I really enjoy reading LifeAsMom.com so today I thought I’d participate in her weekly roundup of Frugal Friday posts.
It’s gotten colder outside (hallelujah!) so my desire to drive through Cups has been increasing daily, but let’s face it, doing so on a regular basis just isn’t in the budget right now…and you know what? I’m starting to think it probably shouldn’t be…the fact that going to Starbucks about twice a week costs as much as sponsoring another child each month really makes me stop to think before I drink. Not to mention the fact that my husband is not a coffee drinker and doesn’t see a coffee budget as a necessity around here, so….
I buy a $2.50 can of whipped cream. And, when I make my favorite coffee (or any coffee…or hot chocolate for that matter), I flavor it just right and top it with the sweet stuff, then sit down with my cup, close my eyes, take a sip and pretend I paid $4 for it.
Oh, there’s still a time for Starbucks (like every time I go to Target) or Cups (when I meet up with a friend or my husband takes me there for a treat), but most often I find a little whipped cream goes a long way toward keeping me warm and cozy and our budget on track.
Of course…until November 21, all Holiday Drinks at Starbucks are buy one, get one free from 2-5 p.m., so….