I have a certain amount of discomfort in admitting this, most of all to myself. I do drink more than my share of coffee generally, and in a pinch (especially when the next-best option is in-room coffee with packaged creamer) I’ll wind up drinking more Starbucks than I care to admit.
What’s more, Starbucks turns out to be one of the most popular things I write about. I’d like to say it’s award redemption, travel tips, something about earning miles. But I still pick up probably 1000 page views a day off of a six week old post on earning free Starbucks stars.
Truth is, it seems, credit towards free drinks is what people want — even more than travel!
I really do write whatever is on my mind, whatever seems interesting to me at the moment, but I feel like I have an important relationship with my readers and so I try to give advice and pass along opportunities that I think will be useful, too.
Hence, of late:
- Possible 15 Free Starbucks Stars
- Free Starbucks Stars (Towards Status and a Free Drink) Working This Time
- 10 More Free Starbucks Stars Towards Status and a Free Drink
- Another Free Starbucks Star
- Get a Free Starbucks Star
I’m not entirely proud of this.
And yet, it’s worth knowing about the Starbucks Summer Star Dash.
They’re giving out triple Stars – or more – through May 27 based on the number of Stars you earn. (I’m really not sure how I didn’t know about this over the past 10 days that the promotion has been live.)
The number of credits you earn between May 14 and May 27 determines whether you earn bonus stars, and the number you earn. You’ll receive an email by June 6 with a code to redeem your bonus stars.
Eight purchases yields 28 total stars. Bear in mind that 30 stars earns Gold status, and once Gold, 12 Stars is a free drink.
Two key pieces of advice:
- Don’t forget to load your Starbucks app with Starbucks gift cards purchased at office supply stores in order to earn 5 points per dollar on your coffee.
- And perhaps most importantly, make sure to pay for each item you buy at Starbucks as a separate transaction. Starbucks Stars are awarded per transaction not based on the number of items you buy or the amount you spend. Buying two coffees? If you buy them separately you earn two stars. If you pay for them together you earn only one.(HT: Points, Miles, & Martinis)
Update: Please see the comments. This may be targeted. In which case I apologize.
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