Every quarter of the year, Groupon emails some of their past customers a deal of $10 Starbucks credit for $5.
Check for an email from Groupon to see if you were included in the deal today.
Look for the email.
If you have multiple Groupon accounts, first go to Groupon.com and Sign Out of your account.
Click on the "Starbucks $5 for $10" link in your email.
Click Buy, and log-in using the same email address that received the email from Groupon.
After ordering for $5, view your Groupons on the website or Groupon app, then click Redeem Groupon.
The eGift card (the barcode displayed by Groupon) can be printed and used at any Starbucks, or loaded into the Starbucks app on your phone.
To load into the Starbucks app, click Pay, Reload, and Add Starbucks Card.
Buy something in-store (coffee, hot chocolate, snack, etc.) and pay with the Starbucks app.
Do this by adding funds to your app by clicking the "Pay" button at the top, then pay with those funds in-store.
Here is a brief video tutorial.
Your account will be automatically upgraded to "Gold level" for one year.
Once upgraded to Gold, check for a Gold card within the "Pay" section of the app.
You can transfer funds to your Gold card, and get perks like free refills during your same in-store visit.
Earn 2 stars for every $1 you spent.
Earn a free sandwich (or any food/drink item) for each 125 stars you earn.
Sandwiches normally sell for about $5 to $7.
If you buy one Starbucks coffee about twice a week, Gold will earn you a free sandwich about once every 3 months.
Free refills of hot or iced brewed coffee and tea during a single in-store visit.
If you earn at least 300 stars within a year from now, you will keep Gold Status for the next year.