TERMS OF USE FOR STARBUCKS REWARDS™ PROGRAM

Updated: 01/11/2018

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR PARTICIPATING IN THE STARBUCKS REWARDS™ PROGRAM, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE STARBUCKS REWARDS™ PROGRAM.

These Terms of Use apply to your access to, and use of, all or part of any website or mobile application, and participation in, the Starbucks Rewards™ Program which is operated by Viet Idea Food & Beverages Company Limited (“Starbucks”), a licensee of Starbucks Corporation in Vietnam. These Terms of Use do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with Starbucks for other products and services. Starbucks reserves the right to change, modify and/or eliminate Starbucks Rewards™ Program and/or all or any portion of these Terms of Use or any policy, FAQs, or guideline pertaining to Starbucks Rewards™ Program at any time and in its sole discretion. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the revisions to https://card.starbucks.vn, and you waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes or modifications. Your participation in Starbucks Rewards™ Program confirms your acceptance of these Terms of Use and any such changes or modifications; therefore, you should review these Terms of Use and applicable policies and FAQs frequently to understand the terms and conditions that apply to Starbucks Rewards™ Program. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you must stop participating in Starbucks Rewards™ Program.

The Starbucks Rewards™ Program is intended for personal use only. Commercial use is prohibited. This program is not targeted towards, nor intended for use by, anyone under the age of 18.

Please read the Privacy Statement available at http://en.starbucks.vn/about-us/company-information/online-policies/privacy-statement carefully to understand how Starbucks collects, uses and discloses information about customers and how to update or change your personal information and how we communicate with you.

Starbucks Rewards™ Program is one way in which Starbucks endeavors to reward and thank loyal customers for patronizing our business, and purchasing Starbucks products. Members of Starbucks Rewards™ Program are able to earn and accumulate “Stars” that can be redeemed for Starbucks Rewards™ Program’s benefits, also known as “Rewards”, at Starbucks stores in Vietnam.

Starbucks Card

The Starbucks Card refers to a physical Starbucks branded plastic card that is a reusable card that customers can load money onto and use to make purchases at Starbucks stores only. The Starbucks Card is valid only in Vietnam (all Starbucks stores in Vietnam), and must be activated at the minimum value of VND100,000 per card for the first use. If you want to purchase Starbucks Cards as gift cards, they just need to be activated. Once you activate a Starbucks Card, it can be used to make purchases just as you would use cash or credit card but is even easier and faster card, and however the Starbucks Card is non-refundable as well as not exchangeable for cash or credit balance. Normally, you can check your Starbucks Card balance by asking the barista at the any Starbucks stores, and at https://card.starbucks.vn or the mobile application if you have registered to join the Starbucks RewardTM program. When the balance gets low, the Starbucks Card can be reloaded with for further purchase. For reloading, Starbucks Card can be reloaded in denominations of Vietnamese Dong for any amount between VND50,000 and VND5,000,000, provided that VND5,000,000 is the maximum amount a card can hold at any time. You are required to activate/reload the Starbucks Card by cash or credit card, but you can’t use the Starbucks Card to activate/reload another Starbucks Card.

A non-registered Starbucks Card has a duration of three (03) years as from the last financial transaction by using such non-registered Starbucks Card. Meanwhile, a registered Starbucks Card shall expire on the end date of a three (03) year-period as from the last financial transaction by using such registered Starbucks Card or on the termination date of the Starbucks Rewards™ Program as notified to the competent authority and announced at the Starbucks stores in Vietnam, subject to the sooner date. Within the scope of these Terms, the “financial transaction” shall be one of the following actions:

  • Activation
  • Reload
  • Redemption Rewards for a registered Starbucks Card
  • Purchasing transaction
  • Fund Transfer (as defined herein below) between the registered Starbucks Cards
Upon the expiration of any Starbucks Card, the Starbucks Card balance shall become revenue of Starbucks without any Starbucks’ responsibility for the Starbucks Card holder.

Joining Starbucks Rewards™ Program

You can enroll in Starbucks Rewards™ Program and begin accumulating Stars by visiting https://card.starbucks.vn or installing applicable mobile application and following prompts to create a Starbucks Rewards™ account and register at least one (1) activated physical Starbucks Card to such account. Upon signing up an account, you will receive a verification email to your email address that is used for signing up and activating your account (Please contact us if you do not receive the verification email within 24 hours).

The registration process may require that you provide the following information: password, email address (required in order to receive all eligible Rewards), physical address, telephone number, the activated Starbucks Card number, and card security code (CSC), birthday, name and your preference on receiving the program’s news and promotions, preferences.

The Starbucks Card can be registered to your account at any given time, but only one (1) account is personal to you. You can register / add maximum twenty (20) activated Starbucks Cards in such account. The Balance of a Starbucks Card (a transferred Starbucks Card) can be fully transferred to another registered Starbucks Card balance within one account (Fund Transfer), but the partial transfer is not permitted. The transferred Starbucks Card becomes empty yet remains active for further reloading and use. The invalid Starbucks Card is defined as no Stars earned. The transfer of Starbucks Card balance can be only performed personally by you via our website or on Mobile Application (Fund Transfer).

Earning Stars

Only transaction is paid by using Starbucks Card can earn Stars if that Starbucks Card has been registered or added into your Starbucks Rewards™ account.

The benefits that are available to you through Starbucks Rewards™ Program are based on the number of “Stars” that you earn. You can earn Stars by making purchases at any Starbucks store and presenting your relevant registered Starbucks Card or barcode on mobile application to the barista upon payment.

Please note that spending will only be calculated and Stars accumulated after the activated Starbucks Card is registered to your Starbucks Rewards™ account and you must present your relevant registered Starbucks Card or barcode on mobile application for scanning at the time of payment.

No “Star” will be rewarded for purchases with a registered Starbucks Card in any Starbucks store outside Vietnam or for purchases of Starbucks gift card.

You will earn Stars based on the value of your purchase at the rate of one (1) Star for each forty thousand Vietnamese Dong (40,000₫) you spend using any one of your registered Starbucks Card, which has the relevant for the payment. At Starbucks’ sole discretion, Stars may be earned and awarded in fractional amounts depending on the value of your purchase paid fully by using registered Starbucks Card(s) only.

Generally speaking, Stars for qualifying purchases from Starbucks stores are automatically added to your account at the earliest after the transaction is completed or within approximately forty-eight (48) hours. From time to time, we, or others acting with our permission, may offer you special promotions that offer you “Promotional Stars.” Promotional Stars, such as “bonus” Stars, will be awarded as described in the applicable promotional offer and will be subject to any additional terms set forth in the promotional offer.

Starbucks Rewards™ Program Benefit Levels

Currently, there are two (2) levels of benefits within Starbucks Rewards™ Program that are determined by a number of Stars that you accumulate in your account each consecutive twelve (12)-month period. By opening an account and registering an activated Starbucks Card, you will be automatically enrolled in Starbucks Rewards™ Program at the Green Level. If you earn one hundred (100) new Stars within the twelve (12)-month period following your enrollment date, you will qualify for the Gold Level.

Once you reach a specific level within Starbucks Rewards™ Program, you will receive the benefits that are applicable to that level at that time.

To maintain all benefits of the Green Level, you only need to register at least one (1) of your activated Starbucks Card to your account.

To maintain all benefits of the Gold Level, you must earn at least one hundred (100) new Stars during each consecutive twelve (12)-month period following the date that you reached the Gold Level. At the anniversary date of the Gold level, your star count will be reset. For your information, the reset at Gold Level means the Stars balance after dividend by 25, and not more than 25 Stars. If you do not earn one hundred (100) new Stars in each twelve (12)-month period, you will be placed at the Green Level of Starbucks Rewards™ Program and your Star balance will automatically reset to zero (0).

Please note that Stars accumulated for each level of the Starbucks Rewards™ Program will only be valid for twelve (12)-month from the date when you reach the particular level. However, any Rewards you have accumulated but which have not been used and have not expired will remain available in your account and you can redeem such Rewards in accordance with the prescribed conditions herein.

You can view or track your Star balance and available Rewards on https://card.starbucks.vn or the mobile application. Starbucks reserves the right to change a number of benefit levels and to change the benefits and Rewards associated with each level in its sole discretion at any time.

Green Level

By registering your activated Starbucks Card, you are automatically entered into the “Green Level” of Starbucks Rewards™ Program, or failure to earn one hundred (100) Stars in a twelve (12)-month period for upgrading the Gold Level, you will remain at the “Green Level” and your Star balance will be reset to zero (0). Rewards may include:

  1. Buy-One-Get-One Reward (“BOGO Reward”). You will receive one (1) Buy-One-Get-One on tall or above-sized handcrafted beverages upon earning your first five (5) Stars, as described below:
    • Your BOGO Reward will be automatically added to your account within approximately forty-eight (48) hours upon earning your first five (5) Stars in one Starbucks Rewards™ account. The offer for the BOGO Reward expires after one (1) month from the date that such Reward is loaded onto your account. You must present your registered physical Starbucks Card or relevant barcode on mobile application to the barista at a Starbucks store in order to redeem your Reward and receive your BOGO item. The BOGO Reward may be redeemed at Starbucks stores only and is not available to ready-to-drink bottled beverages.
  2. Birthday Reward. You will receive one (1) complimentary slice of cake in the month of your birthday as described below:
    • The complimentary birthday Reward will be automatically added to your account on the first day of your birthday month. The offer for the complimentary birthday Reward expires the day after your birthday month. You must present your registered Starbucks Card or relevant barcode on mobile application to the barista at a Starbucks store in order to redeem your Reward and receive your complimentary birthday item. You will receive only one (1) birthday Reward regardless of the number of registered Starbucks Cards you may have. The complimentary birthday Reward may be redeemed at Starbucks stores only.

Gold Level

Upon earning one hundred (100) Stars in a twelve (12)-month period, you will be placed at the “Gold Level” and your Star balance will be reset For your information, the reset at Gold Level means the Stars balance after dividend by 25, and not more than 25 Stars. During each twelve (12)-month period when you reach and/or maintain the Gold Level, the benefits of the Gold Level may include:

  1. Green Level Rewards. You will still be able to redeem any Green Level Rewards which have not been redeemed and have not expired before you reached the Gold Level, however you must redeem such unused Rewards within their prescribed validity period.
  2. Birthday Reward. You will receive one (1) complimentary slice of cake in the month of your birthday as described below:
    • The complimentary birthday Reward will be automatically added to your account on the first day of your birthday month. The offer for the complimentary birthday Reward expires the day after your birthday month. You must present your relevant registered Starbucks Card or barcode on mobile application to the barista at a Starbucks store in order to redeem your Reward and receive your complimentary birthday item. You will receive only one (1) birthday Reward regardless of the number of registered Starbucks Cards you may have. The complimentary birthday Reward may be redeemed at Starbucks stores only.
  3. Buy-One-Get-One Reward (“BOGO Reward”). You will receive one (1) BOGO Reward on any tall or above-sized handcrafted beverage as described below:
    • Your BOGO Reward will be automatically loaded onto your account within approximately forty-eight (48) hours upon reaching the Gold Level. The offer for the BOGO Reward expires after one (1) month from the date that such Reward is loaded onto your account. You must present your relevant registered Starbucks Card or barcode on mobile application to the barista at a Starbucks store in order to redeem your Reward and receive your BOGO item. The BOGO Reward may be redeemed at Starbucks stores only and is not available to ready-to-drink bottled beverages.
  4. Free Drink Reward. You will receive one (1) free tall size handcrafted drink of your choice for every twenty-five (25) additional Stars that you earn above the one hundred (100) Stars needed to reach the Gold Level, as described below:
    • Your Free Drink Reward will be automatically loaded onto your account within approximately forty-eight (48) hours upon you earning every twenty-five (25) additional Stars. The Free Drink Reward expires after one (1) month from the date that the Free Drink Reward is loaded onto your account. You must present your relevant registered Starbucks Card or barcode on mobile application to the barista at a Starbucks store in order to redeem your Reward and receive your Free Drink item. You will receive only one (1) Free Drink Reward for every twenty-five (25) additional Stars that you accumulate. The Free Drink Reward may be redeemed at Starbucks stores only and is not available to ready-to-drink bottled beverages.
  5. Special offers and/or invitations. You may, at the sole discretion of Starbucks, receive additional special offer(s) and/or invitation(s) to participate in event(s) held by or for Starbucks by email or physical mail. You must opt-in to receive promotional and marketing offers from Starbucks and may be required to provide a valid email, telephone and physical address in order to receive your special offers and invitations. Special offers and invitations may be customized based on purchase behaviors and preferences. Special offers may include periodic discounts on foods, drinks and merchandise. Special offers may have certain restrictions including expiration dates and short time-limited redemption periods. Special offers are personal to you and cannot be shared, copied or transferred. You may be required to present your relevant registered Starbucks Card or barcode on mobile application in order to redeem special offers. Read each offer carefully for specific details, expiration dates, limitations and restrictions when such offer is loaded onto your account.
You are responsible for updating your Starbucks Rewards™ account and ensuring all information you provide in your account is accurate and up to date at all times, including your email and mailing addresses at https://card.starbucks.vn. If any information you provide is not accurate or up to date, you may not receive special offer(s) and/or invitation(s). You can view and track your available offer(s) and/or invitation(s) on https://card.starbucks.vn or on the mobile application.

Miscellaneous

There is no membership fees associated with Starbucks Rewards™ Program, but required an activated Starbucks Card with minimum value of VND100,000 to register a Starbucks Rewards™ account. Stars accumulated under the program have no cash value.

Starbucks may introduce promotion programs relating to Starbucks Rewards™ Program whereby these Terms of Use may be varied as applicable to such programs.

If you are participating the registered Starbucks Rewards™ Program which will expire on 31 December 2018 the date all your earned Rewards and Star balance and your account registered under such registered Starbucks Rewards™ Program will be removed, and wish to participate into the new Starbucks Rewards™ Program under these Terms of Use, you must visit https://card.starbucks.vn or install mobile application and follow the prompts for conversion of your registered Starbucks Rewards™ account to the new Starbucks Rewards™ account before or on the said expiration date for continuously enjoying within the time prescribed in the Terms of Use of the registered Starbucks Rewards™ Program, the earned valid Rewards and Star balance, if any, without further purchase for the purpose of enrolling in the new Starbucks Rewards™ Program. After such conversion of your account, you are required to use activated Starbucks Card already registered at your new Starbucks Rewards™ account for new purchase for the purpose of earning Star in accordance with these Terms of Use.

The Starbucks Rewards™ Program shall be performed in the duration as notified to the competent authority and announced at the Starbucks stores in Vietnam. Accordingly, your Starbucks Rewards™ account and all your registered Starbucks Cards shall expire on termination date of the Starbucks Rewards™ Program, so that the balance of all your registered Starbucks Cards shall become the revenue of Starbucks, and all accumulated Stars in your account are void on that termination date without any Starbucks’ responsibility to you.

Starbucks may, at its sole discretion, run the Starbucks Rewards™ Program for further period(s) subject to the notification to the competent authority, and in such case, Starbucks may, at its sole discretion, but does not have obligation, extend the duration of your Starbucks Rewards™ account and registered Starbucks Card, subject to the provisions on duration of Starbucks Card as provided herein above in the Section with heading “Starbucks Card” and in this paragraph.

Unless otherwise required by applicable law, Starbucks will not accept or issue any exchanges or refunds for goods or services purchased at its Starbucks stores. In case of any refunds, Starbucks reserves the right to deduct, at its sole discretion, benefits, Stars earned, including Promotional Stars, if any, in respect of your purchase of the refunded goods or services.

If your Starbucks Card is lost, stolen, or destroyed, you may lose the Starbucks Card balance. However, in case of member’s Starbucks Rewards™ program, you may protect the Star balance on your Starbucks Rewards™ account and the Balance of such Starbucks Card if lost, stolen or destroyed by notifying it at https://card.starbucks.vn or mobile application or calling to our Starbucks Rewards™ Customer Care Center at (028) 7306 7676, and confirming your instruction. In case of having only one registered Starbucks Cards, a request for a replacement card can be sent to us, accordingly, all Balance of the lost/stolen/destroyed Starbucks Card can be transferred to the alternative card and you can continue to redeem the unused Rewards within their prescribed validity period by using such alternative card, otherwise, the Balance of the lost/stolen/destroyed Starbucks Card can be transferred to the others of yours.

Your Stars, Rewards, registered Starbucks Card(s), and your account under Starbucks Rewards™ Program are personal to you and may not be sold, transferred or assigned to, or shared with family, friends or others, or used by you for any commercial purpose. You may have only one (1) Starbucks Rewards™ account that is personal to you.

Without notice to you, Starbucks also reserves the right to “unregister” your Starbucks  Rewards™ account of which all registered Starbucks Cards have been expired or deactivated as case may be. In the event that your Starbucks Rewards™ account is unregistered or rendered inactive, then all accumulated Stars in your account are void.

Without notice to you, Starbucks reserves the right to suspend any of your registered Starbucks Card and/or terminate your Starbucks Rewards™ account and/or your participation into Starbucks Rewards™ Program if Starbucks determines in its sole discretion that you have violated these Terms of Use, or you have more than one (1) Starbucks Rewards™ account, or that the use of your Starbucks Rewards™ account is unauthorized, deceptive, fraudulent or otherwise unlawful. Starbucks may, in its sole discretion, suspend, cancel or combine accounts that appear to be duplicative. In the event that your participation into Starbucks Rewards™ Program is terminated, then all accumulated Stars in your account are void.

All claims or disputes arising out of or in relation to these Terms of Use or the Starbucks Rewards™ Program shall be resolved in accordance with applicable laws in Vietnam.

If you have any inquiries related to Starbucks Rewards™ Program, please contact Viet Idea Food & Beverages Company Limited by postal mail at 76 Le Lai, District 1, HCMC or via our Starbucks Rewards™ Customer Care Center at (028)7306 7676.