Starbucks $40 Gift Card Promotion: Check in with Foursquare

Not long ago we told you about how Starbucks had launched it’s own eGift card which seemed like a pretty good idea to us, and now we’ve heard about a new promotion from Starbucks and Foursquare which will see $40 Starbucks gift cards being awarded in the U.S.

The move is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the well-known international chain of coffee houses and the promotion began today at 12:01 am PT and will run to Saturday March 12 at 11:59:59 pm, according to Todd Wasserman over on Mashable. If you go into a participating Starbucks, check in using Foursquare, the popular location-based social networking site, and unlock a Tribute Badge, you could be in with a chance of winning one of 500 gift cards.

The promotional rules here have more information including how you can also enter the draw using e-mail, and winners will be chosen using a random draw on March 16 and notified by e-mail on or near March 18. Starbucks is going all out to celebrate the anniversary with a new logo and ad campaign and also its own Tribute Blend coffee.

What are your thoughts on the Starbucks promotion and will you be checking in via Foursquare at a Starbucks for a chance to win? Let us know with your comments by using the box below.