The September Half-Off Starbucks Deal Only Some People Are Getting

With inflation continuing its dreadful march upward, some people have changed how they shop to try and score the best budget-friendly deals. However, while Americans are starting to switch food brands to make their money stretch, they don't seem to be ready to give up their Starbucks coffee. In fact, according to Business Insider, the coffee giant reported that its menu's 5% price hike hadn't affected its sales. So it seems most people have come to peace with the fact they'll have to give up almost $5 for a grande mocha frappe (per Fast Food Menu Prices).

However, savvy Starbucks frequenters know that signing up for the brand's rewards program will make them eligible for deals that cut costs. For example, the coffee company celebrated summer this year by offering its reward members a whopping 50% off its cold drinks every Tuesday in July (per Taste of Home). And now, Starbucks has another rewards member-only promo to welcome fall — but this time, there's a catch.

Are you eligible for 50% off your next Starbucks coffee?

According to The Krazy Coupon Lady, Starbucks is giving its rewards members 50% off all of its drinks now through September 21. However, not every rewards member has been offered the deal. The site says that to find out if you are one of the lucky few who can save big while ordering your favorite fall-themed drink, you'll have to see if the promo coupon is on your app.

This isn't the first time Starbucks offered a deal that only certain rewards members could use. The company also gifted a BOGO coffee coupon to choice members at the end of August (The Krazy Coupon Lady). At the moment, Starbucks hasn't released any information on how it decides which rewards holders are offered these deals. While there is a chance it's randomized, Starbucks has been known to put stipulations on certain rewards deals — such as members needing to have at least one star on their account to earn a free birthday gift. So there's a good chance that the more you use the app, the more likely you will be eligible for these exclusive promos.