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: http://jonathanstark.com/card/#get-a-coffee
  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 starbucks.com/card
  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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