Throughout my life as a college student, I have been my spending most of my assignment days at Starbucks outlets; just like many other hardworking students (hehe).
The lovely environment of comfort chairs and soothing jazz music has managed to put in me in a peaceful state of mind to the extend of not noticing the super long hours I've been glued to the chair while the blooming fumes of freshly brewed coffees with caffeine particles kept my mind awake to ensure I actually get some work done during my time spent there.
But what pleases me most at Starbucks is the friendly services they provide as well as the customer benefits and conveniency which I find really important when it comes to customer services.
And once again, Starbucks prove me right in being loyal to them when they decided to introduce their Starbucks Card for customers to enjoy more benefits.
Let me tell you more about this privilege card Starbucks has provided us with. :)
Starbucks Card is a stored value cum loyalty card that provides Starbucks aficionados with rewards and benefits such as enhanced speed of transaction, greater convenience, a gifting option, brand association andthe alternative to check balance online.
Basically when you get ahold of your very own Starbucks card, you are entitled to enjoy special privileges such as:
- Enjoy a free Grande size beverage when you’ve purchased any 10 handcrafted beverages of any size.
- Get a free Grande size beverage every time you purchase a Starbucks tumbler (applicable for any tumbler of any size!)
- Get a free Grande size beverage when you purchase a whole cake.
- Receive a free packet of 250g whole bean coffee or VIA® Ready Brew (12-pack) when you’ve purchased any 8 packets.
- A birthday reward on your birthday month!
- An exclusive Starbucks 2012 Planner with purchase of 15 handcrafted beverages of any size for the New Year!
This handy-dandy card comes in three (3) unique designs; Light blue Xmas snowman, Red Xmas tree and the original green one like above. During this time, customers will be rewarded with an exclusive card caddy with every load/ reload amount of RM 100 on a card. There are three (3) different colors of card caddy to choose from; Red, Black and Yellow.
Aww, don't you feel special already? :3
Now, moving back to the launch party!
I spent my 11.11.11 night at The Curve, attending the Starbucks Card Grand Launch Party to witness the official launching of the card together with hundreds of people at the mall. The amount of people there was insane, like crazy loads of people! It was so hard just to even get to the registration table as there was a long line of people queuing up to sign up for a free Starbucks card limited to only the first 100 people.
|The super huge crowd!|
Despite being squashed like a hamster on my way to the registration table, I salute them for their strong determination in lining up for hours even though the straight line later turned into an 'S' because of the lack of space.
Mr. Alan Bligh, the very entertaining emcee of the night wearing the all three colors of Starbucks card caddies!
|Gila Battle Crew from Showdown 2010|
Crazy flips here and there from this b-boy crew! And because of the limited space in the media venue, we were so close to their feet and shoes! Scary.... =\
|Inspiring speech of the night|
|The emcee for games|
|Saxophone performance by Ramli|
|Malaysian Idol (S1)'s 1st runner-up, Dina pumped up the event with her superb singing|
Happy winners of the night who managed to grab Starbucks cards for participating in the games.
|Winners of lucky draws and the 'Most Outrageous' picture pose|
You see that guy in black at the bottom right of the picture?? I so absolutely envy his luck that night because of all the lucky draw slots, he won a Starbucks card with RM500 accounted inside and the Starbucks 2012 Organizer!! And I won.... none. This isn't the first time! During other lucky draws as well, I wasn't lucky either!
I just have to accept the painful fact that I just don't have any luck in lucky draws. :'(
|Friendly faces of the Starbucks crew|
|Official launch of the Starbucks card|
Notice the two cute little teethes look in the mini Starbucks' aprons? ;)
|Starbucks crew and committee|
|Graffiti made in conjunction with the launching|
|My very own Starbucks card :)|
With a minimum load amount of RM 20 on a single card, you can start enjoying all the stated privileges from your very first use!
Not to forget that you will be able to redeem a free handcrafted drink when you register you card at this link!
With this all new Starbucks Card, you can now turn your visits into rewards in Starbucks!
Hurry up and get your Starbucks card available at all Starbucks stores nationwide!
Little Ethan is already posing with his Starbucks card, where is yours? ;)
P/S: I have received and purchased quite a number of beauty products lately ranging from super awesome mascara, to lip balm, soap bars and facial scrub! And yes, you can expect more product reviews coming up so stay tuned! Can't wait!! :D