Steve H. writes to STARBUCKS GOSSIP: "For five or six years now I’ve been buying my drinks
at Starbucks with free drink coupons. I buy them in bulk online at
I wrote back and asked which "Starbucks officers" he talked to about these coupons. His response:. I have talked to the company officers about this, and they don’t seem to really care, so I feel like if they don’t care why should I? The coupons save me about half of my drink cost, unless I go nuts and get a vente or extra shots. Why do you think Starbucks don’t seem to care? I know that the people I buy them from are stealing them from the store and then selling them on . I just got my 2008 supply of coupons at $2.47 per coupon."
"I had quite a few email conversations with an employee in Mar. and Apr. of 2005. At that time she said she was a North American Mgr. of Partner & Asset Protection. After my offer to help and even offering two ways of being able to offer the same free drink customer recovery idea, she thanked me for being a loyal Starbucks customer, and said they were continuing internal investigations, and rewarded my efforts by sending me a Starbucks company cash card, loaded with $20.00.
"I do still have all her emails and they all have her signature line. I have saved them all this time in order to protect myself in case a store Mgr. or the Company wanted to come down on me for some reason. Like I said, I have just purchased my 2008 supply, from someone on . I can always find someone who will sell me the coupons in bulk. My last purchase was in Dec. for 200 of them."