Starbucks Rewards recently went through a change to a revenue based system. As part of that change you now need to get 300 gold stars in a 12 month period to earn Gold status. Since you earn 2 stars per dollar, that means $150 in spending.
Through May 2, 2016 you can get Gold status with a single purchase either in-store or online with a registered Starbucks card. Existing gold members will have their status extended one year.
Make just one purchase by May 2, and you’re golden.
For new and current Green members:
- You’ll receive Gold Status for one year.
- Your status will be updated within 48 hours of purchase.
- Any Stars you accumulated at Green level will reset to zero when you receive Gold Status.
- You’ll need to collect 125 Stars to earn your first Star Reward.
For existing Gold members:
- You’ll receive an additional year of Gold Status.
- Your status will be updated after the promotion ends. Check your account history in the Starbucks® App to see your new extended date.
- Offer applies to members with Gold Status as of 4/11/16.
Eligible transactions are those that earn Stars—any purchase made with your Starbucks® App or registered Card at Starbucks®, Teavana® or Evolution Fresh™. Taxes, tips, fees, alcohol, donations or any card-to-card transactions may be excluded. Entering a Star Code from a grocery purchase is also considered an eligible transaction.
You can find the full terms here.
Gold Level Benefits
- Green Level Rewards. (Free refills on hot or iced brew coffee or tea, free birthday reward.)
- A personalized gold colored Starbucks Card.
- One (1) free drink or food item after every one hundred twenty-five (125) additional Stars earned after reaching the Gold Level.
- Double-Star Days. You are eligible for one (1) Double-Star Day once each calendar month beginning no later than five (5) weeks after you reach the Gold Level. Starbucks will notify you of your designated Double-Star Day each month which may vary from month to month and will be personalized and selected by Starbucks for you.
HT: Dan’s Deals