Dunkin’s Rewards Program Replacing DD Perks Has A Few Changes
You can get food now!
Your pumpkin spice latte runs are about to get more rewarding. As of Oct. 6, the new Dunkin’ loyalty program, Dunkin’ Rewards, formerly known as DD Perks, is giving back more than ever before. For the first time, you can now use Dunkin’ Reward points to redeem (almost) anything on the menu, including food. Bring on the donuts, hash browns, bagels, and breakfast sandwiches. DD Perks as you know it is no longer, but the perks continue with Dunkin’ Rewards freebies. Here are all the free items you can get with the new program.
Dunkin’ announced the new loyalty program in an Oct. 6 press release packed with exciting offers. There’s tons to unpack, from earning points faster to better rewards, there’s bound to be more caffeine in your future. If you’re not a member yet, join for free to start reaping the benefits. Life hack: Download the Dunkin’ mobile app and order ahead to avoid the lines, and have easier access to your rewards whether you’re ordering online or in-person. All your rewards are on view in the “Offers & Rewards” page along with member exclusive deals, and you can level up your status with every visit as a loyal Dunkin’ fan.
How To Earn Points
You’ll need to sign up for a Dunkin’ Rewards account to start earning. Once that’s set, watch the points roll in as you spend. Members will get 10 points on every $1 spent, compared to five points previously with DD Perks. You can also unlock rewards faster with rewards starting at 150 points, instead of 200 points with DD Perks. If you do the math, that translates to one reward every $15 spent.
There are a few ways to make sure you’re getting the points you deserve. If you’re ordering in-store, pay using the mobile app linked to your Dunkin’ Rewards account or scan the QR code for your Rewards ID in your app under “Scan/Pay” if you’re using another payment method. If you’re short on time for your coffee run, order ahead in the mobile app and save time while also collecting points.
How To Redeem Points & What You Can Get
To redeem your points for rewards, tap “Choose Rewards” in the app — and you can redeem more than one reward at a time. Make sure to scan the reward’s QR code at the register or add it in your mobile order. Food and small bites are on the rewards menu for the first time ever. With enough points, you could score an entire meal.
Here’s a breakdown of every item you can get with points:
- 150 points: Li’L Treats — your choice of one Espresso shot added to a drink, one three-count Munchkins Donut Hole Treats, or one six-count Hash Browns.
- 250 points: One classic donut.
- 400 points: A small, medium, or large Hot or Iced Tea.
- 500 points: A small, medium, or large Hot or Iced Coffee.
- 600 points: Bites and Bagels — a Wake-Up Wrap sandwich or a bagel with spread.
- 700 points: Crafted Drinks — a small, medium or large Cold Brew, Cold Brew with Cold Foam, Dunkin' Refresher, or hot or iced Espresso drink.
- 800 points: Breakfast Sandwiches (excludes Signature Sandwiches).
- 900 points: Premium Sips — a small, medium or large frozen drink or hot or iced Signature Latte.
You’ll notice that in addition to new tiers, a free coffee now costs 500 points (as opposed to 200), which means you need to spend $50 to get it instead of $40 with DD Perks. So, while you’re getting more options, you might lose some go-to perks you were used to. The only coffee option in the 150 points tier is a free Espresso shot.
What Is Boosted Status?
Dunkin’ is rewarding its most loyal fans with an exclusive benefits tier called Boosted Status. Reach the elevated tier by showing your love for Dunkin’ with 12 visits in one calendar month. For the three months after, you’ll earn 12 points per $1 instead of 10 points — and bragging rights, of course. Keep your status by consistently visiting 12 times each month, averaging out to three times a week. In Boosted Status, you can earn a free coffee with every $42 spent, which is almost the same as DD Perks (but still two bucks more).
Current DD Perks Member Bonus
Good news, DD Perks members. If you were previously a DD Perks member, your account and points will automatically roll over to Dunkin’ Rewards. If you have the mobile app, make sure your app is updated to the latest version. As a thank you to its fans for continued support, Dunkin’ is gifting existing members 150 points for free. That’s equivalent to one Li’L Treat reward, if you’re counting.
Do Dunkin' Rewards Expire?
Technically, they do expire if your Dunkin’ Rewards hasn’t been active for more than six months. Keep your points alive by making at least one qualifying Dunkin’ purchase every six months.
Is There A Birthday Reward?
You won’t get a free drink like with DD Perks, but with Dunkin’ Rewards, you’ll get 3x the points on your actual birthday, or the day before or after — you choose which day works for you in the app.
To kick of the new rewards, Dunkin’ is sharing some special deals, like a free breakfast sandwich with any full-priced medium or larger drink purchase, which starts Oct. 12.
Through to Oct. 31, members can earn bonus freebies and points, including a free 10-count Munchkins or Bagel Minis with any full-priced medium or larger beverage purchase. You can also get 2x points on donuts, Munchkins, and Espresso drinks.
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Boosted Status members get 2x the points on beverages and breakfast sandwiches.
With new freebies on the line, make sure your Dunkin’ Rewards status is up to date.
Editor’s Note: This post was updated with comparisons of how the old DD Perks system helped customers earns points.
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