Starbucks is Feelin My Pain!: Gold Card + Costco Discount + Cheaper Gifts

Alright Schultz, I’m going to give it to you. You’re listening to your consumers – gotta love that. You understand that those $4 drinks are gettin kind of pricey during these tough economic times. I’m digging it. As part of Starbucks holiday savings strategy, they just rolled out: 1. Starbucks Gold: Join for an annual membership fee of $25 and receive: * 10% off most purchases in participating U.S. Starbucks stores * A free drink when you purchase your membership in-store Then when you register, you’ll unlock additional value: * A free beverage on your birthday * Exclusive offers and discounts throughout the year * Free Wi-Fi access for up to 2 hours each day in participating Starbucks stores 2. Starbucks gift cards at Costco: For the first time ever, Starbucks is going to sell gift cards for less than face value. Run to your Costco to get five $20 Starbucks gift cards for $80. Nice deal! 3. Cheaper holiday gifts. “We revamped holiday from soup to nuts,” Schultz says. A Starbucks coffee sampler that was $14.95 last year is $12.95 this year. CDs were $14.95 last year but are $12.95 this year. Tables with gifts under $10 will be set up in many stores. With the free election coffee and these nice discount offers we may be turning a corner, Schultz… Source: USA Today





December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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