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.
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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Tue Feb 07 00:41:30 EST 2012
Tue Feb 07 00:34:37 EST 2012
A prepaid card is exactly what it is, a prepaid card, not a card that has rules to hinder enjoyment of costly beverages because someone wants to play president.
Tue Feb 07 00:28:54 EST 2012
I won't be coming back until this occurs, and will be telling all my friends; "Friends don't let friends go to Starbucks"
Tue Feb 07 00:22:39 EST 2012
Why? Why would you even do this?
Tue Feb 07 00:07:08 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 23:46:53 EST 2012
Dr. Jim Hanson
Mon Feb 06 23:45:17 EST 2012
Evelyn J. Dymkowski
Why would anyone who is honest want to sneak something like this into their business?
Mon Feb 06 23:26:58 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 23:15:34 EST 2012
Mark and Judy Harvey
Mon Feb 06 22:41:43 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 22:36:18 EST 2012
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Mon Feb 06 22:29:11 EST 2012
theresa del rosario
Mon Feb 06 21:30:10 EST 2012
Mon Feb 06 21:19:51 EST 2012
Unless you remove this stipulation from the contract , you've lost me and my very large family as customers.
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