Yes, you can buy a $450 Starbucks gift card made of steel

But it's only worth $400 of java or other goodies

Move over gift cards.  Starbucks is offering its first "super premium" gift card.

USA Today reports the coffee giant is releasing the Starbucks Metal Card, which costs $450.  It's loaded with $400.  Starbucks says it costs another $50 to make the card, which is made of steel instead of plastic.

It will only make 5,000 of the cards and sell them online, through Gilt.com.

Starbucks members can start buying it Thursday.  Everyone else, Friday. 

Not everyone's a fan of the concept.  One cultural anthropologist tells USA Today it's a card for the "one percent," and it's all about status.


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