Barista Brad Halsey's story appeared in a "Stories of Horrible Restaurant Customers" on Kitchenette and while it might have annoyed him having to serve this guy, he sort of became a national hero for every Starbucks lover.
"There is a man who comes to my Starbucks every single day and orders the most horrible drink in an infuriating way. He purchased 365 Starbucks cards and registered every one of them online with a different birthday so that he gets a 'free birthday drink' EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR," he explained. "Even though I know exactly how he 'beat the system' there, he pretends that his app is just malfunctioning and it magically gives him the same free birthday drink every day."
All right, he doesn't have to do the whole 'app malfunctioning' shenanigan, we'll give you that, but come on - this guy just figured out how to score free Starbucks for life! In fact, we think he should just own it because while Brad the Barista might disagree, most people are thinking this guy is a total genius. An evil genius, perhaps, but a genius nonetheless.
Of course, we're sure Starbucks will catch on at some point and make people show their driver's license or some other birthday-bearing form of ID before they get their free b-day drink. For the time being, though, this guy is getting his caffeine fix for FREE.