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I’m giving away some more free stuff so the Internet will love me. Love me, Internet! Love me! I am the uncle you never see who tries to buy your affection with snow globes from Florida! I’ve got seven Starbucks cards worth $5 each that I will give away to seven randomly selected readers. To enter, leave a comment on this entry specifying what you’ll buy with your $5 card, which could be a coffee or an item from their new line of breakfast items. Yesterday I had the pumpkin and cream cheese muffin and it almost made the pain of the day go away. Almost.

ETA: This is open to international readers too, though I don’t know if the cards work internationally. It would also help if you actually have a Starbucks near you.

ETA: Whoops, I forgot to set a deadline! Comment on this entry by 11:59pm on Sunday, October 12 to qualify.

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Sarah • October 9, 2008 at 9:48 am

Power Protein Plate, baby!

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Jill • October 9, 2008 at 9:50 am

Caramel machiatto. Do we really need anything else in life? I think not.

Although, the pumpkin cream cheese muffin would be a nice accompaniment!!

=)

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s • October 9, 2008 at 9:50 am

umm, pick me? (randomly, of course.)

i even made my email legit.

not to be a jerk and just post on this entry. i read the other ones, too.

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s • October 9, 2008 at 9:52 am

oh, oops. i would get one of their fruit stella things.

STELLAAAAAAAA!

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o-line • October 9, 2008 at 9:55 am

A 16 ounce, sugar-free vanilla latte with skim milk. Mmmm.

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Penny • October 9, 2008 at 9:59 am

I love the fall items at Starbucks. I am all about their pumpkin cream cheese muffins with a caramel apple cider. Yea for fall!

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SARA J • October 9, 2008 at 10:03 am

mmm. steaming venti bold brew of the day, black. it’s the fastest way to feel like a human in the morning.

hope everything is going well for you, love reading your posts.

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Stacy • October 9, 2008 at 10:03 am

A very delish and horrid caramel macchiato! Yum!!

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Mary • October 9, 2008 at 10:04 am

Coffee. A big one. With some sort of chemical sweetener. :)

Mary

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Jen • October 9, 2008 at 10:10 am

Oooh, yay.

Pumpkin spice latte, of course!

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Helen • October 9, 2008 at 10:10 am

Decaf skim peppermint mocha – but WITH the whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Really, it’s the one and only thing I like at Starbucks.

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Natalie • October 9, 2008 at 10:13 am

Grande Skim Latte and ONE double chocolate chip cooke ..mmmmmm

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Ashley • October 9, 2008 at 10:15 am

A pumpkin spice latte! I dream of these when they’re not in season. I haven’t had one yet this fall, so I’m definitely looking forward to it.

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tina • October 9, 2008 at 10:15 am

Venti Unsweetened Ice Green Tea and a Spinach Feta Wrap…it’s a wee bit over 5 bucks but I can cover the rest.

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Rhonda • October 9, 2008 at 10:20 am

Hi-

Just bought your book and it came in the mail yesterday- started reading it right away!

Coffee and a book- my favorite thing! Pumpkin Spice latte all the way. YUM.

Thank you,

Rhonda

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Lori • October 9, 2008 at 10:25 am

I want to try their new oatmeal!

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Katie • October 9, 2008 at 10:27 am

Pumpkin Spice Latte!

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marla • October 9, 2008 at 10:27 am

coffee… black…or maybe just a travel mug.

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Jess • October 9, 2008 at 10:27 am

COFFEE!!! Two of them, as a matter of fact. I’d even have 70 cents left over for … a crumb of something? I don’t know.

BUT COFFEE!!!!!!one!1

I’m not addicted at all, no.

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Karoline • October 9, 2008 at 10:31 am

Definitely would get a pumpkin spice latte (the essence of autumn in one drink – how can you beat that?), and a toffee almond bar!

Pick me, oh random number generator!

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Elizabeth • October 9, 2008 at 10:44 am

If I win I’ll buy the biggest Pumpkin Spice Latte money can buy. Gluten Free!

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Anne • October 9, 2008 at 10:44 am

I love Starbucks, so it’s a pretty tough question. I’d probably opt for a skinny latte with sugar free caramel syrup, though. :)

Love the blog, by the way. And the book!

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M • October 9, 2008 at 10:45 am

I would buy a non-fat Pumpkin Spice latte. I love fall flavors.

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Shannon • October 9, 2008 at 10:46 am

Well, since I’m pregnant, it’ll have to be a decaf for me.

I think I’d have to get a decaf skinny cinnamon dolce latte with a Splenda.

Yeah, so I can’t have the caffeine but I sure will take the chemical sweetener! Maybe my baby will have 3 eyes instead of just the two! ;)

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Aine • October 9, 2008 at 10:49 am

I’d probably buy my usual: nonfat latte. But I might throw some protein in there, and make it a mocha if I was feeling especially decadent that day.

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Just_Kelly • October 9, 2008 at 10:50 am

A a hot apple cider and perfect oatmeal! MMMMmmmm…

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Faye • October 9, 2008 at 10:55 am

Coffee!!!

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Kim • October 9, 2008 at 10:56 am

The new Signature hot chocolate with whipped cream and cinnamon sprinkled on top to help get myself through the cold New England winter.

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Julie • October 9, 2008 at 10:56 am

Since I’m poor I haven’t been having Starbucks lately! I’d bet a Grande Non Fat White Mocha and an apple fritter. That is the only time I ever get apple fritters. Yuummmm

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Kat • October 9, 2008 at 10:56 am

Pumpkin Skinny Latte & a Hot Chocolate for my little guy – hhhmmm yummy! :)

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Jennifer • October 9, 2008 at 10:56 am

Strawberries and Creme! Mmmm… I could branch out and try a different flavor, but why when that one is SO GOOD?

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Paige • October 9, 2008 at 10:57 am

I really want to try their new oatmeal with dried fruit mix-ins!

Sounds yummy!

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Monica • October 9, 2008 at 10:59 am

I’d get a vanilla chai latte!!

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Sheila • October 9, 2008 at 11:00 am

A hot chocolate for me, caramel apple cider for my husband.

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Kelly • October 9, 2008 at 11:02 am

Mint hot chocolate!

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ana • October 9, 2008 at 11:03 am

Oooh, good question! I’d get a nonfat latte, and if I was feeling skinny that delicious pumpkin cream cheese muffin, or if not so skinny, the power protein plate.

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Claudia • October 9, 2008 at 11:03 am

Grande Valencia Latte – probably decaf (it’s for the best for everyone)… :o)

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Monica • October 9, 2008 at 11:03 am

Skim Pumpkin Latte and a pumpkin muffin…

Ok that’s more that $5 but I can swing a few bucks :-)

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ann • October 9, 2008 at 11:03 am

I’m all about the raspberry skim lattes. yum.

I definitely will NOT be getting any pumpkin scones. they are delicious, but not worth the 600 calories. evil.

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BMary • October 9, 2008 at 11:04 am

Caramel macchiato. Ahhhh, caramel macchiato.

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BB • October 9, 2008 at 11:04 am

Since I”m down to $4.00 in my checking account (sigh…pay day is tomorrow) I would order a Tall non fat decaf latte and use my coupon I have for a free bowl of their new oatmeal! Yum! Yes, I can survive the economy-my new mantra.

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JJ • October 9, 2008 at 11:05 am

Mmmm…. I would buy a Grande Skinny Hazelnut Latte and one of those yummy granola bars and then leave a big tip for the cute Starbucks barista (baristo? it is a man) at the store by my work =)

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Nancy • October 9, 2008 at 11:06 am

I’d get their oatmeal with fruit and as much nonfat-latte as the five bucks would stretch to. :)

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Amy • October 9, 2008 at 11:06 am

I’d so buy a light Pumpkin Spice Frap…mmm…I love the Fall!

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Wryly • October 9, 2008 at 11:06 am

Yep – coming out of lurkdom for the chance at $5!

I think I’d try the Protein Plate.

Or something with lots of chocolate.

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Jen • October 9, 2008 at 11:07 am

I’d save it until Christmastime and get one of their Peppermint Mochas. That’s my absolute favorite thing at the ‘bucks.

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Lori • October 9, 2008 at 11:07 am

I have not tried the pumpkin muffin yet – sounds yummy!

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Jaime • October 9, 2008 at 11:09 am

I’m a Starbucks newbie, so I would use it to buy something other than the hot chocolate I always get! Maybe something with pumpkin..

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Melody • October 9, 2008 at 11:09 am

I’m hoarding ww points to have a pumpkin scone with yummy frosting and pumpkinny goodness… and vitamin A, right? If that plan falls through, I do love a skinny hazelnut latte and I might try the oatmeal. I appreciate healthier options and think that the restaurants offering them should be rewarded with my patronage!

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Dawn • October 9, 2008 at 11:10 am

Hot Venti Americano with 2 raw sugars and a little bit of room

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Jordanna • October 9, 2008 at 11:11 am

A Shaken Green Tea and something delicous like a coffee cake…no wait i’m a fat kid….nope….I was right probably a coffee cake. :)

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Lauren P • October 9, 2008 at 11:11 am

Ohhh, Pumpkin Spice latte…yummy!

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Jen @ The Short Years • October 9, 2008 at 11:12 am

I love a tall nonfat vanilla latte. I know that’s probably the boringest drink the make. What can I say? I like vanilla.

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Crystal • October 9, 2008 at 11:12 am

Since I’ve officially lost 15 pounds and have been to the gym at least 4 days a week for the past bit, I would totally use it as a cheat card and get a double chocolate chip frappe.

And then die happy.

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Krys • October 9, 2008 at 11:12 am

Definitely get the Power Protein Plate, minus the bagel, plus a sugar free pumpkin pie latte. Heaven! :)

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Jeanne • October 9, 2008 at 11:13 am

Pumpkin spice latte! Although the pumpkin cream cheese muffin sounds yummy too!

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Karen • October 9, 2008 at 11:14 am

Well, I live in the subtropics, so if they still have their frozen lemonade, I will get that. If not, perhaps one of those pumpkin and cream cheese muffins will put me in the fall mood without cold air and turning leaves…….

Karen

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ladyloo • October 9, 2008 at 11:16 am

pumpkin & cream cheese muffin?!?! *drools*

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coraspartan • October 9, 2008 at 11:18 am

White chocolate mocha latte.

Or maybe the pumpkin spice latte.

Or the peppermit mocha latte.

All of the above would be skim, of course.

Yummmm….

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Amy • October 9, 2008 at 11:19 am

I am a fan of Mocha Light Frappuccinos… and when they have the mint version available, those can be even better! Except the chocolate chunks get stuck in the straw sometimes.

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Terri in Sunnyvale, CA • October 9, 2008 at 11:20 am

A double-tall vanilla latte and slice of that pumpkin spice loaf cake with the ginger icing. Yum!

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mary • October 9, 2008 at 11:21 am

Oooh…I’d get a big ‘ol skinny Carmel Macciato, stirred.

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Jamie/penguinsandladybugs • October 9, 2008 at 11:23 am

Although I totally get your statement regarding the pumpkin cream cheese muffin, because I had one the other day and WOW!!!! YUM!!!! But, I would likely have a Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte, because I could have a couple of those a day….and my sister told me to try one blended next time I need a cold drink. So….Pick ME Please!

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Jenny • October 9, 2008 at 11:23 am

$5 is almost enough to get a bottle of one of their flavoring syrups. I would probably get Almond for me, or Cinnamon Dolce for my spouse. Num num.

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SarahD • October 9, 2008 at 11:24 am

Pick me! Pick me!

Soon, very soon, the pepermint mochas will be back…decaf, skim, no-whip Venti!!!

Thanks

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Kate • October 9, 2008 at 11:26 am

I would put it towards a whole box of Zen Green Tea!!!!

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rachel crisman • October 9, 2008 at 11:28 am

My all time fav is peppermint mocha and I would have one of them with this card!! Yummy!!

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e • October 9, 2008 at 11:28 am

The new love of my life: a grande non-fat iced latte with an extra shot of espresso. Mmmmm…

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Inny • October 9, 2008 at 11:28 am

Of course, I’ll enter! I’m a coffee junkie!

I count as international during my study abroad semester, but I have a local US adress…just in case I get lucky :D

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cam • October 9, 2008 at 11:31 am

In the days of yore I would have bought a Spinach and Cheddar biscuit, but they are gone now. Today I’d buy a Soy Chai Latte (Venti)

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Kristin • October 9, 2008 at 11:33 am

Green Tea Frappachino…Just beacuse I like it and it makes me happy… mmmmmm so good

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Lisa B. • October 9, 2008 at 11:34 am

Sugar-free vanilla soy latte and blueberry coffeecake!! Have a great day!

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G.G. • October 9, 2008 at 11:34 am

I would get a venti skinny cinnamon dolce latte, with a tip to the barista. That should take up the $5 (and maybe a little of the change in my pocket).

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Amanda • October 9, 2008 at 11:35 am

Caramel machiatto. Or I might try some of their new breakfast stuff! I love Starbucks, so anything I got would make me happy!

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Danielle • October 9, 2008 at 11:37 am

Hi, I’m hoping you pick me! I live in Canada, but will be visiting Buffalo to do some shopping on Monday, and I bet I could use a pick-me-up in the afternoon.

I’d get a double shot of espresso, and pretend i’m in Paris. (I may have to close my eyes and use a lot of imagination!) Sorry, Buffalo…ers? Buffaloians? But besides a pretty decent mall, what else do you do in Buffalo?

Thanks! db

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Narya • October 9, 2008 at 11:39 am

I would manage to get two meals out of it: I’d get my usual for breakfast (5 shots of decaf over ice, with a little chocolate & half & half mixed in, a.k.a. extra-shot decaf venti americano, no water; luckily I have the local baristas trained, so I don’t have to actually SAY this order), but then I’d treat myself to a Vivanno (orange mango, please) for lunch.

Their oatmeal is actually pretty decent–it inspired me to get some Bob’s Red Mill hot cereals to keep in my drawer at work for breakfast.

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Christina • October 9, 2008 at 11:41 am

I would have a venti skinny sugar free cinnamon dolche dark roast coffee. I have too much weight still to loose and this would fit my flavour craving to a T! And no guilt trip ticket – I’m a travel agent for guitly pleasures.

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Page • October 9, 2008 at 11:41 am

I would buy a pumpkin spice latte. Mmmmm! Or save it for a Peppermint Mocha closer to the holidays.

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Rachael • October 9, 2008 at 11:41 am

The pumpkin cream cheese muffin is back???? Oh, yummo! I tried to make pumpkin muffins last night but they came out rock hard. Trying to figure out if I can call them “scones” and serve them at my open house…

I would buy a venti skiny caramel latte in the drive through so I don’t have to see those yummy muffins.

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Jen • October 9, 2008 at 11:42 am

I’m all hung up on Chai these days. So probably a Chai Latte. mmmm

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will coleda • October 9, 2008 at 11:43 am

As much seasonal, pumpkin-flavored, splenda-saturated, caffeinated goodness as 5 dollars will get.

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Barb • October 9, 2008 at 11:44 am

I would get either a Pumpkin Spice Latte or a Peppermint Mocha.

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Leah! • October 9, 2008 at 11:45 am

Venti Skinny Caramel Iced latte, or “the usual” according to my favorite barista. Please! Fund my addiction!

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Kyle • October 9, 2008 at 11:46 am

I’m like Britney, I’ll drink a frap, baby! Except mine will be “light.”

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Jenn • October 9, 2008 at 11:47 am

Nothing says fall to me like Carmel apple cider!

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Melissa Baldwin • October 9, 2008 at 11:48 am

MMMM… I would get the Spinach Feta wrap!!!!

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Debbie • October 9, 2008 at 11:51 am

Venti decaf, non fat Latte with No foam….yum….!

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randy blair • October 9, 2008 at 11:52 am

Iced cappuccino sounds cool and tastes great!

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Whitney • October 9, 2008 at 11:53 am

definitely a strawberries and cream frappuccino. mmmmmm.

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Lisa TV • October 9, 2008 at 11:54 am

I’d buy a skinny vanilla latte – my fave!

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Muzna • October 9, 2008 at 11:55 am

Grande, non-fat iced latte. Simple, no-fuss.

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Cathy Brown • October 9, 2008 at 11:55 am

I would definitely try the Perfect Oatmeal…sounds yummy on a cool morning!

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Amanda • October 9, 2008 at 11:59 am

Pumpkin Spice Latte. Yumm…it’s one of the best things about fall. :)

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Laura • October 9, 2008 at 11:59 am

Venti, non-fat, sugar-free Caramel Machiatto..a little less guilt and still tastes good..woo hoo!

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April • October 9, 2008 at 12:00 pm

I’d get one of the new pumpkin spice lattes that I’ve heard good things about. I think you can get it light (I guess made with non fat milk?) for 4.5 or 5 WW points.

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Carrie • October 9, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Caramel Apple Cider for sure :)

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Cindi B. • October 9, 2008 at 12:04 pm

This is a GREAT giveaway! I love Starbucks–and I don’t even drink coffee.

I’d love to try one of the new breakfast sammiches– they look yummy!

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Donna • October 9, 2008 at 12:04 pm

Pumpkin spice skinny latte — I love it when they’re in season!

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Laura • October 9, 2008 at 12:05 pm

First of all, I love your site. And your story. And the way you tell it.

Secondly, were I to win, I would buy as many Pumpkin Spice Lattes as $5 will buy me. MMMMM!

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Sheena Martin • October 9, 2008 at 12:07 pm

I have been wanting to try the power protein plate or the oatmeal, but I might do my fall back drink of venti skinny cinnamon dolce latte.

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Robin • October 9, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Yum, I’m going to get the Spinach, Roasted Tomato, Feta & Egg Wrap!

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maxie • October 9, 2008 at 12:10 pm

What I SHOULD get is a non-fat cappuccino. What I WILL get is a caramel macchiato. Pickmepickmepickmeadinfinitum

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Carol • October 9, 2008 at 12:11 pm

I don’t really like Starbucks…I know, I might as well declare that I don’t like kittens are Christmas either. But, my dh loves him some good coffee, so I’m entering in the hopes of winning him a cup or two.

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Janie aguilar • October 9, 2008 at 12:19 pm

I will take a pumpkin and cream cheese muffin please…..;-)

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Kari • October 9, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Umm – I think I might have to try that pumpkin and cream cheese muffin with a tall white mocha latte – a special treat after having healthy oatmeal all week!

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Alisha • October 9, 2008 at 12:21 pm

I will have to say good old white chocolate mocha….if I get anything else even if it is good, I wish I got a white chocolate mocha. Same thing happens to me in restaurants with dinners.

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Shana • October 9, 2008 at 12:21 pm

I am the Internet and I promise to love you long time if you pick me.

Vivanno, all the way!

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Kim • October 9, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Whatever the largest darkest cup of coffee is and I’ll dump some creamer into it. Let’s see….I’ll spend the remainder on a tasty muffin or cookie that has chocolate in it.

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Pam • October 9, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Coffee frappucino, please!

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Christy • October 9, 2008 at 12:25 pm

I would buy a chai tea latte, skim milk, no sugar :)

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Karen Henderson • October 9, 2008 at 12:27 pm

Hello,

I would buy a venti pumpkin latte (with skim). It would be such an indulgence for me that I would probably have to go to confession shortly afterwards.

Thank you for your consideration. And for this very inspirational blog.

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Amy • October 9, 2008 at 12:31 pm

I would buy a large vanilla soy latte & use whatever was leftover towards the oatmeal. And if you could bring it to me right now, that would be terrific.

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Sally • October 9, 2008 at 12:33 pm

A venti skinny vanilla latte… yum! It has big taste with none of the guilt :).

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Barb • October 9, 2008 at 12:34 pm

iced skinny caramel latte

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HK • October 9, 2008 at 12:34 pm

Cafe Americano. Nice and basic, and generally consistent in quality. I’m kind of finicky about buying prepared coffee products. I blame it on my 3 months of being a coffee barista years ago.

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Megan • October 9, 2008 at 12:37 pm

I’ll have the Grande Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate please–with nonfat milk and whipped cream of course! Num Yummy!

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Kay • October 9, 2008 at 12:39 pm

We do have Starbucks here in New Zealand although I have only ever been once.. I would have a hot chocolate, sitting in one of the velvet chairs in the window.

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Melissa • October 9, 2008 at 12:39 pm

Grande Non-Fat Starbucks Double shot on ice.

Because caffeine is the only thing keeping me alive at this point. I’m a grad student who decided she didn’t have time for sleep no more.

Honestly, if i could but an IV with caffeine in my arm, i would.

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Christy • October 9, 2008 at 12:39 pm

I love the Vivanno line, the orange mango one, yum!! The oatmeal looks great too — I’d like to try it! I didn’t know they had that!!

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QueenB • October 9, 2008 at 12:39 pm

$5 Starbucks card = luxurious. I’m unemployed right now so the thought of a non-homemade brewed cuppa is like a dream.

That said, I’d make my dollars stretch. At $1.90 each, I’d make two separate trips (in the span of 2 weeks) for a Tall Iced Coffee w/1 splenda and HH.

And on my last trip, if I was a good hen and stuck to my workout plan, I’d use the last $1.20 towards a scone or fritter and then just sit there and people watch and read a book or something. That really is what I miss most about not going out for coffee.

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missy • October 9, 2008 at 12:41 pm

I’d have one of the new portabello mushroom piadini and an iced venti unsweetened black tea.

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Lindsey • October 9, 2008 at 12:45 pm

I would buy a grande non-fat latte… and on a second trip, a venti shaken iced black tea…mmmm. :) I’m such a coffee/tea addict (it’s what I replaced soda with when I started losing weight).

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Natalie • October 9, 2008 at 12:49 pm

I’d buy a caramel macchiato for my fiance…because he LOVES them but only splurges on special occasions!

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Kimberly Strickland • October 9, 2008 at 12:49 pm

Anything that says mocha in the title is my friend.

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QueenAlpo • October 9, 2008 at 12:51 pm

I swore off the pumpkin cream-cheese muffins last year after I realized eating them every time I passed a Starbucks was getting too close to a habit … the kind you go to jail for.

And I’ve already figured my Pumpkin Spice Lattes (or Cinnamon Dolce Lattes) into my weekly budget, so I wouldn’t get that either…

But I might finally get up the guts to try that new Perfect Oatmeal everyone’s drooling over.

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galnoir • October 9, 2008 at 12:55 pm

2 grande americanos @ 2.38 each (including tax) = 4.76. And a little leftover toward a tip.

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shelbney • October 9, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Cafe Americano and a huge chocolate chip cookie! They are so freakin fab! I live in Dayton Ohio and ya know since we’re practically neighbors and all…

But if I did get picked I’d have to hide it from my husband, I think they are having an affair.

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Inny • October 9, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Ouch, I was supposed to write what I’ll order…This is what happens when I read blogs during my lunch break.

So, it will be a tall caramel frapuccino (I don’t know if I spelled that right). I’m still debating on whether to get it with whipped cream.

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Karen • October 9, 2008 at 1:07 pm

I’ll have one of the seasonal coffees such as Pumpkin spice or peppermint. I love them but only get it once a year as a treat. I may pay a little extra to add in a pastry, you never know, if they look good enough and I’m hungry.

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maggie • October 9, 2008 at 1:10 pm

I would buy a large tea (1 teabag) and some oatmeal!

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Sarah • October 9, 2008 at 1:15 pm

A venti non-fat iced chai latte with 5 pumps OR since it would be free possibly a venti iced chai latte with soy milk. Milk has not been my friend lately, but I’m scared to try something with soy milk, but if it was free I might be more willing to try it out.

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asithi • October 9, 2008 at 1:22 pm

I will buy my husband a latte and me a black iced tea.

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Joni • October 9, 2008 at 1:24 pm

Tazo Chai Frappuccino Blended Creme

I don’t like coffee, but Oh. My. Goodness. These chai frappucinos are AWESOME!!!!

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RG • October 9, 2008 at 1:28 pm

I’d buy a liter of sugar-free hazelnut syrup (and pay the extra $2).

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E • October 9, 2008 at 1:29 pm

Grande skinny caramel (sugar free caramel, ff milk). Except my starbucks guy and I agreed we hate the word “skinny” so we call it “Skaramel.” mmm

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Holly • October 9, 2008 at 1:31 pm

My favorite: a venti mocha with extra whipped. :) MMMM It’s worth the points.

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Susan • October 9, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Pumpkin spice latte. Yummy!

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Lori • October 9, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Grande chai tea latte, extra chai (six pumps), extra hot, no water, no foam. Might have enough leftover to get that pumpkin muffin, too.

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lg • October 9, 2008 at 1:35 pm

I like the lemon bread/cake so probably that or a muffin. LG

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Tonja • October 9, 2008 at 1:36 pm

If I were going for breakfast, I’d get a venti black iced tea, unsweetened, and then maybe a spinach feta wrap. Yummy!!!

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Donna B • October 9, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Not 100% sure what I would purchase with the gift card – something probably chocolate flavored with skim milk. I know….boring, but I can get wrapped up too quick with the really sweet drinks!

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emi • October 9, 2008 at 1:42 pm

Either plain coffee or a double short nonfat cappuchino. Or iced coffee, yum!

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Brandy • October 9, 2008 at 1:45 pm

Yummy caramel apple cider. My neighborhood starbucks only carries it when it’s cold out. :)

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Susan • October 9, 2008 at 1:46 pm

Vanilla chai tea latte. Skim, of course ;)

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Tim Wilson • October 9, 2008 at 1:48 pm

I will buy a coffee, but I will probably have to pitch in a little of my own money if I want the big one :)

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Justin W • October 9, 2008 at 1:48 pm

I would buy 2.5 servings of the grande Pike’s Place Blend (2 dollars each)…each time, reminding myself how much more I liked the House Blend before they switched to Pike’s Place…and THEN I would remind myself that it doesn’t matter because at least I’m still getting my caffeine fix.

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Sarah • October 9, 2008 at 1:56 pm

Venti Sugar Free Vanilla Skim Latte, please! I love PQ!

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Amanda • October 9, 2008 at 1:57 pm

I love the Skinny Cinnamon Dulce Latte. Yum! Also, I would add a shot of espresso to their new choco-banana protein drink. I would be good to go for the entire day.

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bridgett • October 9, 2008 at 2:00 pm

hot caramel apple cider. mmmm

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EG • October 9, 2008 at 2:04 pm

It’s almost Peppermint Mocha season, folks. I don’t CARE how many calories/ carbs/ Points it has, darn it! It’s SO good.

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Jenn • October 9, 2008 at 2:13 pm

$5.68 buys me my once-a-week treat: the new fruit and nut bar (yum!) and a grande skinny hazelnut latte. Even Florida’s seeing some cooler fall weather — I should be having a warm drink soon instead of an iced one.

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Stacie • October 9, 2008 at 2:14 pm

Well… with $5 I could get 2.5 grande coffees…. 2 if I go all out and get a red-eye (coffee with espresso).

Pick me, pick me!

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DonnaLynn • October 9, 2008 at 2:15 pm

I’d take my ten year old with me, let him get whatever treat he wants, and just hang out with him. We rarely get time that’s just us.

-DonnaLynn

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sara • October 9, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Nonfat latte with SF vanilla please!

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DonnaLynn • October 9, 2008 at 2:17 pm

@DonnaLynn – In fact, I think I’m going to do exactly that today anyway, no matter what!

-DonnaLynn

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Melissa • October 9, 2008 at 2:19 pm

I would LOVE to have a card! Please pick me.

I have to say, though, that I have no idea what I would choose. I’ve only been 2 times (everyone gasps with shock and horror). I always look longingly toward it as I drive by, but am usually too broke to go. It would be awesome if I won!! :)

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jenn9899 • October 9, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Hi, I am an starbuckian wench…there on a daily basis. I would indulge in the grande non-fat caramel macchiato. A single drink of bliss that would also wipe out the value of the $5 card.

P.S. I love the maple oat scones too, but it is a rare treat given it’s caloric nature.

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Alexia • October 9, 2008 at 2:30 pm

WOW, I rarely go, but LOVE their coffee. That’s what I’d get. I had no idea they had all that other stuff. Except Frappucinos. Which I’m sure have too many calories because they are too good. Though that might be a nice one-time treat, too. :-) But right now, I’m craving coffee. Maybe I’m moving from soda drinker to coffee drinker. Hmm.

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Joyce • October 9, 2008 at 2:31 pm

I would buy a sugar free cinnamon dolce latte. I love that but don’t buy it often because of the price

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nita • October 9, 2008 at 2:33 pm

When the weather gets more coolish down here in Arkansas, I’d likely get a pumpkin latte made with soy milk.

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Melissa Hammond • October 9, 2008 at 2:40 pm

I would buy a 5 minute vacation (aka: peppermint/mocha latte). Ahhh, 5 minutes just to contemplate the perfect compliment of flavors. They taste like hot peppermint patties!

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elizabeth • October 9, 2008 at 2:41 pm

There was a time when my answer was easy: a triple venti nonfat no-whip white mocha. Or, if I waited a month or two, an eggnog latte. Or one of those glorious cream cheese muffin or the oldschool peanut butter brick. Now, thanks to severe food allergies that limit my diet to practically nothing, I would get the blissfully simple iced vanilla latte. The leftover would go towards a bag of expresso beans to take home to the boonies with me to use in my vain attempt to create the perfect cappuccino!

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marty • October 9, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Pick me! Pick me!

With the $5 starbucks card, I would buy 1.9 Venti Nonfat Mistos! (They are $2.65 so I could almost get two!)

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kathy zipp • October 9, 2008 at 3:00 pm

MMM-Hhmmm With the gift card I would buy the Power Protein Plate so I can feel powerful all day!! And then of course I would actually buy a chai tea latte with my hard-earned, hard-to-come-by cold-hard “cash”!

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Suzi • October 9, 2008 at 3:00 pm

I will give it to my daughter (14) who will order a double choc. chip frapp. with whip cream.

Sigh~ to be 14 and slender again.

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cali • October 9, 2008 at 3:05 pm

oatmeal and skinny latte!

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Ruth • October 9, 2008 at 3:22 pm

If I win a card, I’ll try that pumpkin muffin. Thanks J! :-)

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Kqteaze • October 9, 2008 at 3:25 pm

It’s that time of year again! Pumpkin spice latte’!

That pumpkin & cream cheese muffin sounds wonderful too.

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Hillary • October 9, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Grande Americano w/ one inch foam & 2 pumps Pumpkin Spice. Delight in a cup.

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JEM • October 9, 2008 at 3:30 pm

I want to try those skinny lattes. Yum!

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Penelope • October 9, 2008 at 3:30 pm

I haven’t made it to Starbucks yet (despite driving by probably 10 of them on my way to work) to sample their pumpkin goodies, but it’s high time I did!!

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Carol Renner • October 9, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Oh I think I should win cuz I’m a Starbuck’s virgin!!!! IT’S TRUE!!! I’VE NEVER MADE A PURCHASE AT STARBUCKS! I am not a coffee drinker so I’ve never ventured in. BUT that Oatmeal or those Spinach egg wrap thingies look awful tempting. BESIDES, tomorrow is my (57th) birthday!!! :D

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Sarah • October 9, 2008 at 3:42 pm

Iced Venti Unsweetened Iced Coffee and an Apple Bran muffin.

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Chandra • October 9, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Yeah, Starbucks!! My favorite thing there is a Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino.

YUM!!!

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Chandra • October 9, 2008 at 3:50 pm

I also love their Tazo Green Tea Latte….YUMMMM

I think I’m going to go by Starbucks on my way home from work now… I’m drooling just thinking about it…

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Miz Robyn • October 9, 2008 at 3:53 pm

I would totally buy one of those new Vivanno drinks, probably the chocolate/ banana one!

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PurpleGirl • October 9, 2008 at 4:01 pm

Mmmmm, sugar-free french vanilla latte ….. :)

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Laura • October 9, 2008 at 4:03 pm

A mocha frappucino. YUM!

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Healthy Amelia • October 9, 2008 at 4:07 pm

I would probably get my standard tall soy latte and maybe one of those amazing pumpkin muffins. I haven’t let myself have one yet but it has to happen sometime… It might as well be free!

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melissa dixon • October 9, 2008 at 4:24 pm

I am all about their pumpkin cream cheese muffins with a caramel apple cider. Yea for fall!

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Debie • October 9, 2008 at 4:24 pm

I would have a tall iced cafe mocha and a perfect oatmeal.

And if that’s more than $5.00 I will still be happy.

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Les~ • October 9, 2008 at 4:38 pm

No fat pumpkin spice frap.

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Beth M. • October 9, 2008 at 4:39 pm

I’d have to try out the new make your own oatmeal…not sure what it’s called on their menu…but I’ve heard good things about it!

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barbara • October 9, 2008 at 4:43 pm

I would buy a Tall coffee of the day and the turkey & swiss on wheat bread (and I think I’d have to kick in some change because I think that will exceed $5).

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Tara • October 9, 2008 at 4:44 pm

I like thier passion tea leamonades but i think they only bring those out for summer so i would have to say the Spiced pumpkin latte sounds warm and delicous. :)

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Sarah • October 9, 2008 at 4:46 pm

This time of year, I’ll take a pumpkin scone and a grande skim latte. Yum!

But come December, I love the egg nog lattes.

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Tina • October 9, 2008 at 4:46 pm

I would get a Cappucinno (Venti) and a nice almond biscotti!

Hope I didn’t drool on your blog!

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Meg • October 9, 2008 at 4:51 pm

I’d get my FAVORITE treat… a Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Late. Mmmmmm.

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Lynn C • October 9, 2008 at 4:53 pm

Wow, I haven’t had starbucks in a long, long time. I’m easily swayed by their Caramel latte and not the kind with the low fat milk, either.

However, an indulgence, once in a while, is a good thing, don’t you think? And after losing 56 pounds, I deserve a good cup of coffee. Once a year or so ;-)

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losingjusme • October 9, 2008 at 4:59 pm

chocolate banana vivanno .. maybe with an espresso shot…

***droooool***

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Carrie • October 9, 2008 at 5:17 pm

grande white chocolate mocha – no fat, no whip, extra hot

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Caylyn • October 9, 2008 at 5:20 pm

Enter me please!

I would get:

Spinach, Roasted Tomato, Feta & Egg Wrap

Caramel Skinny Latte

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Alyssa • October 9, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Venti iced green tea (unsweetened) and the “perfect oatmeal”– I’ve been wanting to try it!

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kristy • October 9, 2008 at 5:26 pm

I would give it to my husband-in-a-week-from-now because he looves some decaf non-fat sugar-free vanilla iced double shot!

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Sandy • October 9, 2008 at 5:29 pm

I am ready to try their oatmeal. It is such as great idea for a fast-food breakfast — and I am one of those weirdos who really likes ‘real’ oatmeal but doesn’t want to take the time to make it.

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PrincessDieter • October 9, 2008 at 5:35 pm

a venti ICED skinny cinnamon dolce latte.

Mmmm.

The Princess

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Lynn Haraldson-Bering • October 9, 2008 at 5:38 pm

I will buy my agent (whom I haven’t met yet buy you did in San Francisco at the BlogHer convention) whatever coffee drink she wants and we’ll raise a toast to you, babe, for getting me inspired to blog :)

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d • October 9, 2008 at 5:39 pm

i heart frappuccinos. around the holiday season, they usually have a mint mocha one that is sooo delish.

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Beth • October 9, 2008 at 5:41 pm

I would get a decaf Grande Mocha. Anyone remember the reduced fat Marble Coffee Cake from a few years ago? I LOVED it. Wish they’d bring it back.

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Jennifer • October 9, 2008 at 5:46 pm

Actually, I would take this card and buy a Carmel Apple Spice for a friend. She was just diagnosed with cancer and we stop for one everytime I take her to a doctor’s appointment.

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judy • October 9, 2008 at 6:01 pm

OK, so I stumbled upon your blog since it was linked from another, which was linked to another….need I go on?

Anyhoo…cool blog, and cool idea for a giveaway!

I would get a tall nonfat carmel macchiato nd a berry stella. (unless it is a warm day, then insert a venti black iced tea)

Thanks!

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Jill A. • October 9, 2008 at 6:02 pm

I would get a tall skinny cinnamon dolce latte – my sunday morning treat every week!

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K • October 9, 2008 at 6:02 pm

Hmmmmm. Probably a hot chocolate. I don’t go to Starbucks very often, so I might as well enjoy it…

The internet loves you anyway!

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christa • October 9, 2008 at 6:06 pm

I have never been to Starbucks. :( Poor me.

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Denise • October 9, 2008 at 6:06 pm

I am torn between the perfect oatmeal and the apple bran muffin.

Also, I am now very hungry.

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Brandi • October 9, 2008 at 6:08 pm

I don’t do coffee but I sure do love me some Chai Frappuccino cream. And with it, I would get a cookie for my daughter. :)

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s • October 9, 2008 at 6:13 pm

@Jess – haha!

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Kam A • October 9, 2008 at 6:21 pm

I would buy a Caramel Macchiato!

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TC • October 9, 2008 at 6:27 pm

Everything sounds so good!! I would probably have to have the nonfat pumpkin spice latte with extra foam. :-)

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gharkness • October 9, 2008 at 6:34 pm

Love me some skinny latte!

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ragtopday • October 9, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Not being a coffee kind of gal, i would have to go for the spinach, roasted tomato, feta and egg wrap I’ve heard so much about!

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Sarah • October 9, 2008 at 6:42 pm

Hmmm…I think I would try something totally new that I normally wouldn’t try.

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Brandi • October 9, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Mmmm, since I just found out I am pregnant a few weeks ago and have known for months that I am terribly broke (insert devastated stock market photo here), I would lavish upon myself a … chai latte. Gettin’ REAL adventurous, huh?

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Carrie • October 9, 2008 at 6:48 pm

multi-grain roll with almond butter. yum!

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Jessi • October 9, 2008 at 6:49 pm

I’d buy an Americano, and then donate the rest of the card to a friend :-)

I read your book from start to finish last night. Over and over I thought, are you my twin or WHAT? I was 350 lbs my senior year of college. I was always heavy as a kid (165 in the 3rd grade) and my family was always supper skinny. By slowly exercising and cutting out the crappy food (never followed a diet!!) I made it down to 180 by my 26th birthday. My day of reconing came when I was breaking the bones in my feet trying to walk from the dorms to class. I also lost weight on a long slow decline, with no major gains. I’m now almost 35, so that’s 9 years of maintaining my new lifestyle. I had so many of the same experiences you did, that I was constantly saying to myself, “Yup….I know…” I even WORKED at Lane Bryant, although when I first stated I was too large to wear any of their clothes. Eventually I had to leave because their size 14 was too large, and my sales went down: customers thought I couldn’t relate to them, and snubed me. I swear I needed to wear a “before picture” button to convince them that I did in fact know what they were living with in our stupid world.

I just want to let other people know, you can do it without diet books, doctors, surgery, etc. It’s slow, and it takes work, but many people have done it and so can you. Be patient and try to appreciate each and every small gain in strength and self confidence. If place your focus there, one day you’ll realize those pants are WAY too big for you. It takes time for your mind and body to become friends. Let it happen slowly and it will become permanent.

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Rosie • October 9, 2008 at 6:52 pm

Mmm, I love a misto with a shot of almond syrup.

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debbu • October 9, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Non-fat caramel frappachino, but with whipped cream. And you said it almost took away the pain of the day? What happened?

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Kristan • October 9, 2008 at 6:54 pm

I find it incredibly funny/interesting how most of your posts have an average of 20-40 comments, but the second you mention “Free Giveaway!!!” 215 people (at the time of my comment), felt the need to try for free caffeine! Hilarious, I’d say. Love your blog/book/story!

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VCK • October 9, 2008 at 6:57 pm

I would either get my old standby of a nonfat, sugar-free latte, or maybe go with my newish favorite of an Americano.

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Kim • October 9, 2008 at 7:07 pm

I would love to try the oatmeal with the dried fruit added! My usual is a skinny decaf cinnamon dolce!

THanks,

Kim

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Cilla • October 9, 2008 at 7:07 pm

I love the starbucks card,very neat idea ,i have been reading your blog for a long time,but have never started my oen yet,if i wone a starbucks card i would buy a carmel apple cider .yummy.Cilla

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Beana • October 9, 2008 at 7:15 pm

Ooohhh! Pick me pick me!!!

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Amy • October 9, 2008 at 7:17 pm

Iced venti two pump mocha… like always! :)

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Sara • October 9, 2008 at 7:22 pm

Grande, non-fat sugar free gingerbread latte.

With full-fat whipped cream.

A girl’s got to have a little joy in her life, no?

The annual post-Thanksgiving 4 am “running of the bulls for women” is right around the corner, and Starbucks is gracious enough to open their drive thru long before the crack of dawn so that I can get my first holiday season NFSFGB latte jonez appeased even before the first fist-fight breaks out in the Toys R Us parking lot. I can’t think of a better way to start the day…

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Michelle • October 9, 2008 at 7:28 pm

Iced Vanilla Chai Latte with nonfat milk!

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Val • October 9, 2008 at 7:31 pm

Would like a grande cafe latte.

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Karyn • October 9, 2008 at 7:41 pm

What would I buy? I don’t know as I have never been to a Starbucks! Can you believe it?

Karyn.

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Kathy • October 9, 2008 at 7:48 pm

My son just told me about a new caramel sea salt hot chocolate! Over 500 calories, but I’d like to splurge on it just once!

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Nancy Solderitsch • October 9, 2008 at 7:57 pm

quad, venti, breve, latte

I enjoy your blog and a Starbucks card giveaway is as good as dessert.

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julie • October 9, 2008 at 8:16 pm

id like to enter! I would like to try thier oatmeal and of course a non fat iced mocha!!!!!

love your blog!

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Jenny • October 9, 2008 at 8:18 pm

Mmm, grande nonfat no whip white chocolate mocha! Yum!

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Karin • October 9, 2008 at 8:19 pm

I wish I had a Starbuck’s near me! If I won I would give the card to my sister so she could treat herself to her favorite coffee!

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Erica • October 9, 2008 at 8:21 pm

Have you people seen their salted caramel hot chocolate things?

I had one. A big one. It was incredible. And worth every single salty, sweet, chocolatey amazing calorie.

Please be my enabler.

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WebRover • October 9, 2008 at 8:29 pm

Mmmm Just latte with skim milk – extra shot of espresso. Have a Starbucks near work. :-)

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Sara • October 9, 2008 at 8:33 pm

Mint Mocha Chip Light Frappuccino!

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Amanda • October 9, 2008 at 8:35 pm

Pumpkin Spice Latte….no whip cream!

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Kim • October 9, 2008 at 8:37 pm

Triple grande vanilla nonfat latte. Would be lovely for someone to feed my habit. I have gone 8 weeks now with no daily Starbucks after 8 YEARS of daily. Budget trimming sucks. :-(~

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Tina • October 9, 2008 at 8:40 pm

Pumpkin Spice latte!! yummm I can smell it already!

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Kari • October 9, 2008 at 8:48 pm

Hmmmm…I’d like to try their new oatmeal with dried fruit. Sounds good!

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floating princess • October 9, 2008 at 8:57 pm

Low-fat, sugar-free vanilla chai baby! Oh so good!

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Melsky • October 9, 2008 at 8:57 pm

I would buy coffee, just plain coffee and put 2 percent milk in it.

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Cindy • October 9, 2008 at 9:00 pm

Protein Power Plate!

(though secretly I want a white chocolate mocha VENTI!)

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Sarah • October 9, 2008 at 9:27 pm

Oh man, I’m so late in responding here!

When I worked there, my drink was a half-decaf double tall one-and-a-half pump cinnamon dolce soy no whip extra foamy latte. (Disclaimer: I never have been a mean enough person to actually have someone else make this for me.)

Now I stick to Awake tea with a splash of nonfat milk.

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Pauline • October 9, 2008 at 9:28 pm

I’ll Pay it Forward.

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Kimberly • October 9, 2008 at 9:35 pm

Venti bold coffee. Nearly three morning’s worth. Yum. :P

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Cindy • October 9, 2008 at 9:43 pm

I think I’d try the protein power pack. I saw it today when I was there, and was intrigued.

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Miranda • October 9, 2008 at 9:54 pm

Grande non-fat latte. It’s bitter enough at the start to keep me from gulping it down, but eventually melds into espresso-milk sweet goodness.

Love your book by the way! Favorite snippet was the bit about licking the spoon with mint extract on it…or maybe the spoon with cat food, that was good too. Maybe I just have a thing for spoons? Anyway, it is a really fun read, even the bits without utensils.

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K.A. • October 9, 2008 at 10:01 pm

I would buy the mini half moon cookies they have.

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Leanna • October 9, 2008 at 10:14 pm

Venti non-fat chai with 2 pumps of mocha. If they had decaf chai I would be in Starbuck’s drive thru twice a day. I must try the pumpkin cream cheese muffins – sounds delish!

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Katie • October 9, 2008 at 10:30 pm

As my boyfriend of three years finally takes me out ring shopping this month (since we both got decent jobs and can actually afford to look for expensive things like rings!), we’ll buy two vanilla lattes on the way to the jewelry stores…. Mine will be soy milk, though, so my nose isn’t plugged all day!

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Denny • October 9, 2008 at 10:38 pm

I would seell it at the door for $5 and then go buy a drink from a locally owned and opearated company.

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erin • October 9, 2008 at 10:39 pm

mmmmmm…tall, no-vanilla, one-pump-hazelnut, non-fat no-whip hot chocolate, please!

I used to work at starbucks, and STILL dislike coffee, frappucinos, and espresso drinks, but lovelovelove the hot chocolate. And, as prissy as my drink sounds when I order it, I swear it’s actually quite simple!

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DMA • October 9, 2008 at 10:51 pm

I’ll buy half a pound of espresso roast coffee.

Pick me, please!

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Leah • October 9, 2008 at 11:00 pm

I would add 42 cents to it and get a Venti 5-shot 1/2 decaf latte. (My “regular”). Mmmmm.

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Jenny • October 9, 2008 at 11:19 pm

Grande skinny hazlenut latte

Yummmmm

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Becky • October 9, 2008 at 11:38 pm

Skinny pumpkin spice latte and a pumpkin muffin!

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John's Weight Loss Blog • October 9, 2008 at 11:40 pm

What I would want to buy is a Venti Carmel Frapaccino. What I would buy is a lousy Venti Decaf.

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Sparker • October 9, 2008 at 11:58 pm

Ooohh I will get something pumpkin-flavored! I get so excited when it is fall because I luuuurv pumpkin-flavored things!

And so I would choose whatever was pumpkin-flavored that lit my fancy. Possibly accompanied with the pumpkin cream cheese muffin, only because your description made it sound delectable and when I tried it last year it disappointed me. Perhaps my expectations were too high?

I should stop writing now.

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Donna • October 9, 2008 at 11:59 pm

OK, so this just made my night! :) I love love love Starbucks and I’d have to say with a $5 Starbucks card, I’d buy a coffee for me and a friend and then sit and chat about what a nice person you are for treating us! :) I’m crossing my fingers! Thanks jennette!

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Sarah • October 10, 2008 at 12:04 am

Mmm, Starbucks. I would buy my new favorite, the Chocolate Banana Vivanno, made with skim milk. It’s one thing I don’t feel guilty about having!

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madison • October 10, 2008 at 12:43 am

OOOOOH this is awesome!!

i would get an iced grande soy starbucks double shot, a petite vanilla scone, and a single serving pack of almond butter.

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Anna Ehler • October 10, 2008 at 12:46 am

well i would probably buy a new mug from sbucks…because i dropped mine and it crashed all over my kitchen (at least it was empty and not full of hot coffee!)

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Leslie • October 10, 2008 at 1:17 am

Can’t win if I don’t enter, right? I’d love a $5.00 Starbucks gift card. I’d take my daughter and we’d have my new fav – Venti Iced Green Tea with 3 splendas – it brings out a nice minty taste. Yum! Thanks! Leslie

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Giyen • October 10, 2008 at 1:20 am

Top Pot Doughnut – Glazed Old fashioned and a cup of hot coffee. heaven.

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skaakiko • October 10, 2008 at 1:24 am

If I were selected to receive a gift card, I could buy 2 Venti Green Ice teas with no sweetner. Plus I would have $.80 left over. Please, please!

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s • October 10, 2008 at 1:54 am

there are so many people commenting on here .. wow.

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runnin4fun • October 10, 2008 at 2:08 am

I would buy a skinny vanilla latte and a blueberry scone !!

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Jenn • October 10, 2008 at 2:17 am

I have never been to a starbucks…i sometimes go by one on the way to work though and it smells so good. I think if i had to choose i would have a tazo tea, my sister swears by it. And a biscotti. Cause I’m italian and love them. And wouldnt even think about spending money like this without a starbucks card…I have a 3 year old and dont treat myself often.

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Jawan • October 10, 2008 at 2:51 am

No doubt, I would purchase a tall White Chocolate Frapp. Doesn’t get any better than that. I might even go off the deep end and ask them to give me one squirt of hazelnut in it….just ’cause I’m crazy like that.

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Ash • October 10, 2008 at 3:09 am

Hi there!

I would buy a mango frappe because they are yum yum yum!!

And I can’t usually justify spending $5 on a drink!!!

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sillygirl • October 10, 2008 at 3:50 am

Nothing would make me happier than drinking one of the last blended lemonades of the year (for free)…but if I miss out on the sour…I’ll take a sweet sf vanilla steamer (for free)…

Thank you and have a wonderful day :)

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jae • October 10, 2008 at 4:09 am

Hey, I know I’m #272 (wow, there are a lot of commenters) but maybe I’ll get lucky. I’d get a venti 2 pump regular chocolate, 2 pump white chocolate mocha with whip. Why? Because they are my very fave and I decided long ago I would never spend my OWN money on them, but other people’s money is fair game!! ~j

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dietgirl • October 10, 2008 at 5:25 am

may as well have a stab :)

i would totally go for the toasted fruit brioche :)

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Boilergrad1993 • October 10, 2008 at 5:52 am

I will buy a grande cafe mocha with a squirt of orange or hazelnut :-)

BTW, I’m about to read your book for the SECOND time!!

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Sharon • October 10, 2008 at 6:12 am

A lovely peppermint hot chocolate (kids size) for me and my little girly :)

what could be better on a chilly fall morning!

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Sara • October 10, 2008 at 6:22 am

a tall skinny vanilla latte. the best indulgence i have found for the south beach diet!

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Kim • October 10, 2008 at 7:05 am

My current fave is a tall, with room Americano. I don’t like as much milk anymore (used to only get lattes). Bonus: Americanos are pretty cheap!

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Kathy • October 10, 2008 at 7:48 am

grande skim extra hot pumpkin spice latte

yum!

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Christy • October 10, 2008 at 8:00 am

Wow! Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte would really help this morning after looking at what the stock market did to the 401… agh!

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Christy • October 10, 2008 at 8:04 am

Pumpkin Spice Latte might make me forget to check the 401 this morning!!

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Michele Hephner • October 10, 2008 at 8:13 am

I really want to try the oatmeal at Starbucks!

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lose weight kate • October 10, 2008 at 8:18 am

Any low fat muffin they are the best!!! I really like their frapachinos (however you spell it but not sure how good they are for losing weight?)

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Emily • October 10, 2008 at 8:44 am

I’m dying to try the Protein Plate, so that. Or the Chocolate-Banana smoothie (Vivanno? I think that’s the name). Those make a great afternoon snack.

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Loey • October 10, 2008 at 8:57 am

A grande skinny latte, with sugar free syrup (probably vanilla). I love love LOVE these, but find them to be a bit pricy to be an everyday thing, and so make it more a healthy-ish treat.

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Liz • October 10, 2008 at 8:59 am

I would buy a Venti Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte!

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Elissa • October 10, 2008 at 9:14 am

a tall soy cappuccino with a yummy almond biscotti while I sit and read Oscar Wilde outside on a nice fall afternoon:)

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Bethama • October 10, 2008 at 9:22 am

Coffee with the sugar free vanilla syrup. Or at least I would, if they had that in Japan. Luckily, I’m well enough progressed in my caffeine addiction that I can tolerate coffee without sweetener 90% of the time! (That said, um, I doubt the card would even work here, anyway… but hey, my little brother’s birthday is only three months off! He would probably buy a chai latte or something. Skinny little twerp.)

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irina • October 10, 2008 at 9:35 am

Hi.

I absolutely LOVE starbucks. LOVE IT!!!!

I had my son a little over 2 year ago, and EVERY DAY while I was pregnant, I craved Dunkin Donuts Coffee and a bran muffin (lets not talk about the amount of weight I put on). I also have a daughter who is 7 months old, and while pregnant with her, I craved Starbucks. Every day I would get a Venti Decvaf Soy Latte and a scone. EVERY DAY!!!!. It’s an addiction. I mean I just couldn’t wait to get off the train to buy it. My little caffeine fix!!!!

So, my daughter is now 7 months old, and I still can’t shake off the habbit. This Starbucks stuff is awesome!!!!

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Regi • October 10, 2008 at 9:42 am

Gotta try one of those new breakfast sandwiches with egg, spinach & feta. Everybody is talking about them. I want one!!!

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ayesha97 • October 10, 2008 at 10:06 am

mmm…. pumpkin spice latte

*drooooooooooools*

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Kristen • October 10, 2008 at 10:16 am

Mmmm- we just got a Starbucks here within the past year or so but it’s not on my daily commute route so I rarely treat myself. I would definitely get my first Grande Chai Tea Latte (with vanilla and non-fat milk) of the season! One of my favorite parts of the weather turning cold again!

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Lynn • October 10, 2008 at 10:17 am

Every time I go, they ask if I want that fabulous looking oatmeal in the middle of the afternoon! NO…not unless it’s a freebie!

The internet DOES love you!

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Janet • October 10, 2008 at 10:30 am

I definitely want to try one of those Chocolate Banana Vivanno drinks. Starbucks is a rare treat for me, so I’d be thrilled to have an excuse to indulge!

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gknee • October 10, 2008 at 10:35 am

Decaf, nonfat, sugarfree vanilla latte.

I sound like a monk or something but it works for me!

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Juice • October 10, 2008 at 11:27 am

Pick me! Pick me! Tall iced skinny caramel latte. ‘Cause when I try to do the cheaper (and less calorie) coffee con leche all that caffeine gets me hopped up like I’m on crazy bad diet pills. Yuk!

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ALICIA • October 10, 2008 at 11:33 am

Spinach Feta wrap and Black coffee

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terryocean • October 10, 2008 at 11:55 am

Pumpkin cream cheese muffin! Were the calories ok in it cause if so I am getting that! ;) Love your blog btw! Your hilariously funny in the last post, yet serious! haha

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C.Papp • October 10, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Sadly, I do not enjoy the taste of coffee, but the smell is to die for. The card would be wasted on me…..oh, but wait, there are pumpkin & cream cheese muffins. yum….. That is what I would the card for. Thanks.

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Kris • October 10, 2008 at 12:09 pm

I would buy world peace and happiness for all.

Or a big ol’ Mocha Frappacino.

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bisous • October 10, 2008 at 12:21 pm

I’m pregnant right now, so I only give myself a single coffee drink every three months. No tea or soda either! That drink, for the holidays, has to be an eggnog latte. I lurv me a Starbucks eggnog latte.

Bisous

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Adrienne • October 10, 2008 at 12:37 pm

I enjoy their Vivanno smoothies, especially the banana chocolate one. So that’s what I would buy!

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Pamela • October 10, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Pumpkin and cream cheese muffin sounds great!

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Pamela • October 10, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Pumpkin and cream cheese muffin sounds great!

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Pamela • October 10, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Pumpkin and cream cheese muffin sounds great!

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Tina • October 10, 2008 at 12:46 pm

This is the competition of my dreams… who needs an Extreme Home Makeover or Biggest Loser game when you have a $5 Starbucks card hanging in the balance.

Here’s what I would do with it:

a tall nonfat latte (maybe w/one pump of pumkin spice if I was looking for some sweet fall flavors)

an oatmeal w/a scoop of protein powder and either the mixed nuts OR brown sugar.

It’s well-balanced, healthy and tastes amazing–especially in the crisp fall air.

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Tina • October 10, 2008 at 12:47 pm

This is the competition of my dreams… who needs an Extreme Home Makeover or Biggest Loser game when you have a $5 Starbucks card hanging in the balance.

Here’s what I would do with it:

a tall nonfat latte (maybe w/one pump of pumkin spice if I was looking for some sweet fall flavors)

an oatmeal w/a scoop of protein powder and either the mixed nuts OR brown sugar.

It’s well-balanced, healthy and tastes amazing–especially in the crisp fall air.

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Veena • October 10, 2008 at 1:05 pm

i love coffee :) i would buy an iced caramel macchiatto and a gingerbread latte, once the holiday drinks come out!

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Mary Ellen Huss • October 10, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Tall caramel apple cider – no whipped cream, maybe sugar free caramel syrup.

Oh my FAVORITE FALL DRINK.

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Patty Ewing • October 10, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Oatmeal and a skinny latte

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Amy S. • October 10, 2008 at 1:48 pm

Hot Tea, Man it tastes terrible, but after the first half of the cup, you have burnt your tongue so badly you cannot taste the second half anyway, and it has ZERO calories! Woo Hoo!

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Erin • October 10, 2008 at 1:55 pm

A whole grain roll with almond butter = AWESOME.

And a tall iced coffee. ;-)

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Kym • October 10, 2008 at 2:02 pm

Promise I am not a brown-nosing health nut! I truly have been dying to try the oatmeal (with the nuts, not the fruit)…I just hate spending $2.90 cashola on it unless I KNOW it’s going to be well worth the cost. That being said, anything left over would go towards an Iced Grande One Splenda Skinny Caramel Latte (with caramel sauce drizzled on top)….

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Jackie • October 10, 2008 at 2:26 pm

I would try one of the new Salted Caramel Hot Chocolates. I love the salted caramels they used to sell at Trader Joe’s so I’m sure I’d love this hot chocolate too.

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Wendy • October 10, 2008 at 2:28 pm

A Venti, add shot, non-fat, with wip, and extra sprinkles on top, no lid Moca Venecia. = )

(hee..I get non-fat milk so its not as thick…not because of calories = )

BTW…I love reading your blog, I never post, but read most all of them = ) Im constantly on and off again with SBD…so it helps me to get back on..sometimes. Im currently giving the Herbalife shake’s another try.

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Kelly • October 10, 2008 at 2:32 pm

That pumpkin cream cheese muffin sounds right up my alley!! :)

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Stacy • October 10, 2008 at 2:43 pm

october – pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin cream cheese muffin

december – peppermint mocha

february – cinnamon dolce latte

when it’s hot – iced chai latte

any other time – non fat misto with vanilla

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Erin • October 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Venti skinny vanilla latte…and I’d chip in a buck of my own to get a piece of the low fat cinamon swirl coffee cake. HEAVEN!!

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Steph. • October 10, 2008 at 3:06 pm

Ok, I’ll get one of those oatmeals. That looks so good! I’ll have a skinny tall cinnamon dolce made with sugar free syrup to go alongside of that. Yum!

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Milana • October 10, 2008 at 3:14 pm

hmmm… starbucks yum!

I’d probably get a plain old grande caffe latte… and a slice of their yummy pumpkin loaf… $5.67 (exactly what I got last week!)

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Kim • October 10, 2008 at 3:22 pm

A Vente Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate! With Whip! Extra Hot!

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Sarah • October 10, 2008 at 3:23 pm

I would get the usual… skinny mocha frappuccino with a shot of peppermint syrup.

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mousearoo • October 10, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Grande, Sugar-Free Vanilla Americano and (being the GIANT hypocrite that I am) a pumpkin scone.

I’ll pay the extra $.18 myself :)

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Chelsey • October 10, 2008 at 3:33 pm

I’ll be good and get a white chocolate mocha in the secret “Short” size, with no whipped cream. That one’s only 200 calories.

…But then the whipped cream is free, so turning it down would be wasteful. Okay, with whipped cream. I’m only up to 250 calories now!

Oh, but look. The “short” one is only 30 cents less than the tall, which is one and a half times the size. I can’t pass up that value! Okay, 370 calories, that’s do-able.

But wait, it’s the same price difference for “tall” to “grande”….and “grande” to “venti”….!

Fine. With my gift card I’ll get a 580 calorie beast of a coffee…but only because Starbucks gave me no other choice!!

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Elyse • October 10, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Triple grande skinny Cinnamon dolce latte….and thanks for keeping it real on the blog….

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Gena • October 10, 2008 at 3:44 pm

I would buy that new sea salt drink they have. Though it sounds gross, a friend of mine said it was a little sip of heaven. And you don’t need to buy my love, Pasta Queen. Because of you, I’ve lost 15 pounds!

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kristi • October 10, 2008 at 3:44 pm

i love love the pumpkin spice frap , but usually limit that , and for breakfast i eat the turkey bacon , with light aged white cheddar with egg whites on a whole grain muffin :-) YUMMO! and if you dont pick me … i will still love you ! :-) i am loving your book right now !

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Catherine • October 10, 2008 at 3:50 pm

I would buy 2 decaf coffee’s (I’m a south beacher also). I live in a college town (I’m a student) and there are 3 starbucks in about a 15 square block downtown area so I would definately use it.

thanks

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Brittany • October 10, 2008 at 4:01 pm

I want a venti caramal frappichino or some scones. Yummy, Yummy scones. Or what is that new chocolate banana thing? That rocks.

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Stephanie M. • October 10, 2008 at 4:09 pm

I want to try the Perfect Oatmeal and a skinny cinnamon dolce latte, please.

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Amy • October 10, 2008 at 4:21 pm

Try the pumpkin bread next time. You’ll be dreaming about it for days. I promise.

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Brooke • October 10, 2008 at 4:27 pm

I would buy a skinny latte with sugar free vanilla syrup. I’d wish it was a mocha of some sort the whole time I would be drinking it.

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Laura L • October 10, 2008 at 4:38 pm

Hey! I’d get either a peppermint mocha (fat free), a ff raspberry mocha, or a ff caramel machiato!!

YUM! They are all so good!!

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Lauren • October 10, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Pumpkin spice soy latte in my attempt to encourage fall in the south. :)

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Maureen • October 10, 2008 at 4:47 pm

I would try the salted caramel hot chocolate, that sounds very yummy to me.

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gina • October 10, 2008 at 5:32 pm

I’d get a grande hot chocolate with a shot of cinnamon. (yum!)

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cebca • October 10, 2008 at 6:45 pm

if it was a normal day i would get a tall iced americano. But if it was a special, treat-myself, I-won-a-contest-and-can-eat/drink-whatever-i-want-with-my-fee-money day i would get a tall pumpkin spice latte and an apple bran muffin. mmmmmmmmmmmmmuffins.

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Grey Street • October 10, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Either a tall vanilla steamer or a white hot chocolate. YUM.

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Lisa • October 10, 2008 at 7:41 pm

My most delicious choice would be a GingerBread Latte that I savor every holiday seasion. I may even throw in a slice of GingerBread Loaf!

P.S. You rock PastaQueen.. I have a special Jello recipe for you too (and it has pretzels!)

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Lisa • October 10, 2008 at 7:42 pm

My most delicious choice would be a GingerBread Latte that I savor every holiday seasion. I may even throw in a slice of GingerBread Loaf!

P.S. You rock PastaQueen.. I have a special Jello recipe for you too (and it has pretzels!)

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Paige • October 10, 2008 at 8:44 pm

I have honestly never been to Starbucks. *Gasp* I know! So, I would use this gift card (if I were to win) to try something new.

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Nancy • October 10, 2008 at 8:56 pm

#340 here is embarrassed to tell you I’ve never been to a Starbuck’s, although there is one 3 minutes from my house. I would go into the store, act like I’ve been there a million times, and order the richest, cream cheesiest thing I could find. Could I do that for 5 bucks?

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Jennifer • October 10, 2008 at 10:43 pm

I want the pumpkin and cream cheese muffin!!!

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jancd • October 11, 2008 at 12:06 am

Don’t go to Starbucks much, but that pumpkin latte sounds wonderful, so pick me so I can try it. Jancd

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Emily • October 11, 2008 at 12:15 am

I would buy a peppermint mocha with the whip and a pumpkin cheesecake muffin, yummy.

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Mary • October 11, 2008 at 1:30 am

I would probably buy a skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte. That drink is like drinking a buttery cinnamon roll. I love it. But I’ve been getting Hungry Girl’s emails recently and I’d really like to try the Spinach, Roasted Tomato, Feta and Egg wrap. It sounds really tasty.

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Beth • October 11, 2008 at 3:00 am

Well, since I don’t drink coffee … it would either be a peppermint hot chocolate with whipped cream OR some tasty pastry item.

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Amanda • October 11, 2008 at 3:01 am

Caramel Macchiato. I live in China, and Starbucks is so outrageously expensive here that I just can’t buy it very often – it’s such a treat! :)

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kim • October 11, 2008 at 5:19 am

Pumpkin spice latte…its like candy in a cup.

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Kristine • October 11, 2008 at 8:24 am

Oooh I would totally save my ww points for an entire week just to get one strawberries and cream frappuccino! :)

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Katy • October 11, 2008 at 8:40 am

I’ll buy a chocolate banana shake. And I’ll schmooze with those managers who always go there on their coffee break.

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frederique • October 11, 2008 at 9:02 am

I would put it towards one of their beautiful starbucks travel mugs. Want to get on the eco-conscious bandwagon!

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eileen • October 11, 2008 at 9:04 am

I might buy a couple of iced americanos (double iced espresso over ice, no more ice, more ice!), or a single french press to share with a friend, or some chocolate covered graham crackers, or maybe even a caramel frappucino, which I use as a reward after the dentist or the gyno.

I live in Santiago, Chile, where they probably won’t accept the card, but my mom lives about a 23-minute walk from a Starbucks. So you won’t just be feeding my caffeine addiction, you’ll be getting me moving as well!

thanks for the chance!

eileen

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Christie • October 11, 2008 at 9:33 am

I would like to try some of their breakfast items. The new oatmeal maybe?

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Julie • October 11, 2008 at 10:20 am

Grande iced coffee and a rice krispy treat. You just can’t go wrong with that :)

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Joanne • October 11, 2008 at 10:40 am

Pumpkin cream cheese muffin AND a pumpkin spice latte. Mmmm. Fall.

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Carly • October 11, 2008 at 10:43 am

Wow, you certainly became popular once you posted this giveaway. I would most certainly buy coffee with your card since I am a teacher and must be at work by 7:15 am. Congratulations, you won the popularity contest.

Carly

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Rhonda • October 11, 2008 at 10:56 am

venti non-fat latte extra hot with one packet of splenda

Thanks, PastaQueen!

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KimH • October 11, 2008 at 11:26 am

A hazelnut soy decaf latte, iced!!! The big one! It’s my favorite. I check your blog daily! It on my igoogle page so pick me!

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Cindy • October 11, 2008 at 11:47 am

I’d have to splurge and have my favorite, a mocha frappaccino.

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SID • October 11, 2008 at 2:06 pm

I read your book and came to check out your blog and found this. I would get a hot chocolate and an oatmeal.

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Sheri Guyse • October 11, 2008 at 2:18 pm

I’d get a venti Pike Place with 2 Splendas and 2% and 3 petit vanilla scones. Then I’d say I’d save 1 scone for later. Then I’d eat it anyway because they are like heaven.

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Sheri Guyse • October 11, 2008 at 2:18 pm

I’d get a venti Pike Place with 2 Splendas and 2% and 3 petit vanilla scones. Then I’d say I’d save 1 scone for later. Then I’d eat it anyway because they are like heaven.

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Sheri Guyse • October 11, 2008 at 2:18 pm

I’d get a venti Pike Place with 2 Splendas and 2% and 3 petit vanilla scones. Then I’d say I’d save 1 scone for later. Then I’d eat it anyway because they are like heaven.

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Sheri Guyse • October 11, 2008 at 2:18 pm

I’d get a venti Pike Place with 2 Splendas and 2% and 3 petit vanilla scones. Then I’d say I’d save 1 scone for later. Then I’d eat it anyway because they are like heaven.

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Sheri Guyse • October 11, 2008 at 2:18 pm

I’d get a venti Pike Place with 2 Splendas and 2% and 3 petit vanilla scones. Then I’d say I’d save 1 scone for later. Then I’d eat it anyway because they are like heaven.

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Sheri Guyse • October 11, 2008 at 2:18 pm

I’d get a venti Pike Place with 2 Splendas and 2% and 3 petit vanilla scones. Then I’d say I’d save 1 scone for later. Then I’d eat it anyway because they are like heaven.

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Marilyn • October 11, 2008 at 2:20 pm

Thanks for writing your book! I’m nearly done and now I’m investigating your website. I know everything you’ve done started out for yourself, but you have become a role model for so many. Thanks!!!

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Paula • October 11, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Venti Skinny Vanilla Latte. I love those things I really do.

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Stephanie • October 11, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Yay! I would absolutely buy a Venti Iced Caramel Machiatto. YUMM!

I don’t think I’ve ever commented before (see what the hope of free Starbucks will do to me) but I love your blog and book!

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Mary • October 11, 2008 at 3:57 pm

Pick me, pick me! I’d order a Tall, Vanilla Bean blended cream frapuccino (sp?), no whip. Mmmmmmm….

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susan • October 11, 2008 at 4:01 pm

I NEEEEED that card! Right now Starbucks is the only place I can get Justin’s Nut Butter!!!!!!!!!!

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Kendra • October 11, 2008 at 4:11 pm

The choco protein shake thingy! I love how they make it with frozen bananas.

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starlet_113 • October 11, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Chewy Fruit & Nut Bar !!!!

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Weaver-Webb • October 11, 2008 at 5:44 pm

I would set my own needs aside and use it as a stocking stuffer! …with a note to thank and read PastaQueen, of course.

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AfterGirl • October 11, 2008 at 5:55 pm

Decaf, grande, breve, americano, and oatmeal with fruit and nuts!

I love you!

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Kathleen • October 11, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Venti iced green tea, unsweetened

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Katie • October 11, 2008 at 6:26 pm

Whoa, I’m 372! Well, then. I live in New York, which is RIFE with Starbucks. In fact, I know of at least three within a four block radius of my office. So a $5 card would be put to great use in my hands. AND, I’d stretch that puppy out… maybe two venti nonfat mistos? They’re $2.71 apiece, so I’d be digging into the pocket change, but I’m prepared to weather that storm. Or maybe I’d hoard that card till the Christmas drinks come out and get myself a chocolately delicious peppermint mocha. Yum. OH, and can I add that I work, like, a block from Wall Street? Pick me and consider it your own personal Starbucks bailout! Yay, bail Katie out, hooray!

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Sheri Guyse • October 11, 2008 at 2:18 pm

I’d get a venti Pike Place with 2 Splendas and 2% and 3 petit vanilla scones. Then I’d say I’d save 1 scone for later. Then I’d eat it anyway because they are like heaven.

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Chrissy • October 11, 2008 at 7:53 pm

Wow! what a popular listing! If you select me for the $5 gift card, I will march myself into the San Francisco starbucks on California st. across from the hospital, and pick out a fantastic reduced fat berry scone on the way to the madness that is my job!!! yay reduced fat berry scones!

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Asma • October 11, 2008 at 9:35 pm

I’d get the Tazo Passion shaken iced tea.. in a venti! Refreshing~

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Divina • October 11, 2008 at 9:50 pm

I’m torn between a: Tazo Passion iced tea, sweetened or Americano & chocolate croissant.

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Christie Craighead • October 11, 2008 at 9:52 pm

My Starbucks is closing on October 24th, and they’re having a buy 1, get 1 half off sale on their 1lb bags of coffee beans. I would use the $5 towards coffee beans, because I can’t afford to pay them to brew it for me, and this way it’d last a lot longer. You might think I’m frugal, but is it really being frugal when you don’t have the option to be wasteful? Trust me. I drink my fair share of Folgers. Starbucks is a treat, and it would be deeply appreciated. :)

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Drew • October 11, 2008 at 10:40 pm

Triple venti latte.

If it’ll help me win some brownie points, I myself am in the middle of a weight loss mission. Already down from 230 to 210.

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Charlotte • October 11, 2008 at 10:52 pm

I would keep my Starbucks card in my wallet for a day I will forget breakfast. It will happen inevitably and I will whip it out and buy some of the new oatmeal. I had it once and it’s not bad. I don’t even like oatmeal usually, but theirs isn’t too fakey.

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Lydia • October 11, 2008 at 11:13 pm

I would get a white chocolate peppermint latte, decaf. Why wait for the holidays?

Thanks, PQ, for the contest.

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Lizard Eater • October 11, 2008 at 11:26 pm

One of those new hazelnut cocoas … as soon as we get a cool front. Yum.

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Bella • October 12, 2008 at 1:15 am

I’ll buy my usual Friday treat – a Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte.

Thanks, Pasta Queen!!

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Becky • October 12, 2008 at 1:20 am

I would get my favorite any day drink, an iced grande americano with 2 splenda and a little skim milk.

Or I would save it for my very favorite Starbuck’s drink a grande gingerbread latte! So ready for fall and my GBL!!!

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Erica • October 12, 2008 at 2:18 am

decaf triple venti soy latte and a petite vanilla bean scone…or maybe the new oatmeal and a tall decaf soy latte. mmmmm.

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nicole Horton • October 12, 2008 at 3:02 am

A grande hot coco!!!!!! With whipped cream!

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Stacy • October 12, 2008 at 8:44 am

october – pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin cream cheese muffin

december – peppermint mocha

february – cinnamon dolce latte

when it’s hot – iced chai latte

any other time – non fat misto with vanilla

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Laurie • October 12, 2008 at 9:19 am

I would have a skinny latte with a skinny blueberry muffin. Unfortunately, where I live it costs 7.40 euros which is lots more than 5.00 dollars but worth every penny.

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Kelly • October 12, 2008 at 10:41 am

So many choices, so little time. Probably just an Iced latte with skim milk..

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Andrea • October 12, 2008 at 10:58 am

blend of the day coffee

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Andrea • October 12, 2008 at 10:59 am

blend of the day coffee

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Christy • October 12, 2008 at 12:21 pm

Triple tall soy latte with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top! Yum!

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teality • October 12, 2008 at 12:32 pm

A berry stella with passion tea. YUM!

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Esmeralda • October 12, 2008 at 1:48 pm

Ohh! Ohh! Pick me!

Tall iced Americano, and a green smoothie!

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Carrie • October 12, 2008 at 3:00 pm

I would give the card to my husband so he can get his Americano with Half and Half and Splenda.

BTW, I just finished your book and it was AWESOME! Loved reading it.

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Erin • October 12, 2008 at 3:23 pm

I’ll get my standard – a skinny cinnamon dolce latte. And maybe I’ll add on one of those berry stellas – they look so pretty but I’ve never gotten one yet!

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Angel • October 12, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Pumpkin Spice Latte w/ a pumpkin scone – there’s nothing else to get this time of year. Nothing!

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Shelley Bowman • October 12, 2008 at 4:11 pm

Light caramel Frap. Soooo good!

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Harmony • October 12, 2008 at 5:01 pm

Hmm… a Tazo Peach drink and a tall apple cider (it will probably be a bit more than $5 but not by much. yummm apple cider!)

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Lisa • October 12, 2008 at 6:16 pm

Forget all the other stuff. Just give me the biggest strongest cup-a-coffee they’ve got to get me through the dreaded morning meetings.

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Laura • October 12, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Iced chai latte with vanilla and a warmed bear claw. OMG. Best combo EVER.

So many goodies, so little time!!

Pick me pick me ;-)

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Lyn • October 12, 2008 at 7:46 pm

Pumpkin Latte. Yum.

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Uwey Tran • October 15, 2008 at 2:32 pm

I would buy a delicious caramel frappucino and the cranberry bliss cream cheese bars. Pure heaven.

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