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Quick way to possibly rack up those Sbux stars...

Locations: https://www.starbucks.com/store-l....337891,5z

At my local Starbucks I noticed a buy any merchandise and get 45 stars added to your Sbux rewards account. I tried this yesterday on a whim with one of those $2 plastic cups they sell by the POS register. Lo and behold, I was awarded 49 stars (4 from my drink) and 45 from the cheapo merch purchase. Not sure if this is just a store thing, or a FL thing, or regional thing, or nationwide.

This is also the email response I received when I sent an inquiry about this:

"Let me start off by thanking you for your patience while waiting for a response.

I am truly sorry for the delay. I can confirm that per the prom you will receive 45 bonus stars on all package coffee, tea, merchandise including tumblers, mugs, and brewers. You can use this offer as many items as you would like. If you do not receive you stars within 24 hours of your purchase please let us know and we will correct this error. Thank you so much for your time today. I hope you have a wonderful day.

If you ever have any questions or concerns in the future, please visit us at CustomerService.Starbucks.com.

Sincerely,

Tiffany W.
customer service"

Must pay with your registered Sbux account. Exp 9/28.
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Last Edited by Crackerjack111 September 26, 2016 at 08:15 PM
Here's a Slickdeals article explaining how the Starbucks reward system works in case you're not familiar with it.

https://slickdeals.net/article/news/wake-up-and-pay-up-to-smell-the-coffee-new-changes-to-starbucks-rewards/

You normally get 2 stars for each $1 you spend. It takes 300 stars to reach Gold level, which is when you start getting perks like free birthday drinks, refills etc. Once you reach Gold level, you get a free drink or food item after every 125 stars earned.

** CORRECTION **

A free drink is given on your birthday regardless of your card status (Gold, Green, etc). All that is required is to get one of those Starbucks prepaid cards, load a little bit of money onto it, and register the card under your name. (There is a $5 minimum load).

You need to spend $150 to reach 300 stars, but if you use this deal you can reach 300 stars by spending $14 (7 $2 purchases). That's a pretty big saving.

To get a free drink, you have to spend $62.50 (125 stars). With this deal, you can get 125 stars for $6. It doesn't make a lot of sense to do that just for a free drink, but it's a great way to get to 125 stars quicker if you're a Starbucks regular.

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Damn I was just in there and I'm 45 points from a reward. I'll check this out. Thanks for the info.
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First of all welcome and + rep

There is a promotion going on but the email seems to indicate it is target so I didnt thanking about posting. It seems you can do it as many time as you want.

45 Years. Bonus Stars
Anniversary Blend is a bold and spicy fall favorite
crafted from some of our favorite coffees from
Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Sumatra.
Packaged Coffee

We're celebrating with 45 Bonus Stars on all packaged coffee, tea, and merchandise, including mugs, tumblers, and brewers.

This offer also includes Starbucks Reserve® Coffees, and Teavana® Teas.

September 20 – September 28
Collect 45 Bonus Stars on any packaged coffee
Includes Whole Bean, K-Cup® packs, Verismo® pods, Starbucks VIA Instant Beverage, Starbucks Reserve® Coffees, and Teavana® Teas.

Offer valid 9/20/16 – 9/28/16. Purchase any Starbucks® packaged coffee product, Starbucks Reserve® coffee, or Teavana® Tea, or select merchandise and collect forty-five (45) Bonus Stars. Excludes packaged food. At participating U.S. Starbucks® stores. Enjoy this offer as many times as you'd like. Bonus Stars will be automatically loaded to this Starbucks Rewards™ account within 24 hours. These Bonus Stars cannot be combined with other offers, promotions or discounts. Bonus Stars do not apply towards Star Dashes, but will continue to count towards your program benefits. This offer is exclusive to you and this Starbucks Rewards™ account, and cannot be reproduced, transferred or used by anyone else. Limited to stock on hand. No cash value
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how many points for a free drink?
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how many points for a free drink?
125 pts

i got this promo too, from Sept 20-28 only.
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how many points for a free drink?
125 for free drink
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I got the offer too. I'm going to try on my way home. Easy 45 points
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This is from my Sbux rewards proving I got credit.
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It states "At participating U.S. Starbucks® stores." so I am assuming this promo will NOT work if I buy a startbucks ground coffee packages at my local grocery stories and enter the star reward code?
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So you pay $2 for 45 points, takes 3 purchases to get over 125 points for a free drink...how is this a deal...I've got a deal, buy a Venti for $4.95, save $1.05 off this posted deal.
I too am struggling to wrap my head around this "deal."

Seems to only makes sense if the free 45 stars was on an item you would have purchased regardless. For example, you regularly purchased bags of coffee, so you just do it earlier to get a free drink.

But to purchase items ONLY to get the 45 stars doesn't make any sense (i.e. you lose money). And furthermore most of the items on this promo are overpriced in Starbucks branches anyway, you can buy the Starbucks branded coffee much cheaper elsewhere and ditto with the mugs and similar.
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It states "At participating U.S. Starbucks® stores." so I am assuming this promo will NOT work if I buy a startbucks ground coffee packages at my local grocery stories and enter the star reward code?
No it wont. I tried this for two days thinking that it would work before I noticed that in the fine print. I didnt get the stars in the 24 hour period.
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So you pay $2 for 45 points, takes 3 purchases to get over 125 points for a free drink...how is this a deal...I've got a deal, buy a Venti for $4.95, save $1.05 off this posted deal.
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I too am struggling to wrap my head around this "deal."

Seems to only makes sense if the free 45 stars was on an item you would have purchased regardless. For example, you regularly purchased bags of coffee, so you just do it earlier to get a free drink.

But to purchase items ONLY to get the 45 stars doesn't make any sense (i.e. you lose money). And furthermore most of the items on this promo are overpriced in Starbucks branches anyway, you can buy the Starbucks branded coffee much cheaper elsewhere and ditto with the mugs and similar.
Well whoever thumb up this deal is either has an obsession to starbucks stars or REALLY math-challanged
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which $2 cups???
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