Saturday, September 02, 2006

*The Starbucks Clean-Up. It is BIG no more :-(

I have just received an email notification that the Starbucks promotion has been pulled (D'Oh!)! It's kinda funny how major corporations ALWAYS seem to find loop-holes in the system in order to free themselves from their 'somewhat legal' obligations. MAN these guys are quick!

Talk about a real I Gotta Know editorial....I REALLY Gotta Know how they can get away with crap like this? Is big business truly ABOVE the people who make them....big? To save-face, and a couple thousand dollars (peanuts for them), they're gonna take away our freebies!!! D'Oh!

Anyway readers, here's the actual news editorial from The Associated Press. This is not my article, and I give FULL CREDIT to The AP.....and I (QUOTE)...

"Thursday, August 31, 2006

Starbucks promotion got too hot


There's no such thing as a free iced coffee at Starbucks -- at least not anymore.

The world's largest specialty coffee chain has pulled the plug on what was supposed to be a nearly five-week promotion after an e-mail coupon spread farther and wider than the company anticipated.

The offer began Aug. 23 with an e-mail offering a free Starbucks iced coffee from noon to 9 p.m. through Sept. 30. It was sent to "a limited group" of employees in the Southeast with instructions that they share it with friends and family.

The company put the kibosh on the promotion Tuesday night, issuing a statement saying the e-mail had been "redistributed beyond the original intent and modified beyond Starbucks' control."

Starbucks spokeswoman Valerie O'Neil said Wednesday that the company had no estimate of how many free iced coffees it had served up or just how far and wide the e-mail had spread.

"We're continuing to monitor it and see it spread," O'Neil said.

Asked if Starbucks would give this type of offer another shot, O'Neil said only, "We're always looking at different ways we can share our products." (END QUOTE).

You can find the actual article here: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/283238_nofreestarbucks31.html

Wow!!! I guess they had an ANSWER for the Question Man ;-) 2-pts. for Starbucks!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am surprised as you are. No one really cares about Starbucks like you think :-)

6:54 PM  
Blogger A.Roberson said...

If no one really cares, how is Starbucks so popular?

Thanx for the comment.

7:03 PM  

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