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Targeted: Earn up to 10 points per dollar at Starbucks with eligible Chase credit cards

June 03, 2022
3 min read
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Mmm ... coffee. Wouldn't you love some bonus points on that morning wake-up or afternoon buzz you're buying today?

Now through Aug. 31, you can earn up to 10 points per dollar on Starbucks purchases with eligible Chase credit cards. Here's a look at the promotion and which cards are eligible for bonuses.

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10 points per dollar at Starbucks with these Chase cards

(Photo by Katie Falkenberg/Getty Images)

Chase is offering another "My Bonus" spending promotion for eligible cardholders. We've previously seen this offer for supermarkets, gas stations and other categories. This time, the promotion is for spending at Starbucks.

The promotion runs through Aug. 31 and is valid on up to $500 of spending at Starbucks with your eligible card. Not every card earns the same rate, however.

You can earn 10 points per dollar by using these cards:

You can earn 5% back by using these cards:

Remember that you can turn your cash back rewards into Ultimate Rewards if you combine them with an eligible card.

How to activate this promotion

Activating the offer is simple enough. Go to this link if you're a Sapphire Reserve or Sapphire Preferred cardholder. For Freedom Flex and Freedom Unlimited cardholders, activate the offer using this link.

On the promotion page, you'll enter your last name, the last four digits of your eligible card and your ZIP code. From there, the offer should activate.

I'll point out that my wife easily activated the offer on her Sapphire Reserve without issues. I've made three attempts to activate the offer with my Freedom Flex card, but I keep receiving errors.

Luckily, the promotion runs through Aug. 31, so if you have problems activating as I did, there's still time to try again later.

There is a limit to this promotion, which you should know about. It's limited to $500 in purchases per card.

Bottom line

If you are eligible for this offer and make purchases at Starbucks, it's definitely worth activating the offer and using your eligible card. Until the end of the promotion, these are now the best cards to use for Starbucks purchases.

Remember that your best earning strategy will be using these cards to reload your Starbucks card balance and then paying with that card. In this way, you'll earn the bonus points from Chase and earn Starbucks stars at a higher rate.

And don't forget: If you bring your own reusable cup, Starbucks will also give you 25 bonus stars and a discount of 10 cents.

Featured image by Starbucks Reserve storefront in Palm Springs, CA (Photo by Darren Murph / The Points Guy)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
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Rewards

1 - 3X points
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
1XEarn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases

Intro offer

Earn 80,000 ThankYou® points60,000 points
For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

Annual Fee

$95

Recommended Credit

670-850
Excellent, Good
Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases
Best starter travel card
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
1XEarn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Intro Offer
    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

    Earn 80,000 ThankYou® points
    60,000 points
  • Annual Fee

    $95
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent, Good

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases