Starbucks has been offering all kinds of great promotions in conjunction with Visa Checkout this year, giving customers opportunities to purchase gift cards at a discount.
In May they offered a $10 bonus card when purchasing a $10 Starbucks gift card, in August they offered a $5 bonus card when purchasing a $10 Starbucks gift card, and in September they offered a $10 bonus card when purchasing a $10 Starbucks gift card using Visa Checkout through the Starbucks app.
Well, Starbucks and Visa Checkout have teamed up for yet another promotion, which is almost identical to the last one (and you’re eligible for this one even if you take advantage of previous ones). You can receive a $10 bonus card when you use the Starbucks app to purchase a $10 gift card using Visa checkout.
Here’s how the promotion works:
- Download the Starbucks® app and create a Starbucks Rewards™ account. Existing Starbucks® app users: Simply go to the “Pay” section of the app to get started.
- Reload $10 + in the Starbucks® app with Visa Checkout (sign in/sign up link below).
- Receive your $10 Starbucks® eGift within 1 day courtesy of Visa Checkout.
The promotion is valid through December 22, 2016, or “while supplies last.” Unfortunately since you only get the $10 bonus card after the fact (within one day of your purchase), you won’t know for sure at the time of purchase whether you qualify.
That being said, if you take part in the offer today, I have a hard time imagining you wouldn’t qualify. Past promotions have had similar terms, and I’ve always gotten the bonus.
This is valid for new and existing Starbucks members, including those who already have the app. When you log into the app, just click the “Pay” button, and then on the next screen click the “Reload” button. There you should be given the option to select how much you want to reload onto your account, and also to select the payment method (either by clicking “Add Payment Method” or by clicking on the existing payment method on file).
On the next page you’ll want to click “Add Card With Visa Checkout,” which will take you to Visa Checkout.
If you already have a Visa Checkout account (as I imagine many of you do from having taken advantage of the past promotions), the whole process should take less than a minute. If you still need to register, it might take a couple of minutes.
When you go the page that allows you to reload your balance, it will just show your credit card number, and won’t indicate that it’s specific to Visa Checkout. Just make sure you use the card you just registered with Visa Checkout for the purchase. There’s no immediate indication of being eligible for the offer, though the bonus card should come within 24 hours. At least it has always worked for me in the past.
This is an easy way to save $10.
If you’re interested in this promotion you’ll want to take part as soon as possible, as supplies are limited.
(Tip of the hat to Dan’s Deals)