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There’s nothing better than a freebie offer especially when it’s Starbucks!

Did you know that if you’re a Starbucks Rewards Member, you’ll be able to choose one of the following birthday rewards on your actual birthday – no purchase required! 😍

  • FREE handcrafted beverage (choose ANY size!)
  • FREE food Item (like a yummy pastry or danish) or
  • FREE ready-to-drink bottled beverage (such as an Evolution Fresh juice)

And the best part – there is no other purchase required, so you’ll be getting totally FREE Starbucks!

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To qualify for the birthday reward, you must be a Starbucks Rewards member (or have joined Starbucks Rewards at least seven days before your birthday) and have made at least one Star-earning transaction using your registered Starbucks Card. Your birthday reward will be automatically added to your account on your birthday and is valid only on that date, so use it while it’s HOT! ☕️

And, if you’re ordering coffee, be sure to size up to a Venti (or a Trenta for cold drinks), add shots of espresso, flavorings, and whipped cream, as all of the additions are on the house. 🙌🏻

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Remember, Starbucks Rewards Members will earn 2 stars for every $1 spent using a registered gift card or the Starbucks app, and you can now redeem your points at different levels for various items! Learn more about the Starbucks Reward System in our post here.

FREE Unlimited Starbucks Refills with ANY Beverage Purchase too!

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  1. Lpmousse

    I totally have this and love the special treat on my birthday. I just cashed in some expiring stars for a pumpkin scone. Going to enjoy that for breakfast tomorrow. Yay!! Birthday freebies are the best. Thanks!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      That pumpkin scone looks amazing! Let us know what you think, Lpmousse!

      • Lpmousse

        Ok, so the pumpkin scone was freakin amazing! Totally worth 50 stars.

        • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

          Awwww! Can’t wait to try it myself! Thanks for the follow-up!

  2. Jenny

    I am new to this membership. Will I receive a physical gift card to earn points?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Mine is just all done digital. I have a barcode they scan on my phone in the Starbucks app.

    • Emely

      You will receive your Gold Card to use at Starbucks when you gain enough stars.

  3. Ely

    Funny! Just used mine for my birthday today! My go to drink now is the salted caramel mocha iced coffee with cream. So yummy!

    • SummerSun

      Me too!!

  4. Sarah

    It used to be redeemable within 2 weeks now you have to redeem it on your birthday.

    • Leah

      My bday was in March and it said it expired after my bday but I was able to use it the day after

    • Nancy

      Yes!! I hate that! I did complain this year and they added $10 to my card!!

      • KetaCar

        I was wondering if that was a new change. Went to use mine the day after & it was expired so I didn’t even try it. Also noticed that Dunkin’ has followed suit on this too- my Birthday Perk reward expired a couple days after my birthday & it usually lasts for the month of your bday 😕

  5. OregonLexy

    My birthday was on July and for some reason my card didn’t have a free drink on my birthday plus I didn’t have my ID since it had expired- In the end I was charged but later on that day I chatted online with Starbucks and they refunded my money for the trouble

    • jenn

      If you haven’t made a purchase using your sbux card during the past year, you aren’t eligible to receive the bday reward

  6. KeriB

    Is it only valid on your birthday itself? My birthday is Wednesday but we live in Orlando and Dorian is likely hitting us then :/ I’m thinking I’m going to miss my birthday treat!

    • Corina

      Mine was only good on my birthday and I did not realize it and missed going to get it. My other freebies give me a couple days to redeem.

    • Melie

      You could always ask Starbucks customer service or the manager at your local store if there’s anything they can do. You never know until you ask!

  7. AuntJenny

    I have 400 points on my reward card, it’s enough points for a free item up to $20.00. Any suggestions on what to get, bag of coffee, mug????? Thank you.

    • Jennifer Griffith Moore

      Get one of the large reusable cups with straws. Great for always having iced water with you. I take it everywhere, even inside the movie theaters.

      • AuntJenny

        Thanks, I like that idea

  8. Corina

    My free birthday drink from Starbucks was only good on my birthday, so I was unable to use it. I though it was peculiar, since all my other birthday freebies give a grace period.

  9. Gigi

    Yeah, I missed mine as well..used to be good all bday month.

    • KetaCar

      Tighter window = fewer reward redemptions = less product given away = more profit

      • Sarah C


  10. Jennifer

    Hooray, my birthday is September 12th.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Happy Birthday!

  11. Elizabta

    My bday is next week and I’m dieting. Is cold brew the only low cal option?

    • ter

      You can get a food item as your bday treat. In my Starbucks, I was able to select a quinoa salad.

  12. Diana

    Why is this news? It has always been free dink or food- any size

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Diana! While this may not be a new freebie, we love to spread the word about freebies to those that are new to the program.

  13. Jane

    Maybe dump question but what’s Trenta size? Does it work for frappe or iced latte? I don’t see it on the order page of the Starbucks app.

    • Michelle W

      It is only on Iced Coffee. It is the largest size you can get.

      • Jane


    • Jennifer Griffith Moore

      Trenta is 30 oz. I get my iced tea in this size. It’s only for iced drinks, not blended.

  14. Michelle W

    Love my free birthday item. My husband also signed up for an account so I get a freebie on his birthday. ❤️. I order a Venti iced Carmel macchiato to enjoy in the store and then get my free refill of iced coffee before I go home. I have them put it in the same cup so it still has a little Carmel in it and I put it in the fridge at home for the next day.

    If you recently lost out on your birthday freebie, call customer service. They will most likely add enough stars for a free drink.

  15. M

    One Day Only. With the high prices charged they should really allow the full month to redeem your birthday reward. Seems like grudgingly giving you a birthday reward and hoping you won’t be able to use it. Come on Starbucks!!

  16. TiffanyD

    My dog & I share the same birthday so I took her with me the other week when I went for my free birthday treat and got her a puppuccino! Love birthday freebies!!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Awwww, how sweet!

  17. shop4mybabies

    I hate that it is only good on your actual birthday now. I let my daughter use mine this year, she got the Venti cookie something frap so she was a happy worker for her safeway shift that day

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