**Update: This deal has been extended until May 12, so you still have a chance to go from Green to Gold with just ONE purchase! But hurry...
The new Starbucks Rewards System started a few days ago—what do you guys think of it so far? I may have some news that will cheer you up. If you make any purchase at your local Starbucks before May 2nd you will automatically get a Gold Membership!
You guys have no idea how long I have been trying to get my Gold Membership. The fact that I can now get it with just one purchase—I am not sure if I am excited or bummed. Though, under the new program rules you will have to earn 300 Stars within 12 months to get a Gold Membership—so this is a much less expensive way to get that status.
With the Gold Membership, you will get a free menu item from Starbucks when you redeem 125 Stars, plus you will also get those random Monthly Double-Star Days that everyone loves. I know so many people were complaining about the new program they are implementing but maybe this will change your views. With the new system, if you missed the memo, you earn 2 Stars for every $1 spent. So you will need to spend $63 to get a free item this time around. No wonder they are offering Gold Membership so easily now!
Please keep in mind, any Stars you accumulate at the Green level will not transfer over to your Gold Status. What happens if you are already a Gold Member? Existing Gold Members will get an additional year of Gold Status.
So guys, maybe now Gold is the new Green?