Customer Loyalty is something Starbucks pays a lot of attention to, and so do I. As a loyal customer and member of their rewards program, I’ve always gotten a birthday giveaway from Starbucks every January (my birthday month). I love getting my annual freebie! Even if I’m not in a Starbucks groove of regular coffee drinking, come January, I’m psyched. I know I have a month to enjoy my birthday latte. For days, if not weeks, Starbucks will be on my radar screen until I get to the store to claim my freebie. I make a point of going, and every time I think to myself, “classy move, Starbucks.”
Here’s the totally true story of how I got to become Superman for one amazing moment – and the lesson I learned from it that may be impacting your business right now.
Recently, a friend of mine posted a picture from a cramped Spirit Air flight, complaining about the tiny seat, the delays, the upcharges…basically everything. “Never again,” was her exact quote. The discomfort wasn’t worth the lower price, according to my friend. I flew Spirit Air – exactly once – and had the same reaction. Never …