Tweet A Coffee to Someone

Tweet A Coffee to Someone

Virtual Coffee Date

If we were sitting at a little cafe someplace sipping our coffees and catching up on life, I would tell you how much I love coffee dates–including virtual coffee dates. I love just connecting with my clients and watching them light up as they open themselves up to new possibilities. I think I actually get more out of my sessions than my clients do.  Imagine that.

I would tell you that I am excited by a recent discovery: Tweet-a-Coffee by Starbucks.

Tweet-a-Coffee is very simple to use. It is as simple as syncing your Starbucks account to Twitter here and linking a credit card to your account. You can create a Starbucks account if you do not already have one. Next, tweet “@tweetacoffee” with the Twitter handle of the blessed recipient.  Your recipient will receive a $5 Starbucks eGift card. At this time, Tweet-a-Coffee is available in the US and in Canada.

Recipients receive a tweet that they have an eGift along with a link to redeem. They can then either print out the eGift or download it to their mobile device.



Creative ways to Tweet-a-Coffee

I find this is a fun, engaging and simple way to express gratitude to someone and these virtual eGifts are a nice surprise. Following are a five ways you can make an impact with Tweet-a-Coffee:

  1. Get acquainted calls
  2. Client gifts
  3. Raffle prizes
  4. Birthday gifts
  5. Virtual assistant gifts

The possibilities are limitless.  I love that you also receive an @mention.  

Who will you send a cup-a-joe? If you want to send one to me, my Twitter handle is  @RachelLavern wink



About Online Biz Boomer Babe

Rachel Lavern is a Certified Business Coach and founder of My Booming Online Business--a blog for middle-age, global, uptown women. She is on a mission to transform entrepreneurs' finances by teaching the action set, mindset and skill set needed to get launched + make money.


  1. What an awesome idea Rachel!

    Thank you for immediately getting my creative marketing juices flowing! I love all of your marketing suggestions! But I particularly like suggestion # one! That is such an awesome idea and gesture!

    And you can just bet, it would really make a new potential customer or clients day! It’s beyond inexpensive and it’s really a nice touch! Thanks so much for sharing!
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  2. Oh I love this idea Rachel! I have been planning a new book launch and so frustrated trying to come up with creative prizes and this is perfect! I copied all the information and will definitely take a closer look at this. Hum, I may have to test it by sending myself a coffee tweet! 🙂
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  3. This is a great idea Rachel. Wouldn’t it be great if we could actually tweet a coffee to someone’s home, maybe that will happen one day. You get a knock on the door, and standing there is someone with a cup of coffee for you!
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  4. This is an excellent idea and a gift that suits everyone. I hope Australia is included in the near future. The concept has so much potential that I imagine other companies may come up with something similar, if they haven’t done so already? Apart from marketing reasons what a lovely way to give a surprise treat to friends and family.

    I suppose you could send more than one, then the recipients could buy coffee AND cake. Yum 🙂
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  5. This is such a great idea and way to book a coffee meeting or date with someone. Such great promotion and creative way on Starbucks for thinking of this. Most importantly though you presented several thoughtful ways to utilize the “tweet a coffee”.
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  6. It’s like a modified version of the buy me a coffee or buy me a beer. Very interesting. Now, if they would build a dang Starbucks in my area then I’d be happy for the white chocolate frappuccino… lol
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  7. Hi Rachel,

    I love this idea of tweeting a cup of coffee! I have received a Starbucks gift on Facebook and felt so appreciated.

    I think tweeting one is more effective! Talk about customer appreciation!!! I think I’ll take this one and use it once a week randomly to my clients.

    Thanks for the great idea!

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  8. I do believe that the very last thing that I need in my life is the ability to Tweet a coffee from Starbucks and get any kind of perk. The reason, you ask?

    Well…I am IN LOVE with Starbucks! You just messed up my entire plan to wean myself from all things coffee! LOL!

    That written, that a great way to promote ANYTHING! Thanks Rachel! I am now off to see how to implement this for myself! Great share! 🙂
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  9. Hi Rachel,
    what a great way to promote Starbucks!
    I wonder if it is possible to do this in NZ as well!

    Your suggestions are very useful!
    I will pass this on!
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    • Hi Yorinda,

      Last I checked it was not (yet) available in NZ but it is worth a check.

      I did not know that you lived in NZ.  We visited in July and I would have seen if it were feasible (location) for the two of us to meet.

  10. I LOVE this idea. It’s a fantastic way to give gifts to clients or for any of the reasons you suggested. Definitely checking it out.
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