Quick way to possibly rack up those Sbux stars...
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.
Must pay with your registered Sbux account. Exp 9/28.