My Starbucks Gold Card – Finally Here!

It’s Finally Here!

I earned it March 13th and I received it on April 5th so it takes about 3 weeks for you to get your Starbucks Gold card once you earn it.

The card comes attached to a tent card that is also a coupon for a free handcrafted drink. On the card is an explanation of your Gold level rewards although they’re not that impressive. Actually they look like the same benefits you get with a green card. The only additional benefit is a free drink every 15 stars.

My strategy is to purchase my normal coffee every morning for less than $2. Once I get the 15 stars I can use the coupon for a Venti Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte, my fav and it saves me a good $5 right there.

Once you get the Gold card it automatically shows up on your account at You will then need to transfer funds to your new card before you can use it. It does not have the same number as your old card.

If you also use the Starbucks Mobile Card iPhone app you will need to sign onto your account on your iPhone and update your card there also. Once you update your iPhone Mobile card app the home screen displays your new Gold Coffee icon instead of your old cards design. You can see that here on my flickr account.

So that’s the scoop on the Starbucks Gold Card. After 30 stars, or 30 purchases you too could be walking around with a gold piece of plastic that signifies nothing really. Just that you are a coffee addict. Is there a cure for that?

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  • aileen

    hey, awesome that you received your gold card!

    I recently entered Gold card status (not that it really matters since Starbucks has free wi-fi for everyone now).. I was wondering how do i know when my card is already on the way? If I have a billing address on my account already, is that good enough? I can’t see anything on the website that tells me that my gold card is on the way.

    • David (author)

      There is no way to track the gold card. I know originally Starbucks stated it takes 4-8 weeks for you to receive the card. It only took 3 weeks for me to get though. You might get it sooner than you think. 😉

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