August 9, 2016 Customer Experience

Starbucks Rewards Members Can Earn Stars with their Morning Commute

Members of the Starbucks Rewards loyalty program can now earn Stars by using Lyft during their morning commute.

Customers using Lyft for the first time, will receive 125 Stars (which Gold members can redeem for a free food or beverage item) after linking their Starbucks Rewards and Lyft accounts. Rewards members will then receive 5 Stars for each additional ride taken during their morning commutes, Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m*. These offers are valid through November 9, 2016.

Also starting today, Starbucks customers can purchase $20 Lyft gift cards when visiting a participating Starbucks store, and as an added benefit, will receive a complimentary $5 Starbucks Card with their purchase**.

Starbucks is committed to providing the most robust digital ecosystem of any retailer in the world. This is the latest example of how the company finds new platforms to engage and stay connected with its customers, and provides Starbucks Rewards™ loyalty members the opportunity to earn Stars through both Starbucks and non-Starbucks purchases.   

For details on how to connect a Lyft account to earn Starbucks Rewards™ Stars, visit Lyft.com/Starbucks.


* Offer valid 08/09/16 - 11/09/2016. To earn Stars, rides must be taken between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. local time, during the offer period. Limited to one qualifying ride per hour. Limited time only, while supplies last. To earn 125 Stars, the new Lyft user must be a Starbucks Rewards member, link their Lyft and Starbucks Rewards accounts and take a first ride during the offer period. 

**Lyft gift cards and the $5 Starbucks bonus gift card offer is for a limited time only, while supplies last. Lyft gift card subject to restrictions, learn more at https://lyft.com/giftcard. Subject to Lyft’s Terms of Service. Must be a Starbucks Rewards member to earn Stars and redeem for free food or drinks at participating stores. Some restrictions apply. See starbucks.com/terms for details.

For more information on this news release, contact the Starbucks Newsroom