I am writing this post today because I love Starbucks and I go several times per week! I know it probably isn't the best addiction, but to each his own. At least I don't blow loads of money on alcohol every weekend.
Back in "February", (which by the way, from here on out, if I have to refer to the broken engagement for whatever reason, I am going to just say, "back in February", ok? ok!), we shared the Starbucks Gold Card. I actually carried it with me in my wallet. Funny story -- like two days after stuff hit the fan, I went to my local Starbucks and handed them the gold card to get my discount. They told me that the card had been cancelled and that a new one had been sent to the account's address. I could not help my DIE laughing. Glad the priorities were straight and all! So, I had to get my own little card, which I gladly use all the time!
Many friends have asked me how to get to gold level. You start out getting one of those adorable gift cards for yourself and loading money on it. Say.... $20. Be sure to go online to www.Starbucks.com and register your card. That will start your point tracking. Eventually, and many coffees later, you will reach gold level and receive a gold shiny card in the mail with your name on it! After that, you get a free drink after every 15 purchases plus other perks like free drip refills while in the store, free flavored syrups, etc.
Go Starbucks Gold!