Starbucks--I LOVE your App!

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Real Estate Agent with Hogue and Belong Bankers Hill- San Diego, CA




Very cool---------I now can buy coffee at Starbucks using their mobile iPhone App. All I do is purchase a Starbucks card, load it up with $$, and register it at their website. I then download the Starbucks App on my iPhone, open it up, press "card" and my new balance comes up. I hit "touch to pay" and a bar-code comes up, which is then scanned at the register.

I love this App.

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Stacey Smith
Michael Plummer Group - Aliso Viejo, CA
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That is pretty nifty!!! I love that you don't have to reach into the deep dark depths of your purse with this to pull out your wallent anymore..  Cool..

May 02, 2012 02:25 PM #1
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Justin & Krystal Knott
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Deborah, what a handy app for Starbucks patrons and very green.  I had no idea this app existed, thanks for sharing!  --Krystal

May 02, 2012 02:29 PM #2
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Stacey  - Yes for sure---reaching into the depths of MY handbag can be dangerous-------- with alligators and perhaps piranhas lurking there! 


Justin & Krystal-     I saw someone at Starbucks using it and I said "I have to have that"........!!

May 02, 2012 02:36 PM #3
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Bud & Beth McKinney
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Sounds like an App that I need to get. I hate having to fumble around with all the giftcards and I Never know what the balance is!

May 02, 2012 02:39 PM #4
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Bud & Beth-

Not brand new technology, yet Starbucks is so ahead of the curve. I love having less "cards" -----it just simplifies my life!

May 02, 2012 02:42 PM #5
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Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
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Someone gave me a Starbucks card the other day. I think I am going to try and load it up right now (great way to avoid work ;-)

May 02, 2012 02:46 PM #6
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Melissa- The app makes it so easy to spend money!---oh yeah,that's the whole idea, right?

May 02, 2012 06:18 PM #7
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Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers
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I've got that thing on my phone and I keep forgetting about it.  I need to recharge my brain so I can remember to use it.

 

May 02, 2012 06:55 PM #8
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Jeanne & Ralph-

I think thee's an App you can download for recharging your brain.  :)

May 02, 2012 07:46 PM #9
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Alan Gross
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Cash is becoming obsolete for a lot of people. With people using their phone as money it's important to keep the phone secure.

May 03, 2012 05:18 AM #10
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Regina P. Brown
California Coast & Country Homes, Inc. - San Luis Obispo, CA
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Deborah, that's good news for Starbucks lovers! Starbucks is keeping up with the changes in technology. What I like about it is that we don't have to pay cash. We just need to take care of our phones.

Thank you for sharing!

 

Regina P. Brown

May 09, 2012 05:23 AM #11
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Alan-

Seems like I never actually handle money all that much anymore.

 

Regina-

Funny you mention that-----at Starbucks today, I said to the barista that their product was not really coffee, it's customer service ---plus they definitely created a niche. They are for sure on the cutting edge of technology.


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