Starbucks Secret

I found out this weekend about Starbucks’ best kept secret. Or maybe it isn’t a secret and I just live under a rock. Either way, I wanted to share incase you haven’t heard about it either.

Did you know that you can buy or use a Starbucks gift card and register it? Once you do that, you are on your way to rewards! For instance, after you make five purchases and thus earn five stars, you can get free syrups and free soy milk, plus free tea and coffee refills!

Better yet, if you keep reloading that card, and make your way to 30 stars, you will earn a gold card with your name on it! Recently, one of our coffee addicted friends proudly earned this.

But once you make it to the green level (5 stars), you still get sweet benefits (literally!) so you don’t have to go to Starbucks 30 times to get rewarded.

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Go to to see for yourself! Now only if there was a Starbucks near my house. Actually, I’d probably be broke! Panera is bad enough.


Last night we took a short bike ride after getting our bikes all tuned up, and apparently I wasn’t prepared enough.  A bug hit me right in the eye and did a really great job of irritating it!  It burns to get water or Visine in it and it looks quite attractive.

I babysat the other night, and Mama Tiffany was coming down with pink eye… so I was debating whether this was pink eye or bug eye.  12+ hours later, I’ve decided it’s the latter.  Good thing.  Lesson learned: wear some kind of eye protection when riding in the evening!  Those bugs are vicious.

P.S.- Ryan and I are on an adventure and currently at a Starbucks in Illinois.  More soon, promise!  I’m keeping you in suspense for a reason.