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If you drink Starbucks often you should be taking advantage of Starbucks Card Rewards. For every purchase you make you earn a gold star. Once you have earned enough stars you move up status levels. Each level comes with it’s own rewards, the more purchases the make the more rewards you earn.
You can start earning points on your Starbucks purchases two ways. The first way to earn rewards is to make a visit to your local Starbucks location, and purchase a gift card. Load that gift card with funds, and register it online. Once your gift card has been registered at the Starbucks website you can begin to earn points with every purchase. If you rather pay with your cell phone, you can download the Starbucks app. The application allows you to add funds, pay with your phone, and tracks your rewards.
Once your Starbucks gift card has been registered you should use it whenever making a purchase. If you downloaded the app, you simply open the application when it’s time to pay. The cashier will scan your barcode right from your phone, and your account will be credited. You must link the app to your checking card or credit card for it to be able to pull funds.
You earn 1 star for every visit, not per item. For example, if you buy a coffee and a muffin in the morning that counts as one transaction, and you will earn one star. You can also earn points for every transaction you make at Teavana locations.
Black: This is the welcome level. Every one is entered into this level when they register for a rewards account. With this level you will earn a special drink or treat on your birthday. You will also receive special offers in your inbox.
Green: Once you have made five transactions (earned five stars) you enter into the Green level. At this level you will not only earn a free treat on your birthday, but also receive a 15% off coupon for use at StarbucksStore.com. In addition, Green level members receive free refills in store. Receive a free brewed, ice coffee, or tea refill whenever you visit.
Gold: Once you have collected 30 stars within one year you will be elevated to Gold status. Gold level members receive all the perks of the other levels, in addition to a free drink or food item for every 12 stars you earn. You will also receive a special personalized Gold Card.