Raising the prices at Starbucks is a little like increasing the price of a mansion from 1.2 million to 1.3 million -- does it really matter at that point? Few of us feel good about throwing $10 away on a cup of frothy, sweet goodness, but heck, the pain of having an empty wallet is so much easier to digest over a Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino (yep, that's a real drink, guys).
If you are a fan of Starbucks, get ready to pay even more. Starting Tuesday, some, though not all, drinks will increase in price by 5 to 20 cents. And if you think you're being all thrifty and saving your pennies by buying Starbucks brand coffee at the grocery store, think again: you're going to pay $1 more -- the price will leap from $8.99 to $9.99 for a 12 ounce bag. Here's what you need to know.