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Starbucks Status Symbol: $450 Gift Card

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Looking for the perfect gift for the latte lover on your holiday list? Starbucks’ new gift card might be just the thing, but the cost could have you choking on your cappuccino. The coffee company giant will release its new, limited-edition $450 Starbucks Metal Card Friday. (The exclusive offering is actually loaded with $400 worth of credit. The other $50 is what it costs to make each etched-on-metal card, according to Starbucks.)

But don’t plan on running down to your local Starbucks to get one. The pricy card, which also confers Gold Level membership on its owner, will be available exclusively on luxury website, Gilt.com. (You’ll have to sign up at Gilt ahead of time, but membership is free.)

Starting at noon EST Friday, Gilt members will be able to purchase the solid stainless steel status symbol, while supplies last. (Word is that Starbucks is making just 5,000.) The card can be used for beverages, food and merchandise — and that Starbucks Rewards Gold membership entitles you to perks like a free birthday drink, a free drink or food item after you buy 12 drinks, and free refills on brewed coffee or tea. Totally worth it, right?

Would you spend $450 on a Starbucks gift card?