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If you want to be rewarded for your daily cup of joe, we found some great credit cards that offers extra rewards on Starbucks spending. The need for coffee has become an insoluble bond between tired Americans from sea to shining sea. Whether it’s a “Quintuple Venti Soy Caramel Mocha Swirlachino, Extra Warm, Extra Foam, Extra Shot of Fairy Dust” or a plain old black coffee, we love our caffeine and we know where to find it. Here are our top three credit cards for Starbucks fanatics.
Chase Freedom®: Best for online Starbucks shoppers
The Chase Freedom® offers rotating bonus rewards categories with 5% cash back (on up to $1,500 in spending per quarter) and 1% rewards on everything else.
The Chase Freedom® has a signup bonus: Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. If you shop online through the Chase Ultimate Rewards bonus mall, you can receive up to 10 rewards points per dollar spent, including six points per dollar spent at StarbucksStore.com.
Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card: Best for those who dig both coffee and entertainment
The Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card offers 2 points per dollar spent on dining — Starbucks counts! — and entertainment spending and 1 point on everything else.
Rewards are redeemable for a multitude of things, including travel, cash, cash equivalents, gift cards, merchandise and more. We recommend you redeem them at a rate of 1 cent per point for Starbucks gift cards for your morning (or afternoon, or midnight) coffee fix.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card: Best for highly caffeinated travel enthusiasts
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card offers 2 points per dollar spent on dining and travel, and 1 point for every dollar spent elsewhere. Like with the Chase Freedom®, you can use the Chase Ultimate Rewards bonus mall to earn extra points on your StarbucksStore.com purchases.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card has a killer signup bonus: Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. And if you add an authorized user and make a purchase in the first three months of account opening, you’ll get an additional 5,000 points. Rewards are best redeemed for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards at a rate of 1.25 cents per point, or transferred to one of Chase’s travel partners at a rate of 1.25 – 5 cents per point. Moral of the story? Drink Starbucks, see the world.
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