Starbucks Customers Are Pissed About the New Rewards Program

February 24, 2016

People who drink brewed coffee now have to spend a lot more to get a free drink.

Starbucks announced big changes to its rewards program earlier this week, and some of the coffee giant’s loyal customers are pissed.

Under the current program, members earn a star on each purchase regardless of how much is spent, and only twelve stars are needed to get a free drink. For fans of the more inexpensive drinks like simple brewed coffee, that means they can get a free drink for only spending around $25.

But beginning in April, customers will earn two stars per dollar…