I bought a Starbucks gift card for myself today (using xmas $ my grandma sent me). My intention is to limit my coffee habit this way, but still allow myself the occasional coffee. I am planning to make my $20 card last for the month of January. When it's used up, no more Starbucks for me (until the new month). Oh, these little games I play with myself.....
Ugh, I KNOW! It's totally appropriate that the Starbucks logo is a Siren. It hasn't quite been a budget-buster for me, but I still end up there WAY more often than I'd like to admit. Once of the tactics I've been using is to buy a large, then drink half one day and the rest the next.
Another thing I've done is to buy cherry flavored coffee (Meijer), brew it strong, then mix it with milk and Ghirardelli cocoa powder. Not quite a dark cherry mocha, but still yummy. I'm sure it would work with other flavors of coffee as well. I keep thinking I should just buy an espresso machine and get it over with.