Raise your hand if you're the type of person that can't seem to function or form a full sentence before the caffeine hits your system.  I'm right there with you and that's why I need to make sure that you don't miss out on this offer!

You might still be feeling Grinch-y if you missed out on the reusable holiday cup that Starbucks unveiled with the arrival of their winter beverages.  During a season where we're trying to test all the ways we possibly can to make our money go further, I understand feeling gipped out of the offer that would saved you 50 cents off a Peppermint Mocha, Eggnog Latte or other holiday drink during an afternoon visit through early January.

That's part of why Treasure Valley Starbucks locations are rolling out a new 16-ounce Brewed Refill Tumbler for $40! Are you scratching your head trying to figure out how in the world how a tumbler that expensive is a good deal?

It's simple! You can take it to Starbucks once a day, every day in January and they'll fill it with your choice of a free coffee or tea.  A 16-ounce grande black coffee normally costs around $2.25 so you'd pay it off in about 18 visits and still have 13 days of free coffee remaining.

The only drawback? Specialty coffees and teas aren't included in the offer so if you can't do black coffee or coffee with cream and sugar, this might not be the deal for you.

As for me? I get up at silly o'clock in the morning so if you hand me any type of coffee for free, I'm 100% going to drink it.