How far are you willing to go for free stuff?
It's always great to get things without having to pay for them. Why do you think we eat the bagels in the office every Thursday? We don't even like them, but they're free. It's not like you can turn down free food. Most people we know will get up early, drive across town, give away their email addresses to countless obnoxious newsletters, and even more just for the perk of getting something you didn't really want in the first place.
But this is different: This is something you do want. Something you want very much. We're talking about free Starbucks every single day for the rest of your life. One evil genius figured out how to do it and now a disgruntled barista is sharing his evil tactics for all to try. But you're going to have to let go of pretty much every moral fiber left in your body first.
The tactic is very simple: The customer simply buys 365 Starbucks cards and registers each of them for a different birthday, and then uses the Starbucks app to get a free birthday coffee for each corresponding day. The barista who spilled the beans reported that employees have caught on to the aforementioned evil genius' hack, but that there's basically nothing they can do about it. Except express their outright hatred for him, which they do on the reg.
So if you're going to give this trick a try, we suggest a few things. First, you've got to have extremely impressive organizational skills. Keeping 365 different Starbucks cards straight is no easy feat. And second, keep your orders generic and try to switch up which Starbucks location you go to, so as to avoid being recognized for your trickery.
Unless you have literally no shame at all, in which case feel free to order your triple-venti-latte-with-half-soy-and-half-nonfat-and-a-splash-of-Splenda. More power to you.