Hello Starbucks Gossip,
As a service person currently at Camp Udairi in Kuwait, I like to visit the local Starbucks. In this case, they do something that's driving me up a wall. They track my credit card when I pay for stuff. Here's the deal. Say I order a coffee and a muffin and pay with Visa. First, the guy swipes my card into a small credit card/ATM card reader, which spits out a receipt. Then, the guy swipes my card into their computer. Normally, in the US, the computer is how you pay for your purchase, but not here in Kuwait. I asked the barista and the manager why and they said it was policy. I wrote corporate and so far, all that's come back was "you wrote to the wrong department...". It's kind of freaking me out that Starbucks is tracking my credit card like that. Does Starbucks record everyones credit card when we pay for stuff?
Can someone from Starbucks explain what's going on here?