08/24/2011, About a week ago we reported that Starbucks had recently revamped their “Pick of the week” promotion, and instead of giving their patrons a free card that would allow them to redeem a free song, they instead changed it to a free app of the week. For music aficionados this was probably a little disappointing, but it appears that Starbucks is further expanding their offering.
08/16/2011, Buy a coffee, get a free music track! Sounds familiar? If it does, that’s because it’s been the deal Starbucks has been offering its patrons in the US for years, where buying coffee or a snack will net you a card that allows you to redeem a free song from iTunes. It looks like that business model and has been updated and instead of giving a free iTunes track, it […]
08/09/2011, Want a free cup of Starbucks? Why not use Jonathan Stark’s Starbucks app to redeem yourself a couple cups of coffee? Wait, how does that work? Well it appears that Jonathan Stark, a mobile app consultant, gave away his Starbucks mobile-app code and basically let everyone in the US who wished to get a free cup of Starbucks, to have one on him.
02/07/2011, Our friends living in the Great White North catch up with us, as their Starbucks stores in Toronto and Vancouver now offer more than just great coffee (something tells me there will be others who dispute this) and free Wi-Fi connectivity – we’re talking about interactive window displays that is guaranteed to grab the attention of any passers-by. This interactive display comes in the form of a vinyl screen, aided […]
01/19/2011, The next time you want to head down to your local Starbucks, there ought to be a new method of payment that might just stoke you. We’re talking about the launch of mobile payment in all US company-operated stores, where you can pay for in-store purchases with select smartphones (we’re talking about the iPhone, iPod touch and BlackBerry devices only, making us wonder how come Android-powered phones are left out […]
10/25/2010, Starbucks-addicts in New York should be happy to hear that the coffee company has seen enough success with its Starbucks Card Mobile payment program to extend the program to nearly 300 company-operated stores in New York City and Long Island. The pilot program was initially available is select San Francisco, Seattle and Target stores and allows iPhone and BlackBerry users to pay for their coffee by holding up the 2D […]
10/20/2010, The free Wi-Fi connectivity offered by Starbucks is already a good reason to hang around the coffee outlet, but now Starbucks is planning to make it even more attractive for you. The Starbucks Digital Network will be offering various forms of media on a platform designed by Yahoo, all for free. It probably won’t give you the latest movies that are in theaters, but you’ll get useful distractions such as […]
10/14/2010, If you can’t find the time to catch up with a friend to buy them a cup of coffee, take note that Starbucks has updated its Starbucks Card Facebook application to offer US and Canadian users the option of loading between $5 and $500 to a friend’s registered Starbucks Card. The “Give a Gift” app takes users through a six-step process where they’re able to select a friend, specify an […]
09/03/2010, BlackBerry owners who can’t get enough of Starbucks should be pretty happy to hear that Starbucks has launched its Starbucks Card Mobile App for BlackBerry, an app which is capable of syncing with your Starbucks Card and My Starbucks Rewards, making your Starbucks experience a more convenient one. The app can be used in various Target locations and certain Starbucks stores which are under trial in Seattle and Northern California. […]
07/02/2010, Those living Stateside have always had to go through the hassle of registering for an AT&T account to take advantage of free Wi-Fi connectivity at their local Starbucks, but now the gourmet coffee chain has made it easier to access to do so by hooking up your mobile device to an available Starbucks Wi-Fi network, get your browser up and running while agreeting to the terms of service (regardless of […]
06/14/2010, You may or may not be a fan of Starbucks’ coffee, but the reality is that you can probably find a Starbucks around every corner, and now, according to an official tweet from the company, you’ll be able to get free, 1-click, no registration Wi-Fi at all US outlets from July 1st. There wasn’t a timeframe mentioned in the tweet, so we’re hoping that it’s an ongoing promotion. Say what […]
03/31/2010, While Starbucks previously allowed you to pay for your cup of java via its iPhone app, the service was only available in a pitiful 16 stores, now the coffee giant has probably decided that it’s satisfied with the response, and has rolled out the service to over 1,000 Starbucks branches. The system is pretty simple, all you have to do is punch in your Starbucks Card information, verify your details, […]