Last-Minute Jitters and a Special Offer

I don’t know about you, but I really, really hate putting off holiday shopping until the last minute. So the news that we have a special offer this week – get a free $5 Starbucks Card when you buy any 12-pack of Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew – is a welcome relief.


This offer is good this Tuesday and Wednesday (December 21-22) at participating U.S. and Canada Starbucks stores, while supplies last. We’re not making a big announcement out of it – in fact, we’re just telling people over the web and via email – so if you’re reading this, consider yourself to be part of our online “friends and family” who know about this.

I trace my last-minute holiday jitters to my own friends and family. When I was a kid, I was always very antsy at Christmas Eve get-togethers. You see, at my house, they went late into the evenings ... rather close to midnight, in fact. And I was convinced I was supposed to be in bed well before then – to make sure I was asleep when Santa made his annual visit. Because if I wasn’t, the unthinkable would occur: “Mom! If we’re still awake when he goes by, he’ll have to skip our house!”

Now I know I should be more relaxed about all this. The magic of the holidays never fails to arrive on schedule – and we always have time enough to enjoy it. In fact, why don’t we have one more cup of coffee before we go?

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    • jewelatwell
    • 12/20/2010 3:41 PM

    We have recently bought Via for my cardiac patient hubby.... but your only flavor in decaf is dark roast?? Really?

    • tristanrobin
    • 12/20/2010 3:50 PM

    What a terrific deal! Can the $5 just be added to the gold card?

    • treesyjo
    • 12/20/2010 4:30 PM

    Tristanrobin, whenever I receive a gift card from someone else, I always transfer the balance to my Gold Card.

    • treesyjo
    • 12/20/2010 4:31 PM

    I plan on buying the 1 12-pack and then splitting up into 2 different gifts. Just tie 6 packets together with ribbon. No need to include the box they came in. Just a thought. :)

    • skygrooves
    • 12/20/2010 5:08 PM

    Christmas Blend Via is the best flavor ever. Has that just brewed flavor-awesome! I am buying extra before it/s gone. Hightly recommended!!!!!!

    • Singai
    • 12/20/2010 6:56 PM

    Yes, it is true. The last time I register a card to get a free breakfast sandwich. They told me I didn't registerd on time for the free sandwich; sort of bait and switch tactic!!

    • valentinerose
    • 12/20/2010 7:29 PM

    My Starbucks in Palmdale, CA didn't know about the promo but the young lady went on facebook and found the promo and gave it to me. <3 Starbucks

    • vtremble
    • 12/21/2010 4:11 AM

    I am going to take advantage of this great deal this morning. Great start to the day was seeing the Lunar Eclipse, so cool. Now I can enjoy the wonderful aroma of Starbucks when I go in the store to purchase my 12 pack and get my $5.00 card. Thank you Starbucks....

    • abod50x
    • 12/21/2010 5:06 AM

    Hi,I am abdullah from saudi arabia,I hope you to tell me how can i get starbucks card. Starbucks in our country is the first choice for most of people here,And i like't a lot.

    • bryanchristink
    • 12/21/2010 5:56 AM

    Great Staff at Hydrostone Market.

    • 123KONABE
    • 12/21/2010 7:40 AM

    Wish my shop had knows about this gift card...I got ripped off! :)

    • sandjules
    • 12/21/2010 9:24 AM

    My local store didn't know about it either, but looked it up and honored it.

    • sandjules
    • 12/21/2010 9:24 AM

    Did anyone try to get two 6-packs?

    • Stephie1983
    • 12/21/2010 10:34 AM

    Ok i just purchased my 12 pack and did not recieve a gift Card! Please help! :) Thanks

    • admin admin
    • 12/21/2010 12:04 PM

    The offer is only for the 12 pack - not the VIA flavors. The stores were told via a barista communication - they should check their store portal, ask their district manager or refer them to the offer on Starbucks.com.

    • RSuweidan
    • 12/21/2010 12:10 PM

    I just bought a 12-pack at the store #7493 and would not honor this. They were trying to convince me that there was an offer during the 12 Days of Christmas sale and that there is no current offer on the Via 12-Pack with $5 gift card. Disappointing.

    • vberard
    • 12/21/2010 12:45 PM

    If you went over the weekend, they wouldn't have know about it, right? The promo is for today and tomorrow only... I'm sure they did not even learn about it until Monday morning?

    • admin admin
    • 12/22/2010 1:44 PM

    Hello, Just deleted some comments due to the personal email addresses. Feel free to repost, but do not use your email for your username. Thank you.

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