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TELL US: Would You Upgrade to a Metal Starbucks Card for $450?

In partnership with Gilt, Starbucks is now offering 5,000 specialized rewards cards, etched in steel, for $450 each.

For residents in the Commonwealth who prefer Starbucks coffee above all other blends, a new offer for a holiday gift idea is now on the table.

Starbucks announced this week that it has made available a limited-edition super premium rewards card for My Starbucks Rewards members, one that is etched in steel. 

Unlike the shop's traditional rewards card that enables users to buy various products, the new card, which costs $50 to make, would be loaded with $400, according to USAToday

Interested members can choose to buy one of the 5,000 available cards on gilt.com/starbucksultimate. The cards will automatically be enrolled in the "gold tier" of Starbucks' loyalty rewards program, according to a Mashable.com report. That will allow consumers to receive free refills on coffee and tea and a free beverage or food item on every 12th purchase, as well as a free birthday drink.

We're wondering what coffee drinkers in the area think about the offer. Would you spend $450 on a specialized steel rewards card from Starbucks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.  

Jvd December 08, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Has everyone forgotten the meaning of free market? It's what made us the world's leading society since WWII. Companies make it, you buy it, they spend it, you earn it, they make it, you buy it, they spend it, you earn it etc.........without it we'd all be wearing grey coats, riding bikes and eating bread and potatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Let it go people!!
Tom Dowling December 08, 2012 at 01:40 PM
It will be interesting to see what happens when someone tries to go through the metal detector at the airport with a metal credit card in their pocket. The guardians of the concourse will immediately know they have uncovered an Al Qaeda plot!
Stumpgrinder December 09, 2012 at 01:16 AM
You go to many restaurants in town and, if you are willing to drop a couple of hundred bucks on 'gift cards', they will give you a 10 or 20 percent "bonus" as your gift. So who at Starbucks thinks that people will pay a $50.00 premium for their card? That being said, they are probably sold out already. The American Fool walks among us................
Bill K. December 12, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Anyone with half a brain would know that they need to remove the card from their pocket prior to walking thru the metal detector. The people standing behind you waiting their turn to pass thru the metal detector will immediately know your an asshat for not taking the card out of your pocket. Since you have asked such an inane question Tom, do you have half a brain or are you the asshat?
Daniel F. Devine December 12, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Starbucks is too strong & bitter tasting as far as I'm concerned, give me a good o'l Dunkin D's, (black of course) can't beet it!

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