Starbucks is offering an easy way to get Gold Level today. All you need to do is sign up for their rewards program, if you haven’t already done so, and make one single purchase. You will have Gold Level benefits for one year. The offer could be targeted so check your app to see if you have it.
Normally you would need 300 stars to reach Gold Level. Which means that you would have to spend about $150. After that, getting free items becomes easier. You need 125 stars (the equivalent to spending about $63) in exchange for a free item. But there’s often promotions that make it easier to get stars, such as this one that just expired.