They’re getting rid of the ONE thing I collect!

By , April 3, 2018 6:23 am


My snister text me and Mom these pics on Saturday, which say that Starbucks is getting rid of the “You Are Here” mug collection to introduce the new “Been There” series.


Ha. I kind of collect the “You Are Here” Starbucks mugs. I like to buy one when I travel to a new city/state. The new mugs are the same size, so they’d “fit” with the ones I have, but the designs are a completely different style! Of course, change is hard, and I like the old ones better.

But… do I need any more mugs? No. Not. At. All. I had to clear mugs out from in front of my Starbucks ones to take the picture above, and I have lots of mugs in storage in the basement, AND a few “You Are Here” mugs that are still in the box, because they are from cities/states I haven’t visited yet (I don’t use them until I’ve been there). Then there’s the fact that I don’t drink coffee, and only use mugs for hot drinks in the cold season, which is ending soon…

So, this is a good thing.

But I am trying to decide if now is the time to buy the Illinois, Chicago, and Wisconsin “You Are Here” mugs before they are gone…

NO! NO MORE MUGS!!! Hee hee.

*Not counting the Star Wars Hallmark ornaments I used to collect much more seriously.
*Also not counting race bibs or medals.

21 Responses to “They’re getting rid of the ONE thing I collect!”

  1. Kandi says:

    I only have the ornament size one for DC (I use it for espresso shots, not to hang on my tree) but I did like the design of the You are Here mugs. If the style of the new ones are all like that Kansas one… I do not like it.

  2. Shelley B says:

    WHAT THE FORK??!! Dang it. I really like the designs on the You Are Here mugs. Frackity frack.

    • kilax says:

      Maybe it’s an elaborate April Fool’s joke?!!??!?!?

      • Shelley B says:

        Sadly, I think not…but dang it. I’m sure we’ll grow to love the new mugs, maybe. That Kansas one isn’t speaking to me just yet. I’ll have to go to our Starbucks today (if I can get out of the house) and see if they have a new Texas one.

        • kilax says:

          That’s a big maybe! (JK, we will love and buy them). Let me know if they have them yet at yours! I haven’t been to one here since my snis sent this, so I am not sure what is going on at ours!

  3. What do you think are the chances Starbucks got rid of the You Are Here mugs and replaced them with Been There mugs so that all of the You Are Here collectors would then need to buy Been There mugs? That’s my theory: they’d had the You Are Here ones too long, so too many people had them, and they had to come up with something new to get you to buy more. But maybe I’m just cynical 😛

    • kilax says:

      LOL, of course that is why they did it. It’s a smart business strategy. I actually had that written in my original post but took it out. 😉 I think they’ve revised their mug series many times over the years, probably to keep the same people buying them!

  4. Jessica R says:

    How upsetting. I LOVE those mugs. I only have 3 but I want them all.

    • kilax says:

      Time to go get them all before they’re gone!!! 🙁 I saw the new Illinois one today, and it’s pretty. They’re so different though (obviously lol).

  5. Mica says:

    Oh no! I was just telling Harrison about how we’d take you by a Starbucks when you visit so you could get the cute SF mug. Such a bummer! I definitely prefer them to the new ones too.

  6. Amy says:

    I always think of you when I see those mugs in a Starbucks – bummer that they are discontinuing them. But if you have plenty of mugs, maybe it’s a good thing?

    • kilax says:

      Thanks for thinking of me! And it’s definitely a good sign. I saw the old and new IL one yesterday and didn’t get either 😉

  7. Joanna says:

    BUY THEM!! You can always put them in the basement! You will want to have them!

  8. Jen McSherry says:

    Yes!!! You need to buy the ones you don’t have before they are gone! Do Eet!!

  9. Leah says:

    I collect these mugs too and I’m so bummed to hear that they’re discontinuing them! 😢

    • kilax says:

      It’s such a bummer – it was like a staple in each major city you’d visit! What do you think of the new design? I’ve seen more since I posted this. I think TX and IL are quite pretty.

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