Breaking our several-times-a-week Starbucks habit has been easier than I expected.
One of the dietary habits that I’ve been dying to shake is our routine of heading to Starbucks a little too often. That’s a lot of milk and sugar, not to mention a lot of ‘bucks.’
Since two of the things Whole30 doesn’t allow are dairy and sugar (coffee is on the ‘yes’ list, thank goodness), our routine has had to change. Not that there’s anything wrong with going to Starbucks for a cup of black brewed coffee or some yummy tea. That just isn’t something we particularly crave and besides, we can make those at home for considerably less money.
So after two weeks of our not darkening the door, or navigating the drive-thru, of any of our favorite SB haunts, I was a little surprised to receive an email from them letting me know that they’d added a star to my account, for no special reason. (For those of you who aren’t SB aficionados, a star is added to your account each time you pay them a visit. Twelve stars earn you a free drink or food item.) I think they miss me. Or more to the point, their computer system noticed that my card hadn’t been used recently and they wanted to be sure I hadn’t defected to some other coffee chain. How thoughtful!
I prefer to think of it as Starbucks missing me more than I miss Starbucks. It makes me feel like I’m in control of the relationship.
P.S. I love you, Starbucks!