Starbucks vs. Home Cooked


Home Cooked

Food:

  1. Bacon, Gouda & Egg Breakfast Sandwich:
    • Total $1.77
  2. Whole Grain Oatmeal:
    • Total $0.70
  3. Ham & Cheese Croissant:
    • Total $1.11
  4. Egg & Cheese Protein Box:
    • Total $1.42
  5. Yogurt & Fruit:
    • Total $2.25

Coffee:

  1. Hot Coffee:
    • $0.60 per cup for the Starbucks K-Cups at Stop & Shop
  2. Iced Coffe:
    • $0.83 per cup for the Starbucks Iced Coffee at Stop & Shop
  3. Hot Latte:
    • $9.99 Starbucks Caramel Latte K-Cups at Stop & Shop (I use the coupon for $0.75 off that comes in the box each time I buy. They actually double this coupon so it ends up being $8.49. We also recently found out that TJ Maxx sometimes carries the Starbucks Latte K-Cups for cheaper than Stop & Shop!) Ends up being $1.42 for one latte! 
  4. Iced Latte:
    • $0.99 per cup for the Starbucks Iced Latte they sell at Stop & Shop. It's a total of $4.99.

 

Starbucks

Food:

  1. Bacon, Gouda & Egg Breakfast Sandwich:
    • Total $3.75
  2. Whole Grain Oatmeal:
    • Total $2.95
  3. Ham & Cheese Croissant:
    • Total $4.75
  4. Egg & Cheese Protein Box:
    • Total $5.95
  5. Yogurt & Fruit:
    • Total $3.75

Coffee:

  1. Hot Coffee:
    • Total $2.45 (Grande)
  2. Iced Coffe:
    • Total $3.15 (Grande)
  3. Hot Latte:
    • Total $4.85 (Grande)
  4. Iced Latte:
    • Total $4.85 (Grande)

Okay, now when we look at these comparisons, we all think to ourselves "Well obviously it's cheaper to have breakfast at home but..." and the excuses start flying: "I'm in a rush", "I don't have time", "It's easier to just grab it and run to the office"... etc. But waking up 10 minutes earlier to have breakfast at home can save you tons. I have yogurt & granola every morning with an Iced Latte. If I purchased this at Starbucks, I'd be spending $8.60 every day. By making this at home, I'm saving $6.84 each day. That's $205.20 each month that I save!! Guys. You're spending hundreds at Starbucks every month and that can go to other things. Start saving!!