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Starbucks loves to give away extra points to Starbucks Rewards members, but you’ll especially want to perk up whenever Starbucks Star Days happen. That’s because it’s one of the best ways to get more Starbucks Stars which you can use to get future freebies. You can earn 2x or 3x Stars for every dollar spent on these special days.
Usually, Star Days happen in mid-October (we last saw Star Days take place Oct. 17 – 23, 2022), but then there was one in early May following the debacle of the Earth Day Starbucks points being taken away on some accounts. Today, May 31, is another Starbucks Double Star Day, so make sure to activate the deal in your app today!
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TODAY is a Starbucks Double Star Day! Activate the deal in your account now.
Throughout the year, Starbucks has Double Star Days where you can earn double Stars on all your purchases that day. These days are randomly promoted throughout the year and are hard to predict. With that said, keep your eyes peeled for app alerts; you can get Starbucks Double Stars or even Triple Stars when you activate it on your account.
Today, May 31, is another Double Star Day. That means getting double the points on your Starbucks Rewards account. Just click on the deal through the app to activate it and start earning double points on all purchases for May 31.
For the Triple Star Day offer (if you got one) the messaging says something like: “Just for you — tap the button to activate a special Triple Star Day … You’ll earn free favorites three times faster with your orders.”
To activate these offers, you must pay using your Starbucks Card or linked payment method, or by scanning your Starbucks app before checkout. The offer is unique and exclusive to each Rewards account.
Here’s when Star Days occurred in the past year:
- May 2, 2023
- Feb. 14 – 16, 2023
- Jan. 10, 2023
- Sept. 13, 2022
Starbucks Star Days gives away 1 million Stars per day.
Every day during Starbucks Star Days, Starbucks gives 1,000 Stars to 1,000 people — that’s 1 million stars a day. To qualify for their sweepstakes, you have to make a purchase from your Starbucks Rewards account (up to two entries per day).
Starbucks lets you know through your account if you won the 1,000-Star prize — which is enough for five free Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
Related: Get to Know the Starbucks Holiday Menu
Play the Starbucks Star Day game to win a free drink & more Stars.
In 2022 Starbucks released the Stars Day Arcade, which could get you even more Stars added to your Starbucks Rewards account. Heck, even free Starbucks drinks or bakery items were up for grabs.
There were three games that you could play that could earn you two prizes per day: Star Catch, Star Rush, and Star Blast. While you could win up to two prizes a day, not every game you play would get you prizes. Basically, you had to play many times to get a freebie.
Here’s everything you could get from the Starbucks Star Day Arcade:
- Free bakery item up to $3.01 in value
- Free fall beverage or handcrafted drink up to $5.50 in value
- 150 Stars (typically earned by spending $75 – $150)
- 100 Stars (typically earned by spending $50 – $100)
- 50 Stars (typically earned by spending $25 – $50)
- 25 Stars (typically earned by spending $12.50 – $25)
- 10 Stars (typically earned by spending $5 – $10)
- 5 Stars (typically earned by spending $2.50 – $5)
Earn double Stars when you use a Starbucks gift card.
When you preload a Starbucks gift card to your Starbucks Rewards account, you can get double the Stars on all your Starbucks Rewards purchases. That means you’ll be that much closer to getting your free Starbucks drinks.
Starbucks gift cards from Raise.com go up to a 4.2% discount. You can also get a 5% discount on all your gift cards from Target if you have a Target RedCard.
Starbucks has other games and promos throughout the year that’ll earn you more Stars.
Starbucks Star Days aren’t the only time you can get free Starbucks through their online games. Every year Starbucks releases a “Starbucks for Life” game. There’s also the “Starbucks Summer Game” where you can earn Stars and free Starbucks every day for a year.
Starbucks for Life goes live at the end of November and lasts until the new year. The Starbucks Summer Game typically runs from mid-July to mid-August, but in 2023 started in May.