Barring any unforeseen circumstances, today’s the day the Hot Chocolate Counter gets zeroed out.
It’s been 155 days since I bought my Barnes & Noble discount card, so that means I’ve bought a hot chocolate every 1.9 days, on average. If I keep this pace up (and it’s likely), I’ll buy 110.5 more hot chocolates before my year of discounts is up, for a total of 191. The discount card saves me 31 cents each time I buy a hot chocolate, so the total amount saved would be $59.21, enough for two discount cards and a little left over.
Of course, at this point I would be remiss in my duties if I did not point out how much I’m spending on hot chocolates in a year at the current rate.
I just did the math, and I ought to be ashamed of myself.
That’s … that’s ridiculous. $2.71 every other day or so doesn’t seem that bad, but $517.61 is crazy big.
Of course, it is impossible to put a price tag on the joy I receive from drinking the wonderful hot chocolate, but I’m guessing it would still be less than $517.61.
At this point, my low-level OCD-ness kicks in and I want to start adding up all the stuff I do: movies, eating out, and … and … well, that’s about it. I think I’d be too depressed.
Ah, well. It has provided small amounts of amusement for you, yes? If so, it is money well-spent.