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Thank goodness! A Starbucks exec says the chain is launching its holiday celebration now because "this is about the time customers start asking for our annual holiday offerings." (Seattle Times)
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I spent $80 this morning. haha
November 09, 2006 at 11:42 AM
oh man, i cant wait to buy that tazo tea set with the little mug. and the show globe. and EVERYTHING.
socal barista |
November 09, 2006 at 11:53 AM
No Christmas music until after Thanksgiving? I bet Bill O'Reilly will claim this is part of his so-called War On Christmas(tm).
November 09, 2006 at 01:08 PM
The district bigwigs were in my Starbucks this morning. I overheard them talking about a $25 gift card for selling the $1000 Magnifica machine, and a drawing for giving demos.
I like the little red French Press. Might have to pick that one up....
November 09, 2006 at 01:42 PM
one of my shifts won a $50 gift card during the brewing event.
but yes, my manager said something about $25 american express card or something. for that thing being that price i think they should give you more than $25
socal barista |
November 09, 2006 at 01:47 PM
Yeah I was doing the set until 4:30am. I just now woke up. LOL. Yeah if you sell a Magnifica you do get a $25 card. Also if you demo the machine to a customer you get entered in a drawing for a chance to win 1 of 25 Magnifica's for yourself.
November 09, 2006 at 02:13 PM
I too was up till 4:30am doing Christmas roll out. So apparently our store has a "Holiday Hero" which basically means they get two hours of noncoverage time a week to demo machines and sell retail. I'm in BC, Canada, is this common in other locations around North America?
November 09, 2006 at 02:27 PM
NOT ONLY DID WE DO XMAS SETUP LASTNITE...BUT WE HAD TO GET READY FOR ECOSURE TOO......OH HIP HIP HORRAY THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!!! LOL....RED RED RED
November 09, 2006 at 02:33 PM
You get a warning on Ecosure???
November 09, 2006 at 04:07 PM
I am pretty sure that I heard Christmas music playing in some of the Boston, MA stores today.
November 09, 2006 at 08:59 PM
A heads-up on Ecosure? That defeats the entire purpose of their surprise visits.
We were out of my store by 11:30pm, with all of our holiday roll-out done. Our store is pretty tiny...
This is my first holiday season at Starbucks, having been hired this past April. I gotta say, it is kinda absurd to be selling Christmas-related products in early November, but I'm quite fond of the new decorations and such. I especially like the new cup sleeves... (I'm a nerd.)
Not looking forward to Christmas music. At all.
OMG Barista Boi |
November 10, 2006 at 12:06 AM
Out by 11:30? What time does your store close? Maybe it was just our region, but we absolutely could not do stuff until we closed.
Decorating Elf |
November 10, 2006 at 01:30 PM
Yeah, we weren't out until 3:30a, and i worked a split that day. but my manager is a witch, and we're still not done. I've been working on the setup everday since the setup, and i'll go back in tomorrow and work some more on it. the crappy part is i work coverage because she is stingy with the non-cov, and doesn't want to give it up.
i hate the holidays
November 11, 2006 at 10:53 PM
To the Decorating Elf:
My store closes at 11pm. I was working with one of my shift supervisors on regular stuff, while our store manager and another shift did all the decorations, etc. on non-coverage. We had basic decorations up before closing, and we just got all of the retail displays assembled in our back office area and didn't put them out until after the doors were locked. Our store is quite small, so with little retail to put out and all the basic decorating done, it was no big challenge to get out by 11:30pm.
OMG Barista Boi |
November 12, 2006 at 04:43 AM
I love the "Lifted" CD, its wonderful.
Boston Starbucks Rebel |
November 14, 2006 at 04:42 PM
As of yesterday, the christmas CD started playing...::shoots self::
November 14, 2006 at 09:16 PM
I was in a Starbucks near the Chestnut Hill Mall in MA this weekend, and was shocked at the Holiday explosion already! But, of course, that didn't stop me from ordering my first Eggnog Latte of the season!
November 15, 2006 at 08:49 AM
HOW LONG WOULD YOUR STORES BE OPEN IF CHRISTIANS STOPPED SHOPPING AT STARBUCKS?
ZU BYERLY |
November 28, 2006 at 11:53 AM
our store would be fine, it's at least 75% jewish.
November 28, 2006 at 12:07 PM
Does starbucks sell their decor after Christmas. I love the window decal snowflakes
Tiffani CA-Scrappin |
December 06, 2006 at 11:50 PM
A bit off-topic, but is Starbucks open on Thanksgiving?
Michelle Sackett |
November 13, 2007 at 09:21 AM
Starbuck's in Marble Falls, Tx. took down its Christmas tree supposedly due to corporate "no preference to any religion" policy, but they are still selling Christmas coffee.
December 15, 2007 at 08:39 AM
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