Bad news! The new Starbucks rewards program has been changed as of today!
Today is the first day of the new Starbucks Rewards System and they have a pretty good offer to get it kicked off — make any purchase before May 2 and you’ll get Gold Membership. Under the new program rules, you have to earn 300 points in 12 months for Gold Membership so this is actually a really big savings! If you already have a Gold Membership, your membership will be extended for one year.
As far as I can tell, the biggest difference between the Green and Gold membership levels in the new program is that you can get free food/drink when you redeem 125 stars and you’ll get random Monthly Double-Star Days.