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 Starbucks.com. 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.

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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?