Seattle based coffee giant, StarBucks and micro-blogging social network, Twitter have announced a new service called “tweet-a-coffee”.
“tweet-a-coffee”, currently being piloted in the US for now, allows anyone with a Starbucks card to link their information to their Twitter account to send $5 gift cards to anyone through a tweet.
The service is simple, the user mentions @tweetacoffee in addition to the twitter handle they are interested in sending the gift card to, afterwards the recipient receives a link to their e-gift card that they can print out or present on their smartphone at any Starbucks location.
From now until November 6th, Starbucks and Twitter are running a promotion for Visa cardholders that will reward the sender with a $5 gift card as well for every tweet-a-coffee sent.
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Lately we have been posting about quite a few new platforms that allow funds to be transferred from within social networks. It seems that this is a booming trend, and now we are also seeing large brand names jumping on the social funds wagon.
We here at Payment Magnates already have our own coffee machine, but you should definitely follow @PaymentMagnates on Twitter.
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