The First Edition Philippine Starbucks Card
In celebration of the Starbucks Card’s 1st year in the country, Starbucks is finally releasing the first edition Philippine Starbucks Card! The card is inspired by our national bird: the Philippine Eagle and the colors of the national flag plus a native “banig” background.
For a few months now, I’ve been wondering when they will be releasing a Philippine edition Starbucks card and I didn’t know that t was already in the works. This card was designed locally and is exclusive to the Philippine market. It will be available in stores starting July 29, 2014.
The first edition Philippine Starbucks Card has a matching Philippine Starbucks Card tumbler which you can purchase for ₱565.
Along with the first edition Philippine Starbucks Card and in celebration of the Starbucks Card’s first year in the Philippines, Starbucks also launched several promotions.
Starbucks Card Promotions:
PHILIPPINE STARBUCKS CARD ACTIVATION PROMOTION
From July 29 to 31, 2014, customers who activate a Philippine Starbucks Card with at least ₱1,500 will receive an additional ₱300 load.
PHILIPPINE STARBUCKS CARD TUMBLER PROMOTION
From July 29 to August 31, 2014, every purchase of the Philippine Starbucks Card tumbler using a Philippine Starbucks Card is entitled to one free Tall handcrafted beverage.
STARBUCKS CARD 1ST ANNIVERSARY UPSIZE TREAT
Here’s to you and to a year of turning visits into rewards! On August 7, 2014, Starbucks Card 1st anniversary in the Philippines, all handcrafted beverages purchased using any Starbucks Card will be given a complimentary upsize.
There are 11 Starbucks Card designs to date. I didn’t it is very addicting to collect. How many Starbucks Card Designs have you collected?
Starbucks New Beverage for July 2014
TIRAMISU FRAPPUCCINO® BLENDED BEVERAGE (Tall ‐ ₱180, Grande‐ ₱190, Venti ‐ ₱200)
Tiramisu Frappuccino® blended beverage features the delicious blended coffee flavored with Tiramisu sauce then topped with bits of biscuits, cheesecake‐ inspired whipped cream, Tiramisu sauce drizzle and a dusting of cocoa powder.
BANANA RASPBERRY FRAPPUCCINO® BLENDED BEVERAGE (Grande‐ ₱170, Venti ‐ ₱180)
The Banana Raspberry Frappuccino® blended beverage combines the berry goodness of Raspberry Blackcurrant juice with milk and a peeled banana.
I was able to try only the Tiramisu Frappuccino Blended Beverage. It was very indulgent and it really tastes like Tiramisu! They even got the liquor-flavor that Tiramisu Cake has but of course, their version doesn’t have the alcohol.
Starbucks Featured Food Items for July 2014
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE SALTED CARAMEL COOKIE (₱60)
This is sooo sinful and yet taste sooo good! This very chewy chocolate cookie is studded liberally with roasted walnuts, chunks of dark and milk chocolate, gooey caramel squares and finished with a dash of sea salt. It is perfect when paired with coffee.
This MANGO COCONUT SANS RIVAL CAKE (Slice ‐ ₱125, Whole ‐₱1,150) is my favorite among the new food items for July. It showcases the perfect combination of sweet and smooth mango butter cream icing, toasted coconut shards and three layers of crunchy and chewy meringue wafer.
The BACON PARMESAN STROMBOLI (₱120) is very flacky and buttery. It’s like a differently-shaped croissant that is filled with bacon,
tomato, parmesan and mozzarella cheese and topped with chopped parsley. If you love bacon and cheese, then you’ll definitely love this.
CHICKEN TEX‐MEX WRAP (₱170)
And who doesn’t like wraps? Specially a warm soft tortilla filled with tender chicken breast fillet, roasted squash, corn, red beans and finished with pimiento dressing and freshly chopped cilantro.
Starbucks Lunch Sandwiches for July 2014
This ROASTED CHICKEN PESTO AND SHIITAKE MUSHROOM ON CIABATTA BREAD (₱165) is our family’s favorite sandwich
It is filled with juicy roasted chicken breast fillet tossed with aromatic pesto mayo sauce, Shiitake mushroom, and melted Emmenthal and cheddar cheese on classic Ciabatta bread.
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative then this TUNA MELT ON DARK MULTI‐GRAIN BREAD (₱175) is the right choice. It is made of dark whole wheat bread filled with hearty and healthy classic tuna dill salad, slices of hardboiled egg and creamy melted cheese.
HAM AND EGG SALAD ON CHALLAH BREAD (₱175) is stuffed with juicy slices of ham, tomatoes and creamy and tangy egg salad served on a soft and crusty Challah bread topped with toasted sesame seeds.
I was able to take home a few bites of sandwiches. According to peanutbutter♥, this SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS CASEROLE ON CORNMEAL BREAD (₱170) tastes like pizza without the pepperoni. It’s actually made of crusty and chewy cornmeal bread filled with sliced sausages and bell peppers cooked in tomato Italian sauce topped with oozing cheddar cheese.
If you’re looking for something light and meatless, this RATATOUILLE ON CHEESE SEMOLINA BREAD (₱160) is perfect. It is made with crusty warm artisan multigrain bread is stuffed with a delicious blend of cheese, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, Shiitake and portobello mushrooms, garlic and onions.
Say YES to an Afternoon Coffee Break
Now, it’s time we love all the MONDAYS of August (August 4, 11, 18 & 25)! You can enjoy a complimentary Tiramisu Frappuccino® blended beverage when you buy three (3) Tiramisu Frappuccino® blended beverage on all Mondays of August from 2pm to 4pm. I think it’s the best time to schedule having coffee with your friends.