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Starbucks 12 Days of Sharing: December 1

by Tara Kuczykowski on December 1, 2010 · 9 comments

Today, 12/1, as part of World AIDS Day, Starbucks will donate $0.05 to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS in Africa when you buy a handcrafted drink!

If you haven't already signed up to receive text messages each day, you can text 12DAYS to 29943 to join. You'll receive a special offer by text each day.

Don't worry if you don't have access to text messages though because I'll be sharing them here as well!

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1 Elizabeth December 1, 2010 at 10:54 am

Was anyone else disappointed by this? Only $.05 of my $5.00 drink goes to charity- and no discount at all!

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2 jenny December 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm

AGREED!

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3 laura December 1, 2010 at 10:59 am

Yes, buying items to support charities is bogus. You are better off directly donating. Just go donate a dollar and skip the drink.

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4 Sarah Zelhof December 1, 2010 at 11:10 am

I love hot chocolate at night time and lattes in the morning.

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5 Sarah December 1, 2010 at 11:21 am

Yeah my sister and I both got the texts and were VERY disappointed. They aren't off to a very good start! We thought they would do more BOGO deals or buy one get one 50% off. Donating $.5 cents/drink is NOTHING, what is that 1% of every drink? Whoopdedo.

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6 jenny December 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm

AGREED

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7 Gretchan December 2, 2010 at 1:10 am

What a joke. I think it is a great thing to donate, but really .05 cents off of an item that is almost pure profit is kind of offensive. Thats just a tax right off for them anyway. Just donate directly.

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8 Judith bodenberger December 2, 2010 at 2:14 am

I thought I had left a comment. Anyway I just love drinking green tea, sometimes with honey. I understand there are lots of antioxidents in this tea also.

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9 Marc H. December 2, 2010 at 2:59 am

I also agree with what most of you posted above. If you want the drink, product, etc. then get it. But when a company says they'll donate to a charity, it's usually something this small. 5 cents per drink means nothing to them really. If they'll guarantee maybe a million dollars whatever the # of drinks sold is, then it's worthwhile.

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