People love their Starbucks, especially when there's a little flare involved. Starbucks and Gilt had planned to sell a $450 limited edition gift card, but it went the way of an anticipated sneaker release, selling out instantly. Only 5,000 were released, and in addition to the credit, the cards offer automatic gold-level Starbucks membership benefits. 

USA Today alleged that the cards were available to Starbucks members before the rest of the public, and there was controversy brewing on Gilt's Facebook page that the cards sold out on Thursday and were never available to the public yesterday at all. 

Christmas has been ruined.

[via Eater National]