Ok, so I’ve ended my long-running (5+ years?!?) feud with Starbucks because I can now get free Internet. In fact, I’m typing this from the Starbucks at the Columbiana Mall right now. The secret steps to getting your free access are:
1) Buy a Starbucks gift card. The minimum amount is $5, so guess how much I paid.
2) Fire up your laptop and look for a link on the free WiFi greeting page about “Complimentary Wifi”.
3) You’ll need to create a free Starbucks.com account using the new gift card # and the secret PIN (which you have to scratch-off).
4) Enjoy the yummy free WiFi!