Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is off to a great (sleepy) start. I was at the Seattle FTU travel conference over the weekend and enjoyed listening to the great presentations and talking to many new and returning attendees. In other news, there is a Starbucks AMEX Offer that came out a few weeks ago that I recently linked to my American Express Blue Business Plus Credit Card. With the AMEX Offer, you can get 15% cash back on Starbucks, up to $5 cash back. $5 may not seem like much, but that is basically a free drink and 15% discount on Starbucks is a pretty good discount. You can sometimes buy more discounted Starbucks eGCs online, but those are prone to fraud and I didn’t want to risk my Starbucks account to save a few bucks. With the AMEX Offer, it clearly states that “app reloads” will work for the AMEX Offer, so that is exactly what I did.
In the Starbucks app, click on the Cards tab and click the Add Money button. Then add your American Express credit card that you have linked to the AMEX Offer. Then select the amount you want to reload. To max out the $5 cash back amount, you would need to load $33.33 ($33.33 x 15% = $5). But the Starbucks app only has set reload amounts ($5.00, $10,00, etc. in $5 increments), so I decided to load $30 to my Starbucks card. Then click the green button to load your Starbucks card.
Shortly after the reload was processed, I received a confirmation email from Starbucks. I thought the AMEX Offer email would come around the same time, but it never showed up. I was slightly nervous, but decided to wait a few days and see what happened.
Thankfully, after just 2 days, the Starbucks AMEX Offer cash back posted to my account ($30 x 15% = $4.50). I don’t go to Starbucks very often (I much prefer Peet’s Coffee in the Bay Area), but I can always find a use for Starbucks either around the country or at any airport.
If you have any questions about triggering the Starbucks AMEX Offer, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!