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Hardbound Starbucks Philippines Gift Cards Checklist (January 16, 2019)

01/16/2019 Leave a comment

img_6021While riding the wave of inspiration that suddenly hit me this evening, I decided to put some work into my latest acquisition, and turn the first few pages of the secret compartment book into a complete checklist of all the Starbucks Philippines gift cards that have been released since August 2013. Read more…

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Starbucks PH Card Collection: Year of the Pig and Valentine’s Day Hearts (January 8, 2019)

01/08/2019 Leave a comment
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Clockwise: Today’s Starbucks PH Card Haul (with Red 2019 Year of the Pig sleeves) | Coffee Date Anyone? | Damage barrier?

In anticipation of this year’s Spring Festival and Valentines Day, Starbucks Philippines released six new cards in their stores today: Year of the Pig (Lunar New Year Card), Purple Heart (with the inscription, “Coffee Date.”), Red Heart (“Love You Lots”), Pink Heart (“Meant To Be”), Patterns Heart (“You’re Adorable”), and Reverse Triangle Heart (“You’re The Best”).

Heavier on the Wallet

It has been reported for some time that the Valentine’s Day Cards would have an activation cost of P1000 each.  I was ready for that.  What I didn’t expect was for the Year of the Pig cards to have an P500 activation cost[i]. Read more…

Starting your Starbucks Card Collection [Yoda Style Jedi Training] (December 31, 2017)

12/31/2017 Leave a comment
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Clockwise: Just some of 30+ cards that I have in my personal collection. | My last Frap for the year…and until November 2018 for that matter.  They got the spelling of my name wrong but it’s all good.

During the latter part of 2017, I noticed that I’ve slowly amassed a stack of Philippine issued Starbucks Cards.  It was never my intention to collect them–it just happened.  But I am getting ahead of myself; for you guys to understand the genesis of this collection, we need to go back to the beginning.

2013

Four years ago, I purchased the first two local card designs released in the country with the intention of maximizing their new My Starbucks Rewards Program.  The rewards program offered a number of enticing incentives such as a free drink–of the patron’s choice-when they registered their Starbucks Card over at www.starbuckscard.ph; a free Grande drink for every accumulated twelve (12) Beverage Stars; the option of pooling all of your future Starbucks Cards into a single account; and a free slice of cake during the registered card holder’s birthday[i]. Read more…