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Starbucks changed CA law? How?.

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I know its not Hot deal but Not sure everyone knows about this but it seems Starbucks changed the law. According to local store manager.

I often get Starbucks card from office as Thank you gift. When I buy coffee, most of the time cashier hands out cash of remaining balance.
Today, they didn't and I ask. Manager said they changed the law and do not allow to hand out change as cash back.

Anyone encounter the same?
Created 09-29-2019 at 07:58 PM by Thinker
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Did you try searching for new laws that were passed this year in your state?
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You probably just set off thousands of Starbucks alerts :-/ I recommend Googling this question
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OP is a massive tool for posting this. Ban from SD plz
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Christ, thanks for setting off my deal alert with this nonsense.
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It has not changed! SM is now breaking the law. I would contact customer service and they will address the issue with the DM/SM.
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Did they give you the remaining balance on a card, or was the rest of the balance on the gift card? This seems standard procedure. Never get cash back from cards, no matter where.
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please include the words "price mistake" next time for better results.
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In my state, you may get cash from the store when the gift card balance is under $1.50.
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In California you're supposed to get cash back on any gift card under $10. I hope that hasn't changed!!
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Sorry everyone, I wasn't aware this INFO only would caused massive notification. I thought PM is the only word would wake up the world.
Sorry once again.

In California, when the balance is $10 or less you get cash back. Starbucks says they no longer allow that.
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In California, when the balance is $10 or less you get cash back. Starbucks says they no longer allow that.
Nah. You just have to submit your GC number, PIN, and your personal information to get a check mailed to you now.

https://customerservice.starbucks.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6206/~/can-i-cash-out-my-starbucks-car... [starbucks.com]

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Can I cash out my Starbucks Card?
Published 09/23/2019 09:21 AM | Updated 09/23/2019 09:21 AM

Under the laws in certain states and provinces, customers may redeem the cash value of Starbucks Cards under a certain dollar amount. Cash redemptions of Starbucks cards in California under $10 will now be processed online. Please visit https://starbuckscardredemption.c...#/home/faq for more information.
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Food establishments are exempt from the <$10 CA gift card law.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov...Num=1749.5.

Code:
(d) (3) Gift certificates that are issued for perishable food products.
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Food establishments are exempt from the <$10 CA gift card law.

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov...Num=1749.5.

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(d) (3) Gift certificates that are issued for perishable food products.
Does Starbucks sell anything that is non-perishable? If so, this wouldn't apply.

OP- The person who told you that is mistaken or just doesn't know wtf he's doing. Call corporate and tell them they're breaking CA law.
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Last edited by JeffGeorge October 12, 2019 at 07:58 PM.
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