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(The Consumerist)   Suffering from caffeine deprivation? Blame the USPS   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, U.S. Postal Service, rewards programs, first-class mail, Pub token  
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1607 clicks; posted to Business » on 21 Aug 2012 at 8:47 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-21 08:56:51 AM  
Solution: stop fretting about Starbucks coupons and stop going to Starbucks. Get a cheaper cup of coffee from anywhere else and put the money you saved into a coffee fund. That alone will offset the handful of coupons you get.
2012-08-21 09:12:28 AM  
Dear Consumerist:

When I was 12, a full 28 years ago, I opened a package of Chips Ahoy! cookies at my grandmothers. Chips Ahoy! at the time was running some kind of instant win promotion associated with a toy of some kind, and sure enough, the game piece included in this bag was an instant winner! I don't remember what toy was involved, but I remember that it was cool, if that helps.

I saved the game piece and intended to send it in to receive my free toy, but for some reason never did. I guess I forgot about it, and the game piece has of course since been long lost to history.

Is there any way for me to get Chips Ahoy! to make good on their contest and send me a three decade old toy for no other reason than I have a hazy memory of this event?


Some Moron Who Can't Hit the Snooze on His Alarm Clock Without Whining About It
2012-08-21 09:39:59 AM  
Dear Starbucks enthusiast,

Kill yourself.
2012-08-21 09:46:00 AM  
Not getting Starbucks coupons is a Good Thing.
2012-08-21 10:05:19 AM  
The Consumerist has always been bad but its it just me or is it getting increasingly insane? Accusing your postman of mail fraud because you've been getting fewer Starbucks coupons seems more than a little crazy.
2012-08-21 11:03:51 AM  
Any allegations that USPS workers are stealing "Starbucks" coupons better put up or shut up.

I provide contract services to a LARGE metro mail processing facility of the USPS and the first thing that they ingrain in everyone's head is: "Do not #*^% with the mail." Whether it's stealing it or altering it or whatever, you JUST don't do it.

You think a postal worker's going to risk her/her $25+ an hour job, with benefits, just to get a free mocha latte?!?! Puh leez.

/Now, BIG scams such as stealing Netflix DVDs are a whole other ball of wax that take a month to get caught onto to. And trust me, those IG's know the racket inside and out.
2012-08-21 04:27:04 PM  
Postcards as first class? Anything with advertising has to go "business class" iirc, and no forwarding happens. Just try mailing a magazine. That is the first question they ask. If the postcard has Starbucks' logo then it is what you and I call junk mail.
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