POPSUGAR Tech

Go on a Twitter Coffee Run With Starbucks

Oct 28 2013 - 11:17am

If you can't give a caffeine-deprived friend a cup of joe in person, then tweet it. Starbucks, the motherland of pumpkin spice lattes, introduced a new service today called Tweet a Coffee [1], which, like its name suggests, is a platform for gifting coffee via Twitter.

The best part? It's a gift that gives back to you. Be one of the first 100,000 customers to try it using a Visa card, and get a $5 Starbucks card for yourself.

Tweet a Coffee is currently in beta, and all Twitter users in the US can sign up at Starbucks.com/Tweet-a-Coffee [2]. A Starbucks account, which keeps track of any Starbucks gift cards or My Starbucks Rewards cards, is necessary.

Connect a Twitter account to your Starbucks account, and enter the required credit card information. You'll then be able to tweet a personalized message to the recipient along with the handle @tweetacoffee, and they'll receive $5 to use at any US Starbucks location.

The Twitter collaboration reinforces Starbucks's position as the most digitally literate coffee shop in the world. Partnerships with companies like Square Wallet [3] and Google Play [4] make the hub for Caramel Brulée Lattes, Peppermint Mochas, and other decadent coffee drinks a mobile-friendly destination.


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