Free Starbucks Rewards Gold with Any Purchase

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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.

The Offer

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.

Offer Terms

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.

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I see no verbiage on this mailer or on Starbucks’s website that says an “in store” purchase is eligible, per your article.

Can you confirm?


Do online gift card purchases count?

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This is a very good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.

Simple but very accurate information… Appreciate your sharing this one.

A must read post!


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When exactly are they going to extend gold status. It’s been weeks