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New Frappuccino cards 2Be on the look out for an adorable new Starbucks card at your neighborhood store! I think this will be another good one for card collectors. There really haven’t been all that many mini cards in the U.S.  Like other mini cards, this one has a hole in it for your keyring.

While I don’t normally use mini cards, I do think this is too cute. Register any Starbucks card (loaded with money on it) and you can start earning rewards. You can register your card, and an image of it will show on your Starbucks mobile phone app. You can use ANY card to earn stars and redeem rewards. One of the ways that MyStarbucksRewards is flexible is that you’re not locked into using one card. All of the rewards go by your profile at At just the Welcome Level of MyStarbucksRewards, you will get a free beverage on your birthday. (This doesn’t mean you necessarily have to be at a Starbucks on your exact birthday. Register a card at least 30 days before your birthday. Use a registered card (with money on it) at least once at least 30 days before your birthday. Your birthday reward will appear on your profile sometime during the week before your actual birthday. And like any other reward, you keep track of it yourself, and redeem it any time you like, before the reward expires. The rewards are digital and will expire about five weeks from when earned. (The website says 30 days from when earned but I have noticed that for months now, it’s been closer to five weeks.)

Starting May 23rd, you’ll find a special 16-ounce re-usable cold tumbler in the stores. Buy this specially-marked tumbler, and get your first Frappuccino Blended Beverage in it on the house! The new Frappuccino tumbler will be available until supplies last:

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Look for the cute new card by the registers at your neighborhood participating Starbucks.

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Mother’s Day is May 11th this year! If you want to give your mom a Starbucks Mother’s Day card, they’re available now at participating Starbucks stores everywhere. You’ll also find a teacher appreciation card, a 2014 card for graduates, and the Mother’s Day special card.

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Father’s Day is June 15th this year. Starting on May 13, 2014, you’ll be able to find this year’s Father’s Day Starbucks card at your local participating store. I thought I’d give you a sneak peek now at the new card, but don’t expect to see this card in stores before May 13th. It has display dates from May 13th through June 16th, 2014.Father's Day Card 2014As always, don’t forget that you can register a Starbucks card (loaded with money on it), and unlock the door to MyStarbucksRewards. Each time you use a Starbucks card to make a purchase at Starbucks, you’ll earn one star. Your stars accumulate, and when you reach 30 stars in one year, you’re at the Gold Level. But there are rewards before Gold Level. The free refill perk starts at the Green Level, which is only five stars. Also keep in mind, you unlock the door to rewards and can earn and redeem all your rewards with ANY Starbucks card. There is never a requirement to switch to a shiny gold card. Just find the card with your favorite design on it, and use it. It doesn’t matter if that’s an Evolution Fresh Card, a Seattle Sounders Card, the City Nights Card (First and Pike Starbucks), a Teavana Card,  a limited edition Stainless Steel Card, a Starbucks card made from wood, a white sparkle card, or any other card you can get your hands on. At this point, there are thousands of card designs that all swipe and work as a Starbucks card.


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Teavana (fully owned and operated by Starbucks) has lots of fun things going on right now. I thought I’d mention three things that stand out:

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A Teavana Mother’s Day Card is here! As you know, you can register your Teavana Card (which IS a Starbucks card but with Teavana branding) and use it to earn stars and redeem rewards. Load money on the card. Register it at Use it to pay for your purchases. You earn one star each time your card is swiped as a form of payment. I always suggest that you track your rewards with the Starbucks phone app.

I think the Teavana Mother’s Day Card is pretty! I also imagine that there are some Starbucks card collectors who will want to grab one for their collection.

Teavana Concept Store in Chicago

Next, there is a new Teavana concept store coming soon. Starbucks operates two Teavana stores that are full cafes with handcrafted beverages and an extensive food menu. I’ve been frequently the one in Seattle often. The stores are spacious with good food, great beverages, and of course Starbucks free WiFi.

The new Teavana concept store will be on Southport in Chicago, and I’ve heard that it’s slated to open on Tuesday, April 29th. Don’t hold me to the very day! Starbucks has been known to adjust their projected store opening dates. Take a look at the beautiful Seattle concept store here and here. During the recent quarterly investor conference on April 24th, Howard Schultz has mentioned Los Angeles as the possible site of future Teavana concept store also.

Oprah Tea display 19 March 2014Oprah Chai Arrives on April 29th!

You’ll be able to find Oprah Chai in Starbucks and Teavanas stores everywhere starting on Tuesday, April 29th! Every purchase of Oprah Chai supports the Oprah Leadership Academy and other youth education good-cause organizations.

Hope you like the new tea.

That’s it for the short round up on current Teavana news. I think over time, we’re going to see more and more exciting Teavana news!

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2Admin Day and Easter Starbucks cards March 2014Beginning April 1, 2014, Starbucks will introduce two new limited cards into their Starbucks card lineup. One card is an Easter Starbucks card. It’s so cute! The classic Starbucks cups are decorated like painted eggs and hidden in grass. Look closely, and you’ll even find a ladybug made it onto the Easter card.

The other card is an Administrative Professional’s Day card. Admin Day this year is April 23rd.

I think both of these cards are very clever. Thank you very much to the Starbucks card collector who sent me this image. I believe this is the first Easter Starbucks card that Starbucks has ever produced. There was an Admin Day card in 2013.

Just as a reminder, you can register any Starbucks card and beginning earning loyalty perks. There are three levels of rewards: Welcome, Green, and Gold. When you reach Gold level, there is no requirement to switch and use the actual physical gold card – I’ve seen that cause confusion. Use whatever card you like, so long as it is registered to your profile at, loaded with money on it, and used to pay for your transaction. At the Gold level of benefits, you’ll earn free rewards which can be used for food or beverages.

Visit for all the official details on My Starbucks Rewards.

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Scarves up! A Starbucks Sounders Card is Available March 4th.

February 25, 2014

Scarves up! Starbucks will soon be offering a limited Sounders FC card just in time for the start of major league soccer. The Sounders card will be available at company-operated Starbucks locations in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties of Western Washington beginning March 4, 2014. As always, you can load money onto the card and […]

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NEW: A Collectible Starbucks Card – the White MyStarbucksRewards Card

February 13, 2014
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On February 15, 2014, Starbucks will offer a new Starbucks card, designed to be exclusive and collectible, and show off the fun of MyStarbucksRewards with a fun MSR star pattern on it. It’s white with a gold pattern design on it. Each Starbucks store will only receive 25 cards and will not be able to […]

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Register Your Starbucks Card: Earn Rewards

January 1, 2014
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Welcome to 2014.  Happy New Year’s Day!! Millions of Starbucks cards were activated in December.  Lots and lots of people got Starbucks cards as gifts during the holiday season.  Now is the time to register that card and start earning rewards.  It’s been a while since I’ve reminded people to register their cards to earn […]

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The Starbucks Card: 2001 – 2013 – Then and Now

December 20, 2013

On December 19, 2013, Starbucks customers activated a record 2.4 million Starbucks cards – just in that one single day.  Official Starbucks spokesperson Linda Mills confirmed for me that 2.4 million cards were activated. I bet in 2001, when the Starbucks card was just in its baby beginnings, nobody thought about people activating 2.4 million […]

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Starbucks Steel Card 2013: A Limited Card through

December 5, 2013
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Starbucks will soon be offering a new stainless steel card.  It’s available beginning this Friday, and will be sold exclusively by  There is only 1,000 of these cards, so they’ll be gone super fast.  I can’t even imagine that I’ll be lucky enough to get one! Some readers may recall that last year Starbucks […]

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NEWS: Starbucks launches Tweet A Coffee (Send a Starbucks Gift Card via Twitter)

October 28, 2013
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News: Today Starbucks launched a new way to give a friend a Starbucks gift card.  It is called “Tweet a Coffee.” You link your Twitter profile to your Starbucks profile, and then can send tweets of $5 Starbucks gift cards. You can use any major credit card as a form of payment, but the first […]

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