Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Starbucks FREE Birthday Drink

No, I didn't get mine, either. And it kinda pissed me off. I mean they SAY they're sending me one if I put my date of birth on their form.

I did what they asked.

My birthday came.

My birthday went.

I googled it. Nobody knows anything. Nothing on their website about how it works.

IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY, PEOPLE!!! MY birthday. And Starbucks didn't get me a present. Trust me, if you was as addicted as I am, and visited these people several times a'd expect something. Even if it was just a little cup of Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte.

So I wrote them. And I said:

How do you expect me to believe your tales of Global Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship, Community Involvement and Ethical Sourcing when you don't even send me my birthday gift like you promised? (or something like that)

They sent back a form letter. I hate form letters. But that's what I got for my birthday.

In regards to your inquiry, you should receive your Starbucks Card Rewards birthday beverage postcard within 30 days before or after your birthday depending on when you registered. We recently mailed the first round of birthday postcards, which covers all customers who signed up prior to September 20, 2009, who had a birthday in August or September. As a special surprise and delight, customers with a birthday in August will still receive the postcard even though it was prior to the launch of this new benefit.

Warm Regards,


Well Jonathan,

Perhaps you should explain that you're just giving away a free coffee for adding your birthday and registering your card. Because sending me a gift 30 days after my birthday is's late is what it is.

A Very Late Latte.


Kay said...

Starbucks is that friend who calls a week and a half before your birthday, “Oh…. we should celebrate!’ and then doesn’t call on your birthday… but around two weeks later “oh, did we ever go out to celebrate your birthday? When was it again?”

Oh well, it’s the thought that counts right?

Dana said...

I needed this lighthearted look at life today - thank you!

phd in yogurtry said...

Better latte than natte.

Jay said...

Why don't they just let people sign up at any Starbucks location, give them a card and let them present the card on their birthday for their free coffee? Never mind. I'm too practical to work for them. ;-)

SkylersDad said...

I'm thinking of breaking up with Starbucks after they jacked up the price of my drink!

Grant said...

Starbucks is the devil. And not the cool devil either. Not the guy on my album covers. They are the bad devil. The George W. Bush kind of devil. The kind of devil that turns classic rock into Muzak for the elevators. I suggest you make your own coffee and write them a better letter, one that includes a phrase like "...and if my demands are not met, the screams of those who have wronged me and the smell of charred human flesh will fill your board rooms."

tt said...

Dammit!! I miss your Birthday??!! Well, shit fire and save matches....Happy Birthday darlin!!!!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

hi sweetie pie..Um, I wish I knew it was your birthday cause I would have given you a birthday kiss. :)
ciao hon.

Anonymous said...

Happy late birthday to you! and yes, demand your free coffee. since you had to write, you should get two.

Nolens Volens said...

Hehe! Want my latte instead? Very creamy. ;)

Nadja Norden said...

Dearest ♥Real Live Lesbian♥
Better late than never: Happy Birthday wishes.
Tender kisses,

Anonymous said...

I don't like giving out my dob, it contributes to identity theft, etc.