An Amazing My Starbucks Reward: An Evening with Sheryl Crow
On September 17, 2013, I picked up an email from My Starbucks Rewards which looked like this:
Yes, I was totally surprised to get this! Wow! I don’t really know how I ended up so lucky. All I know is that I am totally happy and grateful that I got to experience this! This was definitely a rare My Starbucks Rewards opportunity. The email stated I could invite one person, so I contacted a friend who quickly said “yes”, and reserved my seats. There was indeed a brief meet and greet opportunity before the show started. I took this picture of Sheryl Crow during the meet and greet:
By the way, it seemed as if only those with the My Starbucks Rewards invitations (printed from the email) could attend the meet and greet. The small group of people who were part of My Starbucks Rewards were given the first choice of seats and the opportunity for the meet and greet. The venue was Roy Street Coffee and Tea. My guess would be that there was no more than 30 “My Starbucks Rewards” individuals present, but to be honest, I was having such a good time that I didn’t think to try and get some kind of head count.
Sheryl Crow began the show with “All I wanna do.” She sounded so great! It was hard not to sing along with every word! I snapped this photo fairly early on into the show – you can get a sense of how amazing this was:
Another thing that was very cool about this was that Sheryl Crow talked quite a bit about how she likes going to Starbucks! She seemed very genuinely enthusiastic about Starbucks! She proudly let us know that she has a gold card, and that her usual beverage is a “Triple Venti Non Fat Latte.” She played “Easy” from her latest album, Feels Like Home. I totally enjoyed her newer music too! The last song was Everyday is Winding Road, another great song!
In the middle of the show, singer Brandi Carlisle joined Sheryl Crow on stage:
And then, when the show was over, I swiped a set list from the floor. I just thought it would be a fun souvenir!
As if you could possibly be confused whether Starbucks was sponsoring this, the official Starbucks partners working the event brought a small My Starbucks Rewards sign with them!
All I can say is that this was a pretty amazing this for Starbucks to do! Thank you! If you are not part of My Starbucks Rewards, click the link to join.
I leave you with one more great Sheryl Crow photo:
(I took all of these photos at Roy Street Coffee tonight, September 20, 2013. As always, do not use without permission.)
Totally amazing and and of course it was in Seattle! I agree that SB should do this in other areas and it still confuses me why everything always has to be in Seattle! (Yea I know corporate is there). My emails for rewards are nothing like this for sure. It is not clear to me why Sheryl Crow was there – was she promoting something other than her new album. Glad you had fun.
Wow, I saw pictures of this on Twitter yesterday and was jealous! I live just outside of Seattle and would have gone in a heartbeat! My live for Starbucks, Sheryl Crow, and Brandi Carlile is BIG! I hope Starbucks continues to do these events, but invites people from surrounding areas to attend too. Glad to hear you went and enjoyed yourself Melody!
Good for you Melody! Sometimes I get the feeling that you feel like your not experiencing the same amount of love back from Starbucks that you give. I got 50% whatever pastry this week, and you got invited to this. I think most would agree that you got the better deal – LOL!! How many invites would you estimate?
Wow! What a great reward. I love Sheryl Crow and to see her in such a tiny venue would be awesome. I hope we see more of rewards like this! I love that she has a gold card and a go to beverage.
@MagicKat – Congrats for even getting an invite! I heard that it was extremely “exclusive” who got an invitation! And given how few MSR customers were there, I easily believe it.
@Chgo. – LOL – You’re good. Definitely, this is way better than 50% off of La Boulange.
@Becca – I wish you could have been there!
@Purple1 – I can easily agree with you! Harvard Yard would be the perfect place for this kind of event too!
@Carmen – I don’t know how wide of a geography the invites were. That’s an interesting question! Anyways, I am sorry you didn’t get to see 2 singers you love so much! Thank you for your comment!
Melody you are so right that the harvard yard site would be great but it would end up not being as intimate as your concert. You know how busy the Harvard Yard store can get! It would be neat if they asked Sheryl Crow to take this on the road to other SB sites.
Congratulations Melody, great “reward” and I am glad you had a good time.
I imagine you get the invites to Bumbershoot too. Have you ever gone? My Daughter has and has really enjoyed the weekend (particularly the private bathrooms 😉 ).
@DadCooks – Thank you! I have gotten the bumpershoot emails before but I don’t usually go to that.
@Chgo – Coming back to you again: The more I know about Starbucks, the less I know. 🙂 Here it is Saturday morning and I am catching up with replies, Facebook, and tweeting a little. As I think about your comment, all I can say is “I don’t know.” I’m sure there are people within the Starbucks headquarters who like reading this blog! I will say, that once in a while I get the impression that readers (I don’t just mean partners, but very generally speaking) sometimes forget that this is really something I do on the weekends and evenings. But that’s okay. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.
That’s so cool, Melody! Sometimes the perks of being an MSR user are GREAT! Looks like you had a great time.
Amazing indeed, Melody!! Thanks much for sharing this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
WOW Mel! How amazing, right? I love Sheryl Crow and all that she stands for. Starbucks certainly has a great MSR perk going here, or there 🙂 I’m still baffled as to why my neighborhood SB doesn’t serve La Boulangerie… Thank you for sharing your exciting evening.
WOW – what a memorable moment. Can’t think of any Starbucks fan who deserves it more. Glad you had a great time!
@Melody – Did it make you happy? It can’t be that bad!
Wow, that sounds like a great time, i am so glad yo got to go (and share it with us!)
This is for everyone who left me a comment – Thank you! It was very memorable.
@Chgo – LOL. I am very happy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyihQtBes1I (If it makes you happy on You Tube)
Congrats Melody! This would be a huge reward, for sure. I also agree with @purple1 that since Sbux is SOOOOO big, they might expand a bit more of this generosity beyond Seattle. Don’t get me wrong…..my local Sbux and dm and sm and the partners that I know, do plenty for me…little extras that are nice. But what you have there is corp. Sbux doing….. A LOT! I’m sure you did have a blast.
also, just wanted to say a belated (9/22) happy birthday to @ purple1!!!! one of your most prolific followers! (and a sweet generous person)
Oh my gosh! Happy Belated Birthday Purple1!! Hope it was wonderful yesterday!
Congrats Melody! Very cool!
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I’m glad you had fun Melody! I got the email invite too, but I was scheduled to work and had to pass. Maybe there will be another event like this someday. This is the kind of thing that I think Starbucks should do more often, or in more places… what an amazing opportunity for the lucky ones who get the invite and the randomly lucky ones who’s regular store gets invaded by awesome one night.