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Starbucks lets you tweet a cup of coffee

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 4:39am  ET

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Give your social media-savvy friend a caffeine boost with 'Tweet-a-coffee.' (Courtesy of Tweet a coffee)

WASHINGTON - Buying someone a drink in a bar usually requires being in the same room - Starbucks now lets you buy a coffee drink for a friend with a tweet on Twitter.

Starbucks has launched a new program called Tweet-a-coffee, that facilitates sending a $5 eGift to Twitter users in the U.S.

The recipient is notified on Twitter that someone "just tweeted you a coffee," and includes a link that can be redeemed at Starbucks, by scanning the eGift card.

Here's how it works:

To get started, a user needs to sync a Starbucks account to a Twitter account and a credit card.

Once the payment source is established, to purchase and send the gift, a tweet must include "@tweetacoffee" and the Twitter handle of the person who will receive the gift.

To sweeten the offer, Starbucks says the first 100,000 customers to tweet a coffee through Nov. 6 using a Visa card will get a $5 Starbucks card.

A word of advice -- realize that the gift-giving is documented for the world to see, on the @Tweetacoffee account.

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