You can literally upgrade your membership today.
This week, Starbucks' introduced their holiday promotions including the return of Starbucks for Life and a Project Give Good initiative that will give customers up to $1 million in free gift cards. And to continue the celebration this month, Starbucks is offering customers a pretty sweet deal: If you make a registered purchase (any purchase) between now and December 31, 2017, you'll be upgraded to Gold status for a year.
Previously, it took Starbucks members months to earn Gold status, because they had to earn 300 stars. Gold level membership perks include "double star days," a personalized Gold Card, and a free item after every 125 stars. All you have to do is make purchases via a registered Starbucks card, which you can do easily by downloading their app.
Not sure which of their limited edition holiday drinks you should by? Well, they're coming out with a Christmas Tree Frappuccino, but it's only available from Thursday, December 7 until Monday, December 11.