Posted by William Charles on December 12, 2018
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Published on December 12th, 2018 | by William Charles

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[Expired] [YMMV] Chase Pay: Load Starbucks & Earn Up To 475 Bonus Stars – Last Day

View more Chase Pay deals here, or more Starbucks deals here.

Update 11/01/2018: Conversely some people loaded and didn’t get the Stars, so I’m adding YMMV back.

Update 10/30/18: Reposting because reader David didn’t see the promotion listed anywhere, reloaded $25 anyway and received the bonus stars. Because of that I’m removing the YMMV aspect of the title.

Update 10/29/18: If this isn’t/wasn’t working for you, try the following tips:

  • Make sure your apps are updated to the latest version
  • Log out of your Starbucks account
  • Hope for the best
  • Log back into your Starbucks account
  • Offer appears (hopefully)

This is working for some people, but not everybody. It’s possible the offer is being pushed out to all accounts but is taking some time to propagate. If it’s not currently working I’d recommend trying in a day or two.

Contents

The Offer

No direct link, in app

  • If you reload your Starbucks balance with Chase Pay you can earn up to 475 bonus stars. Each reload needs to be at least $20 and is broken down as follows:
    • Reload once and earn 125 bonus stars
    • Reload twice and earn 275 bonus stars
    • Reload three times and earn 475 bonus stars
  • You can earn a maximum of 475 bonus stars

 

The Fine Print

  • Valid until December 12th, 2018

Our Verdict

A free item at Starbucks costs 125 stars (assuming you already have gold status, otherwise you need to earn 300 stars for gold status first). If you maxed out this promotion by doing three loads of $20 you’d have enough for 3.8 free items/drinks. If you’re a Starbucks fan, don’t forget about the Starbucks Bingo game either. Overall this is a pretty good deal if you’re going to need the Starbucks credit anyway.

Hat tip to readers Mahesh D & @beeferl



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Jay
Jay

I don’t see this promo anywhere in my Starbucks app. Targeted?

po
po

me either.

Nick
Nick

I don’t see it either. My guesses are either it’s iOS only (original screenshot was iOS, I’m on Android), or I actually added just Chase Pay to the App after seeing this post, so maybe that’s why I don’t see it.

Edward
Edward

I have iOS and its not there for me. I went ahead and reloaded just to see if I get the first bonus of 125 stars. Didnt want to do all three until i see the first bonus post.

Mikey
Mikey

Starbucks rewards are not always instantaneous: I qualified for 125 stars through a bagged coffee purchase over 3 weeks ago. I called customer service and was told the awards would not be issued until November. Same thing with the current Marriott game, even earning just 50 points is taking weeks to actually see in your account.

Eddie B
Eddie B

Yeah, I remember a similar promo last year with Starbucks and Chase Pay. I believe it took about a week for the stars to finally show up on my account.

Jay
Jay

The T&C explicitly say that the Bonus Stars for this promo will be loaded within 24 hours of fulfilling the requirements.

Edward
Edward

Update. I received the 125 points and I still have not not seen the offer on my inbox or my app. I’m going to reload again tomorrow and hope that I get the additional points. Didn’t want to do it today in case there’s a limit of 1 per day.

Jay
Jay

I don’t see it on either iOS or Android.

Nicky L.
Nicky L.

It’s probably just targeted, I have a Pixel XL and I see it..

raekwon
raekwon

I got it on Android.

Aks
Aks

Similar situation. It showed up in my Starbucks android app a couple of hours after I added Chase Pay to the app.

Azurik
Azurik

I have Android and see it on my phone.

Kevin
Kevin

Opinion:
Occasionally you can buy Starbucks gift card at 50% at Groupon.
Also if you use Cash App you can get 1$ back on any coffee shop purchases above 1.5$ (ideally 66% cash back :D)
For this deal, you are spending 60$ for Starbucks which you probably can get with 30$ on a good deal. So roughly you are paying around 30$ more for 475 stars.

Tom
Tom

Appreciate the tips, but I have honestly never once been targeted for that Groupon, and it drives me crazy every time I see it posted. I suppose I can dream… also, I’ve never spent below $3 at starbucks, but I guess that’s just me…

Kevin
Kevin

Hi Tom
If you really like being targeted for Groupon deals you can just create 10-15 Groupon accounts and each time one or two of them gets targeted.
You can use the gmail “.” trick to create a lot of Groupon accounts

Tom
Tom

Good idea, thanks for the suggestion, never really thought about that in terms of Groupon… no DPs of any sort of adverse action by Groupon I assume?

Kevin
Kevin

based on personal experiences there is no problem

tidefan123
tidefan123

This deal also has the plus of getting 5x UR for the Chase Freedom quarter!

Eric M.
Eric M.

You’d need to load $25 instead of $20 but otherwise this seemingly pairs decently with the CSR Chase Pay bonus.

Kimbra
Kimbra

What is the CSR CP bonus? Do you have a link?

Kimbra
Kimbra

I found this. Is it valid on each card? “Everyone can easily earn the second offer, which is for an additional 1,500 bonus points. To earn this bonus, simply make 5 purchases of $25+ while using Chase Pay between October 1st and the end of the year. This can be anywhere that accepts Chase Pay, so this is very easy for everyone to earn.”

Eric M.
Eric M.

https://www.doctorofcredit.com/chase-pay-earn-10-back-or-1000-points-at-shoprite-1500-points-for-making-5-purchases-elsewhere/

Per the post it’s available to all Chase Sapphire, Sapphire Preferred & Sapphire Reserve cardholders.

Personally I haven’t completed this specific offer yet but in the past the points have always posted to my account after hitting the requirement. If it gets to December and I haven’t completed the purchases I’ll probably use this promo to do so.

Mae
Mae

The Sapphire promo expiration date is confusing—the link opens up to 10/31 but I see people saying the end of the year. Is it the end of the year because the Chase link doesn’t say that when I clicked on it.

Patato
Patato

Go through to the actual Chase promo page and in the fine print you will see regarding offer 2: “This offer is valid from 10/01/2018 through 12/31/2018. To qualify for this offer, you must make 5 transactions using your consumer Chase Sapphire Reserve card with your Chase Pay account during checkout. ”

Very clearly through the end of the year.

Mae
Mae

Clicked wrong link..see it now. Thanks!
Is this actually valid for the regular Sapphire too? The specific links state Preferred and Reserve but no mention of regular Sapphire…

P
P

Also make sure that you sign up for Menu Challenge or Star Dash that Starbucks sometimes sends out via email or in the app. My current offer from Starbucks is to visit five times (not five days) and earn 200 stars. I just buy a mini vanilla scone 5 times from the app ($1.31 x 5) and I will meet the requirement.

Tom
Tom

Stick it to the man!!

potatoslayer
potatoslayer

Wow. Even better than my trick of ordering at the counter and then from the app individual items.

I also use the cash App and reload $5 on my GC and get the $1 boost at coffee shops in the same visit.

David
David

I don’t see it in the app. I added Chase pay as a payment method and it still didn’t show up.

Brian
Brian

Make it $25 to hit some of those Sapphire Chase Pay bonus minimums before 12/31. Usually, I’ll buy Starbucks credit at a discount, but these two birds are worth the full-proceed stone.

Chris
Chris

I was notified via the Starbucks app of this offer after initially thinking it was in the Chase Pay app.

Joey
Joey

A non-related Chase question: does targeted mail offer bypass 5/24? I received a letter with a 12 digit code. Never seen this before.

Alexis
Alexis

No

Joey
Joey

Thank you.

NinjaX
NinjaX

no. stop asking the same off-topic question on different posts trying to get a different answer.

MoreSun
MoreSun

NinjaX FTW

Joey
Joey

I was not trying to get different answers actually, just wasn’t sure if anyone would answer me so I chose only the 2 newest Chase posts. Thanks for answering but really this is a forum for everyone to share, help, and be helped. No need for you to be so snarky.

Blt
Blt

What promo are you talking about that requires a $25 purchase?

calwatch
calwatch

Chase Pay 5X for 1500 points but requires $25 minimum purchase. If you don’t go to Shell, Best Buy, or any of the other places with Chase Pay this might not be worth it for you.

Blah
Blah

For those not seeing the offer in the SB app…Sign out of the app and sign back in. I just did and the offer showed up.

Beefer
Beefer

If you milk the free drinks this is easily a $30 bonus. I can get a $11 drink there easily. Not bad!

Mikey
Mikey

Got this in my Starbucks app inbox at 8:40P Eastern (a few minutes ago). So you don’t go through the CHASE PAY app, you simply add CHASE PAY as a form of payment in the Starbucks app ( if you have not already done so) and away you go.

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

Didn’t show up for me when you first posted, just checked back now & it’s there. Guessing it’s just a slow roll out.

Sa
Sa

Do they match Dunkin Donuts status?

NinjaX
NinjaX

u dont need a status match dude. super easy to get 300 stars. OR get the VIP ultimate plus black super power ranger credit card from shutdown chase.

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