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

January 20, 2017

Powerful Portraits Show the Faces Behind the Women’s March on Washington

With the Women’s March on Washington rapidly approaching, photographer Clayton Cubitt set about immortalizing some of the organizers and activists involved with the event. On January 21, 2017, women and advocates for women’s rights will march in Washington—as well as in other cities and countries during sister events. Cubitt’s set of powerful portraits gives a voice to the women behind the march, their faces glowing and vital as they explain why they’ve decided to participate.

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January 19, 2017

Brightly Embroidered Temari Balls Are a Kaleidoscope of Geometric Design

A form of ancient Japanese folk art, temari balls are brightly colored pieces of needlework covered with elaborate patterns. In the Edo period, aristocratic women created temari balls using pieces of silk from spare kimonos in a challenge toward perfection. To a wider public, they became a sensation several years ago after a 92-year-old grandmother’s temari collection went viral.

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