…Starbucks! Well let's face it, who doesn't like free status?
I can't say this will be a life changing addition to my air miles arsenal, but Starbuck are giving away free Gold status to those who sign up to their UK programme in the month of January. You might need to pick up a card in store, but if you ask around nicely I'm sure it can be arranged!
Here is the sign up page. A quick note – the instant status is meant to be for new signs ups only, but if you already have an account with them you could be sneaky and register a different email address.
If you ever visit Starbucks in the next year, and let's face it…who doesn't mind paying 3 times the high street cost for coffee, then here is what Gold status brings you:
You’ll receive 1 year of Gold level membership when you use your loyalty card (or our app) to collect 50 Stars within 12 months.
- You still receive all the benefits that our Green level members have, but here are some added extras:
- Free Extra Shots
Get an even bigger boost. Have an extra shot – or more than one – for free.
- Free Syrups
Add some extra flavour to your drink with our selected free syrups.
Complimentary flavour choices include Caramel syrup (regular or sugar free), Vanilla syrup (regular or sugar free), Hazelnut syrup (regular or sugar free), Cinnamon syrup, Almond syrup, and Peppermint syrup.
So whether you like coffee or not, free status is never a bad thing!
Here is a screenshot of my gold status confirmed. The terms and conditions say you need £5 in there, but mine went through without any money. It takes around 24-48 hours for the status to show up.
(H/T to Economy Class and Beyond)