Starbucks, you win.
My coffee shop fix has been a little over the top lately. I go to Starbucks about 3-4 times a week, in addition to sprinkles of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Nordstrom Cafe visits.
CB and I like to go to coffee shops during evenings and on weekends – he studies for his GRE, I work on my freelance work. All those $5 here and there adds up, and we show no sign of quitting the java. So night I finally caved in and signed up for the Starbucks Card rewards program.
With Starbucks Rewards, you will earn 1 Star every time you pay with your card. Once you get up to 5 Stars, you get a small offering of free services, such as free flavored syrups, free soymilk, free refills on iced tea, etc. I am probably most excited about the free soymilk, as I love my chai soy lattes. For every 15 Stars, you will get a free drink. You also get a free drink on your birthday. Plus, you can you can always exchange gift cards in case you want to get another one.
Since the Stars are based on per transaction, I wonder if I can break up all my purchases into separate transactions. 😉 In any case, I have sort of admitted defeat to the lure of Starbucks.
Anyone has a Starbucks Card and is earning the rewards?
photo courtesy of Starbucks.com
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