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Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« on: March 19, 2019, 01:22:39 PM »
Starbucks is making changes to their rewards program and part of that is a slight devaluation of stars, but they also add options:

- A free Drink (i.e. frappucino, lattes, etc) is now 150 stars instead of 125 (stars are usually 2 for every dollar spent, so now you will need to spend $75 instead of $62.50 to get a free drink (assuming no bonus stars).

- However, they are also adding new options - brewed coffee is now only 50 stars. (Previously, if you wanted a brewed coffee, you'd have to use 125 stars, so it wasn't worth it). Essentially a free cup of regular coffee for every $25 spent.

They are also going to have other options as well in terms of food and customizations that you can use stars for.

The change takes place on 4/16, so you might want to use your stars now.

https://www.starbucks.com/rewards/comingsoon

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 08:56:35 AM »
Apparently, a misto (coffee with steamed milk) codes at a 50 star item. You can then add a shot of espresso (presumably more than one), and it still codes as 50. This is the hot drink I get the most and it used to be 125.

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 09:37:59 AM »
Yes, for people who primarily get plain coffee it's better. I think I need to try this with Iced Coffee over the summer and see how much it is.

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 09:50:31 AM »
Yes, for people who primarily get plain coffee it's better. I think I need to try this with Iced Coffee over the summer and see how much it is.
My point is it even works for this non plain coffee drink. You can bacially build a drink that's close to a latte for 50 stars by adding steamed milk and 3 shots to coffee.

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 09:51:49 AM »
$8 version for 50 stars.

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 12:21:19 PM »
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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2019, 12:22:40 PM »
Where does that fall on this list?
https://www.star-k.org/articles/kosher-lists/1709/starbucks/

Is this old or new? It's not dated...
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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2019, 12:22:57 PM »
Where does that fall on this list?
https://www.star-k.org/articles/kosher-lists/1709/starbucks/
It's hot espresso + hot coffee + hot milk.

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2019, 12:24:32 PM »
It's hot espresso + hot coffee + hot milk.
So only acceptable while traveling according to the Star-K...
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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2019, 12:24:47 PM »
Is this old or new? It's not dated...
They keep it updated.
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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2019, 12:25:34 PM »
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2019, 11:42:35 AM »
Apparently, a misto (coffee with steamed milk) codes at a 50 star item. You can then add a shot of espresso (presumably more than one), and it still codes as 50. This is the hot drink I get the most and it used to be 125.
You my friend are a true ddfer. Great Kup (no pun intended) and just saved me a lot of money.

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2019, 03:32:07 PM »
You my friend are a true ddfer. Great Kup (no pun intended) and just saved me a lot of money.
Wasn't intentional! One day while I was mobile ordering intending to pay, I saw it came up as a 50 star item. I decided to try it out and sure enough, it went through.

Odd that iced coffee comes in at 150 but a misto is 50. Decided I need to use up my stars pretty quickly before they find the hole and fill it.

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2019, 09:45:46 AM »
Wasn't intentional! One day while I was mobile ordering intending to pay, I saw it came up as a 50 star item. I decided to try it out and sure enough, it went through.

Odd that iced coffee comes in at 150 but a misto is 50. Decided I need to use up my stars pretty quickly before they find the hole and fill it.

Almost makes me want to order a misto, and then after paying say -'hey, can you pour that over ice?' :)

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Re: Starbucks Rewards changes/devaluation
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2019, 11:12:59 AM »
Almost makes me want to order a misto, and then after paying say -'hey, can you pour that over ice?' :)
I'll have a misto with 4 shots over ice in a venti cup, and you know what, hold the coffeee  ;D