Here's something social media geeks can totally get behind. Imagine you're at a Starbucks, editing photos, writing blog posts, pretending to do all that while infinite scrolling on 9GAG or Tumblr, when in walks -- no, couldn't be -- yes, it totally is! -- your favorite photographer/writer/filmmaker/aspiring actor you always vaguely knew lived in your area, but never imagined you could actually meet in person! But wait, you don't want to seem like just another random fanboy. Quick, tweet them a $5 gift card along with a slick message letting them know you're there, you're a huge fan, and you're totally not a stalker.
"@BettahThanYou4Evah Just a little something to get you through your day. BTW, you smell really nice. Love, Olive Cardigan Next To The Window."
Lifelong fantasies aside, Starbucks has just rolled out a new way to let customers send each other $5 e-gift cards over Twitter. It's called "Tweet-A-Coffee," and to get generous, all you need to do is sync your Starbucks and Twitter accounts, tweet "@tweetacoffee" TO the "@twitterhandle" of your lucky gift recipient, and wait for him or her to receive your little act of kindness on his or her smartphone.
Now sharing the gift of @Starbucks is as easy as sending a Tweet. http://t.co/UNbkcjRX1s
— Tweetacoffee (@Tweetacoffee) October 28, 2013
Now, about here would be where I would shamelessly plug my own twitter (*cough, @satoriie, cough*), but I don't have a smartphone so it probably wouldn't help me much. We expect @MindyKaling and @twhiddleston are about to be super caffeinated, though.
H/T Laughing Squid + PicThx Starbucks