Starbucks recently sent an email inviting Gold Card holders to join in a "12 Star Dash." Earn 12 Stars between August 27, 2012, and September 9, 2012, and then if you succeed in earning 12 Stars, Starbucks will send you a $5 eGift card. I am in! I will have no problem getting 12 stars, and I'm happy for Starbucks to send me a gift card - Any time you want to send me gifts dear Starbucks, please do! This is not the first time that Starbucks has done something like this. There was a previous variation on this earlier this year: 29 Star dash February 2012.
What do you think? Are you likely to visit Starbucks more often because of this?
Just as a reminder, you can use any card, and you don't actually have to use your shiny gold card to earn stars. Your Starbucks.com/card profile must be at the Gold level.
(Please don't forget to join in my giveaway for a free Starbucks logo iPhone cover. I went to the Coffee Gear store and bought a few to give away, and so I hope you enter the contest, and I wish everyone lots of luck! Obviously, the iPhone cover giveaway not a Starbucks-sponsored giveaway, rather something I'm offering on my own.) Sorry about the bold! I turned it on, and it wouldn't go off! Ugh!
(Edit: Weird the bold turned off when I went to edit this. In any case, in an email conversation with a Starbucks PR contact, I learned that this was sent to all MyStarbucksRewards members, not just gold card members. Sorry for any confusion!)