- Image source: American Mug and Stein
Last week I read an NPR article about how Starbucks is supporting an Ohio-based mug maker, American Mug and Stein instead of purchasing their mugs overseas. It really made me happy to hear that a company of Starbucks’ stature is buying USA made promotional items and making a huge difference to a small town pottery business and the city of East Liverpool, Ohio.
American Mug and Stein was on the verge of shutting down, when unexpectedly they received their largest order to date from Starbucks.
If you’re like me, you like to treat yourself to a coffee shop drink every now and again (I’m partial to the soy latte myself). I’d go every morning if it weren’t for two things – 1. I don’t drive pass a coffee shop on my way to work and 2. It can get expensive. But if you thought a $4 coffee drink was expensive, that’s nothing compared to the most expensive drink you can get at Starbucks.
photo credit: @Doug88888
Hello, local readers. Here’s this week’s edition of our weekend guide, and we hope that it’s helpful in finding you plenty of things to do in and around Atlanta. Don’t forget to view our tips at each venue when you check in on Foursquare, and as always, be sure to add anything we missed in the comments section. Let us know where you end up!
Keep reading for the scoop on the Earth Day Celebration at the Georgia Aquarium, the Fernbank Museum’s Dinosaur Egg Hunt, and free drinks at Starbucks…
On Wednesday, January 19th Starbucks began accepting mobile payments for products at about 6,800 U.S company-operated locations. Now, all that frequent “Starbucksers” need is their smart-phone and re-usable travel mugs!
Individuals with a Starbucks’ card (a re-loadable card that offers rewards to frequent buyers) can upload the Starbucks Card Mobile App on to their iPhone, iPod touch, or Blackberry. Once in the store, you simply open up the Starbucks Card Mobile App, select “touch to pay” and face the bar-code on the phone toward the 2-D scanner and…voila!
What was wrong with good old cash and Starbucks’ paper cups? After completing some rigorous testing, The company reported that the smart-phone app check out process was faster than using traditional cash or credit card. As for the cup, re-usable travel mugs save the earth! Continue reading
Welcome to this week’s edition of “Trending Topic Tuesday,” where we share our take on what’s going on in the world and what promotional products would appropriately (or inappropriately) market the subject matter.
Fresh off the announcement of their new corporate logo (essentially dropping the name from the design so the brand can expand beyond its coffee roots) Starbucks has announced another new launch. The ‘Trenta’ cup size is set to debut in the US, rolling out in 14 states today, January 18, and expected to be available in all retail stores by May 3. With a 31-fluid ounce capacity, the Trenta promotional disposable cup provides 7 extra ounces of beverage consumption than Starbucks’ former largest size, the Venti – though currently it will only be available for iced coffee, iced tea and lemonade drinks.