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That Price Is Right!

tina tang

For the past two weeks I've been trying to cut coffee out of my morning routine mainly because my dependency on it was starting to frighten me, and also because I knew I was spending a lot of money on something I didn't necessarily need. As a Seattle girl, removing coffee from my diet is like draining the blood from my body. This is obviously a difficult process, so I came up with a brilliant system to keep me on track: a rewards program! I calculated how much money I save by not purchasing my daily cup of joe, then picked a gift I would give to myself at the end of the year with all the money I saved. I know that some of these gifts may not be something I need but at least they last longer than my 10 minute morning coffee break. If any other female is going through the same painful coffee withdrawal episodes like I am, I made a useful chart to help identify your coffee lifestyle and what gift you could reward yourself with. These calculations are based on New York prices, plus tax, and assuming that the beverage is purchased 5 days a week for a year.Dunkin Donuts Small Latte: You save $519.39 so you can get a 4-night Western Caribbean Cruise on Royal Caribbean International with balcony accommodations for only $499!Dunkin Donuts Medium Latte: You save $649.89 so you will be a couple dollars shy of the classic Joy Medium Boston Gucci bag for $680Dunkin Donuts Large Latte: You save $780.39 so you can almost get a pair of these classic Christian Louboutin Knotted Pumps for $895!Starbucks Tall Vanilla Latte: You save $926.55 so you will be a few dollars short of getting a Mac Book for $999!Starbucks Grande Vanilla Latte: You save $1135.35 so you can get this Louis Vuitton Bellevue GM top handle bag from the Monogram Vernis collection for $1090!Starbucks Venti Vanilla Latte: You save $1213.65 so you will only be $100 short of 8 nights in Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, and Buenos Aires through gotmyfare.com! Airfare, hotel, and transportation between locations are all included as well as other perks such as shopping coupons and free tours.So girls, which prize are you shooting for?

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