Free $5 Starbucks Bonus Gift Card!

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Starbucks is back with a similar promotion to what they offered earlier in the year.

Starbucks is offering a $5 bonus gift card when you purchase at least a $10 Starbucks electronic gift card using Visa Checkout. The promotion is valid through August 18, 2016, or for the first 200,000 people to take advantage of the offer — whichever comes first (I suspect the promotion will be maxed out before August 18).

Each person is eligible for one $5 bonus, and you’ll see the $5 bonus reflected on your receipt (though not before that).

Even if you’ve never used Visa Checkout, this is super easy to do. Even without a Visa checkout account the whole process should take less than a few minutes. That’s a steal for $5 of free spend at Starbucks.

To take advantage of this offer, simply go to this page where you can purchase a Starbucks gift card.


Select the amount of $10, and put it in your cart.


Then you’ll be prompted to select your payment method — choose Visa Checkout.


If you don’t yet have a Visa Checkout account, you’ll be prompted to enter your email address (if you have a Visa Checkount account, the process is even easier).


Then you’ll be prompted to enter your name, address, and phone number.


Then you’ll be prompted to enter your credit card information.


Then you can check out and complete your purchase. A minute later you should receive an email confirming your $15 gift card purchase (even though you paid just $10). This is super easy.


If you do take advantage of this promotion, keep in mind that Starbucks purchases qualify as dining spend for the purposes of your credit card, so use a card that earns points on dining:

Get bonus points on dining

You can actually use a non-Amex card through Visa Checkout, weird as it might sound.

Taking advantage of this promotion is an absolute no brainer, as you’re basically getting a 50% bonus on a $10 Starbucks gift card. You’ll want to take advantage of this as soon as possible, since supplies are limited. Even those who took advantage of the last promotion (like me) are eligible for this one as well.

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  1. I used Freedom instead of CSP, since it’s 5X this quarter for restaurant. Isn’t it a better way to collect more points?

  2. Thanks Carl for reminding me to use the Freedom for 5x. If you hadn’t I would have gone with the CSP.

  3. On there is an offer for 500 bonus united miles for enrolling the United Mileage explorer plus card with Visa checkout and spending $5 within 15 days. I am going to try and double dip here.

  4. Thanks Ben,

    I used this promo for a gift the last time you brought it to our attention, and am happy to be able to do so once again. 😀

  5. keep getting this –
    “Oops, something has gone wrong!
    We’re sorry, but we can’t perform the update right now. Please try again later.”

  6. Thanks for posting this. It was easy to purchase and then transfer to my regular Starbucks card. I want to remind people who have the new Costco Visa Card that they get 3% back with this purchase.

  7. Thanks Lucky and Team !

    I love these Starbucks promo, I did the Groupon/Paypal one 5 times.

    Unfortunately this one does NOT work for Canadian addresses. I created a brand new VISA Checkout account and when I tried to use with this Promo I got:

    The country of this billing address is not accepted by this merchant.

    And when you create the account, the address must match your Credit Card Billing address.

    Thank you !

    Insane Travel

  8. Didn’t get my $5, i think the first 200,000 already purchased theirs, therefore no more bonus cards.

  9. @Linda

    I just placed an order a minute ago and it came with the bonus. It shows up in the email you get.

  10. I ordered a Starbucks card through the site and got the $5 bonus. But I did not get the bonus points through Chase Sapphire Preferred. I had to call and beg from a supervisor to give me the bonus points.

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