Starbucks Will Let Customers Pays with Cash or Credit and Earn Stars
Starbucks announced plans to update its Starbucks Rewards loyalty program by giving members more payment options and ways to earn Stars through the Starbucks app. Beginning this fall in company-operated stores in the U.S. and Canada, Starbucks Rewards members will be able to scan their app and then pay with cash, credit/debit cards, or select mobile wallets and earn Stars toward free items.
For now, you can only earn Stars when paying with a Starbucks card or gift card. Members will also be able to save these new payment methods directly in the Starbucks app to earn stars when paying.
Current Starbucks Rewards members will continue to enjoy all of the benefits of the company’s loyalty program and the Starbucks app. Beginning this fall, all members can choose to pay with their preloaded Starbucks Card and earn two Stars per $1, or earn one Star per $1 spent when they scan and pay with a credit/debit card, cash, or select mobile wallets at participating stores. So the new methods only give you half the stars that you would earn by paying with a Starbucks card or gift card.
Stars cannot be earned on purchases of alcohol, Starbucks Cards or Starbucks Card reloads.
Rewards may be redeemed at participating stores and exclude alcoholic beverages and multi-serve items. Select stores redeem 150 Stars for food and drinks items only.
You can read the full announcement here.