The excitement level was running high, first with a ‘free birthday drink’ and now this! I opened the envelope. “Congratulations” read the card with a glimmer of gold shining through a cutout star. I was the proud owner of a Starbucks gold card, with my name on it! I think it’s safe to say that I’m a huge sucker for good marketing. I even showed off the card to my mom, where she asked “What does the card give you?” … absolutely nothing. Yet it still makes me happy. Then for my ‘Birthday drink” I decided to live on the edge and ordered a venti earl grey tea with two tea bags. Take that Starbucks!