Ok, so no, you can’t drink Starbucks from their Android mobile app, but you can do almost everything else. Reload your Starbucks Card, track your Stars in the My Starbucks Rewards program and manage your Starbucks account, all from the app’s simple interface.
All you have to do is enter your Starbucks Card number and your Android phone becomes your Starbucks Card. NICE!
Your Android phone or tablet will display a barcode you can use as your Starbucks Card to make purchases. It’s fast and easy, and you get to be really hip and cool.
According to the company, this Mobile Pay option is available at 6,800 company-operated Starbucks stores including all of the Starbucks in Target stores in the United States.
You can check a specific store by using the Store Locator on the Starbucks web site and selecting the Mobile Payment filter.
This is GREAT for me on trips because I don’t always want to take my full set of cards with me while I’m on the road. Now while I’m heading to Cornerstone Festival or the International Christian Retail Show, I can stop into Starbucks on the fly and still have my hot Chai with soy and no water, or iced Chai with soy and half ice count toward my Rewards points, which right now means I’m getting my soy for free with every cup.
Pick this up in the Android App Market. It’s free.