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Starbucks In Birthday Flap, Cancels Gold Accounts

In a move bound to irritate coffee drinkers, Starbucks is canceling some Gold Account memberships over compliance issues, saying it needs proof that the coffee drinkers are over 13. Customer service reps are said to be instructing irate fans to open new loyalty accounts. “The whole thing was handled poorly and their age excuse doesn’t add up since my birthday was on file,” says the GeekWire tipster. “I don’t know what happened, but I don’t believe the story I was told.”

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