walk up they pretty much know what I want. Monday through Thursday it's a venti coffee, Pikes Place. On Friday I go fancy with a triple shot vanilla latte (no foam).
This morning as "Jack" the manager is swiping my gold Starbucks card he mumbles that the price went up. Yes...a venti cup of Starbucks coffee is now $2.15. WHAT THE FUCK? That's a 7.5% increase over yesterday's price. I understand that there are increased costs to running a business and all of that....but come on....that is WAY too much for a cup of coffee.
And do you think maybe it could have been mentioned to the customers that the prices were increasing?
So here's what I plan to do. I plan to use up the remaining funds on my Starbucks card...and then quit Starbucks altogether. Maybe an occasional latte or in the off chance I get to meet someone new (date-like). But this daily thing is going to stop. I'm already saving money since making another life change; this will only help keep more money in my account.