Do any of the rest of you feel this way? Ever since I got the Starbucks app that makes reloading my Starbucks card easy peasy while simultaneously giving me stars with every purchase…. Starbucks has been controlling my life.
Weekend Recap? Starbucks.
A treat? Starbucks.
A travel companion? Starbucks.
Well… the vicious cycle continues into every aspect of my life.
When I went to do my weekend re-cap, which I promise you… had plenty to re-cap about (if I had taken pictures, of course!), I realized that the only 2 pictures I took allllll weekend were Starbucks related and they weren’t even for the blog, they were to friends. Clearly I need to improve my blog photog skills.
Do you get roped into the star challenge? I make sure they scan my app separately for each item I purchase because that means I get more stars! I worked hard to reach gold level when I was reaching my green level anniversary, ever since then, I’ve been working hard to get 12 stars so I can get my free drink. Don’t get me wrong, I sorta love it…. but holy smokes, when the only pics you take are related to Starbucks and not what you actually did over the weekend – something is wrong. With me. Clearly. Also, when your bank account pleads for you to NOT RELOAD – something is wrong. With me. Clearly.
On Friday night, I spontaneously decided to drive up to Starkville for a night with friends. We ate at Umi’s, a local hibachi restaurant, and then went and saw Dumb and Dumber too. It was funny! Nick really really enjoyed it – I thought it was good, but I would have preferred to get it on Redbox and not spend $9 for a one time showing. On Saturday, Nick and I went to Dirt Cheap and I got 4 travel packs of Kleenex for $1.36. Not much was scored at Dirt Cheap this go around. Afterwards we had Mexican. I finally headed home on Saturday afternoon where I spent the evening watching tv and doing stuff for Mississippi Women Bloggers. This morning I went up to the office to study for my Series 65 test, made a run to Office Depot for some printer ink, stopped by a friends new apartment to eat my lunch from Whole Foods, and then went to the gym for a 7 mile run. It turned into a 6.11 mile run when the gym closed down, but I’ll call it a success. Now I’m packing up for our trip to Gainesville. I’m borrowing my dad’s laptop for the week, so I should be able to check in while I’m down there! Of course, there will be a Disney-filled day and we’ve already worked out the plans!
So what were my two Starbucks pictures?
Proof that I went to Starbucks over the weekend… My grande peppermint mocha skinny and not pictures: a pumpkin loaf that I inhaled immediately. Seriously, they’re amazing! Do y’all love those as much as I do? I also saw their peppermint brownie cake pops, have you tried them yet? I haven’t, but I cannot wait!
After I purchased the 2 items separately (hello 2 stars!) then I got a notification that I have already hit gold level for 2016. Honestly, it’s a little sad & embarrassing, but also awesome. I have mixed feelings. I spend way too much money at Starbucks right now…. no wonder I still live with my parents. Just kidding. I don’t spend that much! Or do I? Geez… I don’t know. My mind is confused now.
Now I’m off to finish packing for Gainesville, I have a sweet friend to pick up on the way out of town – Starbucks.
- Has Starbucks roped you in with their “STAR” marketing?
- What did you do this weekend?