A Drink that Delights….
On the seventh day of Starbucks 12 Days of Bonus Stars (December 10th) you will receive either 1,2,3, or 4 Bonus Stars with the purchase of any handcrafted Macchiato after 2 p.m.
Well I, for one, am certainly glad to see the Bonus Stars return to something that Starbucks does really well… and that is making handcrafted drinks! You can choose from Vanilla, Caramel, or Hazlenut flavors – served hot or iced. Personally, my favorite is the Caramel Macchiato with an extra shot of espresso and extra caramel on top! Yum!
It must be a favorite with many others because on the Starbucks website it says:
Scores of people are passionate devotees of this signature beverage. So bewitched are they, you’d think it was some kind of magical elixir. Well there’s no hocus pocus here. We’ll tell you exactly what goes into it: creamy vanilla-flavored syrup, freshly steamed milk with a topping of velvety-rich foam, an intense hit of our Espresso Roast, a finishing of buttery caramel drizzle … okay, we take it back. That does sounds like magic to us. (And it tastes even better.)
Some people have noted that they aren’t getting the maximum number of Bonus Stars for their offer. I am not sure what the ‘formula’ is that Starbucks uses to determine what you get, but I have a feeling that participation is the key. Perhaps the more you participate in the Starbucks promotions, the more likely you are to get the higher number. I certainly haven’t received the top offer each day either…and even had to skip today’s offer because I was waiting for the cable guy. Ah well…
You’ll notice that with each offer it states that you may use the offer as many times as you would like. Therefore, if you are purchasing more than one item, it always makes sense to pay for each item separately to get the best advantage from the offers. Of course, this rings true for any time you visit Starbucks. Separate transactions. Always.