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Starbucks Star Days Are Back for a Week of Big Rewards

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From October 18-22, 2021, Starbucks is bringing back their Star Days promotion where you can earn extra points for your Starbucks Rewards account.

Since most of the time you’re only earning 2 Stars per $1 spent, this is a huge opportunity to bank some rewards points for future freebies. Make sure you’re signed up for Starbucks Rewards and have your Starbucks app ready.

To learn more about how to maximize your Stars and get free stuff from Starbucks, check out our list of Starbucks hacks.

Here’s what to expect from Starbucks Star Days during the week ahead:


Monday, Oct. 18: Order a fall drink and earn 25 Stars.

When you order a fall-themed drink — like the PSL, Apple Crisp Macchiato, or the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew — size Grande or larger, you’ll get 25 points credited to your Starbucks Rewards account.

Love fall drinks? We’ve got your guide to the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte & more.


Tuesday, Oct. 19: Load $10 into your Starbucks Rewards account and earn 50 Stars.

A person holding a smartphone with the Starbucks app open above a table with a croissant and drink sitting on it.

Make sure you have a registered Starbucks card attached to your account, and then load $10 onto itl Boom: 50 Stars. That’s like what you’d get from spending $25 in store!

And 50 Stars is enough to get you a free brewed hot coffee, tea, or bakery item


Wednesday, Oct. 20: Get BOGO 50% off drinks.

If you order a drink size Grande or larger, you can add another drink to your order for half off.



Thursday, Oct. 21: Earn triple the Stars on your orders.

For only the second time in Starbucks history, Starbucks is doing Triple Star Thursday.

That means whatever you normally earn for your purchases (for most people it’s 2 Stars per $1 spent), you’ll get triple the Stars on almost every purchase made at participating stores.

Feels like a good time to test out the Starbucks secret menu.


Friday, Oct. 22: Spend $10 to earn 50 Stars.

Starbucks frappuccino specialty drink held in front of a Starbucks

When you make a purchase of $10 (pre-tax), you’ll earn 50 stars on your Starbucks Rewards account.

(You could use that $10 you put onto your Starbucks card earlier in the week — which means that you only spent $10 to earn 100 points. That’s 10 Stars per $1!)


Win additional Stars when you play Starbucks’ 50th anniversary game.

Starbucks Starland game home page

From Oct. 4-24, Starbucks Rewards members can play “Starbucks Starland” to win more than 2 million prizes, including free drinks, gift cards, special trips, and Starbucks Stars. Every purchase gives you a “credit” to play.

Visit starbucksrewardsstarland.com.

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