Starbucks to Sell $450 Steel Gift Cards

(CNN) — Starbucks is offering its first super premium gift card. USA Today reports the coffee giant is releasing the Starbucks Metal Card, which costs $450.

It’s loaded with $400. Starbucks says it costs another $50 to make the card, which is made of steel instead of plastic.

It will only make 5,000 of the cards, sold through Gilt.com.

Starbucks members can start buying it Thursday. Everyone else can on Friday.

Not everyone’s a fan of the concept. One cultural anthropologist told USA Today it’s a card for the one percent, and it’s all about status.

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