Can I redeem Starbucks Stars for cash?

Answered on April 15, 2018
Updated on April 15, 2018
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Amy Miller Amy Miller
Unfortunately, no. You can only redeem your rewards for Starbucks menu items, and only after you accumulate enough Stars. There is no opportunity to redeem for cash. Moreover, Starbucks rewards expire rather quickly compared to the general rewards credit cards. You will lose all the earned Starbucks stars in six months if you fail to redeem. If you want to get more freedom, consider applying for a general cash back card that is not tied to any particular brand. Every cash back card allows you to redeem rewards towards anything you want and rewards never expire. There are cash back credit cards that do not have an annual fee (unlike rather high $49 Starbucks card annual fee) and even have 0% intro APR.
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