Video: Starbucks Canada Launches First Twitter Gifting Program in Canada with Debut of "Tweet-a-Coffee"
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TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Today Starbucks Coffee Canada is taking
eGifting to the next level with the Canadian launch of "Tweet-a-Coffee"
- the first Twitter gifting program of its kind in Canada and the
newest way for Canadians to instantly share the gift of Starbucks in
140 characters or less.
"Starbucks is a gathering place that creates moments of connection
between people every day. Tweet-a-coffee is a brand new way for our
customers to connect with friends and followers and share the gift of
Starbucks instantly," says Richard Burjaw , vice-president Starbucks
Coffee Canada. "Whether it's to say #thank you, #congratulations or
simply #justbecause we're thrilled to enable the ability for customers
to spread some kindness."
Canadians are among the world's most active Internet users and with
millions of Canadians engaging on Twitter, Tweet-a-Coffee represents an
incredible opportunity for Canadians to engage, share and gift in new,
"We're excited for Starbucks to bring this program to Canada," says
Kirstine Stewart, head of Twitter Canada. "Shared experiences, be they
a television show, a sporting event, or a thoughtful gift, are at the
heart of the Twitter experience and to what it means to be a modern
The Tweet-a-Coffee program is a key next step as Starbucks innovates its
social digital gifting offering. Beginning today, registered Starbucks
account customers across Canada can now send a $5.00 Starbucks Card
eGift through Twitter by following a few simple steps:
Visit www.starbucks.ca/tweetacoffee to get started and to link your Starbucks account and your Twitter
Follow the instructions to send a Tweet to @tweetacoffee and to the gift recipient's Twitter handle
The recipient will receive a link on Twitter with details on how to
claim their $5 eGift.
You can send more eGifts directly on Twitter by sending a Tweet using @tweetacoffee
Customers can redeem the $5 Starbucks Card eGift at participating
Starbucks stores in Canada either by printing out the eGift, showing it
directly on their mobile device, or by loading it to their Starbucks
mobile app. Customers in Canada can also send eGifts via email online
To learn more about how to Tweet-a-Coffee, visit www.starbucks.ca/tweetacoffee or find us on YouTube at http://youtu.be/6P4twKRm2Gg . To participate, customers will need to set up a Starbucks.ca account and a Twitter account if they don't already have one. Follow
Starbucks Canada on Twitter at @StarbucksCanada.
About Starbucks Corporation
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically
sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores
around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of
specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to
excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks
Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in
the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.ca.
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