I’m the person, “Hey, did you know…” and those around me either collectively as a group, groan (or at least one person states):
“You just discovered that?” (um, yeah? Pretty neat, huh?)
It’s the same thing with reading books or seeing movies…even t.v. shows, I can never really “spoil” anything that others haven’t already discussed a million times over… movies/tv are recorded or watched on Netflix- no need to list “Spoiler alert,” when I finally talk about them.
So, it was this way the first time a Starbuck’s employee told me about their program of buying their product at the supermarket, to bring in the empty bag in exchange for a small complimentary cup as a loyal customer reward.
I can’t tell you how excited I was and went home to exclaim to my husband and show him. Yes, what a clever marketing idea. You can bet, this makes me choose their product when in the aisle of many coffees and they are all expensive.
I read a little more on that Starbucks blog post, and someone commented that you do have to use within the month from a date listed on the bag. Another commenter said to empty it in to air tight container (we put ours in the freezer) and then take the bag in to the local Starbucks. That’s a good idea. Pretty neat, huh?