Free Starbucks Coffee for the Crowd?

Does this count as crowd sourcing or is it simply a test of the anonymous crowd’s integrity?  Either way, Jonathan’s “Starbucks card” is a very interesting examination of trust and expectation on the internet.

How to use the card:

  1. Go to:
  2. Or save this picture (also embedded in the post) to your smartphone.
  3. Hold the picture in front of the bar code scanner at checkout.
  4. If the card has a positive balance, your caffeine is on Jonathan.

How to contribute to the card:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the “Reload A Card” tab
  3. Enter the card number visible in the picture (6061006913522430)
  4. Click “Reload This Card” in the left sidebar
  5. Choose a reload amount
  6. Choose a payment method

Follow the card on Twitter @jonathanscard.

Comment below with your thoughts – especially if you’ve used or helped the card.

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