Starbucks Rewards Members: Earn Gold Status for Entire Year w/ Just ONE Purchase

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Calling all Starbucks Rewards members!☕️

Now through December 31st, all Green level members will earn a full year of Gold benefits by making just one purchase of any drink or food item when you pay with a registered Starbucks Card or use the Starbucks App.


As a reminder, Starbucks Rewards members score 2 stars per $1 spent, a free Birthday Reward, free In-Store Refills and more! AND as a Gold Status member, you’ll score a reward every 125 stars, monthly double-star days and more!


Want to win a Starbucks Gift Card?

Starbucks Give Good Squads will be in communities throughout the country from December 11th – 23rd giving away over $1 million in FREE Starbucks Cards! For more details, head over here.

(Thanks Melody!)

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  1. Christine

    Yay! I love getting a reward for something I would do anyway!!

  2. Katie

    What does it mean to be a Gold Starbucks member?

    • barbara

      one benefit is if you buy a drink you can get a free ice tea,hot or regular coffee refill in the same visit. If you spend time working in the store this is awesome. I did this the last time it was offered and was surprised that my points went to zero and it took from July to the end of November for the gold card to arrive. I am glad that I am a gold member now.

  3. Amie

    thanks for the info

  4. Chrissy

    All your rewards points will start at zero when you get switched to gold member

  5. Shelly

    What happens if you are already a Gold member, does it extend another year?

    • Belle

      Promo is only for green or new Rewards members. HTH!

      • Shelly

        Yes, thnx Belle 🙂

  6. Simplegurl77

    How do you find out about double star days?

    • Stefanie

      They send emails, usually the day before.

    • Sunny

      Sign up for their emails and they will email you when double star days will be.

    • Sarah

      I receive notifications on my app (iPhone).

  7. Danielle

    Also wanted to make sure you all know that you really should get the app on your phone. There are bonus stars all the time and offers that seem to cater to what I like to order. Sometimes you have to order 2 or 3 items in a specific time period or you have to visit 2 or 3 days in a row but you earn an extra 25-150 stars! Worth checking your app often! 🙂

  8. Kristina

    I’m looking to try something other than coffee. What’s everyone’s favorite teas? Hot or cold? THANKS!

    • Kathy

      I love passion tango, cold. I get light ice and no water so it’s stronger and lasts me longer. I also get no sugar, but add lime and blackberries to it. Yummy!

      • LindaS

        Kathy I love the passion tango, cold as well. I have them add (I’m embarrassed to say) 6 pumps of classic syrup. I get it with NO ice, NO water then ask for a venti cup with ice and light water. Then I add the passion tango to the venti cup. I’m a gold member so I get my free refill too.

    • Lynda

      My kids and I love the spiced caramel apple cider drink at this time of year.

    • Joni

      i love the Iced Chai Tea Latte, especially this time of year. It has the spices that make me think of the holidays.

  9. Belle

    Does anyone know how their free refills work? If I wanted tea, would I be able to get any of the teas listed on their menu (like the Teavana shaken iced teas or other flavoured teas)? Or does the free refill only apply to iced/hot plain black tea?

    • Joni

      It used to be different, but now i believe it’s just plain coffee or plain tea. I asked for a refill of the iced black tea and lemonade i had ordered and she said she couldn’t use the lemonade because that was an “add on” but that she could refill just the black tea, for free.

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