Tangible Proof That America Runs on Dunkin’

1216994339I was in denial about my Dunkin’ Donuts addiction until the company’s Bases Loaded promotion started. That’s the one with stickers on the cold beverage cups that us caffeine addicts peel off to reveal an online code, and a coupon for free coffees or a reduced price on a sandwich.

And I am finding these little squares everywhere.

I absentmindedly toss the stickers onto my desk, creating a small stash behind my computer monitor. Whenever I switch purses, I find a handful of them amid my gum wrappers and loose change.

It’s easy to lose track of how many medium iced coffees I consume during the summer months when I toss the empty cups into the trash when I’m done. But like a ghost, the little stickers remind me of just how hooked I am on Dunkin’ Donuts.

Not that I’m going to give up my hazelnut iced coffees. I’m just going to feel guilty about them until the contest ends.