Starbucks unveils $450 premium gift card

Coffee giant's Metal Card is made of steel for a limited time only

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Starbucks Steel Card will set back coffee lovers $450.

Here's a gift for the Starbucks lover in your life.  How about a $450 gift card?

The Seattle-based coffee giant is unveiling the super premium gift card just in time for the holidays.

It's called the Starbucks Metal Card.  It's made of steel, not plastic.  It costs $50 to make and will give you a $400 balance.  Only 5,000 of them will be made and you won't find them at your neighborhood cafe.  The steel cards are being sold online only.

"Some stores will never even see this card," boasts Ryan Records, vice president of card and payments at Starbucks to USA Today.

The card comes with exclusive Starbucks membership benefits, i.e. gifts and free refills on brewed coffee and tea.

The high-end gift card follows another pricey item Starbucks unveiled just recently, a roast so rare it will set you back $7 a cup.

Starbucks members will be the first to be able to buy the premium gift card online Thursday.  It will then be available to the general public on Friday.

Will this be on your holiday list?

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