Your Starbucks Card Ideas Brought to Life for the Holidays

Starbucks Card Gift Ideas

Thanks to your ideas, we have lots of great new Starbucks Card options this holiday season. Many of you, including our baristas, asked for Starbucks Card Multipacks to reduce the amount of time at the register. We heard your requests, and are now offering a five-card multipack, so you don't have to wait while your barista loads each card individually. You tell us the price (from $5 to $500) and we’ll load that same amount on all five cards at the same time. Knock five holiday gifts off your list all at once!

Many of you told us you really liked the Mini Starbucks Card. We brought it back, with a twist. This year it doubles as a gift tag. You can write your holiday greetings on it and place it on another gift – for two gifts in one!

This is also the first holiday season for Starbucks Card eGifts and mobile gifting Starbucks Card. eGifts can now be purchased through the Starbucks Cup Magic App, the Starbucks Card App, Facebook, and, of course, Starbucks.com. You can even set a future gifting date, so you’ll never have to miss a holiday or birthday again.

In other news, Starbucks Card just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Since 2001, you’ve loaded more than $10 billion on over 400 million cards! Today, Starbucks Cards can be purchased in more than 70,000 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Starbucks stores, Wal-Mart, Target, and major grocery stores including Safeway and Kroger.

Thanks for sharing you ideas with us! We’re listening. Keep them coming.

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    • Sbuxrockstar
    • 12/27/2011 9:25 AM

    Since the introduction of the starbucks card the baristas have lost thousands of dollars in tips. Customers don't tip their baristas anymore yet they still expect them to bend over backward for minimum wage. Do your barista a favor and leave a dollar in the tip jar. An even better idea is for Starbucks to share some of that 10 BILLION dollars with the partners on the front lines.
    Starbucks partners need to form a union and strike! Howard, pay attention, your "partners" are miserable.

      • skiesofamber
      • 12/28/2011 5:21 PM

      In reply to: Sbuxrockstar

      Sbuxrockstar, I think many fast food workers (and workers in general) "bend over backward for minimum wage" without expecting tips. I "do [my] barista a favor" by patronizing the store that employs them...though I do tip for exceptional service.

      • sincelush
      • 1/4/2012 11:07 AM

      In reply to: Sbuxrockstar

      I always tip generously a barista who shows they genuinely are trying to do the best they can. When I get a lazy barista, who barely listens to my order, gets it wrong, ignores me- THEN expects a tip, I'm disgusted. I worked at a high stress coffee shop for over a year and I never expected a tip. If you aren't enjoying your job, you should find a new one. Starbucks is a fantastic company to work for and at the end of the day it's about human connection- not a couple quarters in a bucket.

    • dietitianrd
    • 1/13/2012 7:27 AM

    Would like to see some SB cards with the theme of "get well".

    I enjoy buying the cards and giving to friends.

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