My sisters came to visit me in Beijing but since they took the budget flight to Shanghai, I had to pick them up there. As usual, I have to stop by a Starbucks shop to purchase for my favorite collectors. There are several Starbucks in Shanghai notably in famous tourist spots like Xintiandi, Yuyuan and Nanjing Road. They still don’t have a store at the new Terminal 2 airport of Shanghai Pudong.
Unlike Beijing tumblers, Shanghai have box sets perfect for gifts. I was lucky enough to purchase a Shanghai box set and a Zhejiang box set. Each box set costs RMB 388 (Ouch!). What I like about it is, some of the tumbler designs are transparent and can only be purchased in a set. The Shanghai box set is composed of Shanghai, Xintiandi and Yuyuan. The Zhejiang box set is composed of Ningbo, Shaoxing and Hangzhou. Check out the pictures of these sets.
Shanghai Box Set (Shanghai, Xintiandi, Yuyuan):
Zhejiang Box Set: (Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Ningbo)
Beside the box set, I also purchased the global Shanghai edition for another collector. The lid is red and the picture is a flower. It’s a disappointment compared to the ones on the box set. You can also purchase individually the Xintiandi tumbler and Yuyuan tumbler. However, they’re not transparent as in the box set.
Well, that chronicles my Shanghai Starbucks adventure. Oh yeah.. they don’t give out coupons anymore. Apparently, some people sell their coupons online that Starbucks was forced to put a sign on their stores informing the public that they don’t sell Starbucks coupons.
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