Every few weeks we seem to see some sort of promotion involving the Starbucks app and a payment platform, which is a great opportunity to get big discounts on Starbucks purchases. For example, several weeks ago you could get a $10 Starbucks bonus card when you purchased a $20 Starbucks gift card through the Starbucks app with Visa Checkout.
Well, Starbucks has just launched yet another promotion, which has the potential to be pretty lucrative.
Starbucks Gold members can receive 250 bonus Stars if they reload their account with at least $10 through the Starbucks App using Chase Pay.
One free food or drink item costs 125 Stars, meaning that you’re getting two free items when you complete this offer. Those can easily cost more than $5 each, since they include sandwiches and super fancy drinks. Heck, you could probably get almost $100 worth of drinks out of it, if you’re so inclined. 😉
There are a few major things to be aware of here:
- You need to be a Starbucks Gold member to take advantage of this offer (though if you’re a frequent OMAAT reader then hopefully you are, since a few months ago you could get Gold status after just one purchase)
- You need to pay with Chase Pay through the Starbucks App
- This won’t work if you have a Chase business card linked to your Chase online account, as there will be an error message; so this is an offer I didn’t take advantage of with my account, but did take advantage of with my mom’s account, since she doesn’t have a Chase business card
With that in mind, here’s how you can take advantage of the promotion:
1.) If you’re a Chase cardmember, but don’t have Chase Pay, tap Pay in the Starbucks® app, then Manage. Then select Edit Payment Methods followed by Add Payment Method and Set Up Chase Pay.
2.) If you already have Chase Pay, simply tap Pay, then Reload. Make sure that Chase Pay is selected as your payment method and follow the steps to load $10 or more.
3.) Receive 250 bonus stars within 24 hours.
Assuming you’re eligible (you’re a Gold member and don’t have a business card linked to your online Chase account), this is a super easy offer that’s worth taking advantage of, in my opinion.
Do you plan on taking advantage of this Starbucks & Chase Pay promotion?
(Tip of the hat to Travel With Grant)