By Starbucks Coffee Company
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The Starbucks® app for iPhone® is the quickest, easiest way to pay for your coffee—no wallet necessary. The app is completely redesigned with an improved interface, a more personal dashboard experience, digital tipping and other great features, including easy access to our loyalty program, My Starbucks Rewards®.
And you’ll get a free drink at participating stores (some restrictions apply) when you join My Starbucks Rewards® and sign up for email rewards.
App features when you’re a member of My Starbucks Rewards®:
• Pay: Use your iPhone®/iPod® Touch to pay at 7,000 U.S. company-operated Starbucks® stores and 2,500 Target and Safeway Starbucks® locations. Check your Starbucks Card balance, reload your Card, view your transaction history and transfer balances between Cards.
• Tipping: Leave a digital tip on purchases made with your Starbucks Card at U.S. company-operated Starbucks® stores.
• Passbook: Add your Starbucks Card to Passbook.
• Rewards: Track your Stars and redeem your rewards in the My Starbucks Rewards® program.
• Gift: Send Starbucks Card eGifts to friends via email.
App features when you’re not a member of My Starbucks Rewards®:
• Inbox: Receive Starbucks notifications, special offers and the Pick of the Week.
• Store Locator: Find the stores nearest you, directions, hours and amenities.
For more information, please visit http://www.starbucks.com/coffeehouse/mobile-apps/
The Starbucks application uses location services (user-enabled) to support store location and Order features, as well as to utilize iBeacon technology for guided experiences in our Starbucks Roastery.*
*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 3.2.6
Mobile Order & Pay: Store selection is now in the browsable menu.
Inbox for Canada and the United Kingdom: Get special My Starbucks Rewards messages from within the app.
Location Services of “Only while in Use” is now available. Pro Tip: Customers with the Apple Watch should continue to use “Always” to take advantage of the Nearest store feature.
This release contains bug fixes and enhancements throughout the app.
Coming soon: iPhone 6/6+ Optimization. We hear you, and thank you for all your feedback.
Practically perfect in every way
This app really is about perfect! You can reload and check the balance on your cards, set a main card and even scan and pay from that card. There's a message center that pops up not only the app/song of the week every Tuesday like clockwork but also notices about special rewards available. You can now even order and pay ahead and choose a location to pickup your fav beverage without having to worry about the dreaded line!
You can find any store any where and get directions to it, and I have used it at home as well as unfamiliar cities and it works like a charm!
It keeps track of your stars and let's you know where you are in relation to your Gold status as well as just your next bonus reward.
My only quibble is not with the app so much as with the system. If you get stars for buying coffees then the system should be able to recognize the difference between an order with one coffee and an order with four coffees and reward you accordingly. But that's the only trouble in paradise, otherwise I highly recommend this app for those of you who need Starbucks to get through the week. For those who visit now and again, it might be more than you need...
Great convenience - could be even better
This is a really great app overall. It's very convenient to use and a great way to keep track of your rewards on the go without the necessity of carrying your card. I do find it occasionally will show a reward available and yet when I go to scan pay with the card loaded on my app it shows on the register that I either have no rewards at all or just won't allow the barista to give me my reward. That is frustrating and can slow down the line at the register as the barista tries to help settle the reward earned. This sometimes makes me wonder if the bonus star opportunities are appropriately accounted for when paid through my card registered on my app.
I've also looked for a way to set my app up so to avoid having to reenter my email and password each time for faster access but can't seem to find that in the app. If I used more than one device to pay I probably wouldn't want it that way for security reasons but I'm only using one device so it would be nice to have that capacity.
Overall though, the convenience is really nice and I'm glad I have it! With a few tweaks I could easily give it a 5 star rating
Fluid; but they are really missing out
The app works well and, more importantly, quickly when in line at Starbucks. Within 10 seconds you can have your payment up and ready, and the scanners at the checkout rarely have issues. Make sure your brightness is at least above half and you'll be good to go.
It is strange, however, that Starbucks has not linked someone's membership card with the name that the computer prints which appears on the cup. If they know my name from my membership card (it is required to register your card with personal info online) why are the baristas asking me verbally so they can type it in? The baristas not asking each customer for their name would save around 5-8 seconds an order on average which would lead to an even larger audience of drinkers during peak hours. Not as many people would walk past and try for the next coffee shop after seeing a long line. This line would be moving and moving quickly because the instant someone paid with the phone, or their card, the label would automatically print their order with their name. And the barista slaps it on the cup.
Just a thought.
- Category: Food & Drink
- Updated: Jun 09, 2015
- Version: 3.2.6
- Size: 33.9 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Starbucks Coffee Company
- © 2015 Starbucks Coffee Company
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.