Free Silver Starbucks Card Or….?

Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.  But, nobody is ever going to accuse me of being on the cutting edge of fashion or having a great sense of what the cool kids are doing. I had been contemplating some sort of end of the year giveaway to say thanks to all of my readers.  I was offered a Sterling Silver Starbucks card, which apparently are kinda hard to come by.  It was the last one, so I impulse bought it.  Some folks are selling them on eBay already for more than the purchase price and getting bids. Silver Starbucks card I asked a good friend his opinion and he wasn’t sure whether it would be something my readers would think was cool or not.  My wife liked the idea, but I think that’s just because the word “coffee” was included.  🙂 That leaves you.  I figured when all else fails, just let you decide.  I thought that since the cards seem to be getting reasonable interest on eBay, I could sell it there and turn the proceeds into a gift card giveaway on my blog.  So, here are the choices for my giveaway: 1.  Sterling Silver Starbucks Gift Card.  It comes with $50 in free coffee and is actually made of Sterling Silver, so has a retail value of $150. 2.  Roughly $200 (more if this hunk of metal sells for a higher amount on eBay) in Amazon/Starbucks, etc gift cards.  I would likely divide it up into a few different prizes. Just leave a comment telling me which one you’d rather win.  Whichever option gets the most votes will be the prize.  You can comment as often as you like until Friday, December 5th, 2014.  We’ll start the giveaway after that.  Anyone who takes the time to weigh in here will receive an extra entry into the giveaway next week for each day you comment.  No, commenting 7 million times here will not increase your chances of winning. So, what’s it gonna be?


  1. I say go with the silver card as the give away. It is unique and this community is all about getting things that other people don’t have. It is something I would like to have… hint hint

    1. Frank, I figured at least some people would like the exclusivity of it. Not sure how many. Apparently, at least 1. 🙂

  2. I was just speaking about this to the minister of travel ( my wife). Now that you mention the value, my mind has changed. The silver card it is.

  3. I’d have to choose the Starbucks ‘card’ – saw one in San Diego and almost bought it . It would make a great key fob and help me find my keys a little faster when they are hunkered down at the bottom of my bag. Besides- it’s pretty cool! 😉

  4. I actually would LOVE either but my first choice would probably be the $200 because I have my Starbucks account on my phone

  5. Definitely the silver Starbucks card. Any blogger can give out gift cards, but a silver Starbucks card is special!

  6. The silver Starbucks card! It is a statement showing how loyal of a fan you are. It is also good conversation starter.

  7. Silver card! My husband already shot down my idea for that as part of my christmas gift, so this would be a great way to get my hands on it 🙂

  8. More interested in free coffee then a sterling silver card. What does one do with it anyways? A silver spoon would be more useful.

  9. I would love the sterling silver Starbucks card. My mom and I are both Starbucks junkies and I think it would make a nice gift for her this holiday season, especially because we don’t get to spend as much time together! Call me impractical, but I doubt you could get another one of these in the near future.

    Thanks for doing this, and for all the content you put out!

  10. My vote is for the silver card; it’s limited availability adds a little bit of ‘specialness’ which lends it inherently greater value to some folks.

  11. This is an awesome giveaway and I would prefer the Amazon gift card, because I could use that to buy Thomas and friends and Garth Brooks. 🙂

  12. The gift card will increase in value over time whereas the cash will not. I opt for the sterling silver card.

  13. If you give away the Starbucks card, someone who doesn’t want it could always sell it on their own. So I’d vote for that.

  14. Last day to comment – sell it and then you can give away smaller amounts to more people leading up to Christmas. Happy Holidays!

  15. I’m on the fence… I ilke Starbucks, but this seems like a gimmick. I also like actual money, which could lead to Starbucks *AND* something else.

    So I’d go with door #2 I suppose. 🙂

    1. I like hearing you puzzle through the decision making. I like the person who weighed in and said they would be fine putting the card on eBay to see what they could raise in an auction. Always trying to find an edge…

  16. Merry Christmas to all. I never win any contest like this, but I figure my wife, being a Starbucks fan, would love to have this gift…,,,

  17. Glad you went with the sbux card- I wouldnt have shelled the money out for it vs saving for our christmas trip. Thanks for putting on the contest.

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