Awesome: Earn 300 Stars For Adding $20 To Your Starbucks Account

Filed Under: Great Deals

I don’t remember the last time I’ve paid full price for Starbucks thanks to all the promotions they offer in conjunction with mobile payment services. Between November 15 and 21, 2017, you can earn 300 bonus Stars if you load $20 or more onto the Starbucks app with Chase Pay. This offer is only good in the US, and the Stars should post within 24 hours.

That’s enough to elevate your status from Green to Gold, and also enough for two free drinks or food items. Each drink or food item costs 125 Stars, so you’d have enough for two, and would have 50 Stars towards your third reward.

It used to be that Chase Pay didn’t work for these kinds of things if you had both personal and business cards linked to the same online log-in, though it looks like they’ve finally fixed this. So I was able to take advantage of this offer even though I have both personal and business cards associated with the same log-in.

The entire process of taking advantage of this offer took less than a minute, and I probably spent half of that time recalling what my Starbucks password is (is it just me, or do to they have annoying requirements and not let you reuse the same password?).

To take advantage of this offer just log into the Starbucks app, click “Reload,” and then click “Add Payment Method,” assuming you don’t already have your Chase Pay account linked.

Once you log-in with your Chase credentials (which auto-populated for me), you’ll have the option of selecting which Chase card you want to link.

Then after confirming your Starbucks password you should see the option to reload with Chase Pay. I selected $20 as the amount, and that posted immediately. I assume my 300 Stars will post within 24 hours, as promised.

This is a super easy promotion for anyone who visits Starbucks with any frequency.

Comments
  1. Close and reopen the Starbucks app, while the money posted immediately, the points only posted when I closed it and reopened the app. That still was pretty immediate in my book.

  2. Lucky, you’re lucky this worked for you with both personal and business cards 😉 Just talked to Chase and their tech support said if I have both personal and business cards associated with the same login, Chase Pay won’t work.

  3. I sure hope other people have an easier time setting up Chase Pay than I had. First it refused to accept my password and I had to go to my online account to force that. Then after another 20 minutes of messing around it tells me I need to get an activation code and to call the number on my Chase credit card. So I call and you know what? That department is closed.

    Apparently Chase is so brain dead that they can’t verify your identity and link your card without you speaking by phone to their special department.

  4. I got a message saying “Your identification code has been sent”, but above that, a message “We need your contact information to send you an identification code. Please call the number on the back of your Chase card for help”.

    Chase most definitely has my contact information, so not sure why they’re presenting that bogus message, but I’m certainly not calling them to get a free coffee or two. Seems archaic to be setting up Chase Pay on my iPhone X using the Starbucks app, only to be told I have to go phone (!) to finish set up.

  5. Lucky, you should be using a password manager for security, especially if having trouble remembering passwords is causing you to use less secure ones. I have no idea what my Starbucks password is but it was an easy copy & paste from the Lastpass app.

  6. @ Red — I use LastPass as well, just never got around to adding my Starbucks log-in. Guess I should do that now. 🙂

  7. Looks like this is targeted. I did not get the email or message inside app, but my wife has both an email and message within the app.

  8. “That’s enough to elevate your status from Green to Gold, and also enough for two free drinks or food items. Each drink or food item costs 125 Stars, so you’d have enough for two, and would have 50 Stars towards your third reward.”

    I was green and the 300 points elevated me to gold, but since it used up most of the 300 to get me to gold, it’s not available to redeem for free food/drinks. Others on the slickdeals dot net posted about the same.

  9. Is it just me? I’ve reloaded with the Reserve before, under the assumption that I would get it coded as dining, but alas it did not. It showed up on my bill as Starbucks reload…1pt/$. Anyone else?

  10. As Nick said, if you have personal and business accounts that use the same profile, you can’t use Chase Pay. I spent almost 30 minutes with CS, they are hopeless.

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