I've been so busy during the last 2 weeks, I forgot to tell you guys that Starbucks and I have decided to go our separate ways. It wasn't easy for me to say goodbye. In fact, I think there may have been a few tears involved...LOL. I decided that the relationship was not good for me or my financial future and I needed to make a change. Actually, there was another person involved that helped me with my decision.

My mother was tired hearing about me spending my hard earned money at Starbucks for something I could do at home for alot less money. She decided to give me my Christmas gift a couple of weeks early. I got a brand new coffee maker, coffee filters, a big container of coffee and coffee creamer. She was even thoughtful enough to buy me a nice new coffee cup.

For the past two weeks, I've been brewing my own coffee at home. I use the Vanilla Caramel creamer from CoffeeMate and I have a tasty drink for much less that I would have spent at Starbucks. I figure by making my coffee at home, it costs about .50 a cup instead of $4.24 at Starbucks.

I can't say that I won't ever go back to Starbucks. There will be those times when I need a quick "fix" and I may visit Starbucks here and there.

Don't worry Starbucks. I'm sure you will find someone new to take my place.

Are you breaking up with Starbucks or plan to breakup with Starbucks??? Have you broken up with Starbucks recently?

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  1. FinanceAndFat // December 8, 2007 at 10:38 AM  

    Aww, I'm sorry for your loss. :)

    I went through a similar breakup earlier this year. There were times I would go to SBUX or other coffee shops twice a day- at $3-$4 a pop (not good).

    I have also switched to my own coffee at home and I bought a Senseo machine to make coffee at work (not the best, but it is convenient and cheap).

  2. alicia // December 8, 2007 at 1:45 PM  

    Starbucks and I were never more than friends with benefits. But earlier this year I got an Aero-Press, which makes fantastic coffee. I still buy good beans (Caribou or Intelligentsia) and nice creamer, but it's definitely much cheaper. Mainly because I'm not tempted to add a croissant.

  3. SingleGuyMoney // December 8, 2007 at 2:32 PM  

    * Finance and Fat - I used to go at least 5x a week. I'm glad I didn't go multiple times in a day.

    * Alicia - Good you didn't get involved with Starbucks.

  4. Broke Grad Student // December 8, 2007 at 4:33 PM  

    I recently wrote about my friend who is addicted to Starbucks. Based on the responses I got, you're definitely not alone.

  5. Free From Broke // December 10, 2007 at 5:01 PM  

    Good luck and breaking up. For my wife and I it's a weekend addiction. We try not to go often as its an easy $10 each time!

  6. Anonymous // December 12, 2007 at 8:36 PM  

    Bronx Chica- I'm a fan of starbucks in the summertime for a frap! I hate their coffee and only use giftcards.

  7. ricardobueno // December 16, 2007 at 11:49 PM  

    Maybe you should get yourself one of those Starbucks mugs that look like the actual Starbucks coffee cup! Maybe that will quench your temptation whenever you feel it starting to take over!

    I have to admit that I suffer the same temptation. Sure I have a coffee maker, heck I even have a French Press...but what I really want is that espresso machine my friend is hiding at her house!

    For now I'll continue to brew my own coffee at home but I can't help the temptation...I just know I'll venture out at least once a week for either a Caramel Machiatto or a nice Cappuccino.

  8. dont_check__my_ip // December 17, 2007 at 2:49 PM  

    Looks like Starbucks is hurting over the break-up, too.


  9. SingleGuyMoney // December 17, 2007 at 7:28 PM  

    *ricardobueno - That is a great idea for the Starbucks mug! So far, I have been able to avoid the temptation of going even at least once a week. BTW, the Caramel Macchiato is my favorite too.

    *don't check my ip - I'm sorry they are hurting but the relationship was very bad for me and I had to break it off..LOL

  10. A-Jay // December 21, 2007 at 1:29 AM  

    I've been addicted to Starbucks for years already and now I think it's finally time for the big breakup. It's scary how I've spent so much for a cup of coffee.

  11. SingleGuyMoney // December 21, 2007 at 8:04 AM  

    *Ajay: You can do it. It is hard at first but it gets alot easier. Just think about how much money you can save!!!