Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I Can't Believe I'm Going to Say This But...

I heart Starbucks. Maybe I'm just a freebie whore, but I went in to the Dover Starbucks this afternoon while my girl was at dance class so I could get some work done on a translation job and the barrista girl gave me a free iced maple latte. I thought I tried to order a regular iced coffee, but then the girl was offering me a free maple latte (or macchiato, which I had to ask what the hell it was since I am not hip on the Starbucks lingo) to try and if I didn't like it I wouldn't have to pay for it. And she made it up, handed it to me, asked me to try it and let her know what I thought. She said if I didn't like it she'd make me something else and I didn't have to worry about paying for it. It was yummy so I kept it, and then left her a couple of bucks for a tip. As I was working on my translation I heard her comp a few other customer their drinks as well. I figure it's got to be some kind of marketing ploy, like YouWho wrote about recently. But you know what, I think it works because I know where I'll be next Tuesday afternoon.

2 comments:

Chosen said...

I didn't know Dover even had a Starbucks. Hmpf! The whole town is going to hell in a handbasket!

YouWho said...

Why can't you believe it...? I think Americans just love to hate anyone that gets big. Big corp must equal evil (except Ben & Jerry's). But Starbucks is like the total antithesis of Walmart. They are big and at least seem to be trying.

The Portsmouth Starbucks manager left to go run Dover. She just seems to breed a nice friendly attitude in the store. Portsmouth has never been the same.