It started just a few weeks ago. Starbucks, in an effort to be more eco-friendly, while recognizing that most of the cups going into a trash can are their coffee cups, is now offering reusable tumblers for only $1. Besides the feeling good about not-wasting-perk, there are also some other perks to buying one of these plastic tumblers.
Look at that plastic shine. That’s my brother’s tumbler. I just found out about this because he brought one home recently. We’re both big Starbucks addicts; our local baristas know our names and orders by heart. They told him about the tumbler and how buying one for a dollar gives you ten cents off your next refill. Every time. So by the tenth purchase of coffee, you’ve got your money back. Good deal.
Another perk: they wash it for you. Because a lot of people were worried about germs spreading and contamination, Starbucks has reassured everyone that they will wash your tumbler with boiling water so that you can’t catch a cold from the guy in line in front of you. The inside of the tumbler has lines that show what size to fill ‘er up to for a tall or grande. If you want a venti, you’re out of luck.
This is actually a good idea that hopefully does help our environment. Only if people actually use them though. If each person gets one and actually remembers to use it, it could definitely make an impact on our resources. Plus, less litter on the street.
What do you lovelies think about this reusable tumbler? Will you be getting one?