Starbucks card assortment

Starbucks card assortment

Starbucks expects to beat record for holiday gift-card sales

Chain anticipates flood of last-minute purchases on Christmas Eve

Last Christmas Eve, Starbucks Corp. sold nearly 2.5 million gift cards in the U.S. and Canada, or about 1,700 cards per minute.

This year, the company expects to beat that record.

The Seattle-based operator said Tuesday that it anticipates record purchases of Starbucks gift cards on Dec. 24, as consumers hunt for last-minute gifts.

One in seven American adults received a Starbucks card last year, and the company is on track for another record performance, Sta

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