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Frequent travelers and frequent coffee drinkers likely have a strong crossover — and there’s good news for them. Starbucks is now allowing for award redemptions at cafes located in airports, Targets and select grocery stores.

Earlier this week, Starbucks said it would redesign its rewards program in 2019. In 2016, the loyalty scheme switched to a revenue based program that rewarded members based on the amount spent with the chain, similar to that of many airline mileage programs.

Right now, you earn two stars for every $1 spent, and the program offers two levels of elite status, Green and Gold. You earn a free reward, one food or drink item, for every 125 stars earned and earn Gold status after hitting 300 stars.

Back in February, Starbucks launched its first co-brand credit card with Chase. Starbucks has been testing out cash-free locations in Seattle. Make sure to use a card that earns strong rewards on dining purchases when paying at Starbucks, like the Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x points), Chase Sapphire Preferred or Premier Rewards Gold from American Express (2x points).

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Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card

This cash back card has a focus on dining and entertainment where you can earn unlimited 4% cash back in those spending categories. You can also earn 2% cash back at grocery stores and 1% cash back on all other purchases.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn a one-time $500 cash bonus after you spend $3000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn unlimited 4% cash back on dining and entertainment, 2% at grocery stores and 1% on all other purchases
  • No rotating categories or sign-ups needed to earn cash rewards; plus cash back won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how much you can earn
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Access to premium experiences in dining, entertainment and more
  • $0 intro annual fee for the first year, $95 after that
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.24% - 25.24% (Variable)
Annual Fee
$0 intro for first year; $95 after that
Balance Transfer Fee
$0
Recommended Credit
Excellent, Good

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