Those of us who dig through our pockets to use every cent accounted for will be happy to hear about Dunkin Donuts’ promotion that lets us buy a small hot or iced latte on any weekday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. for 99 cents through Nov. 11. You can also get a 99 cent Egg and Cheese Sandwich with the purchase of a medium or larger hot coffee through Nov. 1.
All I have to say is that when I dug for pennies out of my purse to run down to the DD next to my building, I literally gave myself a pat on the shoulder for remembering to bring an extra dime to account for tax, because the cost of the latte really comes out to $1.07, at least in New York. But, I can’t complain. Much. All things considered, the coffee gods have been on my side for the better part of 2008. From the two Starbucks coffee cards I received back to back that got me free Wednesday coffees from April to the end of July, a few free iced coffee days at Au Bon Pain, DD, and when a Joe the Art of Coffee opened in Grand Central and handed out free coffee and treats, the past months have left me very jittery and happy, though slightly dehydrated.
With a dollar latte in hand and my free bag of Terra Chips (see below), I have just demonstrated how to make your own recession special combo.