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[Starbucks] Free Starbucks drink on your birthday (with registered card)

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Feb 12, 2005
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I received the Starbucks email about the free birthday drink a few months ago but never read it. On my birthday, I went back to the email thinking it was a coupon I could print out for a free drink, only to find out that it was one that they sent to you.

I went to a Starbucks cafe and I told them it was my birthday but that I didn't have a coupon. They were a bit skeptical but gave me a free coffee of my choice. They didn't want to look at my Driver's Licence and I didn't even have to show them my Starbucks card.

Later that day, I got greedy and went to another Starbucks for another free coffee. :D Again, no coupon and no one really looked at my ID and no one scanned my Starbucks card. I could probably have had as many coffees and Frappachinos as I wanted that day because the employees didn't seem to really care. :lol:
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Feb 16, 2008
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well well well... i finally got the free drink card. it expires on october 31st. my birthday? well, that was way back in the middle of september lol.
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May 18th, 2009 12:00 pm
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Nov 4th, 2008 8:43 pm
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Still waiting for my birthday card too.

Starbucks' execution of this promotion SUCKS :!:
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flexwong wrote:
Oct 19th, 2009 6:58 pm
well well well... i finally got the free drink card. it expires on october 31st. my birthday? well, that was way back in the middle of september lol.
same here. got my card yesterday, but my birthday was back in September, and it expires in 11 days. oh well. still enough time to get a coffee at least.
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Am I supposed to get a coupon in the mail for my bday? I just made sure my bday was input onto my registered card, and then I went to Starbucks with my driver's license on my bday.
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Becks wrote:
Oct 21st, 2009 11:00 am
Am I supposed to get a coupon in the mail for my bday? I just made sure my bday was input onto my registered card, and then I went to Starbucks with my driver's license on my bday.
you get a postcard type voucher in the mail for a free coffee. But expect for it to arrive a month after your actual birthday. that's what seems to happening with most of us at the moment.
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Dash wrote:
Oct 21st, 2009 11:54 am
you get a postcard type voucher in the mail for a free coffee. But expect for it to arrive a month after your actual birthday. that's what seems to happening with most of us at the moment.
Same here! Do we still get to use the coupon then? It's a free drink so hopefully they'll still honour it even though it's a month after the b-day...hahaha.
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Aritzia wrote:
Oct 21st, 2009 12:05 pm
Same here! Do we still get to use the coupon then? It's a free drink so hopefully they'll still honour it even though it's a month after the b-day...hahaha.
yes, the expiration date will usually give you about 10-15 days to use it. i got the card on monday and i have until the 31st of october to use it.
Kommander_KornFlakes wrote:
May 18th, 2009 12:00 pm
I make more than what 95% of people in this site makes.
Try a six-figure salary that starts with a "3" (that would be annually)
Gloaming wrote:
Nov 4th, 2008 8:43 pm
Seriously- I TRIED to ignore him. KKF is like herpes, you keep scratching in an attempt to get temporary relief, but two weeks later he comes raging back more annoying and infuriating as ever.
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Got a response from Starbucks about not receiving the card. Here's part of what they wrote:
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 and our mailing schedule. 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.
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I received my card, and redeemed my drink.
shawn99 wrote:
Oct 18th, 2009 1:21 pm
picked up a free Vente Pumkinspice with soymilk amazing drink
Great recommendation! I loved it.
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so you don't need your starbucks card when you redeem right? you just give the postcard like a coupon?

Also, it's for any drink any size?
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fightbriz wrote:
Oct 26th, 2009 2:16 am
so you don't need your starbucks card when you redeem right? you just give the postcard like a coupon?

Also, it's for any drink any size?
I didn't bring my starbucks card to redeem. I gave just them the post card and ordered my free drink. Yes, it was any size of your choice.
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good that i look at this thread for update. today is my bday, but still no sign of the free coffee coupon. I guess I should not expect to receive it today, but hopefully soon.
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did anyone get the postcard for october birthdays yet? I'm wondering if someone from my family stole mine
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little_asian_angel wrote:
Nov 13th, 2009 1:15 am
did anyone get the postcard for october birthdays yet? I'm wondering if someone from my family stole mine
My birthday is early Oct, and I still have not received a coupon in the mail.
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