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Feb082011

Starbucks Card

I was messing around on the starbucks website while checking out options for auto-reloading my starbucks card. I came across this cool custom card page, where you could create a completely unique card with various designs and colors. I really wanted to opt for the white design called “The Original”, which has the 6 boxes (Decaf, Shots, Syrup, etc) and fill out my usual drink. But that option wasn’t as open-ended as I wanted it to be. It only let you select from a list of popular drinks (coffee, latte, frappucino, etc), but not my drink of choice – a Misto. Even worse, they don’t allow you to order the card with empty boxes printed on it; it forces you to have something written in at least one of the boxes. It’s an unnecessary limitation, if you ask me. So I went in a slightly different direction:

White Starbucks card

After spending a while looking through every single one of their offerings, I was pleasantly surprised at one in particular that allowed me to choose a blank white card. I just typed my name in there somewhere, and it came out looking pretty nice and clean. I think it looks way better than the stupid gold card. Plus, any old starbucks customer gets the same old gold card after buying a measly month’s worth of drinks. I like this one. It’s nice and unique. And all mine. I think it was pretty good for a $4 purchase.



http://jay.si/sbuxcard

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Very Nice! I tried to do the same and used the "My story" theme with no setting. However the words in the mock up seem to be very low at the bottom of the card. What option did you use? Like yourself, I am disappointed they don't have the MISTO drink option.

Jun 22 2011 at 10:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I customized mine pretty simply:

1. Theme: All Occasions. Customize. "Birthday" is fine. Next.
2. Background: No image. Next. No pattern. Next.
3. Message: No Headline. Next. Enter your text. Next.
4. That's it!

Jun 23 2011 at 08:23 PM | Registered CommenterJaysin

That is awesome! Any idea if they still have this functionality? The link you provided to "the Original" is failing to load for me, I hope they haven't discontinued this feature.

Sep 16 2011 at 01:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Sorry, Alex. It looks like they recently got rid of the old Custom Card page. They replaced it with a generic Gift Card page, unfortunately. But I have a feeling they'll reintroduce the feature sometime in the future.

Sep 16 2011 at 11:03 PM | Registered CommenterJaysin

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