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What exactly do these stealth provisions in the contract do?


The forced arbitration clause means that if you ever have a dispute with the company, you can’t go to a public court. You’ll have to go to a private, secretive tribunal chosen by Starbucks — in Seattle!

The class action ban means that you can’t band together with other customers to make pursuing claims worthwhile. If Starbucks rips off every gift card holder by a few dollars, that would mean millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains with no accountability.

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Tell Starbucks: Stop Taking Away Your Customers' Rights

If you receive a Starbucks gift card, you should know that it comes with a stealth attack on your legal rights.

In fine print that most customers never see, there’s a forced arbitration clause and a ban on consumers joining together in class actions.

Starbucks tries hard to be seen as a company that cares. It shouldn’t get away with stripping people of their legal rights.

Sign the petition to tell Starbucks that you don’t want to sacrifice your rights in order to buy or use its prepaid card.

Petition to Starbucks:

We, the undersigned, call on Starbucks to remove from its prepaid gift cards the forced arbitration clause and the ban on joining together in a class action. Starbucks should not make its customers sacrifice their legal rights in order to buy or use a prepaid card.

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126-150 of 15542 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
15417 Tue Feb 07 14:34:31 EST 2012 Katalin Baltmore
15416 Tue Feb 07 14:23:11 EST 2012 Mike Paradise
15415 Tue Feb 07 14:21:49 EST 2012 Peter Miller Empower people, not corporations!
15414 Tue Feb 07 13:20:18 EST 2012 Laurel Kornfeld
15413 Tue Feb 07 13:06:53 EST 2012 Anonymous
15412 Tue Feb 07 13:00:10 EST 2012 Arif Shakir
15411 Tue Feb 07 12:54:16 EST 2012 Danny DeTora
15410 Tue Feb 07 12:38:06 EST 2012 Jeanette Battista
15409 Tue Feb 07 12:35:25 EST 2012 William Hoffer
15408 Tue Feb 07 12:11:06 EST 2012 dan holibaugh
15407 Tue Feb 07 12:05:27 EST 2012 Anonymous enough already. cant you just be thrilled that someone is PREPAYING for your product. When will you all stop being so greedy
15406 Tue Feb 07 11:41:13 EST 2012 Madeline Van der Voort
15405 Tue Feb 07 11:20:07 EST 2012 Marie-Claude Perigon I will boycott Starbucks if it continues with anti workers practices
15404 Tue Feb 07 11:07:27 EST 2012 doug franklin
15403 Tue Feb 07 11:07:27 EST 2012 doug franklin
15402 Tue Feb 07 11:07:26 EST 2012 doug franklin
15401 Tue Feb 07 10:37:58 EST 2012 Leopoldo Mutis Stop the abuse and try not to interfere with your coffe drinkers who support your business.
15400 Tue Feb 07 10:11:57 EST 2012 Marion Beagen Unjust!!!!
15399 Tue Feb 07 09:29:25 EST 2012 Evelyn Arden
15398 Tue Feb 07 07:33:30 EST 2012 Arthur Kvarnstrom
15397 Tue Feb 07 07:31:46 EST 2012 Donna Schall
15396 Tue Feb 07 06:44:33 EST 2012 Shiu Hung
15395 Tue Feb 07 05:20:38 EST 2012 Jim Byrne
15394 Tue Feb 07 04:43:21 EST 2012 Terran Steinberg
15393 Tue Feb 07 03:06:45 EST 2012 Charlotte Wells
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