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If you sometimes visit Starbucks, even if only on your trips, then know that right now you can shoot all the way from a ‘Starbucks Nobody’ to a Starbucks Gold member complete with a fancy personalized card with the purchase of just one cup of coffee.
From now until July 31, 2017, Green members (aka Nobodies) can make just one eligible purchase via the Starbucks app or a registered Starbucks card and receive one year of Gold status. Normally Starbucks Gold status would require 300 Stars/$150 in Starbucks spending within a specific timeframe.
Starbucks Gold members can earn points towards free items at a rate of one free item for every 125 Stars, with the normal earning rate being 2 Stars for every $1 you spend on coffee, food, drinks, merchandise and more when you pay with your Starbucks app or a registered Starbucks card. Gold members also have bonus points days where the Stars rack up faster. Just like with Green members, Starbucks Golds also get a free birthday drink and free refills on some drinks while in-store.
Starbucks Gold status really isn’t a huge deal, especially if you don’t frequent Starbucks on a regular basis. However, if you were planning a Starbucks visit by the end of the month it probably doesn’t hurt to go ahead and make that purchase via a registered Starbucks card or their app.
Thanks to SlickDeals for spotting this offer.
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