January 13, 2011

Get Your FREE Starbucks Drink

I just got an email telling me I have earned my first FREE Starbucks drink. How?

My Starbucks Rewards

I’m a member of the Starbucks Rewards program. If you use a registered gift card for your purchases, you earn FREE drinks and save money! Starbucks isn’t a very economical choice, but if it’s your guilty pleasure like it is mine then this is the way to go.

Each time you use your registered card, you earn stars. As you accrue stars, you achieve different reward levels.

Register and you get:

  • A FREE drink on your birthday
  • 2 FREE hours of Wi-fi each day

Reach 5 stars (Green Level) and you get:

  • Everything in the first level
  • Free Beverage Customization (no charge for syrups, soy milk, etc.)
  • Free Refills on Brewed Coffee
  • Free Beverage with Whole Bean Purchase
  • Free Trial Offers

Reach 30 stars (Gold Level) and you get:

  • Everything in the first two levels
  • Free Drink for Every 15 Stars
  • Personalized Gold Card
  • Personalized Offers and Coupons

It is well worth the few minutes it will take to do this.

I have my card set to auto-refill so when I decide to go to Starbucks it has cash on it. BUT I do think that enables my spending habits to be a bit out of control. I think it would be wiser to simply add cash when I have it or budget X amount each week or month and then put that on the card.

Add your card now and start reaping the benefits – I save at least $.50 on each order I place which adds up quickly.