I’m Gold at Starbucks

by Kay Lynn

Starbucks Gold Card

It’s no secret that I am a Starbucks fan.  It’s one of the luxuries in my budget. In  late 2009, the company added more bang to the Starbucks Rewards program including levels based on purchases.

Last month, I finally hit 30 stars and I was elevated from Green to Gold.  What does that mean?

I get the usual benefits all registered cardholders have plus two new ones. I get a coupon for a free drink with every 15 lattes purchased.   At my rate of consumption that will be five free drinks a year including the free birthday perk.

The best part is the gold card with my name and the year I first registered on Starbucks.com.  I’m ditching my current card as soon as I spend all the credit on it. (I had loaded $25 on the card the DAY before I got the Gold one.)

Starbucks wins because I want to earn free drinks AND whip out my special card.  Hopefully, I’ll resist because I’m cheap on a budget.  Nevertheless, they’ve won my loyalty for the weekly trip.

Does your favorite coffee shop have a rewards program?  What’s your favorite perk?

photo credit: hyku

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Craig September 15, 2010 at 7:37 am

I love my gold card!!

Money Funk September 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Starbuck’s has a gold card? I had no idea. I curb my appetite for them long ago and have a chocolatie mocha every … 3 months. LOL. I’m more of a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf drinker. Sadly, I don’t have one by my house.

Kay Lynn September 15, 2010 at 8:55 pm

At that rate, it would take 10 years for you to get gold, LOL!

iamtheworkingpoor September 15, 2010 at 6:53 pm

I can’t stand the smell or taste of coffee. They closed the only coffee shop near me along with a lot of other businesses. 🙁

Kay Lynn September 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Our cat hates the smell of coffee as well. He’s always trying to “bury” our coffee mugs by putting newspaper over the top!

Lindy Mint September 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Okay, I’ve been meaning to sign up as a Starbucks member for a while, but have never gotten around to it. I want to be gold too! I think you’ve pushed me into action.

Kay Lynn September 21, 2010 at 6:05 am

Lindy, it’s nice to get recognized for being a regular customer. I think they have one of the best reward programs around.

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