As I posted here, Starbucks is one of my bad habits that is costing me alot of money. This week, I think I may have found a much cheaper alternative to Starbucks. One of my friends, knowing how much I love iced coffee, brought me a vanilla iced coffee from McDonald's. I tasted it and really liked it. The cost for a medium iced coffee at McDonald's......$1.80; the cost for a venti (large) iced coffee at Starbucks....$4.24. The funny thing is that the large (venti) coffee at Starbucks is the same size as a Medium iced coffee at McDonald's.
Here is a comparison of the savings:
- Starbucks - 5 times a week - $4.24 per cup = $21.20 a week or $84.80 a month
- McDonald's - 5 times a week - $1.80 per cup = $9.00 a week or $36.00 a month
- Savings - $48.80 a month or $585.60 a year.
Needless to say, I will be getting my coffee from McDonald's for now on. I will treat myself to Starbucks now and then though. McDonald's iced coffee is good but it's not Starbucks good!
Do you have a Starbucks fetish? Will you try the McDonald's iced coffee?
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