gift giving is encouraged

thanks, Starbucks!

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As I am sure you’ve already heard, and if not please let me tell you some amazing news. Today Starbucks launchedtweet me coffee “tweet-a-coffee”! What an excellent idea! It’s really easy to use and fun. It’s a new way to send $5 egift cards to your Twitter friends and followers. Currently this is only available for those in the US, but I am sure that won’t be the case for long.

Currently, to entice consumers to try the program, the first 100,000 who link their accounts with their Visa cards will receive a $5 gift card for themselves when they tweet a gift card to someone (a perk for Visa cardholders–that’s me!). About three hours ago I started to follow @tweetacoffee and sent my first gift to my sister. My sister and I live states apart, but we both love fall and the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte. I wanted to send her a gift because it is Monday and just because. Tweeting her a coffee is an easy way for her to enjoy a PSL on me until we could enjoy one together.

Some people are calling this groundbreaking, which I can see why. Now having the option to tweet a coffee to a friend is really excellent. This will allow you to be in connection with others on a more intimate level than just over a computer or phone. Now we can share experiences. We can send people gifts for events we cannot attend, and making it based on Twitter is an easy option. Now this allows us to send a gift right at our fingers tips.

Tweet-a-coffee now allows us to do something unique and different in eGifting, like I said you can now be there and give a gift at any moment.  With this platform it can be used with anyone, close friends, coworkers, and even people you’ve yet to meet. Tweet-a-coffee shows a sense of community. It allows us to  share acts of kindness with one another, both near and far. Tweet-a-coffee is a next step as we innovate our social digital gifting offering.

a pumpkin chai latte

a little taste of heaven

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Everyone, including myself, loves a pumpkin spiced latte (#PSL10). Who doesn’t love them? They are a delicious treat and perfect for autumn. This little taste of db8acaf139a8a961c30e1d2377261a0fheaven warms your heart, hands, and dare I say it–your soul. I get it sometimes you don’t want the coffee taste, the espresso flavor or just down right the caffeine (and honestly, who wants to go decaf?)

Attention, tea drinkers across the nation, rejoice! You can now get your pumpkin fix and jump aboard the pumpkin spice latte train. A drink with a beautiful Pumpkin Spice Base  will be exactly what you are searching for this autumn season.

Personally the best part about this little treat is you can make it at home, or you can find one at your local coffee shop. It may not be on the menu–but order it! I promise they will not laugh at you!

Opposed from making it at home, I will head down to Ebenezers for a Pumpkin Spiced Chai Latte and it is the most glorious thing known to touch my lips. I do not know what they put in this little cup, but it is pure joy. Honest, it is a little taste of heaven and totally perfect. If I could live at Ebenezers and drink this all day year long, you better believe I would.  Maybe I am the biggest advocate for Ebenezers, which I am okay with, but let me tell you, if you are living in the city and have yet to try this bundle of joy, I advise you to. You will not be disappointed. You can find Ebenezers Coffehouse at 201 F St NE. Come on by, I am sure I will see you there.

Whenever the craving strikes pick up that sweet pumpkiny cup of chai.