[Targeted] Square Cash Debit Card: $1 Back On All Coffee Shop Purchases

Unfortunately this offer is actually targeted currently.

The Offer

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  • The Square Cash Debit Card is offering $1 cash back on every purchase at a coffee shop (minimum purchase of $1.50)

The Fine Print

  • Your coffee purchase must be at least $1.50.
  • You cannot redeem the coffee reward more than 10 times in a given day.

Our Verdict

You should also still be able to get a $10 bonus for sending money via Square cash the first time. It’s kind of sad that this debit card is offering a better rewards program than the Chase Starbucks credit card. How useful this promotion is will really depend on how often you pay for coffee (or other items at a coffee shop) and also how long the promotion lasts. I can easily see some people doing this daily (or at least every business day) so that would be a nice reward for them. Another nice thing about this promo is you can manually submit a receipt if it doesn’t automatically track.

Hat tip to reader Clayton

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Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful (@guest_1052810)
September 11, 2020 16:31

Hi, I got this offer and there’s some balance in my Starbucks account.
The online order payment is only giving me one option— my account balance (which is with one Starbucks gift card). Cash card is linked with Apple Pay.

How would I order online , pay with Cash card, and still get my Starbucks membership stars?


hamil (@guest_563716)
February 24, 2018 12:21

I was targeted 1/2

Matthew (@guest_561092)
February 15, 2018 22:28

Shoot, I should have went back to this post before going to the coffee shop twice today. Oh well, only $2 or 39 UR lost lol

Dylan (@guest_559292)
February 9, 2018 14:33

So what you’re saying is I can buy $2 starbucks gift cards then resell them on raise for a profit?

JK, probably doesn’t work on gift cards to begin with.

Brandon (@guest_559248)
February 9, 2018 12:45

Went to Starbucks this morning- tried this out to see and no offer triggered- Spent 2.44

Justin (@guest_559216)
February 9, 2018 11:48

Placed a $2 Dunkin transaction. Didnt get the rewards. There isnt even an option to report the trans for Coffee Rewards (https://squareup.com/help/us/en/article/6270-square-cash-coffee-reward-faqs) so maybe this is truly targeted? I sent a support ticket in

John Doe
John Doe (@guest_562377)
February 21, 2018 01:41

Any reply from them?

Justin (@guest_559212)
February 9, 2018 11:37

Does DD let you reload a card with $2? Min in the app is $10.

Edit: if you send a card it will let you do $2

Sarah E
Sarah E (@guest_559180)
February 9, 2018 10:23

Omg, I love this! A family owned coffee shop opened near my house in the burbs (rare) and I’m going to try this there, and then blab to anyone there about it, to steal from Starbucks up the road 😀

Steve (@guest_559098)
February 9, 2018 02:18

I used my Square Cash Card to reload a starbucks gift card, in-store, for $5 (the minimum according to the cashier), and it didn’t trigger this offer. So, maybe the offer isn’t currently active (expired?), or it’s targeted, or it doesn’t work for gift card reloads, or their system is just broken in general.

Jeremy (@guest_559209)
February 9, 2018 11:35

I was told about the $5 minimum as well. However, I immediately received a notification of using my card at a coffee shop and would receive $1.

Narima (@guest_559056)
February 8, 2018 23:58

Thanks for the info Credit Doc. I used your referral. When does the $1 back expire?