Starbucks to give away free iTunes songs

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    In preparation with its broader iTunes store partnership with Starbucks, Starbucks has announced that from October 2nd to November 7th, stores will hand out "Song of the Day" cards that can be redeemed on the iTunes store for a selected song of 37 artists featured on Starbucks Hear Music label, including Joss Stone, Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Annie Lennox and Band of Horses. The first song will be Bob Dylan's "Joker Man."

    Starbucks also will offer a limited-edition reloadable purchasing card that includes two free iTunes downloads when customers register their cards online.

    Article Link: Starbucks to give away free iTunes songs
     
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    Cool! You gotta love promotions. :)
     
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    something tells me I'm not alone when I say that this whole starbucks thing turns me off. disgusts me even.

    if there was some sort of "location button" rather than a "starbucks button" where any commercial outlet, park or , tourist attraction could participate I would be totally down. but having starbucks exclusively pop up on my ipod would be like well.... HAVING THE STAR BUCKS LOGO POP UP ON MY IPOD!
     
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    Yes you do. I dont drink coffee, but you might find me in starbucks more often
     
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    It should also be noted that they mentioned in the press release that the iTunes Store will be accessible from an iPhone, iPod touch and laptops running iTunes, for free. :)
     
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    I didn't realize that Dylan is a "Hear Music" label person. I wonder if this is the studio "Jokerman" (from infidels with Mark Knopfler on guitar) or another version? Its hard to imagine that Columbia (Dylan's label for 95% of his career) would throw "Infidels" tracks to Starbucks; although I guess the decline of the recording business will lead to all kids of odd stuff.
     
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    The only way this would appeal to me is if the whole internet was available to Apple customers at Starbucks, and not just the iTunes store. I can't stomach the thought of giving TMobile money just to surf the web on my iPhone while I enjoy my Machiato. :p
     
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    So in order to take advantage of these free downloads on the iPhone, I'm guessing we'll see 1.1.1 firmware by weeks end? :)
     
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    I've never understood reloadable store cards. Doesn't it wind up sitting in your wallet right next to your check card? What's the point?
     
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    I hope this is indeed ALL Starbucks b/c I go to one about once a week to work on stuff here in town. I've been meaning to get a gift card to really control that spending, so that sounds good for the free music. Sometimes there is some really good stuff in there, and I'm stuck writing down lyrics so I can look them up when I get home...

    Thanks for the news!
     
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    With Starbucks opening 7 NEW STORES A DAY, you, my friend, are in the minority. You might not be "alone" as you say, but how would we know... you don't stipulate what it is that really disgusts you about the company and/or their experience/customer service/product/slogan/decor/logo/mantra, etc.

    Hell, I guess it was the logo. :D
     
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    star bucks is the most evillest! :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Think they'll do it in the UK?

    As per the title I guess.

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    Calm down.

    This is the beginning of something big. You'll soon enough have Express, The GAP, and all kinds of places selling songs through the iTunes WiFi Music Store.

    Why must people ALWAYS complain just because they have a mouth?

    :apple:
     
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    Hmmm...

    Whoop-dee-freaking-doop.
     
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    Well I was excited, until...

    I read that the Starbucks music thing isn't coming to the Bay Area 'till November 7th, the last day to get the cards.
     
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    Wow, a free song with your 8 dollar cup of mud. :rolleyes:
     
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    No body else seems to be, so I will back you on this. I do not like their coffee; I think it is horrible. It is generally too hot, and always too acidic. But that is just my feeling about their coffee, and in no way bears on why I detest them.

    I do not know why. Perhaps it is because they open 7 stores a day. Perhaps it is because they are even more overpriced than Apple. Perhaps it is their ****** coffee, and I think they are so overrated. Perhaps it is a combination. Whatever it is, I rarely go to a Starbucks. My choice.
     
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    I'm sure a simple software update could change the button into whatever store they wanted. Maybe the Starbucks rollout is just a test.....just think, soon you could have a WalMart button pop up....or a Home Depot button ;)

    -Kevin
     
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    This pretty much says it all. McCoffee. I can't wait for the day when I can get free itunes downloads with my Big Mac!

    meh.
     
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    thats your opinion and we respect that..:cool:
     
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    Ok, I hope you realize that wasn't a true story... it's The Onion, it's satire.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    from reading the linked article it sounded to me like all starbucks would be giving out these cards not just the ones that initially get this service.
     
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    "stores will hand out"

    I wonder if this means no purchase is necessary? :confused:
     

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