The Latte Fairy

November 7, 2007 · 6 comments · Print This Post

in Beverages, Products, To Buy / To Try

Don't Throw Me Out!  Once upon a time I received a Starbucks gift card and I used it diligently to purchase Grande White Chocolate Mochas and Venti Cinnamon Dolce lattes until the balance reached zero and I tossed it out. Unfortunately a few weeks later I received a note from Starbucks stating that they had added $5 to my gift card. Instead of being excited about the prospect of a free latte I was annoyed as that card was long gone.

Fast forward to a few days ago when this anecdote was pushed back into my memory after reading a post about money being added to registered Starbucks card via the Starbuck’s Gossip website. And I wondered…had I registered that card? I quickly logged into and happily discovered that I had and it even showed the infamous $5 balance still intact After reading through the FAQ I learned that I can call Starbucks customer service to receive a replacement card. How cool is that?! So the moral of the story is to hang onto those used gift cards and always register them. You never know when the latte fairy will strike again!

(Originally posted on the Well Fed Network’s blog A Nice Cuppa)

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lys November 7, 2007 at 6:49 pm

I love the Latte Fairy! My problem is I have way too many gift cards and they will only let you register 3 at a time :::sigh::: I guess I should start checking the balances. If only they would let you transfer Starbucks balances! Perhaps that should be a topic a Shareholder’s Meeting.


2 Erin November 7, 2007 at 7:39 pm

Lys, You better start getting your coffee on! A Starbucks gift card barely lasts a week in my house 🙂


3 Dylan November 9, 2007 at 4:15 pm

Do Starbucks sell the gingerbread lattes over here? I went into one of their coffee shops the other day and there was no sign of it. Please say I’m not going to be forced into some kind of chai latte nonsense instead?!


4 Erin November 9, 2007 at 5:44 pm

No worries Dylan, I think you’ll find gingerbread, egg nog, and peppermint mocha lattes at your local Starbucks very soon. They’re already serving them in mine.



5 RobynT November 9, 2007 at 5:49 pm

has anyone tried the toasted marshmallow mocha? i’m curious but want to get someone else’s opinion first. i’m worried it will be too sweet.


6 Dylan November 9, 2007 at 5:59 pm

Egg nog is just wrong on so many different levels. Might give this peppermint mocha thing a go though…


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