Starbucks Reward Members – 50% Off Handcrafted Drinks Every Friday in May (12PM-6PM Only)

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It’s rewarding to be a Starbucks Rewards member!

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Every Friday through May 31st, Starbucks Rewards Members can score 50% off one standard menu-sized handcrafted beverage from 12-6 p.m. local time at participating stores!

Plus, they will also be dropping personalized special offers for Rewards Members in the app every Monday through May 27th! Rewards could include Triple Stars, BOGO drinks, and more!

Just check the offers tab in your Starbucks App each Monday and Friday to score these special deals! Note that these special offers exclude delivery orders, alcohol, ready-to-drink, and bottled beverages.

Not sure what to order? Check out their new Summer-Berry Refreshers!

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NEW Rewards Members can score an extra bonus during May!

Through May 31st, new Starbucks Rewards members who download the Starbucks app and sign up by clicking on the ‘New Members Get 50% Off’ link in the app, will receive an offer for 50% off one standard menu-sized handcrafted drink too!

You can use your 50% off offer during your first week as a new Rewards member. (This special offer excludes delivery orders, alcohol, ready-to-drink, and bottled beverages.)

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Starbucks Rewards members get exclusive offers & discounts! 🤩

Whether you’re a regular customer or stop in occasionally, the Starbucks Rewards Program is a must! First of all, it’s completely free to join. You’ll earn points called “stars” with every purchase and get access to all kinds of exclusive offers, including special promotions to earn bonus stars.

Another good reason to join the Rewards program is that Starbucks occasionally has instant win games where you can score free stars, drinks, gift cards, and more. You need to be a member to reap these rewards so be sure to sign up for your free account!

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How do Starbucks Rewards work?

To get started, create a Rewards account. You can do this online or through the Starbucks app. Members earn stars on every order (outside of gift cards), and there are plenty of opportunities to earn bonus stars.

Members receive one star per $1 spent. Stars accumulate and can be redeemed for free food and drinks. Members also score a free birthday treat every year and free brewed coffee and tea refills while in-store!

What is the Starbucks App?

Starbucks Rewards and the Starbucks app go hand in hand and using the app makes your Starbucks Rewards experience even more beneficial. When you preload money through the app, you’ll receive two stars per $1 spent instead of just one. Discovering and taking advantage of exclusive double or triple star promos or BOGO Happy Hour drinks is also much easier.

Using the app allows rewards members to customize drinks and place orders for Mobile Pickup in your local cafe. The app also makes it super easy to track how many stars you’ve earned, how many you’ve redeemed, and when they expire. To make your checkout experience a breeze, app users can link payment cards, consolidate Starbucks gift cards, and send Starbucks gift cards to friends, family, co-workers, or whomever!

Can I get other bonuses in my Starbucks Reward account?

Sure can! If you have a Delta SkyMiles account, you can sync it to your Starbucks Rewards account to earn 1 mile for every $1 spent (and double points on Delta Travel days). Meanwhile, Bank of America members can link to their Starbucks Rewards account to earn 2% cash back and bonus stars on qualifying in-app purchases! Visit the Starbucks website to learn more about syncing your accounts.

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Do Starbucks Rewards Expire?

Unfortunately, yes. Stars (the points you use to redeem Rewards) expire six months after earning them. Luckily, when redeeming Stars for Rewards, the oldest Stars will be applied so that they are less likely to expire before you can use them. Be sure to sign up for emails from Starbucks to be notified when your Stars will soon expire.

Starbucks Star Rewards redemption options:

      • 25 Stars: Swap in any milk substitutions, syrups, or an extra shot of espresso free of charge.
      • 100 Stars: Enjoy a free coffee, iced coffee or tea, packaged snacks, bakery item (such as a cake pop or cookie), Siren Logo Plastic To-Go Cold Cup 24oz, or a Siren Logo Plastic Hot Cup 16oz
      • 200 Stars: Grab a free handcrafted drink (including Cold Brew, Lattes, and more) or a hot breakfast item.
      • 300 Stars: Indulge in a free protein box, salad, or sandwich, or take home a bag of coffee!
      • 400 Stars: Signature mug, drink tumbler, or select coffee merch (you’ll pay the difference if the cost is over $20).

As noted above, reloading your Starbucks card and paying directly on the app allows you to receive two stars for every dollar. If you pay with your card or cash, you can still scan for rewards and will get one star for every dollar. If you bring a reusable Starbucks cup, you’ll also save 10¢ with every purchase!

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What is the Starbucks Birthday Reward?

If there’s one place that is just as excited about your special day as you are, it’s Starbucks! All Rewards members get a birthday freebie of a free drink or food item of your choice!

If you go to Starbucks and aren’t a rewards member yet, you’re seriously missing out!

Learn how to make your own Starbucks drinks at home!


About the writer:

Kelli is a content writer with a degree in English Education from Penn State University. As a mom and a former middle school English teacher, she has spent the last 25 years looking for good deals for her home and the classroom.


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Comments 4

  1. Vanessa

    I’m glad they switched the days over from Thursdays to Fridays! I work 10:30-7pm and always miss out on the coupon 😫

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! 🙌 Happy to hear this works better for you to be able to grab the offer, Vanessa! ❤️

  2. Mrswheels

    Does anyone know if you use a gift card to pay will you still get points? Thanks!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Great question! If you’re a Starbucks Rewards member, head to your app, click “Scan” at the bottom, then the + sign in the upper-right hand corner to add a gift card to register to your app/account and earn 2 stars per $1. 💕

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