Starbucks Opens Rewards Program Up To Cash And Credit Card Purchases


Starbucks customers keep a surprising amount of money tied up in the coffee chain’s Starbucks cards and mobile app: A 2016 report pegged the number at $1.2 billion, more than some major banks. Part of the reason was that, for Starbucks Rewards customers, paying with money loaded onto a card or the app had become the only way to earn loyalty points—in this case, “Stars.” But that’s about to change. Starbucks has announced that the company will now accept other forms of payments as part of Starbucks Rewards—but you may not want to stop filling up your Starbucks account just yet.

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