Friday, December 7, 2012

The Most Exclusive Ever

and For A Very Limited Time!

What could it be, you ask? What could be so coveted that a limited edition of only 5,000 of these items SOLD OUT in just one day?

What could it be that has stunning etched steel designs?

For the low, low price of $450 - what, oh, what could it be??

I don't even know where to start, I am so stunned myself. It is...

...a Starbucks card.

You already know how I feel about Starbucks. But, wouldn't you know, they sent me an e-mail yesterday saying I'd earned a free cup of coffee.

It's a love/hate thing.

But I'm not getting one of these:

(available at

For $450, these little babies come pre-loaded with $400 in credit and automatic Gold membership status. Which means, after you give them $50 for the card, you only have to buy twelve more cups of coffee to get a free one instead of the normal 42.

This must make sense to somebody because they're all gone.

Last year, I made the mistake of giving Santa a choice: I wanted a trip to Belize or coffee. What I got was coffee. Roughly six pounds of it. (And, I drank it all.)

This year, forget Belize. And, forget coffee.

If you feel so moved as to spend $450 at Starbucks, buy me stock.

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