Thanks to a little distraction I didn’t get a chance to post anything to the blog but I tried. And I was on such…
Today I walked in and got my free coffee because Starbucks is attempting to raise awareness of the need for recycling. For today only you could walk in with your reusable travel mug and get it filled for free.
Normally if you do this you get $.10 off the price of the coffee itself. This is certainly not something that Starbucks seems to be pushing but it is a start.
So I guess I will have to push the Recycling bit a little too. From now on I will be bringing my reusable travel mug with me, of course it’s a mug from my Alma mater. Just doing my part to help the environment.
The $.10 off the price of coffee, for me, comes out to $.10 a day, $.50 a week and $26 dollars a year.
So come on now! Save the environment and save some green while your at it!
- “Free Coffee At Starbucks 4/15? and related posts (confessions-of-a-psychotic-housewife.blogspot.com)
- Bring Your Travel Mug to Starbucks, Get Free Brewed Coffee, Tomorrow (sfist.com)
- Bring a Travel Mug to Work Tomorrow for a Free Cup of Coffee from Starbucks [Dealhacker] (lifehacker.com)
It’s Finally Here!
I earned it March 13th and I received it on April 5th so it takes about 3 weeks for you to get your Starbucks Gold card once you earn it.
The card comes attached to a tent card that is also a coupon for a free handcrafted drink. On the card is an explanation of your Gold level rewards although they’re not that impressive. Actually they look like the same benefits you get with a green card. The only additional benefit is a free drink every 15 stars.
My strategy is to purchase my normal coffee every morning for less than $2. Once I get the 15 stars I can use the coupon for a Venti Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte, my fav and it saves me a good $5 right there.
Once you get the Gold card it automatically shows up on your account at Starbucks.com. You will then need to transfer funds to your new card before you can use it. It does not have the same number as your old card.
If you also use the Starbucks Mobile Card iPhone app you will need to sign onto your account on your iPhone and update your card there also. Once you update your iPhone Mobile card app the home screen displays your new Gold Coffee icon instead of your old cards design. You can see that here on my flickr account.
So that’s the scoop on the Starbucks Gold Card. After 30 stars, or 30 purchases you too could be walking around with a gold piece of plastic that signifies nothing really. Just that you are a coffee addict. Is there a cure for that?
Is this site turning into a Starbucks commercial or what!?! I should charge this company for the many write-ups but they continue to impress me.
Starbucks has “TWO” iPhone apps. Yes, TWO! Why?
Starbucks standard iPhone app is a handy app if you want to find the closest Starbucks to you. The App will show you their menu’s, you can put together your favorite drink, get store hours, amenities and , in some stores, the app doubles as a small itunes program. That song thats playing over your head? Check your app for the name of the song and purchase it if you like. This option not available in all stores but it is in most.
You can even connect your iphone to your facebook and twitter accounts. Why would you want to do that?!? Well, you can make a drink on the app and share it with your friends on facebook or on twitter. You can invite a friend to join you at your local Starbucks via email or text. This app does it all but there is another app that I use even more…
It’s the Starbucks “Mobile Card” iPhone App!
This is the most useful app on the planet! Maybe even more important than Continue Reading →
It’s Sunday, my favorite day of the week and as I sit in my local Starbucks I look around at a business that is incredibly healthy despite the fact that it has a reputation for being expensive. Even in a tough economic climate Starbucks has found a way to add value to their customers lives. As an ongoing business student, entrepreneur and loyal Starbucks customer, This video on “How Starbucks Found it’s Way” is something all businesses should learn from.
It’s all about creating a positive experience!
I look back at the really hard and expensive lesson’s the big bank’s just learned, bank’s like Bank of America and Citibank, who literally drowned their customer’s in fee’s and horrible customer service and didn’t learn this lesson until a massive amount of people, states and municipalities moved billions of dollars out of their banks. The banks pursuit of profits above the needs of their customers has created a negative experience for customers like myself. These banks have developed a reputation they might not ever recover from.
Starbucks is focusing on great coffee and the experience in their stores. Their CEO has developed a game plan to continually enhance the Starbucks experience. Starbucks has put their customers before profits which is the correct way to do business.
Great coffee, Free Wifi and a positive atmosphere where you can sit down and work or just plain relax. The atmosphere is what will continue to drive their business and the profits will follow.
The big banks have learned their lesson after billions of dollars of losses. Now I wonder if the health insurance and the insurance industry in general will learn their lesson? Only time will tell…
As for my love of Starbucks, if you are a stock investor this stock is a definite BUY!
- Starbucks’s Venti Payout (online.wsj.com)
- Starbucks to pay first dividend, expands buyback (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Starbucks rumored to be eyeing Jamba Juice (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
Image by Samat J via Flickr OK, I received a few questions about the Starbucks Gold Card and Google has directed lots of people…