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Would you spend $200 for a $50 Mother’s Day Premium Starbucks Card?

Would you spend $200 for a $50 Mother’s Day Premium Starbucks Card?

What a bargain…

For a paltry $200, you finally give Mom the gift she’s always wanted — a $50 Starbucks gift card.

But this isn’t any ordinary Starbucks gift card, oh no. This special, limited-edition version is etched and comes in a cardboard box.

“Offered for the first time ever, this Mother’s Day Starbucks Card makes an elegant gift with its laser-etched floral details and satin ceramic finish. It comes pre-loaded with $50 on the Card and packaged in a beautiful gift box with matching design,” says the Starbucks website.

So far, the overpriced premium gift card has a total of one review. The alleged purchaser, UniBaller, likes the laser-etched card so much, they intend to keep it fo’ themself.

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Heavier than a normal Starbucks card?! Ceramic material?! Shut up and take my money!


If $200 for a $50 gift card isn’t quite what you had in mind for Mom this Mother’s Day, Starbucks offers Swarovski crystal adorned travel tumblers for $100, and $70, respectively.

Ah, Starbucks. When they’re not lecturing you about race, they’re charging you four times the retail price for a gift card.

[H/T Huffington Post]

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Maybe it’ll be a big seller in their new Ferguson, MO store.

Whenever that gets built…

    Estragon in reply to Ragspierre. | April 23, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Better to get Mom a $25 card for Dunkin Donuts.

    She’ll get as much coffee, better coffee, and you can get her a nice corsage and take her to a champagne brunch with the difference.

Midwest Rhino | April 23, 2015 at 10:55 am

They also have it in sterling silver, so that adds maybe $20 to the value, or much more if hyperinflation hits. But it got one star in reviews because the bar code rubs off after four uses.,default,pd.html

Sounds like that would be a more appropriate gift for April Fool’s Day than Mother’s Day.

    Chem_Geek in reply to Observer. | April 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Perhaps…but this is Pure Capitalism: separating suckers, err, people from their money while giving them next to nothing for it.

    Kemberlee, how DARE you complain about this! /sarc 😉

      Ragspierre in reply to Chem_Geek. | April 23, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      What strange, pathological compulsion drives you to say stupid stuff here, showing your ass for all to see?

      People have a choice here. They CAN be suckers, and they can learn to be NOT suckers.

      Your Collective would simply TAKE their money and their choices, along with the ability to learn.

      Ya EVIL moron.

Henry Hawkins | April 23, 2015 at 10:57 am

So, we’re just reposting Huffington Post articles now?

Is this appropriate for LI?

    Henry Hawkins in reply to JWB. | April 23, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    What, you were expecting something on Lynch’s senate confirmation or something? Priorities, man! This is the new TMZ!

Eh… whatever. Anyone who makes a status symbol out of a reloadable gift card has issues.

Proof that PT Barnum was right … there is one born every second.

So where’s the problem?

Starbucks has evidently reasoned that customers who are willing to pay too much for coffee may also be willing to pay too much for gift cards.

Economists call it “free trade”.

Naw, folks, they just want to start a “conversation on financial irresponsibility” to continue the corporate success of their “conversation on race” fiasco.

American Human | April 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm

I’ve thought for a long time they should change their name from Starbucks to “Tenbuck$”