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Moooar coffee (cards)!
« on: December 06, 2012, 07:38:32 AM »
Show the world you work hard for the money! Limited time only!!!

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20121206/BUSINESS01/312060062/Starbucks-offers-steel-450-card

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Re: Moooar coffee (cards)!
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 08:30:54 AM »
Sadly, I know someone who will probably want this... in addition to any new shiney tech toy that has been recently released ><

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Re: Moooar coffee (cards)!
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 10:18:57 AM »
lols it doesn't even give a coffee discount for trapping $400. It looks like you pay $50 for that honor!

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Re: Moooar coffee (cards)!
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 12:10:46 PM »
lols it doesn't even give a coffee discount for trapping $400. It looks like you pay $50 for that honor!

It does come with "gold member" status.  Generally you have to buy 30 drinks in 12 months with a registered Starbucks card to get that.

Lets say you always get $5 coffee.  Usually, you would have to get 42 drinks ($210) to get a free one (42 drinks + 1 free drink = $4.88 a drink).  With this, you start earning right away!  So 12 ($60) then free (-$5).  By the time you get to 42 drinks, you would have gotten three free drinks!  And each drink would be so affordable; 40 drinks + 3 free drinks = only $4.65 each. 

 And after spending so much on a steel card and over priced coffee, you'll certainly need all those savings...

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Re: Moooar coffee (cards)!
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 01:02:50 PM »
lols it doesn't even give a coffee discount for trapping $400. It looks like you pay $50 for that honor!

It does come with "gold member" status.  Generally you have to buy 30 drinks in 12 months with a registered Starbucks card to get that.

Lets say you always get $5 coffee.  Usually, you would have to get 42 drinks ($210) to get a free one (42 drinks + 1 free drink = $4.88 a drink).  With this, you start earning right away!  So 12 ($60) then free (-$5).  By the time you get to 42 drinks, you would have gotten three free drinks!  And each drink would be so affordable; 40 drinks + 3 free drinks = only $4.65 each. 

 And after spending so much on a steel card and over priced coffee, you'll certainly need all those savings...

I will admit I stopped reading once i got to the $50 for the steel card part ;)

A whole $0.23 a drink savings? hmmm i wouldn't be surprised if that is around what it costs me to make an espresso at home. (no steel card included)

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Re: Moooar coffee (cards)!
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 01:57:40 PM »
It looks like it would be a pretty good wax scraper for my snowboard...

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Re: Moooar coffee (cards)!
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 11:40:19 PM »
It's going to be disturbing to see how quickly they sell out.  I might be tempted to punch anyone who brags that they have one.

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Re: Moooar coffee (cards)!
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 09:20:04 AM »
It is hard for me to get surprised that someone would plop $400 into a Starbucks gift card. There are plenty of people out there that are drinking this stuff everyday. Why anyone would pay $50 for a steel vs. plastic gift card is beyond me...I would imagine most of the people that go to Starbucks use the mobile app anyway, but I may be wrong.

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Re: Moooar coffee (cards)!
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 01:50:28 PM »
It looks like it would be a pretty good wax scraper for my snowboard...

A hearty lol at your comment.

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Re: Moooar coffee (cards)!
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2012, 02:24:08 PM »
...and now they are selling for a kilobuck on ebay.

You need this card for the $7 Costa Rica coffee so you can really be ostentatious. 

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Re: Moooar coffee (cards)!
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2012, 05:13:41 PM »
Yes they sold out in only a few minutes....

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Re: Moooar coffee (cards)!
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2012, 05:19:19 PM »
Investment-wise, that's a hell of a return.

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Re: Moooar coffee (cards)!
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2012, 06:05:02 PM »
DAMN, why didn't I think to buy them to sell on eBay?

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Re: Moooar coffee (cards)!
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2012, 09:51:42 PM »
Investment-wise, that's a hell of a return.

With a hell of a risk.  It's like those $10000 twinkies on ebay. 

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Re: Moooar coffee (cards)!
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2012, 02:09:54 PM »
Yeah, I'm sure the cards will be reselling on ebay next year for like $20-$50 once they are all empty and the cardholders need to sell the cards to buy MORE JAVA!!!

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Re: Moooar coffee (cards)!
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2012, 02:13:44 PM »
And to think, I feel guilty about drinking starbucks or other premium coffee at home - wow.