A programmer and writer named Jonathan Stark is conducting an experiment involving the “social sharing of physical goods using digital currency on mobile phones.” To translate, he is allowing people to download a copy of his Starbucks card, and use it to buy themselves coffee whenever there’s money on it.
Jonathan is hoping that those who take advantage of the offer will tweet about the experience and possibly even add money to the card. In order to keep track of the remaining funds, Jonathan has started a twitter feed, which, as of this writing, contains $12.84. If you would like to be one of the kind souls who reload the card, check out the instructions after the break.
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