Tag Archive for: starbucks

20
Nov

American Public Media is asking folks to share a photo to describe what they are grateful for. There are so many things, but I had to send in one of my many personalized Starbucks cups. They remind me of the quiet time I share with Aneil (our “dates”). In addition, the manager, Tanya, always sends […]

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15
Aug

Merrie is one of the baristas at our favorite Starbucks in Durham, NC. We just found out that she is leaving for a job as a scheduler, coincidentally, at our kids’ pediatrician’s office. I guess we should not be too surprised.  We love Merrie and our pediatrician’s office, so it is not surprising that they […]

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4
Jul

I’ve bragged about Tanya, our local Starbucks manager, and now you can see why. Who else sends you a special coffee cup on your birthday?!

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28
Feb

Update 3-19-12: Starbucks in the UK is launching a new effort to ask customers for their names!  Imagine that!  The big question there is:  Will you share your name?  It seems that such sharing is an American thing, not a global thing, and that a multi-cultural place like the UK will find it difficult to […]

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8
Oct

Update 11-9-11: The other lid appears to be working.  Proceed with caution! Update 11-8-11: They do leak after several uses.  Don’t buy them.  Let us know if you find a better solution. We love our double-walled Starbucks tall mugs that we use a lot, but in our move to NC this summer, we lost the […]

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5
Oct

Our ongoing tough economy received some welcome news from Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks today, as reported in The Wall Street Journal: Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Howard Schultz, who has been on a mission to cut the national debt and boost job creation, has pledged to donate at least $100,000 of profits annually from two Starbucks stores […]

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21
Apr

I just had the unique opportunity (I say unique because only 300 or so of us tuned in) to hear Howard Schultz on a webcast this morning because I bought an advance copy of his new book, “Onward“.  I have not had a chance to read the book yet (too many papers to grade!), but […]

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15
Jun

We have been Starbucks fans for a long time.  We have a favorite Starbucks store in each city we’ve lived in (and for those of you who know us, that is quite a few stores).  In our favorite store in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, I would get my decaf grande nonfat no whip mocha and grade […]

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22
Oct

Update 12-21-10: The newest version of the Starbucks Rewards program still leaves a lot to be desired.  I’m rewarded for the number of transactions I make, not how much I actually spend.  If I had the time, and I may still try this sometime, I’d ask the barista to ring up each item separately each […]

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9
Feb

Update 2-9-09 from the Wall Street Journal: Starbucks Corp., which built a coffee empire on its premium image, wants to convince customers that its drinks aren’t that expensive. The company said Monday that it’s selling discounted pairings of coffee and breakfast food for $3.95, a type of promotion long used at fast-food chains. It’s the […]

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