It’s nice to see Bonus Stars applied to single food items – especially when it is something you may grab to go with your cup of coffee on your morning dash to work. There are four to choose from – Almond Blossom, Butter, Chocolate, and Beef Sausage. I typically have the Chocolate Croissant at Starbucks (love that gooey dark chocolate when they are heated) but have to admit that I have never seen the Beef and Sausage Croissant Starbucks features in its Bakery Menu. I guess it is just one of those items not carried in every store. I’d love to see it offered consistently, however, because I have a great love for English sausage rolls!
NOTE: I keep reading that some people have not been targeted for this promotion and that is very frustrating indeed. I feel that same frustration quite often when I hear or read about friends in the travel community being targeted for three times the preferred miles when they fly, or bonus points gifts from Hyatt. One would think that companies would like to encourage everyone who uses their product or service to be more engaged and rewarded, but, alas, that is not the case. The secret algorithms often leave out those of us who feel we should be included. It is, indeed, a tough nut to swallow!
I have no advice other than to express your frustration with the company. In cases like these, sometimes a ‘mailed in an envelope’ letter works best.
Also, for a data point…. most of the time the emails arrive between 9:15 and 9:30pm EST. Tonight’s email popped up at 10:46pm.
You’ll notice that with each offer it states that you may use the offer as many times as you would like. Therefore, if you are purchasing more than one item, it always makes sense to pay for each item separately to get the best advantage from the offers. Of course, this rings true for any time you visit Starbucks. Separate transactions. Always.