Free (Starbucks) is Good
July 21, 2009
I saw last night that Starbucks had published an on-line coupon for FREE pastry (with a beverage purchase) this morning. In fact, they even have a smartphone-friendly version if you don’t have a printer. Nice.
Being a bit tech-geeky, I decided to find out if there was a Starbucks in the vicinity of this hotel in Philly where I’m staying. Since my iPhone knows where I am, I just plugged “nearby Starbucks” into Google and voila! – there was a list. Very nice.
After a brisk walk of a few blocks, I found the place, which was nearly empty, and when flashing the coupon on my iPhone to the barista, she was visibly relieved that SOMEONE knew about it, because they had a massive delivery of pastries today in anticipation of the event. So I said I’d continue to promote it.
Now we don’t want all that pastry to go to waste, so get it while you can! And here’s another suggestion – think about taking advantage of Starbucks’ largesse, and give your free pastry to someone less fortunate to you. If you’re reading this, you’re undoubtedly blessed beyond measure. But there are lots of hungry folks out there. And maybe your local Starbucks is near some hungry or homeless people. Let’s show how good free can be…(and thanks, Starbucks – great promo!)
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