My Starbucks Gold Card
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

My Starbucks Gold Card

And Why I Shouldn’t be Judged for Having One

817
My Starbucks Gold Card

Spring semester was hard for me. I was taking intense upper-level classes, doing a research assistantship, pledging a fraternity, working roughly 20 hours a week and trying to stay sane while doing it all.

Over the course of four months, I achieved what only true Starbucks aficionados do. I, Ean Gomez, was awarded the coveted Starbucks Gold Card for my constant dedication to arguably the greatest coffee conglomerate.

Started in 2009, Starbucks’ Gold Card reward system is a loyalty program aimed at any fan of Starbucks products, thanking customers by offering special deals and free drinks after achieving milestones.

There are three levels of "Starbucks groupie": Welcome Level, Green Level and, of course, the coveted Gold Level. Customers who subscribe to the awards system can receive free drinks, special deals, and other loyalty-based rewards.

The reward system is connected with a Starbucks gift card, and when registered on the online site, can be your ticket to birthday perks and endless macchiatos at your favorite store, from your favorite barista.

Starbucks coffee, as any loyal patron like myself knows, is two or even three times the cost of coffee at competing coffee shops. So why should you spend upwards of $5 on a cup of joe and participate in Gold Rewards?

Achieving the title of “Gold Member” is likely the only award I’m going to get in the near future. Using Starbucks’ espresso and sugar-mixed concoctions to get through numerous all-nighters in a given week is the norm, not the exception, for a rising college senior. And trust me, my grades during the spring semester were anything but “grande.”

Additionally, some people who think of Starbucks might not think of simply purchasing coffee. Yes, plain old, no frap, no double shot, triple whip coffee. Hitting the goal to get your very own gold card might not be as expensive as you might think.

Starbucks is not the only coffee chain to engage in a rewards program. Dunkin' Donuts has a program of their own, rewarding customers for purchases on drinks and bakery items. For some reason, "DD Perks" hasn't been as popular with coffee enthusiasts as Starbucks' rewards.

The Starbucks Gold Card is a sign of hard work and dedication, and says, "Hey, this guy really likes his coffee." Raise your Gold Card high and proud, and next time you enter a Starbucks, reap the rewards of a gold member.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

13 Ways Barbie Movies Shaped My Childhood

My childhood would not have been the same without them.

3495
Taylor Hawk

Barbie movies were a huge part of my childhood. I mean huge. If you are like me, I welcome you to take a healthy dose of nostalgia as I explain how Barbie movies shaped my childhood. The movies...

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Pride Doesn't End With June

Here's seven ways you can be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community after pride month ends.

6593
Pride Doesn't End With June
Photo by Sara Rampazzo on Unsplash

As July begins, the month we call 'Pride Month' is technically over. However, just because pride month is over doesn't mean we can't still show pride and support for our LGBT brothers and sisters. This article here will tell you seven ways to be a supportive ally to the LGBTQ+ all year round.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

My 4th Of July Look

MISS SWISS - Glamour On The Go

5779
My 4th Of July Look

Whether I can get to the beach this weekend or I'm just at a friend's pool, I know I'll be picture ready. Fourth of July weekend following so close behind Pennsylvania lifting the state mask mandate has me anticipating many smiling faces, eager to capture the moment.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Eat and Drink Your Way Through Los Angeles With Me

When i die spread my ashes at the Bubba Gump at Citywalk

4271
Eat and Drink Your Way Through Los Angeles With Me
Hailey Hastings via Canva

First and foremost, I am a foodie. In any city that I am in, the first thing I want to know is where the best places to eat and drink are, and I imagine a lot of you are the same. Los Angeles happens to be one of the greatest food cities in the United States, so it's only right that I present you guys with this list. These are the best places (that I have tried) in Los Angeles to eat or drink.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Your Guide to Dryness-Preventing Nutrition

You might be surprised to learn that nearly half of women over the age of 50 struggle with uncomfortable symptoms due to vaginal dryness. This is an extremely common issue for those entering menopause, but it can also affect those of a younger age as well.

4294
Dryness-Preventing Nutrition

You might be surprised to learn that nearly half of women over the age of 50 struggle with uncomfortable symptoms due to vaginal dryness. This is an extremely common issue for those entering menopause, but it can also affect those of a younger age as well. Common issues like UTI’s, yeast infections and medications can cause vaginal dryness but one of the big culprits for both cause and prevention is diet. Supplementing your diet with nutrients and vitamins to encourage your body to produce the hormones it needs are one of the many home remedies for dryness. There are many factors that can cause dryness and the uncomfortable symptoms that come along with it, and diet is one of the big culprits on the list. Keep reading to learn about adopting nutrition habits that both alleviate and prevent dryness!

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments