This prepaid card is backed by Chase bank. I bank with Chase, so I can load funds instantly in the chase app. However, the bad side is that you CANNOT get cash back or use this card at an ATM. You get 1 star for every $10 spent. Not sure if owning this card is worth it if you already have "gold status." You already have the ability to add money to your Starbucks account for purchasing coffee. So I will probably be closing this account because I don’t really see a need for it.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend