I am a newbie here and I do NOT have a starbucks card on me.
Am I correct I need to spend $5 on the card first and then get a free $5 loaded on this promo - when is the $5 promo expiring?
Get a Starbucks eGift card, minimum $5 starting value. Send the eGift card to yourself. You can have the card, register for the $5 free promotion, and be sitting with $10 ready to spend at Starbucks all in about 5 minutes.