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HOW TO GET FREE DRINKS AT STARBUCKS

During my years frequenting Starbucks, I’ve observed ways to beat the system and get free drinks. This is dedicated to your poor schmos who cant afford an affordable luxury. I pay for my drinks but have “accidentally” stumbled on these field-tested rules.

Rule number 1: Go the busiest store near you to capitalize on worker confusion.

The key is to find a *$ that is busy, where confusion makes it easy to get away with things. If you go to an empty store where the person who rings you up is the same person who makes your drink, you aren’t getting away with anything.

Rule number 2: Make it seem like your order was incorrect.

If a barista screws up your order, they correct it and give you a coupon for a free drink the next time you come. Technically this isn’t completely free since you have to make that first purchase, but you can keep the chain alive and get free drinks forever.

Example: “Yeah, um, this is a caramel latte but I actually ordered a vanilla latte.” Of course you really did order a caramel latte but the person who took your order is busy (you’re at a busy *$ remember?) and forgot what you really ordered.

Rule number 3: Purchase something small and then act like a patient, confused customer waiting for his coffee beverage.

A bolder extension of rule number two is the real/fake purchase scam. You first need to order a baked good from the cash register person. After she gives it to you in a bag, mill around for about five minutes and then go to the barista and say, “Have you made a grande white mocha?” Look confused but gentle, like a puppy dog. They will look at their cups and see it was missing, and then promptly add yours to the queue.



Rule number 4: Wait by the bar like a snake and grab a drink that has been sitting there for more than 3 minutes.

At busy stores the inefficiencies in the system cause a lot of duplicate drinks to be made. The drinks sit on the bar for a while until the barista’s throw them away. All you gotta do is go up there and grab a drink. This scam has a couple downsides: the drinks will probably be lukewarm by the time you get it and like a person shopping for a home in a hot real estate market, you will never get your first choice. Most of the drinks are lattes with some wussy modification like a splash of soy milk.

Rule number 5: Greet barista’s by their name.

If you are a regular at a specific store, simply ask for the first names of the people that work there and introduce yourself. They will promptly forget your name but it doesn’t matter, for each time you go there and greet them by name you create a friendly vibe that encourages them to hook you up. It’s acceptable to be a little funny. To milk your connection indefinitely, it may be a good idea to tip them every now and then so they don’t think you are cheap. Little do they know that you are just broke because you have no skills that companies would pay for.

There are holes in every system and if you patient enough its easy to pick them apart with simple observation. I conclude with a disclaimer: don’t blame me if your stupid ass gets caught.

 
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278 Comments »
9 years, 7 months ago

Funny as hell. Great work.

Mel
9 years, 7 months ago

As a former Starbucks barista (actually I worked the drive thru), I can honestly tell you that no one at Starbucks really cares about giving away drinks. They’re just stickin’ it to the man. When you work at Starbucks, it’s hard to ignore the fact that you are working for a gigantic multi-national corporation that is putting local coffee shops out of business and charging you $4 for a cup of coffee.

Anonymous
9 years, 7 months ago

I like to spit in my drink and then complain afterwards that there was spit in my drink….I get it for free and don’t have to lie about the spit.

ummm..
9 years, 7 months ago

i work at starbucks.. and some of those might work but that one about getting to know the partners wont work cause we get in trouble for giving free drinks away and no one wants to be writen up

Anonymous
9 years, 7 months ago

Mel is right. I’ve work at the busiest starbucks in california for about two years (also a drive-thru), and we give out free drinks the moment someone starts to complain. starbucks has a just-say-yes policy, so prety much anything the customers says goes. Here’s some tips: ask for a free sample of some over-priced drink every single day, or say that you have a special deal with the company that allows you to get free coffee. This will, and does, work! we’d rather give away free crap then waste time arguing. god i hate that job….
oh yeah, amen to Mel’s rant about corporate bs!

Liz
9 years, 7 months ago

Greedy bastards, all of you.

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nicole
9 years, 7 months ago

anon you’re just showing them you’re an idiot by letting them get away with the “i have a special deal with starbucks to get free drinks”

9 years, 7 months ago

oh yeah… the busiest *$ in maryland is in the Rockville Barnes and Noble by White Flint Mall. Rule number 4 works great there.

Lee
9 years, 7 months ago

I don’t like coffee!

Anonymous
9 years, 7 months ago

All of you are GAY

A Starbucks Barista
9 years, 7 months ago

Tip every time then most of us will be more then willing to hook you up.

Tip well enough and we’ll start “forgetting” to ring you up.

Anonymous
9 years, 7 months ago

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Pisser
9 years, 7 months ago

I have to P

Juan Valdez
9 years, 7 months ago

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9 years, 7 months ago

got here via starbucks gossip blog.

i like the “ms paint” graphic of the 35YO *$ drone!
excellent.

KT
9 years, 7 months ago

Does anyone think that perhaps part of the reason the beverages are so expensive is that there are so many thieves stealing that it jacks up the price? That, and then having multiple employees, even at a low pay rate, means you have to sell a lot of stuff to break even, much less make a profit.
I’m in no way affiliated with this business, and actually only drink their coffee occassionally, but am of the mindset that a thief is a thief, no matter what you steal.

Think about that when someone steals something from you, big or small. Can’t afford to buy your coffee? Drink public water then, or work somewhere that provides Coffee Butler for free.

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Seb
9 years, 7 months ago

The problem with getting free *$ coffee is that you then have to drink *$ coffee, which officially tastes worse than my ass. I love coffee, but this stuff is absolutely dire.

9 years, 7 months ago

Now if only I liked coffee…

9 years, 7 months ago

This is just evil

This is just evil…

billy
9 years, 7 months ago

yes seb is right. and really… the reason coffee is 4 bucks at *$ is cause people actually pay for it…
and its laced with crack
BWHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

i can teach you how to make beer…. which is way better than coffee

9 years, 7 months ago

I suppose the holy grail would be scoring free coffee at the first Starbucks, in Seattle. It’s plenty busy, and you get the added bonus of seeing the original Starbucks logo, before they airbrushed out the mermaid’s crudely drawn breasts.

Seb
9 years, 7 months ago

I’m a bit worried that billy knows that *$ coffee tastes worse than my ass. How has he been able to draw this comparison? I must have been really drunk

sloshed
9 years, 7 months ago

F**k coffee, drink beer.

stinker
9 years, 7 months ago

I love starbucks coffee, but only the special ones like vanilla latte and caramel machiatto. $ is not the only company that gives away free things to people by the way; if you complain enough at Disney, the employees can make the call to give something to the complainer. But I actually agree with that other person; a thief is a thief!!! Don’t complain about how expensive things are when you are the problem! I like stinky people by the way

dingaling
9 years, 7 months ago

teh coffay tastes dis stinktly of ass- but to worry about stealing, no problem- just remember that just about any business will charge as much as the market
will bear for goods. think about how much nikes or reeboks cost. it ain’t all labor costs, kids… and shoplifting is actually factored into the set of decisions that determine the price.
besides, capitalism is all about getting as much as you can while giving as little in return. the ideal capitalist is a pure thief, a parasite, which takes but does not give.
but we should feel sympathy for those poor poor shareholders… suffering souls.

Anonymous
9 years, 7 months ago

Dingaling, you really area a dingaling. That is NOT how capitalism works. That is how a thief works. If true capitalism were run the way you claim there would be no capitalism. dumb ass.

C Titan
9 years, 6 months ago

A few things: Starbucks coffee is more expensie than say, Folgers, because they actually try to give everyone great quality coffee. Not the sludge that lower commercial coffee producers make. If you don’t like Starbucks, you don’t know what good taste is. Second, if you start trying to get free drinks, we start catching on. Every one thinks that if you work at Starbucks, you are some 40 yr old out of work schmo. Last time I checked, Starbucks and the coffee shops around, most employees are college students who enjoy the job. We are here to serve each person and not “work for the man” Best of luck to all of the contradicting idoits out there.

Anonymous
9 years, 6 months ago

ok listen the whole thing about the rules working at a barnes and noble starbuck’s is crap. its not even a real starbuck’s barnes and noble bought the name so you are really screwing your direct boss. i highly doubt that your superior would be happy to know you give away free stuff. your just as bad for doing it than those who are actually trying to get the free coffee in the first place!

Anonymous
9 years, 6 months ago

There are many reasons starbucks costs more than most coffee. One of the reasons is that starbucks cares about its employees and actually pays a living wage. Another reason is that we use quality coffee. And last time I checked crappy dunkin donuts coffee wasn’t so cheap. Our regular cups of coffee cost less than two bucks. Just remember milk costs more than coffee, as does expresso which is brewed differantly and costs more as a result. Also, if you try to get free stuff too often we will catch you. Oh, and the “now the employee’s name” thing doesn’t work it just makes us notice you. Also, why shouldn’t you have to pay when everyone else does? Just pay for your coffee and save yourself some time.

Andrew
9 years, 6 months ago

Starbucks is one of the best thing that has happened in business and in society in the last 50 yrs. If you work at Starbucks and are “trying to stick it to the man” you (should not have been hired in the first place) are revolting against morals, ethics, and pretty much everything you stand for. Starbucks is taking over the world and rightly deserves to do so see the following reasons
1. Starbucks gives all employees who work 20 hours of more benifits. You “anticorporation” people probally all with that the government would give you free health care and benifits, so why are you protesting a company that does that? you should be applauding Starbucks
2. Starbucks paved way for good coffee. If you would prefer to have folgers in you cup, then don’t go to Starbucks. Before Starbucks a good cup of espresso was not readly accessable now you have a choice around every corner, be it Starbucks or a one of thier competitors.
3. Starbucks made it possiable for “Mom and Pop coffee shops” to exist and flourish. Starbucks simply does not compete with mom and pop coffee shops. Starbucks has strict guidlines about retail locations and will only build stores if the pass a rigid test of demographics. Mom and Pop can afford to build whereever they wish. They can and do even move into a location that Starbucks deams unsuitable and become very successful. Starbucks turned society into coffee drinkers so mom and pop have more business then before.
4. Starbucks encourages benevolence and will match donations of employees to charitable causes.
5. Starbucks has proved that a company can not only be profitable but also ethical inspiring other companys to follow in their footsteps
If you don’t like the corporation why don’t you quit working at starbucks and try to find a comparable job somewhere else that will give you the same benifits, you wont but if you do tell me about them

stuff_it
9 years, 6 months ago

honestly, who gives a shit. “oooh no they are stealing oooo” if you want to look like an ass trying to scam free coffee go ahead. as long as you get what you are after who cares what you look like. while your at it, complain at red lobster, they insist you enjoy their slop or its free. lol!

jenn
9 years, 6 months ago

I’d just like to say that this is lame. You’re talking about getting something free that costs less than $5! Come on now… suck it up and just pay for it. Do you go to McDonald’s and steal to get your jollies too? Lamesauce for sure.

There’s a whole lot about Starbucks that is positive you know…if people weren’t so high and mighty and stopped for just a milisecond to look at these positives instead of turning their noses, they might realize that Starbucks pays their employees not only in cash but in tangible benefits or the fact that they offer adoption assistance….extended leave….the list goes on.

Get over yourself.

Queen Bee
9 years, 6 months ago

Whoa… Let’s get off our caffeine buzzes and learn to spell and write using proper English…

Pathetic.

barista
9 years, 6 months ago

starbucks is the best job i have ever had.
i only think about their corporate empire once a day
and they take really good care of baristas.
i hate it for the little guy, but he just isn’t fighting hard enough.

vb
9 years, 6 months ago

i think andrew works for starbucks.

Another Barista
9 years, 6 months ago

I work for Starbucks in Richardson, Tx with an Andrew……Andrew, is that you? Either way, I appreciate what you had to say. Any barista that let’s someone get away with “stealing” a drink is an idiot. You should always check with your cashier to make sure the person actually ordered a drink. Names are supposed to be on all cups to help stop this type of “confusion”. Not all baristas are idiots or “free drink givers”. Most of us have brains and do use them. We love to catch thieves!! We think it’s funny and will always try to humiliate them in front of as many people as we can. It’s an almost 100% guarantee they will never come back. I love this company and owe them a lot. They gave me job with benefits and I get to have soooo much fun. Not many people can say that. I invite you to my store to try any of these ways to steal a drink. Come on, make my day!!

barista
9 years, 6 months ago

Great company, they take care of their employees. Glad to work for them.

9 years, 6 months ago

The names on the cup thing is weird. One starbucks was doing it over a year ago but stopped, and now they are doing it again.

9 years, 6 months ago

Or you could just walk into the store, grab a coffee off the bar, and walk out with it.

Or, if you want to get more than just a coffee, you could walk in, stick some of those $29 thermoses in your backpack, and walk out.

Or just buy a gun, take it to the store, point it at the clerk, and empty out the cash register.

Any way, you’re a criminal.

RichW
9 years, 6 months ago

Andrew… stop, I’m laughing too hard to catch my breath on your point #3. What are you smoking? Maybe you couldn’t get a good cup of coffee in Texas, but if you grew up in any of the East Coast cities, you’d have experienced a coffee culture (and we prefer the term “indies” to “Mom & Pop”) before SBUX was conceived. Please. SBUX belongs in the burbs.

Btw, I don’t recall any indies completely wiping out local economies in Central America. However, I do know people who’ve actually witnessed same from your employer.

Henry
9 years, 6 months ago

I always use rule 5.
i go to starbucks so much that I asked for a job and was hired on the spot, Of course I filled out an application but was so well known that I tried to hand in a resume and was told to throw it away because I would not need one.

big red
9 years, 5 months ago

I get the same drink free everytime a quad shot latte it so choice..

anonymous
9 years, 4 months ago

Regarding the comment that starbucks allows mom and pop coffee shops to flourish:
If, when starbucks goes to a neighborhood and finds that it does meet the standards they want, the first place they look to rent is the most established “mom and pop store they can find.

This happened by me, there was a coffee shop that had been there for 20 years, and starbucks came in and offered their landlord triple the rent the “mom and pop” was paying, plus a bonus.

They capitalize on markets that others built.

Anonymous
9 years, 4 months ago

Try to use your credit/debit card in the uk stores. they dont accept them. when they tell you this explain that is all you have and you should get it for free

starbuxgirl
9 years, 3 months ago

INTERESTING…….as a Starbucks barista currently still employed….those that are quick on the toes behind the counter and are OBSERVANT…we will recognize the CONS…who keep coming in and getting free drinks or claiming their drinks were made wrong….let me tell you…those people look STUPID when we call them on it….in front of other customers….

“were you just not in here a few hours ago? If i remember correctly you were complaining about your drink that was made incorrectly…well…after you left we went back in our tills (we can go back 10 purchases) and printed out the receipt….YOU FREAKIN LIAR!!!”

I HAVE NO RESPECT FOR YOU FREEBIES….you ruin the BARISTAS day…..which in turn ruins other customers days cuz of YOU….YOU made us GRUMPY…

so all i have to say to those who like to work the system….some baristas are QUITE observant so watch out….unless you like being embarrased…HA HA HA

Brooke
9 years, 2 months ago

We will give you free shit.
We know what you’re doing.
We don’t always give out coupons, especially if you did’t tip.
No matter how busy we are we always ask the cashier what you ordered.
We probably won’t remember you a week later.
We do hate you.
We do pray you choke on your fuckin frappuccino.
We don’t make mistakes often.
We have college degrees.
We now never get sick.
We volunteer for various charities.
Fuck you for making us work harder so you can be cheap.
Fuck you for stealing from us. Lower profit means less available hours. Fuck you again. You’re just another american idiot.

9 years, 2 months ago

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Anonymous
9 years, 2 months ago

I’m a Starbucks partner, and although the just say yes policy is in place – I don’t have any problems whatsoever with telling a “customer” to go fuck themselves if I know they’re trying to scam me. Have a drink problem – I’ll gladly remake it, but don’t be expecting no coupon. Ask for a coupon – and I’ll tell you we’re out of them. You don’t know any better. We’re able to easily identify those people trying to fuck around with us – even at the busy stores. I give the coupons out to customers I feel I’ve genuinely screwed up with – and that’s it. The rest of you can find some other sucker to cheat.

9 years, 2 months ago

Yes! Good for you. Every single day I put lattes on the bar I think of people like you and how you’re just so freakin’ smart. I say, if it’s possible, go for it. Keep on rockin’. ;)

Anonymous
9 years ago

there are earthquakes,hurricanes and starving people in the world that we at starbucks would rather worry our brilliant college degreed heads over than some petty thieves who couldn’t get a job at starbucks.grow up.we KNOW when u try to scam us.if we are in the mood we will lower ourselves to your standards and make loud noises,if not,we let u think that it’s your day.i love working for ‘the man.’the benifits kick ass.

Amy
9 years ago

starbucks is an awesome company to work for. They really take care of their people, and they take care of other people: farmers, local charity events, international disasters, etc. I cannot believe that you lowlifes have to sit here and think of stupid ways to scam us. It will NOT work because we know when someone is being ghetto and trying to scam us. If you do it often enough, you will look like a cheap, sad moron, AND we get to call corporate and officially ban you from the store-as in, if you step foot in our store, we will not serve you. If you harrass us, we will call the cops because guess what? At every Starbucks, there will be cops. And guess what, cops love us, and they’re our friends. So if one of you cheap losers decide to pull any of that lame shit, we will laugh our asses off as you get hauled away in handcuffs. And why??? So you can scam a four dollar drink? How sad and pathetic. Try that stupid shit at any Starbucks, and your “free” drink is going to taste like shit. Trust me, baristas are very smart, and we don’t have to take your stupid shit. We hope you choke on your “free” drink. Have a nice day!

dunkin donuts employee
9 years ago

wow…what is 2 bucks for a drink
people like u pisses me off…u think we’re all stupid…maybe the older people are but im 17 and go to school…im number 1 in my class…fuck u all

canadian barista
9 years ago

There’re lots of things wrong with this world, Starbucks… isn’t one of them… it may not be great for some people, but it’s not BAD for anyone. Comparing a retail Starbucks location to the “mom & pop” or “indie” coffee shop is where people make the first mistake… they’re two different markets, targeting two different groups of people… secondly, to say starbucks makes GREAT coffee… is kinda only half true.
1) Indie coffee shops make one hell of a latte, americano, everything… i’ve had some good ones here, and some really really bad ones… I’d love to go to the good ones, but problem is, if I was on my way to a 9-5, and want a cup of coffee, I really don’t have the time to wait 10-15 minutes for them to make it. Starbucks will probably get you in and out the door (or through the drive-thru line) within 5 minutes…
2) Starbucks coffee is great… half true… there are some GREAT coffees that Starbucks purchase/blend and roast… (i.e. Black Apron Exclusives: Aged Sumatra, Shirikina, Ethiopia Harrar), but these coffees cost more… something more than what most retail buyers are willing to pay… There’s plenty of better coffee out there, you just have to pay the price for it… (i.e. Illy Espresso, etc.)
3) Yes, Starbucks is a multi-national mega corporation… but your local Starbucks coffee shop operates much like… a local coffee shop… just with the resources of a multi-billion dollar mega corporation backing it up… Every store has to partner with local programs, community events, schools, etc… and We’ll donate stuff if it’s a good cause… need coffee for your school’s fund raiser? or special event at the school? just ask…
4) If you really hated your time at Starbucks (those who have worked there), there’s only 2 possible reasons for that… first… your manager was a retard (happens at certain locations… also meaning your district manager is slacking) and gave you a bad experience… or… 2… you’re a retard, and don’t know how to enjoy your time there… (Please… it’s like mindless work, you chat with customers, make some drinks, move some coffee around, buss some tables… that’s all your job requires… it’s up to you to make it fun)
5) The company (corporate locations only, does not include international/licenced operations–> hospitals, airports, certain universities, etc) treats its employees VERY VERY WELL, because it cares about the growth of its front line, the baristas, even those working only part time because of school… and not just of it’s own profit margin. If you know how to use the tools available to you, the company basically gives you free money ontop of whatever you earn as wages/salary…

The above may sound like corporate brain washing… but that’s the values that the company tries to live up to… and it’s up to each individual barista/partner to put it into action. I’ve seen and worked at places where all the community building, giving back, and genuine care about work, the environment, and the lives of people are put into action, and it’s a great place not only for us, but for customers as well. I’ve also visited locations where it is clear that none of the company’s values are in place, and it is clearly reflected in the attitudes of those working as well as in its surrounding neighbourhood (sorry, canadian spelling =) )…

P.S. Please don’t try to pull any of this (the 5 ways to get free drinks) or other creative ways to rip off the company anywhere… if it’s not right to do at mom and pop store, it’s not right period. There’s no double standard. Starbucks believes in the good of people, and that’s why you have such freedom with all the condiments, we assume that you are right (just say yes policy: which only has to be followed as long as it does not interfere with the company’s set values) and we want you to be happy with your visit, so if you think we messed up your drink, we’ll remake it. If you pull these tricks on the company too much, we’ll just take it all away…

mona
9 years ago

I’m glad you enjoy cutting into my benefits and encouraging others to do so as well. Starbucks is a great company that takes care of its employees by providing great, affordable insurance, stock options and vacation to employees that work 20+ hours. However, if we keep getting “customers” like you, we may eventually see a decline in those benefits. Perhaps if you use your cunning and wit to get a better paying job, you wouldn’t have to resort to such ridiculous tactics.

Tazo Chai lover
9 years ago

I’m wondering, have any of you ever had Columbian coffee or Costa Rican coffee; I mean “real” coffee that has not been mochaed or frapped or macchiatoed? Anyway, I think it is silly to worry about this guy and his “How to Get Free Drinks” site….I mean you can get free stuff anywhere…if the service is bad enough, you can get things for free and no, this is not considered stealing or petty larceny or whatever you want to call it!

Also, there is no way that anybody in a customer service position can simply curse out a patron…you would be fired! Also, how can someone get hired without submitted a resume…what type of company is this?

Oh, yeah, Starbucks…people it’s not that serious! Just get your favorite drink, pay for it or if you have the skills to get a “hook up”, then don’t, or if you would like to risk injury to a body part (according to some of these baristas, then “steal” and do so…

I suggest practicing your Tai Kwon Do maneuvers or touching up on your “five-finger discount” methods, but whatever you do, don’t ever try the espresso shot!

Now, that is truly a crime worth writing about!

A Tazo Chai Latte lover

Jayne
9 years ago

Hmmmm… After reading all the comments, it seems to me that those who are stealing products from Starbucks are simply revealing their emotional immaturity; an immaturity of character which renders them to act like 2 year olds–grabbing at everything and claiming it as their own; an immaturity of character that says, ‘I deserve this,’ ‘they owe me.’ We can all easily spot the emotionally immature; they are the same ones who, if the shoe were on the other foot and THEY were the business owner, would “hit the roof” if they caught someone stealing from them!

Emotionally mature people realize that their actions have far reaching effects on the world around them. Emotionally mature people practice: do unto others as you would have them do unto you, because emotionally mature people are able to RESTRAIN themselves when faced with base urges. Emotionally mature people don’t think to themselves “the world owes me something,” they instead try to find ways to give to others.

Here’s an idea. Instead of spending so much time trying to figure out a way to steal from those actually contributing to society, spend that same time in self-evaluation. Try to help yourself or get outside help to become a mature individual; an emotionally mature individual who can be of benefit to the society from which they reap so many benefits!

Anonymous
8 years, 11 months ago

hello im mark williams and i work with the hidden valley poilice department. We have a starbucks right here in town, and you would not believe how many arrests i make in one day from stealing a cup of coffe, being fraud with coupons, or stealing from the counter. It is wrong, and unexceptal, and police are cracking down on these suspects. its an embarsment, to the public, and starbucks. I have a great respect for the workers at starbucks anywhere who half to put up with this shit. I have set up a network that is tracking down these coupon vendors and buyers on the net and they are being charged somewhere from $500- to $1000 dollars. and thats silly for a simple 4 to 5 dollar cup of coffe isnt it. everybody im warning you its not worth it. please take my advice.

Anonymous
8 years, 11 months ago

WARNING: TO WHOM THIS MAY CONCERN COMMENTS LEFT HERE ON THIS SITE ARE BEING VIEWED FOR POLICE REFERENCE. THIS PROCESS IS BEING DONE FOR THE SECURITY OF STARBUCKS, AND THE PROUBLEM WITH STARBUCKS COUPON THEIFS.

Anonymous
8 years, 11 months ago

nice spelling officer.

Joey
8 years, 11 months ago

Hey Jayne, pull the stick out of you *ss, get off your soap box cuz no one cares what you think.

Officer, if you are one.
Get off the internet and go catch us some real criminals, like the dreaded 12 year old music downloaders (those horrible bastards)a menace to society…..music downloading is a gateway crime to Murder right?
How about catching rapists and murderers & child molesters? Awe ya lets forget them and make sure we dedicate lots of officers to bust coffee theives. Thats Great! We know Starbucks puts enough money into the pot so they have cops watching for thieves instead of out where they should be. Catching actual dangerous people who hurt other people.
I love America but the government can kiss my *ss and eat sh*t

Viva La Starbucks Coffee stealing ring!!!!!!

Jayne
8 years, 11 months ago

Joey: If you don’t care about my comments, why such a vile response? Also, have you ever heard that people who have to stoop to using obscene language have been found to be lacking in both social and verbal skills? Hmmmmm….

Anonymous
8 years, 11 months ago

All I know is that without the current Starbucks I work for, I would not be able to make a living for myself in the beautiful town I live in. I heard of these rules through fellow partners and I just find it funny. I personally don’t care about all this jazz. I just find it funny that if people dislike it this much, they’ll find ways to steal a drink. Ah well, whatever, enjoy your fight, but it is nice being informed on all the ways people try to grab drinks.

Dave
8 years, 11 months ago

Id like to say that I always complain about my service I recieve at starbucks. And I get a cupon, I thin sell it on ebay and make money, starbucks charges 4.00 for a coffee. I take 4.00 in profit

Anonymous
8 years, 11 months ago

I have been to Starbucks all over the US and Canada, The coffee price is pretty much the same as every other coffee place. The specialty drinks are expensive, maybe the coffee they test at quality assurance is good? but mostly it just tastes burnt . Sure good benefits , charities , etc . But the staff seems to be made up of snobs who act as if a customer taking two seconds to figure out what they want is a huge burden.Who cares about free coffee ??? These people invented the pumpkin spice latte , just go if you have to , last resort , but for gods sake don’t start pissing them off about free drinks or they’ll come out with a sweet potato pie frapp

Dave
8 years, 10 months ago

I admit the people at starbucks are snobs but the baristas are hot some of the girls there really make me hard

Shutthefuckup
8 years, 10 months ago

I like to go in with a gun. I always get free coffee.

8 years, 10 months ago

In regard to the posting from the nice police officer who is investigating starbucks coupons scammers. Many “nice” unknowing people are being scammed by sellers on ebay. Why is it that Starbucks does not come forward and make a public statement warning their customers about these fraud coupons? Starbucks coffee and customer service are known to be excellent but they are a bit pricey. Hardworking, intelligent people who look for ways to be thrifty are at risk of winding up arrested. I have a huge problem with this. Mr. Police Officer, have you suggested to Starbucks to post a sign somewhere near ordering menus which would warn people of these coupons scams. Also, have you checked with the management of ebay? Thanks for the opportnity to share my thoughts. Have a nice day!

Starbucks Lover

james
8 years, 10 months ago

look, if you say its a realy cupon it is. The police officer can suck my dick

drone
8 years, 9 months ago

White trash always exposes itself. Do you also go to a restaurant and demand ice water with extra lemon and 10 packets of Sweet&Low to make your “free lemonade”? (Of course, your server will have to clean up the resulting mess with no compensation, since you won’t leave a tip.)

nice
8 years, 9 months ago

:drama:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

nice
8 years, 9 months ago

I really liked reading what all of you had to say, it is hilarious, like something off Seinfeld!

Daniel
8 years, 9 months ago

I simply stay near the bar and when A drink comes up I say O thanks for me Mocha, I think yours will be here next and they just stare at me. I take the drink and leave. On the way out I might say FUCK YOU BITCH. Or something like that. Anyway I feel good

Anonymous
8 years, 9 months ago

YOU ARE A STUPID MOTHER FUCKER, y hope you get caught and fired

Mmm Mmm Starshmucks
8 years, 9 months ago

Yeah, Starbucks rocks my world. They treat their employees sooooo great. Who brainwashed you mother fucker? Sure when you first start working there life is peachy keen, then you realize they do try to brainwash you into thinking their coffee is great. I hate lying to my customers, I like my customers, when they come in and ask me what a good coffee to try is I try to answer it the best I can. However if you were to catch me on the street and say, what’s the best coffee, I’d direct you to my favorite coffee shop, they roast their own beans, (to the first pop *gasp*)

I laugh at the people who pay 4 dollars a day for their fucking coffee, it IS a joke. A joke that pays my way through school. Another thing I laugh at, the baristas who take their job WAY to serious, guy at my store- 40 years old, thinks that Starbucks is THE BEST place ever, he stands like a tiger ready to pounce on whatever drink he’s making, you’d think he was in a karate competition the way he acts. he just got his Black Apron, he’s the most intense fucking guy I’ve met. I like it when people love their jobs but this yo needs to settle down.

Yes, we do hate scammers, yes there is a way to tell if the coupons are fake. Yes we do hate you. No really, we make your fucking coffee decaf if you piss us off. I know it’s lame, but I enjoy doing it anyway. I hope you come into my store, I refuse to apologize for getting your coffee wrong, it’s coffee, get over it. Oh yes, don’t stand there tapping your foot, I’m working my ass of for pennies. And I’ll call out drinks ahead of your just so you have to wait longer assholes.

Someone give me a new job. Please.

orgAN GRINDER
8 years, 9 months ago

If you’re “really” a poor schmuk or schmo (I was my late teen years)- then get your ass in some decent clean clothes and get a job at Barnes & Noble. 96% of stores have a cafe.
I’ve been there for 5 years and it’s a better environment than SBs. I’ve heard of co-workers in the cafe’s taking liberties on sandwiches and venti’s. If you’re unlucky enough not to have a cafeB&N in your area- you can still get 50% off all food/drink + star bucks products when visiting a B&N cafe.

chillin
8 years, 8 months ago

It really sounds like you need to stop drinking coffee. If this is how starbucks coffee makes you act, throw my down the sink. I am sure since they are so good to their employee and give so much to charity they really don’t mind giving out a cup of coffee once in awhile. Do the math and see how much they spend to make one cup and what their profit is, do you think they can afford to give away a couple of cups now and then.
It is good customer relations to treat your regular customer to a free drink once in awhile. He is the one that is giving you your advertisement. It saves on newspaper ads and t.v. ads. Let me know that you appreciate my business and I will be back and I will tell everyone that I know what a good company you are.

chillin
8 years, 8 months ago

Wonder why starbucks haven’t done anything to stop this forgery of coupons. Maybe it’s because they know that there is a hole web site just talking about starbucks what idiot wouldn’t want that advertisement. Bad press is as good as no press. Well I’d love to sit and chat but you made this coffee sound so good and I am curious since I have never had one I think I will go find a starbucks and spend my last 5 dollars. Thanks for the info

FL
8 years, 8 months ago

The best way to get free coffee from Starbucks is to work there. At our store you get all the free drinks you want even on your days off. We even entend this to your spouses or best friends that come in regularly. On top of that you get a partner mark out every week which is a pound of coffee to drink at home. They try to get you addicted..lol. It’s a job.. it has it’s good days and bad days but overall Starbucks is a good company. The prices are supposively high because they pay the workers more money than competitors to grow the coffee and harvest it. They build them schools or hospitals as part of their benefits. They support Ethos water which gives some money to countries that need clean drinking water. They do toy drives at Christmas for St. Anthony’s Hospital. I’m not a life-er. I am just putting myself through college but Starbucks really isn’t that bad.

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Cristyg
8 years, 8 months ago

All I have to say is that I love starbucks coffee. But what I love more is the awsome people that work there! Everyone always smiles, even if its busy! I plan to work there this summer not only for the pay and drinks, but cause my co-workers are going to be amazing!

Nick
8 years, 8 months ago

All this talk of coffee makes me want to p. Heck maybe I’ll p in your starbucks frap.

Anonymous
8 years, 8 months ago

These writings are hysterical. I laugh and laugh… Like someone said. Kinda like an Sienfeld episode.

Anonymous
8 years, 8 months ago

“This is dedicated to your poor schmos who cant afford an affordable luxury.”

My ass. Affordable luxury? You sure are fortunate to have a computer with internet access.

Buy a pound and brew your own. Quit whining about affordable luxuries. Anybody who owns a computer and can get online CAN NOT ESCAPE affordable luxuries these days.

People like you are simply spoiled rotton brats.

8 years, 7 months ago

costco, the land of plenty

so you know you know someone w/ a costco membership and once a year, it’s worth making the brave trip to pentagon city or beltsville. but have you ever hung-out at costco on a lazy sunday afternoon? totally chill,…

8 years, 7 months ago

costco, the land of plenty

so you know you know someone w/ a costco membership and once a year, it’s worth making the brave trip to pentagon city or beltsville. but have you ever hung-out at costco on a lazy sunday afternoon? totally chill,…

Evyn
8 years, 7 months ago

o_o
Dude.
I love Starbucks.
And I like the Bartistas.
It’s my goal to work there one day.

Don’t try and jip them outta money. >_>

Optional
8 years, 7 months ago

Starbucks has started the coffeehouse nonsense of writing out not only other coffeehouses but teahouses/rooms as well. We have spent countless tanks of gas and time just trying to get a decent location that the corporate giant hasn’t already tied up; whole malls, shopping center and plazas. You will see several Chinese or sushi places in one center but only one coffee place. Yeah, yeah, I know. They’re so smart and that’s why they do it. The truth is, they limit the customer’s choice of what they’d like to buy. Every lease for the last 3 years or so: No coffee/no tea as a core business.
Starbucks is scared because what others do is a threat to them. They know they’re mediocre at best and they want it all. Yeah, yeah, they’re smart and that’s why they do it.

Optional
8 years, 7 months ago

By the way, Starbucks is getting boring…so boring. So, so boring. Dark green. People trying to look important/cool. Bad desserts. Bad sandwiches. Old concept. Just a huge corporate giant trying to kill a whole category: Coffee/tea. That’s why developers, builders, and leasing agents have confirmed. Just a miniature Wal-Mart in drag. Starbucks: Corporate/boring/mediocre.

JeffMMM
8 years, 7 months ago

I prefer not to wash my hands after using the restroom and massaging my Venti (sizeable)Schlong before making drinks for peasants with a small penis like yourself. We know who you are and we laugh at you and your “juvenile” pranks. It actually doesn’t bother me to provide you with a free drink.

BTW-Dude…It’s only coffee.

az barista
8 years, 7 months ago

While most of those ideas (and some better ones I can’t disclose…) for getting free drinks can work, Baristas have a lot of experience from people who go around freeloading – we can usually spot out those people and take care of them. Trying to get free drinks from us works only some of the time, and keep in mind if you are caught stealing at my store, you will pay. We have ZERO tolerence for these activities. Go and jack up Wal-Mart instead – I’m sure they can afford it…

ted
8 years, 7 months ago

getting free drinks at starbucks by STEALING them is immature and just plain stupid – HAVE A LITTLE RESPECT FOR WHO IS BEHIND THE FUCKING COUNTER!!! those are people behind there, not robots! SCREW ALL OF YOU BASTARDS THAT CHEAT STARBUCKS!!!

Anonymous
8 years, 7 months ago

Honestly if you have to steal a cup of coffee that’s pretty sad.

I drink Starbucks becuase it tastes good, great service. Cool music. I can realx.

Enough said.

Anonymous
8 years, 7 months ago

One time I took a dump so large–it wrapped around the whole toilet. I even took a picture of it. What a dump it was.

Anonymous
8 years, 6 months ago

I work at starbucks and this stuff does not roll… my bos is gay, thats right, screw you alex

faget licker
8 years, 6 months ago

I like to shit on the floor

johnnyboy
8 years, 6 months ago

Starbucks regular coffee tastes like vile pee. Their espresso’s are small and not very good. The Lattes are quite good, but a bit expensive. The employees are all very nice.

Anonymous
8 years, 5 months ago

Starbucks is so lame, why do you even want to steal shit from there.

show be a real blog that teaches how to rob the cash register or something at starbucks.

Dan
8 years, 5 months ago

Hi all,

I’ve been reading all this. I personally don’t agree with the dirty tactics & am a big starbucks fan myself.

But, my god, it has been hilarious reading the comments here!! Cheap & nasty entertainment!

Anonymous
8 years, 5 months ago

The coparison of starbucks to walmart is an insult to educated enough to afford overpriced coffee. Target fits better

Anonymous
8 years, 5 months ago

starbucks in bookstores, dominicks, airports, and target are not really starbucks they are there oun workers and they suck. To enjoy real good coffee just get a misto or a iced coffee. dont go to a “FAKE” starbucks

Anonymous
8 years, 5 months ago

we do have cameras at starbucks and can moniter you, so dont be jerks, we also can look back at 8 transactions and see what we charged you for

Jim
8 years, 5 months ago

Ok you bitches that work there. I will take me coffee and then fuck starbucks with insults

claire
8 years, 4 months ago

HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD.. “THOU SHALL NOT STEAL?!”

8 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Anon, of 5/19, re: the “FAKE” starbucks not owned by Howard Shultz, the Jewish founder in Seattle, 1987. Does this mean they are run by the devil? (;-) reference: Rev. 2:9 “of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan”.

Yeah! nice of them to sell you your last drink at the airport before you take off into his Wild Blue Yonder of “The Prince of the Power of the Air plays a mean HAARP” http://philologos.org/bpr/files/Misc_Studies/ms029.htm — sort of like that Twilight Zone episode on the Sci-Fi Channel Tuesday night/actually Wed.6/21/06 @ 1:30-2 a.m. for “Twenty-Two”, see: http://tzone.the-croc.com/tzeplist/twenty.html

Yours truly, S. of the T.

P.S. Those traffic controllers on a caffine high? check this out: http://catless.ncl.ac/uk/risks/17.39.html about the “Presidential Black Hawk Crash” of May 19, 1993. They were microwaved burned to death from the inside out! re: Rbt. Stack’s “Unsolved Mysteries” repeat of Tue.2/14/06 @ 2-3 p.m. on Lifetime T.V.

moral of the story: buy a REAL cup of coffee with the special ingredient(s) that’ll coat your innards and protect you from microwave death! (;-)

8 years, 4 months ago

P.S. Sorry for the typo(graphical error). To please correct before posting:

not ac/uk, but ac.uk, so=

http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/risks/17.39.html

found by way of an http://www.google.com search for the words: microwave helicopter Virginia

Buckster
8 years, 4 months ago

Since I don’t patronize Starbucks I advocate putting them out of business – simple. I use to go to Starbucks to get the “coffee of the day” and it was like walking into a sterile hospital lobby, the homogenization all over the world and Starbucks contributes wonderfully to this globalization bullshit. What it comes down to is, globalization and creation of networks is the way to avoid competition by merit. Instead of opening a better cafe, it is easier to buy every cafe and turn it into a Starbucks. Come on, buy a coffee shop and serve better coffee with better service – fuck your mocha blend.

Anonymous
8 years, 3 months ago

I’ve worked at Starbucks for over five years now (unfortunately) and these tricks will definitly work on most people. However, if you are being served by me I will give you no coupon because I hate my job and everything it stands for. I don’t give people a damn thing. Choke on your Frappucino consumer robot.

Anonymous
8 years, 3 months ago

So you have worked for Starbucks for 5 years and you hate them……Nobody is forcing you to work for them! Geeezzz must be horrible to be such a looser. Get a different job, this is not a hard one to move up from.
Get A Life stop complaining.

Anonymous
8 years, 2 months ago

starbucks coffee blows. $4 for a cold, but burned coffee which is served in a crappy paper cup. it’s like the mcdonald’s of coffee. CRAP i tell you!!! go to italy and find out for yourself what REAL coffee tastes like and how it should be served.

STOP THE INSANITY
8 years, 2 months ago

I’m sure that 16 months worth of discussion about stealing from Starbucks is the first sign of the apocalypse. The end is near. Please no more replies. Please.

Scott
8 years, 2 months ago

lol. Y can’t We all just :hump:.

Scott
8 years, 2 months ago

Yea So off topic yo forgot what this site was about huh.

Sharon Taylor
8 years, 2 months ago

YOU ALL MAKE ME SICK. THIS COMPANY IS INCREDABLE AND YOU ARE WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR WORLD TODAY> IMAGINE THIS IN YOUR PLACE OF BUISNESS. YOU ALL HAVE NO SELF RESPECT!

Scott
8 years, 2 months ago

:hump:

Scott
8 years, 2 months ago

ok last one :hump::whip: = :banana: Sry lol these smilies are so fun tho.

Christian
8 years, 2 months ago

All the cops love Starbucks and their employees so much because they don’t pay for their drinks! Police get whatever they want for free so its not like they are paying the money anyways!! LOVES IT

Tom
8 years, 2 months ago

Negative = jealous

Starbucks is good at what they do and they have the best imported beans. Some are different and you just have to try them. Ripping off Starbucks is unethical and it just shows what each of your values are.

Internet 3000
8 years, 2 months ago

All your starbucks brainwashed fucks getting all pissed about MONEY THAT IS AND NEVER WILL BE YOURS, need to suck on some HAIRY, SMELLY, BALLZ!

I would work as a private tutor in Starbucks from $25-35/hour sitting on my ass, just talking, while I would watch you pathetic LOSERS working at starbucks for not even a 1/3 of what I made.

LOL and you had to stand, do some STUPID MEANINGLESS WORK, and serve dumb ass folks.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

IM GONNA GET MY FREE DRINK THEN IMMEDIATELY THROW IT IN UR FAC3!!!1

To the person above me
8 years, 2 months ago

Hm I wonder why ure so mad…

1. ITS NOT REAL U CRACK HEAD!

*
8 years, 2 months ago

* ” we really got everybody hooked”

-1492 payback is a ………

8 years, 2 months ago

yes, almost all of them are hooked on my sh*t!:thumbup: =

8 years, 2 months ago

almost all of them are hooked on my sh*t!:thumbup: =

Howard's A. Duck
8 years, 2 months ago

As someone who has been in the specialty coffee industry for years, I wonder, when will *$s realize they are the laughing stock of the land, and if they didn’t serve crack-laced Crapuccinos, they would be washed up years ago. It’s sad that a coffeehouse can’t be known by the quality of it’s coffee. Charbucks ring a bell? Go give that crap you call coffee to the French. They like burnt crap. And take your stupid “*$S definitions” with you. Tall, Grande, Venti my butt. May all you *$ whores be forced to work long shift making nothing but strawberry crapuccinos and skinny caramel machiattos with no foam, extra whipped cream, add soy, and double-cupped, for soccer moms with screaming kids and whole gangs of annoying sorority girls on rush night! Yeah, that will serve you right.
So, enjoy all the free crappy coffee you want. They certainly owe us all for dumping that crap they call coffee, onto the marketplace.

Anonymous
8 years, 2 months ago

I’m glad I found this, so I can watch out for schmucks like you guys.

We’ve had people snatch other people’s drinks before, but we won’t make your drink for you unless it’s been confirmed by the person who rung you up.

So thanks for the tips – so I know what to look out for. :)

Anonymous
8 years, 2 months ago

Hey Howard – you can always choose to NOT drink Starbucks coffee, instead of bitching about it. Starbucks isn’t hurting you personally, no one is shoving coffee down your throat at regular intervals. Most of the employees who work there are students trying to get through school, trying to pay off loans etc.. and you’re wishing they have a hard time because assholes like you can’t get off their god damned high horse and get a clue?

Lord help whoever has to deal with you. It’s heartless asshats like you that make the retail and food industry a living hell. Try being in their shoes, just because they work for the company doesn’t mean they’re trying to peddle Starbucks coffee into every nook and cranny. Blame the CEOs, not the barristas.

Michael
8 years, 2 months ago

I would like to thank each and every one of you idiots who complain about Starbucks for helping to make it such a successful company to buy stock in.
I own 1,000 shares of Starbucks (SBUX) and have laughed all the way to the bank. Recently, the stock pulled back to sightly less than $30/share and I took the opportunity to buy more. Today it closed at $31.76. The reason – because it takes a little longer to make frappacino drinks.
Soon it will be winter time again and sales will skyrocket.
Please keep buying the coffee to keep the stock smokin.

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CH
8 years, 1 month ago

Maybe some of you should consider WHY SBUX charges a fair price for good coffee. If you did you would see that in a global economy SBUX works with coffee growers and pays better wages there and, more importanly to Americans, they offer a great Health Care and Benefits package for even part-time workers. 20 hrs/nets you better health insurance than our inept Gov’t can. Think people…Stealing is stealing, no matter what your rationalization.

johnny- socal
8 years, 1 month ago

I go to Starbux 2X a day for Regular Coffee. Can one of you ferakin SBUX employees explain why on at least 3x a week, the store is out of fresh coffe. I mean wtf I want a grande coffee what is with can you wait 4 mins bs, we are just about to brew ?

JR
8 years, 1 month ago

All of you that work at Starbucks and think it’s the absolute coolest place to work need to find some motivation and do something with your lives. Stop working at Starbucks while you “finish” your degree, and actually take the required courses. Being 28, working in a coffee shop, and complaining about capitalism ruining America is not respectable, much less acceptable in society. Grow up, and get a real job like the rest of us. Douches.

Oh, and why doesn’t anyone on this site have a grasp of proper English grammar? Fucking retards.

funny
8 years, 1 month ago

i worked at a cafe at barnes and noble who serves starbucks coffee… we know what you’re doing. we’re not stupid. you’re stupid for thinking that we’re stupid.
we know, but we don’t wanna stoop to your level

Anonymous
8 years, 1 month ago

You’re a dick

E&K boohoohaha
8 years ago

If you go to a starbucks store and say you are working on a report about starbucks they will give you free stuff [[its coolio]]

:)

:)

starbucks siren
8 years ago

feel the wind? the siren said. “from
a soft breeze to a hurricane’s
gale, the wind is our ally.
For without the movements of air
there would be no aroma.

“the aroma of coffee, you know, is our
most powerful song. so full of promise
and expectation and memories; so
seductive, so hard to resist.

“who could resist? Like the
breeze, our coffees relax the body
in suspended time yet like
the gale, they, energize and
stimulate. So, honor the wind in
all its dimensions.

“Do humans have emotions that
range from so gentle to so intense?”
a young siren spoke.

“Yes” the siren answered.
“They call it Love.”

Tanya
8 years ago

Umm actually I just started working at starbucks. and I was wondering if there is an easier way to remember how to make the drinks. Im starting the DT (drive through) like next week and Im so scared Im going to mess something up.. lol

Alexot
8 years ago

So..I wasted my time. I just read all of the comments. Its really pathetic that people are spending so much time trying to beat the system. If people who are trying to jib Starbucks would just put forward the time and effort to get a job and go to work they would have money, to pay for their Starbucks. It is pretty sad that this is comming from a 14 year old. I have a job, i really enjoy Starbucks. So I cough up 4.50 for my Carmel Frap.

sure
8 years ago

tanya, evryone makes mistakes their first time out. i remember me doing all kinds of wierd stuff for the first 2 weeks.looking back, it makes me laugh. in fact, starbucks needs people to work for them so as long as you have a good attitude, im sure youll get through just fine and they wouldnt bother firing you.

and as for the rest of you bludgers, pay for your coffee will you. its just 4.50.

Shlong
8 years ago

I love starbux and burritos

Communist Daughter
8 years ago

Blogs like this prove the mass ignorance of America. Every single one of the “baristas” that posted that were “going 2 cath u dumm fuKtards” are at the intelligence level of, well, I think 5th graders spell better than that, actually. If you can get it for free, do it, baby. A couple of people scamming free drinks off of the Starbucks corporation isn’t affecting anyones benefits. Starbucks doesn’t give money to charities from its huge, caring heart.. and anyone who actually believes that is pathetic. If they didn’t give money to charities then everyone will hate them, and not just the Fight Club wanna-bes out there. I hate corporations because they have more money than me. That’s what the real problem is, it’s not because they are driving your indie Appleseed Cast playing coffee shops out of business, and it’s not because the hardware store down the block closed down because it couldn’t compete with Wal-Mart, it’s because they could buy your life if they wanted to, and that makes you feel oh-so-small. When it comes to multi-million dollar corporations, any ethics went out the window the minute the stock sky rocketed, and so there is no “thou shall not steal” when you’re in a Starbucks. Fuck it. Take it if you want it, and feel how you want to feel about it. You shouldn’t let them brainwash you with their propaganda. They aren’t your friends.

Blah Blah Blah
7 years, 12 months ago

OMG, you people need to get a life!

New Barista
7 years, 12 months ago

I just started working at Starbucks, and I love it. I don’t even know how the payroll yet works, cause I keep forgetting to ask about I get paid. The free drinks, relaxed atmosphere, good music (Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, etc), and incredibly fun-spirited working staff all made me forget– “Oh yeah, I get PAID for this!” I’m not a big fan plain coffee, but I love accents of it, like the espresso shots in an Iced Caramel Macchiato. Absolutely delicious.

Oh yeah, concerning this post, some Baristas may not type well, but haven’t you noticed… most of the online population doesn’t? :(

Eddie
7 years, 12 months ago

Hmmmm….anybody want to join me for some coffee?

oh..I used to work in a restraunt….we knew when people were lying about their food. If you tried to call someone out on a lie and they totally freaked on you, you would be in some seriouse trouble. The way they see it, 97% of all claims are true. It is not worth taking the risk of pissing of a true customer over giving 3% of coffee away a year. My boss said…if they start making a fuss, just give them what they want.

SS2
7 years, 11 months ago

That’s sad. I work at Starbucks. We do have a just say yes policy, but only to a certain extent. We don’t let people abuse the system if we can help it. And we aren’t retarded; if the barista at the front counter didn’t take your money, he/she will know it. It’s just that simple. And if you keep showing up to the same store saying that we keep making your drinks wrong, we’ll know you’re full of shit. However, do what you will. Douchebags.

Matt
7 years, 11 months ago

An employee of Tarbucks is not a barista. A barista is someone who truly cares about the quality of the coffee that they are serving, and who knows the delicate intracacies of the espresso; how the size of the grounds, the volume of the grounds, the pressure of the tamp, the temperature and pressure of the water, and the beans used in the blend will all come together to yield a beautiful honey-brown espresso that pulls with the proper volume in the proper time with the proper color and texture. A Charbucks employee is just a PBTC: person behind the counter.

Joseph
7 years, 11 months ago

rules 2 & 5 are indeed very effective =] with rule #5, i always get discounts and free drinks lol theyd even pick me up and my sisters juz to drink frap! i even get free bags of coffee =] great!

johnnysocal
7 years, 11 months ago

dammit, out of coffee again today ” do you mind waiting 4 mins” give me a freakin break

>:(
7 years, 11 months ago

the person who wrote these “rules” is a freak and needs to GET A JOB and just pay for the damn coffee

js
7 years, 10 months ago

I tried to complain and they just made a new one for me, no free drink here

question?
7 years, 10 months ago

ya, if I said, hey this is vanilla and I wanted Caramel, they would just make me a new one on the spot. I’ve never got a free coupon………………

WannaB
7 years, 10 months ago

Hi, I am planning to apply to be a barista, and I am wondering what the odds are getting the job? I AM 45 yo.(I do look 10yrs younger) I am an artist, and I figured doing waitressing or bartending is not as attrackive than being a barista.(I do like to smell coffee better than alcohol, or food).
I think Starbucks MUST have great coffee, if people would cheat and lie just to have it free. Personally I love their espresso, and variations of it.

WB

Assman
7 years, 10 months ago

I fuck starbuck baristas up the ass

Anonymous
7 years, 10 months ago

Starbucks’ coffee may be of higher quality than other chains and diners, but I’ve had home roasted organic coffee and can safely say, Starbucks’ coffee is average at best.

And all of these baristas mentioning tips, you want a tip for 20 seconds of work on a $4 cup of coffee that costs less than .25 cents to make? Tell your wonderful employer to make the costs more reasonable and I’ll consider tipping you. And this is coming from someone who lived on tips. And that is the real definition of “lived” not “like I need money to like buy music for my ipod like”

Barista 180
7 years, 10 months ago

Um. If I’m on bar, I *DO* ask the register person if he/she rang up a customer for a drink they are claiming was never made. I rarely give away the free drink coupons unless a customer is EXTRA nice AND I know for a fact that we are the ones who screwed up.

We can spot you sad cheap losers a mile away.

And – oh yes – we DO spit in drinks. Even worse…we give DECAF! MUA HA HA HA HA!

Kiss up or die, sucker.

“Taylor”, “Jen”…this message is for you. :)

johnnysocal
7 years, 9 months ago

wtf!!! keep the coffee of the day brewed and fresh… damn barista pukes how hard is that?

Yes I do mind waiting and no I don’t want a stinking americana..

It seems simple enough

kortnie
7 years, 9 months ago

Wow. I had no idea people tried stealing coffees.
Oh well, I guess thats how some people roll.
I drink a frappucinno every day. And I don’t mind paying for it. But I guess if I was out of cash I’m pretty sure I would resort to one of those lame-ass cons.

Anonymous
7 years, 9 months ago

jajajaajaj yal stupid man I get drinks by kicking the soda machine it workz with a good kick (waistin ma time in stupid shit like dat irader go try get som digitz off da gurlz who work dere)

John
7 years, 9 months ago

I like to just go in there and suck the cashier’s dick. That method usually gets me a couple free coupons and it’s not stealing because they get some head in return.

Human
7 years, 9 months ago

I enjoy purchasing my drink and not being a fag by stealing soemones shit drink.

Yoda
7 years, 8 months ago

cinnamon dolce wtf is next

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Lacerra
7 years, 8 months ago

u guys r too harsh on an industry simply bent on earning money and making coffee. u put 2 much into it! money makes the world go round! they don’t want anything except tht! and being a theif isn’t the answer!

dignam
7 years, 8 months ago

i work at sbux and if u hook me up i hook u up more!!! it’s an investment that will reward you exponentially.

ThankYouSBUX
7 years, 7 months ago

I’m a nursing student, and I spend a lot of time studying at Starbucks. I find it’s usually a great place to study. The Baristas/os sometimes give me my drink for free, and I appreciate it very much. Some of you may have the money to do it everyday… I’m just looking for a good place to study, and I don’t. I’m totally against greedy corps, but starbucks coffee really is just about the same price as coffee at any other shop, and at least there, you always know what it will taste like. Indie shops are hit and miss.

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Anonymous
7 years, 6 months ago

well once i was in starbucks, i got a drink, then i take out a bag with poop in it and put the poop in. then i go to the cashier and said ” ewwww theres poop in here!” then she said “oh wow…um..i’ll get another one for you”

Fuck ur momas twat
7 years, 6 months ago

When Im at starbucks I tell the baristas to do the following

Barista: What can I start for you there
Me: Get me my fucking coffee bitch
Barista: Excuse me
Me: Get my the coffee now you fucking bitch before I come over there and put this coffee cup up your twat

Rosemary
7 years, 6 months ago

I am so addicted to Peppermint mocha frapps and cafe vanilla frapps. Sometimes I even get two a day. I wish they would give coupons or some kind of system where you get a discount on so many purchased.

Anonymous
7 years, 6 months ago

Your free drink theory is pretty much b.s. 9/10 times the customer grabs the wrong drink, leaving the other customer with the wrong drink. And just an fyi starbucks doesnt just hand out free drink certificates like water. They are counted against your store as a negative everytime one is given out. Most of the time it is customer error why their drink is wrong, and the drink can be remade in 30 seconds with no harm and an apology. And as far for having a corporate giant-so screw them attitude-Starbucks as a corporation does more for people and other countries than any other company in this nation. The main reason our coffee is high priced is employee benefits. A chunk of your latte goes towards healthcare, employee emergency funds, stocks, tuition reimbursment, and training. Starbucks takes care of there employeeys better than 99.9% of all other companies in the u.s. So anytime a barista just passes out a free coffee certificate like candy, they are only hurting themselves.

Anonymous
7 years, 6 months ago

Oh and mr twat guy a few comments up, Im guessing you have a few really bad tattoos, live with your mom(even though you are in your thirties) work at wendys on the night shift, are still a virgin, and im guessing are a potential pedifile! SO in terms your little piss brain can process-YOUR A BAG OF SHIT!

Kanye West
7 years, 6 months ago

I love StarBucks, quality!!!

:)
7 years, 6 months ago

Why not just work at Starbucks you would then get as much free coffee as you want any time you want (unless their closed) plus you would get a free pound of coffee every week. Try not to steal please. In the end, your only hurting yourself.

Anonymous
7 years, 6 months ago

My friend got a free drink by asking what they would do with the extra of my frap. there was like a quater of a glass left in the bottom, she was pretty annoying, so i think that the person gave the leftovers to her to shut her up, but it worked!

7 years, 5 months ago

doodoo

Yoda
7 years, 5 months ago

Coffee is so yesterday.

Anonymous
7 years, 4 months ago

Unless you’re a liar or an opportunist, you won’t get a free drink at most stores. The girl at my university starbucks kiosk used to give me drinks, and her boss didn’t mind… but I also bought as much as I got for free, and I spent plenty of time studying in her shop and talking with her… so I spent a lot of time and money to get those ‘free’ drinks, even at that shop!

Anonymous
7 years, 4 months ago

I’d like to go to Starbucks but once i get there , i heistitate what the coffee i ‘, gonna choose,…. so could u guys tell me some of the best coffee ?

hmm
7 years, 4 months ago

wow. annoying. dont do that sort of stuff in a busy rush. you may get what you want out of it but all you do is cause the workers more trouble than they already have.

Anonymous
7 years, 4 months ago

i LOVE the chai tea latte. it’s so wonderful

Kelly J
7 years, 3 months ago

I love to lick ass, man I love to put my tounge up the baristas ass. Kiss it and run it over their body

Starbucks King
7 years, 3 months ago

I love starbucks!!! My favorite is the Caramel Frappucino :) yummy

Starbucks Sex
7 years, 3 months ago

Have sex with a starbucks and then lick ur penis.

Anonymous
7 years, 3 months ago

I hope you do realize, that most starbucks employees perfectly know when customers try to rip them off. come on now, doesnt take a genius

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Anonymous
7 years, 3 months ago

I get my coffee at the new BP amco wild bean caffe gas stations ; I love the taste and I can mix and add what ever flavors I like. It costs under 1.50 and is hot like I like. Not like crappy starbucks, limited options starbucks.

g
7 years, 3 months ago

i work for starbucks and i dont have a problem giving away a free drink, but i will argue with you about it until my last breath because i know the ass holes that do this crap. coffee is not $4 its around a $1.50 unless you get a Latte type drink which is not coffee, it just has coffee in it. the basic fact is, that we dont go into your work and try to rip you off so why do it here? if you cant afford coffee then dont drink it! if i was addicted to crack and couldnt afford it and wrote a blog about how to rob houses so i could pay for my crack addiction would everyone be cool with that? i guess so because i am just “sticking it to the man” right?

Jaclyn
7 years, 2 months ago

Wow! Just buy the DAMN coffee!

Anonymous
7 years, 2 months ago

Depending on the person a good way to get a free tall frap is to ask for a sample. Were suppose to be able to give samples but since there’s no real practical way to sample a frap I usually give em a tall for free. However if it’s even slightly busy you’ll most likely get turned down. Like someone said most baristas aren’t stingy with free drinks.

7 years, 2 months ago

It is fascinating to me that comments on this post have been going for two years. That has to be some kind of record. I’m so impressed that you can come to my store anytime and I’ll give you a free drink. Actually, I don’t own it, so I’m just giving someone else’s product away. Don’t sneak, just ask.

At the time of this post the largest cup of coffee at Starbucks costs $2.13. That includes tax.

No Name
7 years, 2 months ago

This is a free world.

No one force you to drink Starbucks, not to drink Starbucks, work at STarbucks or not to work at Starbucks.It’s your choice. Everyone has theirs.

And whether their coffee is good or not, it’s not for anyone to tell you, as each person has their own preference, that’s the way it is.

Any why do people always get jealous of a successful business, many people (like baristas in Starbucks context) has put so much effort and time to make it that way, just respect them for that and not taking advantage and being jealous.

So, stop complaining about others and start thinking how to be as successful by learning and not complaining.

muahaha
7 years, 2 months ago

I’ve read all the comments posted in the last two years. i find it hilarious that people have been arguing about this for so long..toodles

KidCharlemagne
7 years, 2 months ago

I found this article quite humorous.
I am a $barista and I love my job, even with quirky customers like you who think that they’re getting away with something.
I know when I’m being duped.
I know which customers steal.
I don’t always say yes.
I will re-make your drink without complaint.
Just remember, what goes around comes around.
Sometimes I accidently give you decaf…

Something to Think About
7 years, 2 months ago

It is very amusing to me that so many people have been talking about this for so long. The reality is that it is just plain wrong to steal. You may think you are “sticking it to the man”, but in reality that type of behavior hurts the people who are just trying to make a living there more than it hurts “the man”. A more effective way to stick it to the man would be to put your money where your mouth is and go somewhere else.

Also, as far as those who are talking up the values that Starbucks represents, you need to step back and look at the situation more objectively. I’m sure Starbucks does lots of charitable work for communities, and I don’t think it is a bad corporation. The bottom line, though, is that they are there to make money. Treating employees nicely and “giving back” are just that particular company’s methods to gain a good reputation and thus sell more coffee (and it seems to be very effective). It does indeed help, and it is certainly a good thing, but the company is doing this to help their bottom line, not because of their morals or values.

If you don’t like Starbucks don’t go there. But also, you might think about not participating on sites like this that are essentially just keeping the company even more in the forefront (not that they need any help).

Anonymous
7 years, 2 months ago

at my store, we recognize a lot of this….may i just say these are the people who get decaf all the time…..

Anonymous
7 years, 2 months ago

amen to the above “something to think about” very true.

lame-o
7 years, 2 months ago

Thanks to everybody who took the time to post. Gave me some ha-ha’s while bored at work…

Anonymous
7 years, 2 months ago

heh clever , you forgot the part about the ghetto ass people who order shots in venti cups and then go to the condiment stand to fill them up with milk to make a ‘ ghetto ass latte ‘

the fact of the matter is , its damn cheap – you can do it , most starbucks know of spasific people who DO do this. I know of several who come to my store , and we keep an eye out for them.

pretty much we just laugh about them and how poor ass broke they are.

Carree
7 years, 2 months ago

I pay for my starbucks daily, I get 2 venti white chocolate mochas with a triple shot in each. I pay for them, however, if my drink is crap (which happens) I would be furious if a barista refused to fix it, I would then go to corporate. I have never had them refuse to fix it. My store knows me and how I like it. I’ve not complained since they opened but I figured that was due to all new staff and they were learning. I LOVE STARBUCKSSSSSS IT’S THE NEW CRACK!

Carree
7 years, 2 months ago

OH I’m going to get my coffee right this minute!

amreia
7 years, 2 months ago

wow, free starbucks . im on my way

andy
7 years, 1 month ago

Get a job at starbucks. free drinks fo’ life.

Carree
7 years, 1 month ago

I considered going to work there just for that cause lol, I have a full time job and do well for myself but there is nothing like lots of starbux coffee everyday :) One is on it’s way to me right now woohoo! lol

Barista.
7 years, 1 month ago

we know who scams us. we are not all stupid. we catch on. and refuse. sometimes they stop coming back. However. Come in often and fill the tip jar… that is your key.

Carree
7 years, 1 month ago

lol, that’s just a ploy to get tips, you aren’t going to give free coffee *Laffs*

Bryan
7 years, 1 month ago

Yet another freebie!!!! Fast and free WiFi at Starbucks

:stdaypass0802

this is a promotional code that you put into the TMobile Hotspot page

you have to have a credit card just to put in tmobile’s system when you get the free pay as you go option, but you can cancel after the 24 hour period.

Nicole in NC
7 years, 1 month ago

I am a frequent SB customer and as much as I would like a free drink, I think DC’s ways are rotten. It’s stealing plain and simple. If you don’t like their prices, make your own coffee drink at home. It would be nice if SB had a punch card where you could get your 10th drink free or something like that. My Starbucks often times has samples available on the weekend, so if you want something for free you should check SB on the weekend.

Kelly J
7 years, 1 month ago

I really like licking ass

Bryan
7 years, 1 month ago

Okay, so I’m a barista at an exceptionally busy Starbucks in California. And I’m going to say, all of y happen to be very greedy. And when it comes to giving away drinks, we don’t really do it all that much anymore. That’s why my store gives away receipts, so if they say they ordered something, we’ll ask for a receipt.

We’re not stupid.
And we can always tell when people that walk in.

Go play in traffic, yes?

Eliza
7 years, 1 month ago

All of you assholes who are too important to pay for your coffee, just know that this is one of the only companies that provides health care to part-time employees and that would be something to cut when they lose money. So thank you…in a country where it is hard enough to get health care you have just made it harder with your selfishness. Great job!

Yoda
7 years ago

Free Java at SB simple yes, easy not.

Anonymous
7 years ago

no

Anonymous
7 years ago

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Anonymous
7 years ago

you guys are cheaters! if you don’t want to pay for the “expensive” coffee, make your own!!! being a thief isn’t good. selfish people are not good. be nice, and actually think about the workers who are suffering because of your greediness *good point Eliza :)

Faizan
7 years ago

2 1/2 years… wow…

7 years ago

The way I get free drinks from Starbucks
I first order my usual large cappuccino but then I ask may I have a sample of your newest drink before you make my cappuccino.
This time its Pumpkin spice. I pay my $5.00 for the cappuccino and enjoy the Starbuck give away
I drink at Starbuck once every 2 or 3 months or when ever I get into town; I look forward to it, kind of like a kid in a ice cream parlor.
As far as lying for a drink, I would be ashamed,
The barista makes a mistake from time to time but I shake it off, taste it, and if it’s not right, or enjoyable enough to compensate for the cost of the drink, they make another one just for the asking.
I say Starbucks keep growing, keep hiring, keep promoting good work ethics, and thanks for a great cup of coffee.

P.S
The folks in Minot ND disserve a raise.

Meme Mel
7 years ago

It’s amusing how people with all kinds of perspectives get defensive over a cup of coffee.

For starters, it’s not as if this is a behavior exclusive to Starbucks. It doesn’t matter if you work in a restaurant, general merchandise store, or even at a call center, people will always try to get something for nothing.

Instead of whining about it, if it’s your job just do what you’ve probably been doing already. Catch them in the act, spotlight it, and if the shame isn’t enough for them then things can escalate until they’re in legal trouble.

If you can get away with snatching the merchandise up because a given employee is too stupid to notice what they’re doing, fine. Why you would want to jeopardize that by mentioning it to a bunch of prepubescent dingbats is beyond me.

I like how so many people jump to prove how intelligent they are by mentioning a college degree or naming their profession. Who the fuck cares? You’re reading an article about stealing coffee, not writing an editorial for the New York Post.

And just as a side note, since when are Starbucks and Folgers the only two companies that provide coffee? Have none of you tried Godiva, or any of the premium stuff?

In any case, it was a fun read, and it’s been interesting to see so many perspectives concerning the issue. I’ll let the rest of you douchebags get back to arguing over which monkeys have legit rights to the beans.

wldctrader
6 years, 12 months ago

All of you are f***ing criminals!!!

Meme Mel
6 years, 12 months ago

*snerk*

Truth
6 years, 11 months ago

The interesting thing
those who are always trying to get away with things or abusing of the system, they do not realize they are STEALING , and yes people, this is a form of stealing.
Karma goes around and comes around.
Thats all I have to say.
Where you take from others, in one way or another things will be taken from you.

Matt
6 years, 11 months ago

Wow, people are freaks…I enjoy $ coffee, occasionally most often I brew my own coffee at home, the stuff I order from France, Brazil and Hawaii but now and then I want something different. If you can’t afford $ then don’t scam, just go down the road to 7-11 and pay less for crap coffee and don’t get $. How hard is this concept to understand?

Angela
6 years, 11 months ago

I go to $ so often that they mess up almost a third of the time and not only do I get a free drink – sometime they throw n a coupon. You just have to be naturally picky… they can smell the fakes.

yermthersys
6 years, 11 months ago

haha wow.
smart and amusing
yet stupid
just pay for the damn drink
i mean honestly, you’ll just look stupid if thers a nosey old person behind you that rats you out. no point in it really.
haha. but amusing, i like it :]

Craig
6 years, 11 months ago

I worked as a Barista for a year in Manhattan. The best trick is to say you are from Corporate doing a walk through. Right away the person at the till “must” offer you a drink on the house. Told my buds about it, worked everytime. Starbucks sucks ass

6 years, 11 months ago

That’s sad that you have to come up with dishonest stuff in order to get a drink. I mean some of those ideas sound clever, but that’s not nice to do those things cuz eventually the employees/employers end up paying for it. That aint fair is it, how would you feel on the other side of the counter?

I know that you usually get a free one if someone else before you orders the wrong drink, or they find out that they can’t pay for it. That happened to me once in drive thru. The person in front I guess couldn’t pay for it, and so they gave it to me. So I was stuck with 2 drinks, but one of them was free.

This other time in drive thru, I ordered my drink and everything, then when I went to pay….I couldn’t find my gift card!! I was like “oh shit. I forgot my gift card.” They told me to go ahead and take the drinks it was no problem. Well that was cool and everthing, but I felt like I was ‘labeled’ as doing it on purpose. So I told them that I would go home and get it and come back. They just kept saying “don’t worry about it”……….Well, I just went home, got my gift card and went back to pay for it. They were totally shocked that I did that. And people can call me stupid for doing that, or what an idiot……but you know what? If you have the money PAY FOR IT, if you don’t then don’t even order one. There is too much dishonesty in this world that it’s poisoning!

Melissa
6 years, 10 months ago

I am a barista and I have to say that while we do have a ‘just say yes’ policy I have thrown people out for trying that crap with me. I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again. Just as you have observed ways to cheat the system, I have observed ways to stay out of trouble for telling someone “no”. Also, the mom and pop coffe shops where I live charge just as much as if not more than Starbucks.

mc octupus
6 years, 10 months ago

i think i might try asking for a sample and see if theyll just give me a “tall” but the others are too crazy…

Starbucks Rocks!.........like christina dosen't!
6 years, 10 months ago

MMMMM……thats good! We absolutely love Starbucks and want to get free coffee! WE are only teenagers but already addicted. just the other day we beged our parents to drive us. And they sayd yes! Halaluya!!!!!!!!!!!! And we will try again to day, but now try to get free coffee lucky us!

Starbucks Rocks!.........like christina dosen't!
6 years, 10 months ago

Coffe Coffe Coffe is the best!

starbucks rocks....monkey's butt
6 years, 10 months ago

yah, it’s good but there coffee is the bomb!! i must say there drinks are delicious.take a chance at something new there they won’t let you down. ( i think it never will happen where they do!!) go there and have some coffee with some friends, it’s a great place to do those things like that!!!! Hey i’m going to go get a free one right now!!

u r all freaks!
6 years, 10 months ago

u r all freaks! ya, thats right! trying to scam starbucks coffee! if ya like it soo much then wouldn’t be worth it to pay the price? u r just going to be cheats the rest of ur life. karma is gonna get cha and make you choke on a shrimp @ a restuarant. u r all retarded freaks that love starbucks- i only got 1 word to say and it is: WOW!!!!!!!

kax
6 years, 9 months ago

wow you people are insane. I’m gonna get a job at starbucks hopefully, I just applied yesterday and it seemed like everything went well, people there were super friendly and to be honest with you all, I buy starbucks because the coffee I make at home tastes like shit. Maybe after I’ve worked at starbucks and know how to make coffee I’ll make my own at home or something but if there is a coffee that truely tastes better than starbucks (all you mom and pop defenders i’m talking to you) then by all means let me have a cup because starbucks is the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had. Is that sad?

Vanilla-less
6 years, 9 months ago

Why do all the baristas forget the fucking vanilla in my latte? Everywhere I go they forget the fucking vanilla. I say “Grande Vanilla Latte Please”, and I get a Grande Latte with no fucking vanilla. I WANT MY FUCKING VANILLA YOU FUCKING WINDOW LICKERS!!!!!!!!!!!

justshocked
6 years, 9 months ago

Starbucks is a wonderful company that genuinely cares for all its partners and invests millions every year to be that kind of company. I can’t believe that I actually read some of the comments above about ripping off Starbucks. As a partner at one of the busiest stores in the nation, I actually find it hard to think any of these scams will work. I don’t know where you all order your drinks, but our partners watch what is going on and are not dumb enough to fall for these childish tricks. We learn to watch out for idiots like you who try to steal from us. You all must be desperate, real freaking desperate. By the way, if your drink is continually made wrong over and over again, it’s probably because the partners there know your face and know your one of those retards who steals from us and then is a complete jerk because your STOLEN drink is incorrectly made. So yes, your drink will continue to be made wrong. If you don’t want our coffee or complain about the price then don’t come get it. It’s not a necessity for survival. Go to 7-11. We don’t want you thieving idiots anyway.

Mel R.
6 years, 9 months ago

“Starbucks is a wonderful company that genuinely cares for all its partners and invests millions every year to be that kind of company.”

Yes, every company makes painstaking efforts to take care of its partners and shareholders. That does not always mean they take care of its customers (though some of them may be shareholders), the communities it makes business in, or even its employees.

You want to know why it’s so much fun to steal from a Starbucks (though admittedly I have never done it myself)? Because it’s a company that is entirely based around the idea that you overpay for a cup of coffee that usually doesn’t contain much coffee in it, you order it in a size that is listed in a foreign tongue, and then you stand in line for an hour and a half to talk to all of the other sucks about how everyone there overpaid for their coffee but just loves it that much.

Similar to how the gay man doesn’t necessarily like sodomy but it out of options since they can’t handle or don’t like women, people taut on about the poor quality and high price of Starbucks, but won’t shop elsewhere because they don’t like just plain coffee. I’m talking coffee without peppermint syrup and whipped cream. Coffee that you don’t have to wait an hour for. And no, it doesn’t come from 7-11.

I thought I had made this clear the last time I posted, but I’ll say it again for posterity. The people who want to steal are going to do it, and they’re going to do it with your company until your employees stop drooling enough to notice. Likely as not they do it to every company they come in contact with, you’re just short-sighted enough to think it makes some difference because this time it might happen to be yours. The people who enjoy your drinks (however ignorant I think they are) are going to continue paying top dollar for a small- er… “tall” cup of milk flavored with a couple coffee grounds.

What you should be far more concerned about, so-called partner, is the fact that McDonalds is going to expand their business into your market very soon, and the fact that Starbucks shares are dropping in direct relation to McDonald’s shares expanding.

MOS
6 years, 9 months ago

SERIOUSLY PATHETIC.

But it’s funny how poor people who do anything to get free coffee that’s cheap to begin with. I mean seriously if you cant afford $4 dollar coffee, you might as well be homeless.

laughing at mos
6 years, 9 months ago

I don’t know how much money you have but 4 bux isn’t cheap for coffee. 1.00 is cheap. I love starbucks and I don’t try to get free coffee unless they made a mistake then I of course, want it replaced. but if 4 bux is cheap to you for coffee, you have to much to spend.

laughing at mos
6 years, 9 months ago

I would like to say one more thing. I have gone to starbucks numerous times and had them give me a free drink to try, and in all honesty I didn’t have to steal it, they offered. If you are honest you might get further than if you steal it anyway and get to try free drinks just because they are nice and want to get your opinion on something.. I personally wish there was a starbucks in my front yard, life would be grand.

Jim
6 years, 9 months ago

I usually walk in with a Shotgun, that gets you free drinks

Also

For fun, take your dick out of your pants and place it on the counter when its time to pay, if the bitch gives you any trouble, tell her to suck your cock

That works as well.

tfghtfhtfh
6 years, 9 months ago

KT, shut the fuck up, asshole!
justshocked, LOL! fucker
MOS, it sure as hell is more expensive than your mother!

and to all the starbuck employees who claim to love their jobs and put the company before customers, GO FUCK YOURSELVES!

barista
6 years, 8 months ago

Way to just disregard the fact that conning anybody or any company, regardless of whether they can accept the loss, is just wrong. Coming from somebody who works very hard as a barista to justify the price that my company charges, I am disgusted by lowlifes like DCB that worsen the experience for other customers. Some very honest customers sometimes wonder why certain baristas are reluctant to properly rectify poor situations. The answer is people like DCB. Furthermore, that kind of theft adds up, and guess who loses out on that money? It’s not Howard Schultz. It’s the baristas, many of whom are poor college students or single mothers who just want health insurance for themselves and their kids. Think about that next time you try “sticking it to the man” for a caffeine fix.

Mel R.
6 years, 8 months ago

It’s a bit ridiculous how seriously some of you are taking this article. Have any of you actually taken the time to read the author’s other articles, or were you just focusing on how someone stealing bean juice out of a status symbol irks your moral center? The author doesn’t exactly portray the image of a well-rounded or particularly deep individual. The preceding comment in particular makes me curious to see the actual demographics on Starbucks employees, including baristas. I’m curious as to how some of you who want to chastise others for their opinions and seem to have such a righteous outlook on life actually came across this article in the first place.

I don’t necessarily buy into the idea that anyone who has that job is some poor soul who has to struggle and scrape by. Maybe college students aren’t feasting on a regular basis, but if you were totally broke you wouldn’t be able to attend college in the first place. Most certainly there wouldn’t be so many young people who would be willing to shell out that kind of cash for a cup of coffee if that were the case.

Anonymous
6 years, 7 months ago

i love starbucks….caramel mocchiato is 2 die forrrrrrrrrrrrrr! it is a lil expensive tho…espesh wen ur a kid and ur jus tryna b kool and hav a lil fun!

anyway starbuks rulesssssssssssss!!!!

Anonymous
6 years, 7 months ago

if u can’t afford starbucks coffee go away!!!
don’t be stupid! be nice to barista their just like you working! wanna earn money

im not a loyal cutomer i just hate people complaining so much just to get free stuff!!
i believe in “karma”

6 years, 6 months ago

why not get them leagally, like on free sample day or at an event where they give away free bags of coffee?

6 years, 6 months ago

One reason starbucks is priced so high is because it buys fair trade. Cheap coffee is often bought at slave labor prices and kills the rainforest with unsustianable growing methods for growing poor tasting sun grown coffee with farmers who loose jobs after they deplete the resources. Support the better tasting shade grown organic and biodiversity and ask for Organic Shade Grown Mexico. Don’t cause global warming by buying from companies who tear down rainforext trees, often illeagally.

6 years, 6 months ago

i want a free starbucks……………..

East Bay Mae
6 years, 6 months ago

My personal favorite is the grab-and-go method, in which you wait for them to call out someone’s drink that doesn’t sound totally disgusting. Then you rush up to the counter, take a whiff of said drink, and if it seems safe, you steal said damn drink. And in relation to the 7 types of *$ baristas, there are also atleast 7 types of customers. My personal favorite are the Douches With Laptops.

East Bay Mae
6 years, 6 months ago

My personal favorite is the grab-and-go method, in which you wait for them to call out someone’s drink that doesn’t sound totally disgusting. Then you rush up to the counter, take a whiff of said drink, and if it seems safe, you steal said damn drink. And in relation to the 7 types of *$ baristas, there are also atleast 7 types of customers. My personal favorite are the Douches With Laptops.
xo

Freebooter Fox
6 years, 6 months ago

For all the customer vs. barista arguments I find it interesting that many employees were devoted customers. Is there a reason there is this apparent rift once you get on the other side of the bar?

All this aside, free drinks at Starbucks seems like a moot point, since no one really cares if they get their drink or not. If that were the case one would go somewhere where you could get better tasting coffee, faster and cheaper. People are just paying $5-10 so that they can stand in line for an hour pretending to have some semblance of a social life by schmoozing with the other geniuses who pay to stand in line. Don’t think so? Think about the last time you brought a Starbucks drink. Did you devour it because it was so goddamn delicious? No. You had everyone in line ask you what you were getting, and then they returned the favor and weighed in with their insignificant little opinion about what they thought was the best drink. On a related note, You can take a Starbucks CONTAINER, TOTALLY EMPTY into any public place and watch people become immediately attracted to your presence. They’re so conditioned for the line behavior that they’ll do the same thing and ask you about your drink.

When’s the last time someone asked you about what you thought of burger joint coffee?

Starbucks is not a place to get high-quality coffee from friendly baristas who are supported by a company that cares for Mother Earth. It’s a culture propagated by a youthful generation that’s made it pretty clear through comments very much like the one on this page that they’re not very capable of knowing what true quality or uniqueness is.

Speaking of which, do you retards even know what a barista is? That’s like calling a fry cook at a fast food restaurant a fucking chef. It takes a little more than the ability to spray whipped cream to be a barista, ladies and gents. I can understand the employees wanting to delude themselves into thinking they have some sort of tangible skill that extends beyond the typical wage slave work force, but why are the rest of us calling them that? Do you call the kid at the grocery store a customer service clerk? No. He’s a fucking bagger. Maybe he is good at what he does, but if anything that should make him /more/ of a bagger and not something else.

guzzler
6 years, 6 months ago

I devour the coffee every time I’ve gone to starbucks and I don’t stand in line “Smoozing” with others. LOL I wouldn’t pay 5 bucks for something I hated so that I could talk to other idiots in line. I go because it does have a good flavor.

I don’t think spraying whip topping makes one a barista. I agree with that statement. When I worked for a coffee house I had to manually make the espresso. The machine wasn’t a spawn of technology like they have now, which assists them in making the “Grab and go” thing. (Damn good idea which I may add)

But in conclusion I will say I love the flavor starbucks has. I’ve not found another coffee that I love as much, and certainly not home brewed.

guzzler
6 years, 6 months ago

True story…

I went to a lil star fucks shop in Arkansas and the lil trick at the drive thru told me it was a “RULE” that she couldn’t stir my drink. (We will call her Ashley) She said they were only allowed to stir a certain drink with this spoon and she had the fucking nerve to bring the spoon to the window and show it to me. I was on the phone with her corporate office at this time and she thought it was her manager and volunteered her name. Which of course I told the lady on the phone (who by the way listened to the entire argument once I got to the window) I hate to be told it’s a rule you can’t serve me properly when I’m paying so much for something so little.
Anyhow she has instigated arguments with me since that time and I’ve been forced to make her dumb ass cry. I was fucking appalled that she wouldn’t stir my drink though. If I drink coffee at home and I put cream and sugar in it, I stir the damn thing and so does anyone else who has sense.

Duhh
6 years, 6 months ago

I hate to break it to you, but this scam is about up.. We all have caught on by now.

ahem
6 years, 6 months ago

its not that hard to get a free drink at starbucks. baristas arent stupid, but they know about the resources that are given to them. they dont care about giving away free drinks now and then. did you really have to write a guide for it?

EavisBay UttheadBay
6 years, 6 months ago

Actually, baristas/servers/whatever give you free stuff when we know your scamming us because we like to spit in it. Or there’s always the “finger up the nose, then in the drink” method. You guys are only screwing over the coffee farmers when you pull this shit, anyways. Ain’t coming out of my paycheck or Big Papa Starbucks. So sleep well, big man, when you figure out lil’ Jorge can’t eat tomorrow because you got free coffee. Start hitting the mom and pop shops, too. What about little ladies in wheelchairs? They’re really easy to rob, too, because they can’t run after you. And you can get some free flowers for your baby mama on gravesites, too! Hit the newly buried because they have the freshest flowers. Jeezus…

Anonymous
6 years, 6 months ago

I lick ass

Yoda
6 years, 6 months ago

I shorted the heck out of sbux stock this year and now have plenty of $$$ for burnt urine coffee at starbuxs

Al Dente
6 years, 5 months ago

Starbucks is not good coffee. The only thing Starbucks does is roast their beans a little more than most. Americans tend to associate dark roast with higher quality so dark roasts do have a certain snob appeal. Peets coffee is dark but is of superior quality. Starbucks used to buy Peets coffee until they got too big for Peets to supply. Now Starbucks sells medeocre coffee roasted dark and most consumers don’t know the difference.

Anonymous
6 years, 5 months ago

wow! so much hate around here! i work for starbucks…ohh by the way, they dont brain wash their partners. ive been with the company for six months, and i will soon become shift sup. i really cant get why people that complain about starbucks coffee, somehow or another they come and buy it…or steal it?? so many of u here stated that its not good coffee…i dont like coffee myself, but yet i seem to love every single drink thats made with esspreso. the job is hard, acually it is quite imposible to deal with most of the times, when u have people like most of u here…that lie about their drinks, come in in a crappy mood screaming at us the baristas as to how fuckin hard is it to make a cup of iced coffee….
meanwhile we have at least 6 drinks before yours that take time and passion to make. i personally make the perfect cup of coffee for every customer with no excetions. if ur in a hurry, why dont u take ur ass to mc donalds and get their nasty coffe thats been sitting there the whole day. we custom make everything on the spot for u.
ohh and i know the job doesnt pay good, but in the long run, quess who will be a mannager? quess who will get paid a salary as suposed to hourly….im not planning on being a barrista for ever…so think about that the next time ur being an ass to ur fellow barista, is it really worth it?? what if i came to ur job and started raising hell about something rather?? anyone here a realestate agent?? how would u feel if i came to ur office and said i want a house?? i have perfect credit and a good down payment…but in fact i dont want a house, i just want u to take me around like a fool…to see all these GREAT houses, u pay the gas, u spend the time, and i just like to be an ass! same thing at starbucks…why be an ass to people that serve u with nothing but smiles…i learn everyones name and drink…my regulars have their drink made by the time they walk in the door, just because i saw them getting out of the car// thats customer sevice! and yes i take my job serously…dont u??? i quess u have a better job…well i had better jobs to, but i found this one…pays leess for now, but i love my boss, and all my partners..can all of u here say that they love what they do…and all the people u work for/with.??? when i wake up in the morning i never dread going to work…ever heard about a saying:” when u love ur job u will never feel like ur woking not even one day.”
ohh and for someone that said something about getting in trouble for giving away free drinks…..are u insane? if u work for starbucks u otta knowt our policy is ALLWAYS SAY YES! i give free drinks a lot. i give free coffee to the old lady that doest have a clue as to what she should get, and if she doest like it ill make her another one…and i never got in trouble for it…actually i got a mug award( not that is much) for carring for my customers..
i allways treat my customers good… and as a payback we get more then 3 bucks an hour in tips…think about that…i work 35+ hours a week, i get my paycheck every two weeks, but on top of that i get another hundred bucks every week in tips…
ohh poor poor me, workin for starbucks….
starbucks rocks, best place to meet with friends, lisend to actually goood music, not all that hip-crap( ohh by the way im 23) how about frank sinatra…ohh yeahh im insane! beetoween! nooo….i quess all the: ” MOVE BITCH GET OUT THE WAY” thats music! great!
well i quess i said the things i wanted to say…
i dont care what ur comments are, chances are ill never rememer the link since i wont add it to my favorites, so dont waste ur time…but keep in mind that karma will catch up with u for everything u do, if u belive in it or not….so if u are one of those whos being an ass to a barista…dont ask urself later why u crushed ur car, why ur mother died, why u got laid off, why ur husband/wife left u etc etc…FOR EVERY ACTION THERE IS AN EQUAL AND OPOSITE REACTION—RULE OF THUMB.
IM OUT.
FROM SOUTH FLORIDA, GOOD NITE ALL!

Jesus Christ, my eyes!
6 years, 5 months ago

If you’re going to take the time to write a rant like that, the least you could do is write it in fucking English.

I’m surprised, actually. Just going by the inappropriate capitalization and overuse of elipses and question marks I would’ve figured you to be 13 or 14, maybe. But you’re 23, eh? Wow. I only wish I could dupe myself into believing that karma would kill your family in retribution for murdering the English language in such a way.

Anonymous
6 years, 5 months ago

I work for starbucks…its awesome,sooooo…you can pay 1.96 for a medm coffee,good coffee…or you can ask your burger guy what kind of coffee your drinking ,how old is it…they wont have a clue..and dont care..at starbucks,you get good service from happy workers,great product,that about the same price as no name coffee anywhere…and good music,comfy seats,and a relaxed atmospere…go starbucks.

NursingStudent/Barista
6 years, 4 months ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!! This is the best page ever! I can’t believe there is a 3-year trail on here.
All I have to say is, don’t steal coffee. Don’t you people have any morals? Starbucks IS a good company, they just hired me today, and if it wasn’t for them I probably wouldn’t have the means of finding health coverage required by my nursing program…they were the only place in town that offered health coverage for even part-time employees, which is why I went in and asked for an application. I would also probably not have the money to pay for books/tuition. I was really worried, and I’m excited to work for them. I love their coffee and their company policies.
Please do the right thing.

Becks
6 years, 4 months ago

Get a tent.
Find a lake.
Get a portable gas stove.
Get a cow.
Get $1.99 from the side of your sofa.

Pitch the tent.
Next to the lake.
Light the stove.
Milk the cow.
Buy instant coffee.

KA-POW!!

Coffee.

Anonymous
6 years, 4 months ago

its simple.

dig $1.99 out of your couch.
and buy a bag of freaking coffee and make your own!
difficult?

eh… nah!

Anonymous
6 years, 4 months ago

Becks makes me laugh.

what a legend.

buy a cow.

Kiwi
6 years, 4 months ago

NEW ZEALAND WELCOMES STARBUCKS!!!

Hey Roosh V, you reckon ya tips for free coffee still work 3 years and 3 months after your article??

I mean, stealing evil…

I mean, fuck the corporation… and his wife….

I’m going to try this tomorrow… and the coffee thing too :)

Kiwi
6 years, 4 months ago

…… and for the record, *$ isn’t looking so “CRASH” hot right now

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/companies/starbucks_corporation/index.html

5 years, 11 months ago

Do you think that Obama is going to win because the Republicans have such a bad candidate?
Why did John McCain make his final argument against Obama… coal?
That’s his closing argument? William Ayers, Rev. Wright, spreading the wealth, Born Alive, meeting dictators without preconditions, etc. all have to take a back seat so that McCain can go to Colorado and New Mexico to talk about coal? Does this more or less explain why he’s going to get his clock cleaned Tuesday?

Cadet
5 years, 11 months ago

I work at Starbucks, and I’m appalled that you’re encouraging this trashy behavior. Make no mistake, I don’t give a shit about stealing from Starbucks, but inconveniencing baristas and paying customers just because you think you’re broke is unacceptable.

A rush can be extremely stressful to begin with and I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to be set back by immature things like this.

Here’s an idea: if you can’t afford coffee- DON’T GET COFFEE. It’s not a necessity.

P.S. A lot of baristas will subtly fuck up your drink if you piss them off. Hope you like decaf!

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Charlie
5 years, 11 months ago

It is a shame, all of this just to get a free drink. The next time you go to a burger joint and give the cashier a $20 and they give you change back for a $10, why not let them keep the extra $10 that they are trying to scam you out of, they are not doing anything that you are not doing. But noooooooooo, then you are the one being cheated and that is not fair.
Take your kids or parents with you the next time you do this, I bet they would be proud.
Think, your kid can go to school and tell how their Mom or Dad is really great at cheating people at the local Starbucks. What a great way to teach your kids to grow up.

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Tard
5 years, 9 months ago

Does anybody know the record for the longest ongoing blog / discussion board? This one’s pushing 4 years..

5 years, 8 months ago

Well being a son of a worker at a starbucks I dont honestly don’t have an actual say in this CONSIDERING I get all my drinks cheaper than dirt, because the worker discount.. With that in mind I know for a flippin fact there not as stupid to believe your “Oh so smart-” Tricks. And even IF your tricks work its not a BIG-DEAL to them theres no “real” money-loss to these tricks ;)

Big A
5 years, 7 months ago

Tell the dikey lady that your name is not “babe”, that’ll get ya free drink.

kelly J
5 years, 6 months ago

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