For extreme coffee lovers, a $450 Starbucks cardDecember 5, 2012 @ 7:31 am (Updated: 8:15 am - 12/5/12 )
You're standing in a Starbucks store trying to figure out how much to put on a gift card for the boss.
Sometimes $25 isn't enough, and $40, that seems like a lot for someone you don't really like. Hmmmm, what to do. #FirstWorldProblems.
Starbucks is giving customers another option. It's a $450 gift card.
The Starbucks Metal Card is made of steel, not plastic. Each specially etched card is loaded with $400. It costs $50 to make, which Starbucks says explains the $450 price tag.
Starbucks will make only 5,000 of the cards, and you can't buy them at any Starbucks store. They'll only be sold via the luxury goods website, Gilt.com.
The card comes with gold-level Starbucks card membership benefits, such as gifts and freebie refills on brewed coffee and tea.
For the rest of us, Starbucks is also announcing it'll open another 1,500 cafes in the U.S. within the next five years.
By LINDA THOMAS
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