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Chase credit cardholders can earn 10 times more points at Starbucks this summer

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Calling all coffee lovers: if you visit Starbucks this summer with an eligible Chase credit card, you can earn up to 10 points per dollar or 5% cash back on up to $500 in purchases made through the Starbucks website or app, depending on which card you’re using.

The promotion starts on May 31 and ends on August 31. Below, select the details you need to know about the promotions and how to get the most out of them.

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Chase Credit Cards Promotion Starbucks

To be eligible for the bonus cash-back offer or the chance to win 10X Chase Ultimate Rewards®, you must register your card by August 31 using one of the activation links below.

Once your card is registered, you can earn additional rewards on your Starbucks purchases. For the 10X points bonus, you’ll earn an additional 7X points on top of the 3X points you already get from using your card to eat. For the 5% cash back promotion, you will earn an additional 2% cash back on top of the 3% you already earn in the restaurant spending category.

For the 10X points promotion, eligible credit cards include the Chase Sapphire Reserve® and Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card. Register your credit card earning points via this link by August 31. Ultimate rewards points can be transferred to travel partners where you can get great value from them – many travel bloggers value them at around 1.5 cents each – meaning 10X points could equate to a return 15% (or more) on your Starbucks spend.

Chase Sapphire Reserve®

  • Awards

    Earn 5X the total points on air travel and 10X the total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards® immediately after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases by year. Earn 3 X points on other trips and restaurants and 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases, plus 10 X points on Lyft rides through March 2025

  • welcome bonus

    Earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

  • Annual subscription

  • Introduction AVR

  • Regular APR

  • Balance Transfer Fee

  • Foreign transaction fees

  • Credit needed

Advantages

  • $300 annual travel credit for travel purchases
  • Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee credit of up to $100 every four years
  • Priority Pass™ Select lounge access in over 1,000 VIP lounges in over 500 cities worldwide
  • Points are worth 50% more when redeemed for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Special Benefits at The Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection
  • Free Year of Lyft Pink Membership

The inconvenients

  • High annual fees, but they can be offset by taking advantage of all the benefits of the card
  • No introductory APR
  • Estimated rewards earned after 1 year: $1,469
  • Estimated awards earned after 5 years: $3,346

Total rewards include points earned through welcome bonus

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Awards

    $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Resort Credit, 5X points on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 3X points on dining, 2X points on all other travel purchases and 1X points on all other purchases

  • welcome bonus

    Earn 80,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. It’s $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

  • Annual subscription

  • Introduction AVR

  • Regular APR

    16.24% – 23.24% variable on purchases and balance transfers

  • Balance Transfer Fee

    Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater

  • Foreign transaction fees

  • Credit needed

Advantages

  • Points are worth 25% more when redeemed for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Transfer points to major frequent travel programs at a 1:1 rate, including: IHG® Rewards Club, Marriott Bonvoy™ and World of Hyatt®
  • Travel coverages include: Collision Damage Waiver for Rental Vehicles, Baggage Delay Insurance and Trip Delay Reimbursement
  • No fees charged on purchases made outside the United States

The inconvenients

  • $95 annual fee
  • No Intro 0% APR
  • Estimated rewards earned after 1 year: $1,506
  • Estimated awards earned after 5 years: $2,528

Total rewards include points earned through welcome bonus

Hunt Unlimited Freedom®

  • Awards

    Enjoy 5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, our premier rewards program that lets you redeem rewards for cash back, travel, gift cards and more; 3% cash back on drugstore purchases and restaurant meals, including eligible takeout and delivery services, and 1.5% on all other purchases

  • welcome bonus

    Earn an extra 1.5% on everything you buy (up to $20,000 spent in the first year) – worth up to $300 in cash back. That’s 6.5% on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 4.5% on restaurants and drugstores, and 3% on all other purchases.

  • Annual subscription

  • Introduction AVR

    0% for the first 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers

  • Regular APR

    15.24% to 23.99% variable

  • Balance Transfer Fee

    Introductory fee of $5 or 3% of each transfer amount, whichever is greater, on transfers made within 60 days of account opening. After that, either $5 or 5% of each transfer amount, whichever is greater.

  • Foreign transaction fees

    3% of each transaction in US dollars

  • Credit needed

Advantages

  • No annual fee
  • Rewards can be transferred to a Chase Ultimate Rewards card
  • Generous welcome bonus

The inconvenients

  • 3% fees levied on foreign transactions

Chase Freedom Flex℠

  • Awards

    5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate (then 1%), 5% cash back on travel booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 3% on pharmacy purchases and meals (including eligible takeout and delivery services), 1% cash back on all other purchases

  • welcome bonus

    $200 cash back after spending $500 on purchases within the first three months of account opening

  • Annual subscription

  • Introduction AVR

    0% for the first 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers

  • Regular APR

    15.24% to 23.99% variable

  • Balance Transfer Fee

    Introductory fee of $5 or 3% of each transfer amount, whichever is greater, on transfers made within 60 days of account opening. After that, either $5 or 5% of each transfer amount, whichever is greater.

  • Foreign transaction fees

  • Credit needed

Advantages

  • No annual fee
  • Generous welcome bonus
  • Opportunity to earn up to 5% cash back in select categories upon activation
  • Rewards can be transferred to a Chase Ultimate Rewards card

The inconvenients

  • Bonus categories must be activated quarterly
  • 3% fees levied on foreign transactions
  • Estimated rewards earned after 1 year: $852
  • Estimated awards earned after 5 years: $2,844

Total rewards include cashback earned from welcome bonus

Be sure to save your maps before you make purchases in the Starbucks app or online because you won’t earn bonus rewards until you do. Also, it looks like you won’t get bonus points or cashback for swiping your card through a Starbucks register, you’ll need to top up in the Starbucks app to earn the extra rewards.

Keep in mind that if you use one of these cards in the Starbucks app, you’ll also earn Starbucks® Rewards for all your purchases, which are redeemable for free items in-store. Between the points or cashback you’ll earn using your Chase card and the freebies you’ll score using the app, you can really get a good amount of rewards on your next coffee run.

At the end of the line

If you visit Starbucks regularly, one of the four Chase cards listed above will net you a decent amount of rewards. And with this new promotion, you’ll be able to earn a whole lot more points or cash back on your next Starbucks visit, not to mention additional benefits through Starbucks just by using the app.

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