It’s only been three years since Starbucks devalued their rewards program by moving towards revenue-based points earning. Gone was the ability to get outsized value from the program, for instance, by ringing up each item you’re purchasing separately.
Rewards will soon be changed to different tiers
25 stars – will get you modifications for your drinks like an extra shot, up to 1$
50 stars – will get you any size cup of coffee, tea or bakery item
150 stars – will get you any handcrafted beverage or breakfast sandwich (previously 125 stars)
200 stars – will get you lunch sandwiches, salads, or protein boxes
400 stars – will get you packaged coffee or merchandise for a single item up to $20
It’s easier to get cheaper-priced items like drip coffee, more expensive to get higher-priced items like four dollar drinks (“Fourbucks”) and even more expensive to get food items.
We don’t yet have the date that this change will go into effect. Redeem your Stars for fifteen shot drinks and sandwiches now!
(HT: Doctor of Credit)