Had the opportunity to visit the first Starbucks store ever! This is located in Pike Place in Seattle, USA!
Take a look at the marker!
I’m not that much of a Starbucks collector but I figured I was already there in Pike Place and there might not be another chance so off I go to line up! We had to fall in line for an hour or so just to get in!
This branch is small compared to the Starbucks branches opening up all over the world.
Once you are inside, it’s like any other regular Starbucks store, the barista will simply take your order of drink and your choice of exclusive merchandise. AND they have a LOT of merchandise!!!
The merchandise ranges from as low as $9.95 (Php 520.00) to as high as $99.95 (Php 5,200.00).
There were also some memorabilia inside the packed store!
It’s actually hard to get some good shots inside the store as the place is packed. Once you are done with your purchase and have stepped out the door, there’s no going back. Unless, you want to fall in line again!
Too much stocks of merchandise actually makes the store look cramped and unorganized. You could see boxes everywhere! But come to think of it, this is why the people actually go there! Aside from getting a drink, it’s buying the souvenir merchandise that is more important!
Oh! This ceramic Pike Place tumbler is what I got!
In celebration of Earth Day, Starbucks will be selling this limited edition Starbucks Night Sky Reusable Cup for only Php 100.00!
You just need to purchase any Grande Handcrafted Beverage. There is no limit as long as you purchase the required number of Grande Handcrafted Beverage.
This will be available on April 21 and April 22 in all Starbucks stores across the Philippines!
You also get a Beverage Star for every purchase when you use your Starbucks Card.
It has been a tradition to most of us to collect Starbucks stickers to get that “Starbucks Planner”. I particularly can’t get rid of this tradition even if I am not that much of a coffee drinker.
Check Starbucks.ph to read on the full mechanics on how to get this planner.
Simply put though, to get the Starbucks Planner, one has to purchase 9 cups of Starbucks’ core beverages and 9 cups of Starbucks’ Holiday beverages. Every purchase entitles you to a corresponding sticker. When you complete the 18 stickers, then you can redeem a 2017 Starbucks Planner in any branch.
The promo will run from November 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017.
Here is my cup by cup journey in getting that planner.
I am so grateful for friends who donated their stickers to me. Technically, I only have to purchase 8 cups on my own.
I can’t wait to get my 2017 Starbucks Planner! Update soon!