For all you Starbucks fans out there. Starbucks announced their new reward program and it is officially in effect as of now. Some good perks, and some not so great. But nothing lasts forever and I'm glad to see that you no longer have to wait for your rewards in the snail mail :) It's about time for that move.
Rewards on Your Card - This was the #1 change requested by their members: no more snail mail postcards for rewards. Free drinks and food rewards are now loaded right onto your Starbucks Card. They will send you an email when you've earned one. All you’ll need to do is bring your Starbucks Card or mobile app to a participating Starbucks store and tell the barista that you have a free reward waiting.
Free Drink or Food - You can now use your “free drink” reward on food too. Any food.
Lucky Dozen - Free rewards come even faster. Gold members will earn a free drink or food reward every 12 Stars instead of 15.
Rewards - such as birthday drinks (and now food) as well as free refills are sticking around YAY!
Bad News - They are no longer offering syrups and soy milk on the house, or offering a free Tall beverage when you buy a bag of whole bean coffee :(
Overall - There are some great new changes, thanks for joining the tech age Starbucks :) Think about all that paper and postage they will save by not having to send out the rewards in the mail!