Are you a coffee fanatic like myself? Starbucks or Dutch? I’m a loyal Starbucks girl. The app is amazeballs. I order my coffee then run in and out in a matter of minutes. You can’t beat that for morning coffee shop lines. They can be unreal.
I’m also a gold cardholder since 2008. Told you I drink a shit ton of coffee. I actually didn’t drink coffee, like at ALL. Then in 2006 I had a baby and that shit changed real quick. I realized mom’s NEED coffee. It’s kind of a deal breaker. No coffee No talk. Once I get that warm cup of joe in my hands, I’m instantly a different person…lol. True story.
Anyway, if you’re too, a rewards member, then you know that the whole damn thing changed on us. I’ve been reassured this is a good thing. My barista promised. So, if you just don’t get it OR are not a rewards member (which you should be)……I’m here to help a sister out.
First off, if you are not a rewards member. Become one. Next time you get a starbucks giftcard, SAVE IT. Then click here to register it. You can then re-load your card through the app or at any Starbucks store. In honor of the new rewards program, Starbucks is hookin’ it up. Now till Monday, May 2nd – join Starbucks rewards, make 1 purchase and you’re golden. That’s gold status with 1 cup of coffee, which is basically unheard of. Starbucks just gifted you 300 stars for drinking coffee. Um, yes please!!
JUST DO IT!!
Now that we all have a registered Starbucks card, I’m going to explain the rewards program.
Before you got 1 star for every purchase. What if you ordered multiple items? You still only get 1 star. Unless you know a bad ass barista that was down to charge you separately for each item (holding up the line), then allowing multiple stars. This is rare peeps!
Now you get 2 stars for every $1 spent. Like I said, I was reassured this new rewards system is legit.
The kicker – before you needed 12 stars to receive a reward. What’s a reward you ask? Any food or beverage item FREE.
Now – you need 125 damn stars for a free item. This is where I won’t be earning nearly as many rewards nowadays. See, my $2.45 Venti Pike with a splash of coconut milk earns me 4.9 (yep, they calculate uneven amounts) stars each time. Before, 1 star. But, since that’s my basic order….
before – 12 coffees = FREE reward
now – 26 coffees = FREE reward
I say bullshit on this new system.
If you order a breakfast sandwich (my hangover choice) with your coffee…now you’re going to start racking up the stars. Or if you drink those fu-fu frappuccino drinks that cost 5 frickin’ bucks, then you’re going to be golden, literally.
Then you get the text….Double-Star Day!!! So you vow to drink 2 Starbucks that day to rack up the stars…lol. Ok, sometimes I do a double day. Likeeee, maybe today.
Once you’re a Gold member, does it last forever? Come on, nothing lasts forever. To remain at Gold status, you must earn 300 stars every 12 months. For myself, that means 62 coffees a year. At 365 days a year, I’d say that’s pretty easy to achieve.
- Free Birthday food or drink
- Free same-day in-store refills on brewed coffee + tea
- Order + Pay with your Starbucks app to avoid lines
- Member-exclusive events
- Special offers via email/app
- Double-Star days
- Free food or drink item every 125 stars
- Personalized GOLD CARD
Some specials going on right now….
Now – May 2nd
1/2 off Happy Hour frapps 3-6pm (Bailey is going to be pumped)
New Birthday cake Frapp is now available.
Ok, so I think I’ve done my research. Ask me your Starbucks reward question any – question, in the comment section….and I’ll get you the answer.