I have been lied to.  I was mislead by a Starbucks employee that you cannot use Starbucks gift cards at the ones in Target.  I guess the Starbucks employees have some secret feud with the Target and grocery Starbucks employees.  The stand alone Starbucks feel like they are better trained and more "legit".  I say who in the heck cares!  I only treat myself to Starbucks when I have a giftcard, since I can make them at home with my Barista for free.  I can't tell you how many countless times I have been desperate for one while grocery shopping or on a Target run.  Today it is 105 degrees and I was beyond hot, tired and exhausted.  I decided to bend my rule and buy myself a treat with actual cash.  As I was waiting in line I noticed that they sell giftcards and thought... they must take them too, right?  So I asked and THEY DO!  All these times I have walked away empty and sad, for nothing!  So, I tried a Double Shot on ice (I normally get boring Iced Coffee... only 15 cents cheaper) and I am in paradise!  Just enough creaminess, sweetness and kick.  I had to take a picture of it in the parking lot because I knew it wouldn't last the 4 minute drive home.  Thank you Target!  Boo on you lying employee!


  1. what!! i cant believe she told you that. that's pretty much the only place i use my gift cards :) gotta love some starbucks :)

  2. YUMMM...I'm addicted to Iced Chai right now. Hmm, right now DOES sound good. Gotta go...

  3. Julie,

    I just found your blog and I LOVE IT! Perhaps my craftiness needs to come out...and soon! I'm a starbuck's lover too...but only the frufru drinks. No regular coffee for me!


  4. man that sounds so good right now!!!

    i was there today and did NOT get one.
    it was so difficult.
    then i caved at sam's club and got a giant pop which i don't even like. i was just thirsty and craving caffine.

  5. LOL, you have a Coach purse, yet won't treat yourself to Starbucks once in awhile? :)