Okay, so it’s not as sexy as American Airlines Executive Platinum status.
But, Starbucks is selling a unique $450 gift card, featured on Gilt. It’s a 20-gram etched stainless steel card that, according to the article, actually costs more to make than what they are selling it for (the card comes with a $400 Starbucks credit, so the “card” is valued at $50).
It also comes with Starbucks “Gold” status, which to the detriment of my wallet my wife has had for some time. You normally have to buy 30 items from Starbucks in a year to obtain this status.
I would think that most people willing to buy a $400 Starbucks gift card already have Gold status, but who am I to turn my nose down to free status? 🙂