November 3, 2009
My Starbucks Rewards program is coming in December?
Starbucks is revising its stored-value affinity card programs, making it easier harder to get free Wi-Fi. Starbucks ties two consecutive hours per day of no-cost Wi-Fi to purchases made using a stored-value card.
In the new system, called My Starbucks Rewards, The new card FAQ says that you remain active at the green level for two years following your last transaction.
Essentially, Starbucks is consolidating its different card programs into one program on Dec. 26. Each drink transaction will net you a star, and five stars qualifies you for two hours of free, daily Wi-Fi. Here’s where it gets interesting:
“After five transactions, you’re boosted into the Green Level — green being Starbucks’ corporate color — and you qualify for the daily Wi-Fi allotment with no further purchases. In fact, the FAQ says that you remain active at the green level for two years following your last transaction. So those that want the two-hours-a-day Wi-Fi without purchasing drinks need only prime the pump lightly.”
Overall, the program seems very confusing, hopefully the details will clear out as it gets closer to the release day.
source and [http://wifinetnews.com/archives/2009/11/starbucks_makes_it_easier_different_to_get_free_wi-fi.html