Chase and Starbucks Partner for New Rewards Visa Card
Coffee drinkers are in for a treat with the new Starbucks Rewards Visa card, a co-branded credit card for folks who love coffee – and credit card rewards.
Whether you have fair credit, are just starting to build a credit score, or already have good credit, you can apply for the new Starbucks Rewards Visa card from Chase. The card is integrated directly into the Starbucks Rewards customer loyalty program, so it’s easy to redeem rewards. The card is accepted worldwide everywhere that accepts Visa, and rewards can be redeemed for free drinks and snacks at over 8,000 Starbucks locations around the globe.
Matt Ryan, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Starbucks, said the card will make it easier for customers to earn rewards, “because of how easily it fits into their daily lives. This credit card also makes every day more rewarding for Starbucks and Chase customers through the ability to quickly earn…benefits – including more food and beverage rewards for any occasion.”
Stars as points
Rewards are earned in the form of “Stars,” which are good for various drink upgrades or free drinks, as well as for food. New card members get 2,500 Stars when they spend $500 at Starbucks in the first three months of having their card, which is equal to buying 20 food or beverage items. Digital cards are immediately loaded onto the Starbucks app as soon as customers are approved, and a physical card will follow in the mail seven to 10 days after the application is successfully processed.
Other benefits include bonus Stars when customers use their Starbucks Rewards Visa cards to load their registered Starbucks Rewards card within the mobile app for the first time, plus one Star for every four dollars spent outside a Starbucks store, one Star for every dollar digitally loaded onto their Starbuck Rewards card using the Starbucks Visa card, instant Gold Status in the Starbucks Rewards program, and specially curated food and beverage rewards selected by baristas and loaded automatically to the cardholder’s Starbucks Rewards account.