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Starbucks Offers Free Coffee for Homeschool Parents
Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) ^ | September 23, 2008 | HSLDA

Posted on 09/25/2008 6:03:10 AM PDT by Sopater

This coming Monday, September 29, homeschool parents will be able to pick up a complimentary tall size (12 fl. oz.) cup of Pike Place Roast from Starbucks.

This promotion is part of Starbucks “Great Start for Great Teachers” promotion, and is now open to all teachers.

HSLDA intervened when we were alerted that homeschool parents were not included in the promotion.

We are pleased that Starbucks is recognizing the contribution of homeschool parents by extending their program to us.

In order to pick up your free cup of Pike Place Roast you will need to present evidence that you are a homeschooler.

Any one item on the following list should be accepted by Starbucks:

If you don’t have one of the items on this list be creative and try to provide other proof of homeschooling.

Please note: the final decision about whether to accept proof of homeschooling resides with Starbucks.

We hope you choose to take advantage of this offer.

To print out additional copies of your membership card, visit the online HSLDA membership services page.


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: freestuff; homeschool
Cool... Free stuff.
1 posted on 09/25/2008 6:03:13 AM PDT by Sopater
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To: metmom

Ping for another reason to homeschool (free stuff) ;-)


2 posted on 09/25/2008 6:03:54 AM PDT by Sopater (The Left taketh, and the Left giveth away...)
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To: Sopater
Cool... Free stuff.

Go Starbucks!

3 posted on 09/25/2008 6:04:23 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign state.)
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To: Sopater

Burnt coffee, yuck!

Besides, the nearest Starbucks has wireless Internet (AT&T) that you have to pay for. That’s right - you go in there, pay their exorbitant prices for burnt coffee, and they won’t even give you free wireless Internet.

No thank you. I’ll drive 3 or 4 miles down the road to a coffee place that gives me free Internet. And their coffee is pretty good, too.


4 posted on 09/25/2008 6:09:34 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Sopater
Wow!! This is great! A whole cup of coffee..free!!

I can feel the love.

5 posted on 09/25/2008 6:11:25 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Sopater
Hah..if they really wanted to show some love then they would throw a shot of whiskey in the latte.
6 posted on 09/25/2008 6:15:44 AM PDT by misterrob (Obama-Keep the Change!)
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To: Sopater

Don’t drink any Starbucks products containing milk from China.


7 posted on 09/25/2008 6:19:41 AM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: Sopater

Sure. We’re having to cancel meetings and practices because people can’t find gas. Even if we can, we’d spend more driving to Starbucks and back than it costs to make a whole pot of coffee (which we can drink in our nightgown) at home.


8 posted on 09/25/2008 6:20:37 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: Sopater

Dang, I’m pulling my son out of public school right now!!!!


9 posted on 09/25/2008 6:22:22 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: laotzu; Sopater

that’s almost exactly what Mr. P said when I told him to be sure to get his free cup on Monday.

He said if they had to be TOLD to be fair, he doesn’t want their stinking coffee.

They do have less burned tasting roasts now, though.

I didn’t know their cream was from China. Yuck.


10 posted on 09/25/2008 6:24:04 AM PDT by Mrs. P ("Wonder Woman wears Sarah Palin pajamas." - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: DaveLoneRanger; 2Jedismom; aberaussie; Aggie Mama; agrace; Antoninus; arbooz; AZ .44 MAG; bboop; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

One of the better reasons.

11 posted on 09/25/2008 6:27:29 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Tax-chick

“we’d spend more driving to Starbucks and back than it costs to make a whole pot of coffee (which we can drink in our nightgown) at home.”

LOL!


12 posted on 09/25/2008 6:28:05 AM PDT by Mrs. P ("Wonder Woman wears Sarah Palin pajamas." - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: Mrs. P

One of the practical advantages of homeschooling :-).


13 posted on 09/25/2008 6:32:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: Sopater

“HSLDA intervened when we were alerted that homeschool parents were not included in the promotion.”

It sounds like HSLDA has too much time on its hands. I think it is against the self-reliant spirit of homeschooling to be pressuring a company for free stuff, just because it is giving free stuff to public schoolteachers.


14 posted on 09/25/2008 6:35:01 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: Sopater

Good business decision.


15 posted on 09/25/2008 6:36:45 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: Tax-chick

Wow, just read your tagline. You never know where or when you will be able to enhance your vocabulary. Solipsistic, it’s the Word of The Day at our house! Thanks!


16 posted on 09/25/2008 6:39:44 AM PDT by Mrs. P ("Wonder Woman wears Sarah Palin pajamas." - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: Mrs. P

One can always count on Mark Steyn.


17 posted on 09/25/2008 6:41:35 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: Tax-chick

Maybe you can tell me something. My mother in law and I have both been wondering what is up with Steyn, we both love reading his stuff. Did he quit writing for a while, is that why people are saying they are glad he’s back? Is there any one place he appears regularly online, like Coulter and Sowell and Williams? TIA


18 posted on 09/25/2008 6:49:47 AM PDT by Mrs. P ("Wonder Woman wears Sarah Palin pajamas." - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: Mrs. P

I believe Mark Steyn has been taking a vacation from his regular columns. It might have something to do with the lawsuit in Canada where he was on trial for upsetting Moslems.

Anyway, he’s still not putting out columns every few days like he used to, but he has a few paragraphs on the NRO (National Review Online) blog “The Corner” from time to time. The quote in my tagline came from a column dated in June, I think.

Here’s his website:

http://www.steynonline.com/


19 posted on 09/25/2008 6:56:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: Tax-chick; Gosh I love this neighborhood

I had not heard of the lawsuit. Thanks!


20 posted on 09/25/2008 6:57:58 AM PDT by Mrs. P ("Wonder Woman wears Sarah Palin pajamas." - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: Sopater

I’m surprised that Starbucks would support a group that does not believe in the nanny state.

Despite Starbuck’s corporate facade of Leftist tokenism, it seems business is business.


21 posted on 09/25/2008 7:03:49 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

Maybe Starbucks jumped on board this campagin because it saw the Leftist sounding phrase “legal defense fund’ in the group’s title.


22 posted on 09/25/2008 7:10:43 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Tax-chick

He’s on hiatus cause he’s writing a book.

Can’t wait.


23 posted on 09/25/2008 7:13:12 AM PDT by cyclotic (Support Scouting-Raising boys to be men, and politically incorrect at the same time.)
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To: savedbygrace

If you have a Starbucks card you get two hours of free wireless per day. Limiting the hours ensures that users will not grow roots, tying up the seats for other customers.


24 posted on 09/25/2008 7:21:46 AM PDT by Excellence (Why do scoundrels like Ayers gravitate to public education when Plan A fails?)
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To: wolfcreek

“Don’t drink any Starbucks products containing milk from China.”
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Don’t drink any Starbucks products.

There, I fixed it for you.


25 posted on 09/25/2008 7:23:31 AM PDT by RipSawyer (What's black and white and red all over? Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Sopater

Thank you Starbucks for recognizing Home schoolers!! If you want proof that we homeschool, can we bring in our kids???


26 posted on 09/25/2008 7:42:49 AM PDT by MaineConservative (Obama, we aren't electing McCain for president of GEEKS-On-Call, but for President of the USA)
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To: Tax-chick
(which we can drink in our nightgown)

We drink coffee not in nightgowns or Pajamas!! :)

27 posted on 09/25/2008 7:47:45 AM PDT by MaineConservative (Obama, we aren't electing McCain for president of GEEKS-On-Call, but for President of the USA)
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To: Mrs. P

Mark had some issues with Canada. The don’t have FREE SPEECH in Canada and some Terrorists - er I meant Muslims - sued him for hate speech.


28 posted on 09/25/2008 7:50:38 AM PDT by MaineConservative (Obama, we aren't electing McCain for president of GEEKS-On-Call, but for President of the USA)
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To: cyclotic

Oh, okay. That will be fun!


29 posted on 09/25/2008 7:56:47 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: MaineConservative
We drink coffee not in nightgowns or Pajamas!! :)

Then keep your blinds down!

30 posted on 09/25/2008 7:57:35 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: Excellence

I didn’t know that. Thanks.


31 posted on 09/25/2008 7:59:35 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Tax-chick
we live on 4 acres of land -- and our neighbor owns 500 acres (neighbor owns a timber sawmilling company and the land been in his family since the 1800s. My nearest neighbor is about 250 feet away but the house is surrounded by trees....and another is about 300 feet away.

Keep the blinds down... no way!!! We like watching the animals in the woods including Moose!!

32 posted on 09/25/2008 8:03:31 AM PDT by MaineConservative (Obama, we aren't electing McCain for president of GEEKS-On-Call, but for President of the USA)
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To: Sopater

Why do y’all demand the freebies extended to the professional educators you so despise? I fail to see why homesschoolers are entitled to a promotion a coffee shop freely offers.


33 posted on 09/25/2008 8:06:39 AM PDT by jude24
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To: MaineConservative

Aren’t you cold, though?


34 posted on 09/25/2008 8:07:24 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: metmom

Thanks for the PING, metmom.


35 posted on 09/25/2008 8:33:08 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: metmom; Tired of Taxes; wintertime

The parents will sure have plenty of energy!


36 posted on 09/25/2008 8:42:45 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: jude24

Who said that we demand it?? Are you a LLORT? If you are, go back to the DU, because you sound like you LOVE the PUBLIC SCHOOL, or as my kids calls them — the SOCIALIST INDOCTRINE CENTER!!


37 posted on 09/25/2008 8:51:29 AM PDT by MaineConservative (Obama, we aren't electing McCain for president of GEEKS-On-Call, but for President of the USA)
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To: Tax-chick
Aren’t you cold, though?

Nope we made this house to be a solar house, glass to capture the sun's rays and a wood stove to heat it when we need it. We love the house.

38 posted on 09/25/2008 8:58:23 AM PDT by MaineConservative (Obama, we aren't electing McCain for president of GEEKS-On-Call, but for President of the USA)
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To: Sopater

Free coffee? I’m surprised Starbucks isn’t charging homeschool parents double. I bet they get a lot of hate mail from the teacher’s union.


39 posted on 09/25/2008 9:01:04 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: MaineConservative

Fascinating. Enjoy your coffee!


40 posted on 09/25/2008 9:01:55 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: laotzu

Hey, don’t laugh. Starbuck’s coffee, that’s what, like $15.00?

Of course, the actual cost to Starbucks is about 3 cents, and maybe twice that for the cup.


41 posted on 09/25/2008 9:04:33 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Tax-chick
I do... either Chock Full O' Nuts or DunkinDonuts coffee in my coffee maker or a local coffee shop on the lake. (and yes, they have internet!)
42 posted on 09/25/2008 9:11:59 AM PDT by MaineConservative (Obama, we aren't electing McCain for president of GEEKS-On-Call, but for President of the USA)
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To: jude24; Sopater
Why do y’all demand the freebies extended to the professional educators you so despise? I fail to see why homesschoolers are entitled to a promotion a coffee shop freely offers.

I fail to see why "professional" (and I use the term very loosely) educators should be the only ones entitled to *freebies*. If the offer is extended to teachers, then homeschooling parents qualify. For that matter, any parents qualify.

Parents are teachers, and by all indicators, do a better job of it that the alleged professionals.

43 posted on 09/25/2008 9:51:50 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: jude24; Sopater
Why do y’all demand the freebies extended to the professional educators you so despise? I fail to see why homesschoolers are entitled to a promotion a coffee shop freely offers.

I fail to see why "professional" (and I use the term very loosely) educators should be the only ones entitled to *freebies*. If the offer is extended to teachers, then homeschooling parents qualify. For that matter, any parents qualify.

Parents are teachers, and by all indicators, do a better job of it that the alleged professionals.

44 posted on 09/25/2008 9:52:19 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

They’re a private chain. How does it affect you if they give their product away to someone else? You’re not harmed in any way.


45 posted on 09/25/2008 10:35:43 AM PDT by jude24
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To: RipSawyer

Ain’t never had a $5 cup of Joe in my life. Won’t start now.


46 posted on 09/25/2008 12:31:05 PM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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