Well, there is a typhoon creeping our way from Okinawa and it's been wet and rainy for two days running. I think it's safe to say that Tokyo will be kneep-deep in rainy season soon.
Unbearable humidity, searing heat and mosquitos the size of 747s sound like a recipe for a pretty disgusting summer. But, luckily, Starbucks (yes, they are everywhere) has stepped in to help soften the blow.
Starbucks is running a summer "loyalty card" promotion. Everytime you buy a drink, you get a stamp on your special "Make It Your Drink" card. After you've collected enough stamps, you can get some pretty lame freebies, like an extra shot of espresso in your americano or extra whipped cream on your frappucino. If you are super-duper loyal, you can eventually earn a short latte! Woohoo!
But Starbucks has trouble selling coffee on rainy days, I guess. So, if the manager of your local Starbucks decides that it is a rainy day and puts out the magic "rainy day" sign, you get two stamps for each drink. Be still, my beating heart!
I'm only one more rainy day away from my free short latte. Somehow I think it won't be long before I'm able to cash in.Posted by pmk at May 19, 2004 7:34 AM