When you hear this, you might think it’s one of those classic, frivolous lawsuits by some moron. But just wait . . . by the end you’ll TOTALLY be on this woman’s side.
Stacey Pincus of Chicago, Illinois just filed a class action lawsuit against Starbucks . . . because they put too much ICE in their iced coffee.
Sounds dumb, right? Just hear her out. She points out that Starbucks advertises their drinks by how many ounces they have: 12 ounces in a tall, 16 in a grande, 24 in a venti, and 30 in a trenta.
And that’s how much coffee you get . . . if you order it HOT. But if you order it iced, you get a cup full of ice, which cuts into the amount of coffee. So in a venti, you only get 14 ounces of coffee with 10 ounces of ice. Instead of 24 ounces of coffee.
Her lawsuit says, quote, “[You] get just over half of the advertised amount, and just over half of the amount for which you are paying.” She also found that makes iced drinks the most profitable items on the menu.
So she wants $5 million for all the people who’ve been ripped off in the past 10 years. The suit is also demanding that Starbucks serve iced drinks in bigger cups so you get the full amount of coffee you order.
(Courthouse News Service / TMZ)
Starbucks Has a New Drink That’s Supposed to Taste Like Cereal Milk
Starbucks is selling the Pumpkin Spice Latte again, but they hadn’t introduced a NEW drink for fall in four years. Finally, our national nightmare is over.
Yesterday, they started selling the Toasted Graham Latte. It’s made with espresso, steamed milk, sweet cream, and graham cracker flavoring, with cinnamon and crumbled graham crackers on top.
Their manager of research and development came up with it, and she says it’s supposed to taste like the milk in the bottom of your CEREAL bowl. At least, that’s what inspired it.
Quote, “I thought about the back-to-school season and looked at the latest food and beverage trends. [And] what I found to be quite popular in the U.S. is the taste of cereal milk, the delicious leftovers in your breakfast bowl.”
You can get it at any Starbucks, quote, “until supplies run out.” Whatever that means.
(Starbucks / Consumerist)
Taste Like Cereal Milk
This is a pretty brilliant Starbucks scam right here. And you’ll be disappointed you didn’t think of it, because you would’ve saved a fortune AND you would’ve been WAY less obnoxious than this guy in the process.
A Starbucks employee named Brad Halsey just shared the story about a nightmare customer at his store who figured out a loophole to get free coffee 365 days a year.
When you get a Starbucks gift card, you can register it with your birthday . . . and you get a free drink that day. This guy bought 365 cards and registered each one for a different birthday . . . so he gets a free drink every single day.
He goes to the same Starbucks every time, and there’s a chance the employees would’ve let him get away with it if he’d been cool . . . but he’s not.
He orders an iced quad Venti vanilla white mocha with heavy cream . . . then he takes the marker and draws arrows on it giving the barista a bunch of extra instructions.
For example, quote, “Two pumps of white mocha here, then add five pumps of vanilla. That should take us to this line here where you’re gonna add cold heavy cream up to this ridge. Make sure to add it before the espresso.” He sounds horrible.
Now that this story is out, we’d expect that Starbucks will shut down this loophole.
If you could have free Starbucks for the rest of your life, how much money would you save? A LOT, right?
Well . . . Starbucks just announced a new contest yesterday where 14 people will win free coffee for LIFE. Ten of those 14 people will be in the U.S., three will be in Canada, and one will be in the U.K.
Except it’s not actually unlimited coffee to the day you die. Starbucks defines “life” as the next 30 years . . . and you get one free drink or food item a day. Lame. What . . . you expected a corporate contest without fine print?
Still . . . a free coffee a day through 2045 is pretty cool. The estimated value of the prize is $54,000, which comes out to right around $5 per day. You’ll also get a 10-karat gold Starbucks card with your name engraved on it, that’s supposedly worth $5,000.
You enter by buying something at Starbucks between now and January 5th. You’ll get a code on your receipt, which you enter at play.starbucks.com.
You’re allowed to enter two times a day . . . but that means you’ll have to buy two things at Starbucks every day for a full month.