Friday, January 31, 2014

Did I get my money's worth?

The following is not intended to be an endorsement of any product.

UPDATE: 2017 - This year the tumbler cost $42.40 (including tax) and a grande is $2.20 (including tax).

In December, I got a tumbler from Starbucks that allowed me to get free coffee every day this January. The tumbler cost $30 plus tax. My last free grande is shown to the right. I still get a $.10 discount when I use the tumbler but from now on I need to pay the regular $1.95 plus tax for brewed coffee. This got me wondering: did I get my money's worth from the purchase of this tumbler?

Will you (or your students) help me answer this question?

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  1. I'll start…

    That's a nice tumbler. What's it worth to you?

  2. How much is tax and how many days did you go?

  3. How many coffees do you drink a day?

  4. I LOVE this!

    how often do you buy coffee at Starbucks? What size do you usually buy? If your usual size is smaller than that tumbler, that's a great upsell marketing program by Starbucks.

    Another good question would be - when will Starbucks start making coffee off of the sale of the tumbler and free coffee in January! If you remain a customer for a year, how much additional revenue would they have made from you?

    1. I meant, when will Starbucks start making MONEY (off of you) from the sale of the tumbler.....