I know a friend that has a bunch of Starbucks cards, and it’s near impossible for him to keep track. I can imagine him with a stack of cards, and not knowing what the balance is on each. He’d then proceed to ask the barista to check each card for him. Kind of annoying, don’t you think?
This evening, I was cleaning out my inbox and stumbled across a Starbucks card. I flipped it over, and read the small print.
Reload your Card or check your balance at […] www.starbucks.com/card.
I didn’t know this until today, did you? If I ever get multiple Starbucks gift cards, no longer will I take them all to the store and badger the person at the counter to check the balance.
Let’s take this further. You should probably use a sticky (Post-It™) once you find out your balance. I cut a 3″ x 3″ Post-It™ in half, then stick it on the card. Write the balance, then cross out and change after each use.
What about you? Any tips for those of us who have a Starbucks card, but don’t really use it?