Can You Redeem the Money on Your Starbucks Gift Card for Cash?

Starbucks gift card recipients in California and Oregon have the option of redeeming gift cards up to pre-set amounts for cash by submitting an online request. Through the Starbucks Gift Card Cash Out Program, you can submit your request and receive a check in 7-10 business days for the balance on your Starbucks gift card.

Most gift cards do not allow you get redeem the card balance for cash; however, there are some cards and circumstances where you can get cash for your card balance. Can you redeem the balance on your Starbucks gift card for cash? You can get information and assistance through Starbucks customer support here, and below outlines the rules and regulations for redeeming your Starbucks gift card for cash.

Redeeming Your Starbucks Gift Card for Cash

Starbucks has suspended its policy of providing cash back on gift cards up to $10 with a purchase on the card in stores. There are certain circumstances where you can get cash back for a Starbucks gift card. These include:

  1. You can redeem a Starbucks gift card for cash in California or Oregon.
  2. California has a $9.99 maximum amount for cash redemption.
  3. Oregon has a $4.99 maximum amount for cash redemption.
  4. Requests for cash redemption must be submitted online.

How to Request an Online Cash Redemption

To redeem your Starbucks gift card for cash, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Starbucks Gift Card Cash Out Program in your browser.
  2. Select "Gift Card Cash Redemption" to start the process.
  3. Key in the gift card number.
  4. Add the PIN.
  5. Choose your state and enter your zip code.
  6. Hit "Continue."
  7. Enter your details:
    • Name
    • Address (City, State, ZIP)
    • Phone number (if requested)
  8. Hit "Submit."

Starbucks will process your request and, if approved, you will receive a check in the mail in 7-10 business days. Once you have submitted your request for a cash redemption, you can check the status of your request. To check the status, go to "View Request Status" on the Starbucks Gift Card Cash Out Program Website.

If you have added the gift card to your Starbucks app and later decide you want to redeem it for cash instead of using it at a local Starbucks, you can still redeem it for cash by calling Starbucks here. A customer service representative will be able to process your request. You can also call Starbucks customer support if you have difficulty entering your redemption request online.

If you do not live in California or Oregon, you still have options for trading your Starbucks gift card in for cash. You can trade the card to a friend or family member for the balance on the Starbucks card, or you can sell it on one of many sites that allow customers to sell unused gift cards.

Redeeming your Starbucks gift card for cash through the Starbucks Gift Card Cash Out Program is an option for customers in California and Oregon. For more information on how you can turn your card into cash, contact Starbucks customer service here.

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