The Starbucks® app is a convenient way to order ahead for pickup or scan and pay in store. Rewards are built right in, so you’ll earn Stars toward Rewards with every purchase.
Mobile Order & Pay
Customize and place your order, and pick up from a nearby store without waiting in line.
Pay in store
Save time and earn Rewards when you pay with the Starbucks® app at many stores in the U.S.
Earn Stars towards free food or drink Rewards of your choosing. Receive personalized offers as a Starbucks® Rewards member. 2 Stars/1$ with a Starbucks Card, 1 Star/1$ with cash, credit/debit, and PayPal. Restrictions apply.
Send a gift
Say thanks with a digital Starbucks Card. It’s easy to redeem a gift from email or in the Starbucks® app.
Check your Starbucks Card balance, add money, view past purchases and transfer balances between cards.
Find a store
See stores near you, get directions, hours and view store amenities before you make the trip.
Discover what songs are playing at your local store.
Tip your barista
Leave a tip on purchases made with the app at many stores in the U.S.
Starbucks App User Reviews & Comments
Starbucks is my treat to myself!I enjoy a Trente sized Green Iced Tea. I don’t have any pumps of sweetener and no water. I try to get the maximum benefits of the undiluted Green Tea for weight loss and anti-oxidants. I am a Gold member and drink my first Green Tea at the store. Then I take advantage of the free refill to enjoy the rest of the day!! The Starbucks employees are so friendly and go above and beyond to make sure your meals are just right. I love the new turkey sandwich for the Thanksgiving and holiday timeframe. It even has cranberries and some stuffing inside! Totally delicious!! I have tried almost all of the breakfast (anytime) sandwiches and their other warmed sandwich variety. Just had a grilled cheese sandwich after visiting a store that was sold out of every other warm sandwich. To say the least, I was craving a few of my favorites, but the grilled cheese was very tasty and loaded with cheese!! I am not a big coffee drinker. However, that goes to show you that Starbucks is not just about coffee flavored beverages!! Download the Starbucks app and join the rewards program. The benefits are more than worth it by earning free beverages, food or their out of this world desserts!!.Version: 4.4.6
Inconsiderate controlsStarbucks really was not thinking when they designed this particular application on the scan function. You need to redo it-Individuals should absolutely retain control of how bright a screen can be made and yet the Starbucks application automatically takes it all the way up to 100% anytime you touch the Scan button. This is particularly uncomfortable if you are looking at your application and you hit that button and you happen to have a light sensitive disorder- this is agony. I realize why Starbucks did this -so that it’s easier to scan it in store- but there was no actual *reason* to do it. Every person who owns a smart phone should know at this point how to raise the brightness on their own. In addition, earning stars is not consistent. I ordered a latte every day of the week and have managed to never get 80 stars when they run that particular promotion because there is some sort of a glitch there. I doubt I’ll continue using the application after this simply because stars are too hard to gain. As I’ve had a scan on the application every time because it’s taking the money out of the Starbucks account to pay for it, there ought to be the expected Stars for it too..Version: 6.7.1
Needs Update after Removing Clover®️ MachinesUpdate ✭ ✭ ✭ : Originally gave 5-stars but there needs to be an option to order pour-overs specifically. Since all remaining stores removed Clover machines, whenever I order my Featured Dark roast with shots after 11 am, 70% of the time, baristas don’t know that they need to do a pour-over. So I get there and they say they used pre-brewed Pikes or bitter medium roast from the container and I just spent a whopping $8 - $12 (dep on # of xtra shots) on a coffee I DIDN’T ORDER and they have to dump it and remake it as a pour-over, wasting their time, my time, coffee, etc. So please, there used to be an option to order, let’s say, Verona using the Clover®️ and I could add everything I wanted. But Clover’s are all gone now. So just replace that feature with us being able to select the roast we want as a pour-over so the baristas don’t get confused. It’s such a waste of time. Original Review ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ Very close to perfect app for my coffee habit. Love ordering ahead or even in the store ordering from app. I feel like there were one or two things I would have suggested changing or adding but I can’t think of it right now :).Version: 5.18.2
Needs to provide status of your current mobile order.First time user of the app, so take this for what its worth but no where in the app could I find the status of my current order. Under “Orders”, my current order showed up as the top most order but no status. It looked no different than orders placed last week or weeks before. No status. Why is this important? When I got inside the store, the pickup area was somewhat chaotic. There’s no line, just a bunch of ppl hovering around the pickup area, and some people waiting patiently on one the “wait here” floor stickers. So what should I do? Well, had I known the status of my order, I at least could make an educated decision to either wait on one of the floor dots, or hustle my way up to the counter to ask for my order. I am not a confrontational person so having to do anything to even appear to be “cutting the wait line” is never something I want to do. But in this experience at the store, I was faced with having to make that decision because I was completely in the dark about whether my order was ready to pick up or not. If the status of an order is indeed available in the app, then please make it more user friendly, and obvious, to get to..Version: 6.0
Removed drive-through symbol on map for stores.When they forced the update on this app, all the stores that had a drive-through now no longer have the car symbol to indicate it has a drive-through. You must now while driving, tap filter, tap drive-through, tap show stores before it will show you only the stores that have drive-through‘s. They took a fully functioning app and made it into a “I’m going to get into a car accident “app. They also made it so that it shows you all your previous stores while looking at the map. No matter how far away those stores are. How about showing me the closest stores since that’s where I’m located. If you want to see the closest stores, you have to scroll at which point the map is no longer visible. They took a fully functioning app and managed to completely screw up the user interface to make it where I would rather just pull into any other coffee shop I see with a drive-through rather than find a Starbucks. This has to be one of the dumbest updates to an app I have ever seen. They basically make it so you cannot find stores..Version: 4.8.1
Don’t use it for your business Expenses...It Does not keep the receiptsIf you moved to the app to keep track of your receipts for business expense then it should be made clear that they do not store more than 90days in history. I lost out in hundreds of dollars of my personal money that I no longer have access to receipts cycled out of this app. I recharged my card with my personal money. Purchased my breakfasts, lunches, snacks from my frequent business trips thinking that the receipts would still be here. NOPE. Customer Service can’t retrieve them. They can see that I’ve regularly recharged my card so know how much of my money that has gone to their company. So Starbucks is fine with taking my money, just not enabling me to access my complete receipt history so I can get it back from my company. Companies don’t reimburse you on the money you add to your Starbucks app. All Customer Service is empowered to do is offer me $40 for the inconvenience. I spent HUNDREDS of dollars over the past year that I am unable to be reimbursed on and you offer me this as a solution? Data Analytics in this day and age should have a clear accounting for where my money goes once I’ve put it in this app & that accounting should be accessible. That is an acceptable solution. Not $40 credit for the inconvenience of not being Account completely to where your money went..Version: 5.9
Recent woes with the appStarting with the positive, I love the rewards program and the free item notification visible when I open the app. I love mobile ordering and the ability to identify the closest location when I'm ready to submit an order. The woes begin here. Recently I attempt to put in a mobile order and get a message that the store I have selected is out of stock on the items I have chosen so I walk in and order the exact items it said were not available at that store. Today I got a message that this store could not accept mobile orders and walked in to ask why and they said they had been getting them even in the prior few minutes but many people complain about the mobile ordering not working right. Then it looks fine but when I get to the register and click on the pay button it just sits there. I have money on the app but cannot access it and have to return to my car for cash. So frustrated with the app right now. Further, if you want any customization to the order it is definitely not easy or intuitive. Keep working at it developers. We love the concept but the experience leaves something to be desired..Version: 4.4.2
Needs more options like unsweetened and sugar freeI wish I could like the app more. It’s great that everyone at the office can place their order and then one person pick it up. The issue is that in this day and age with so many people being diabetic and others doing Keto you sugar free or unsweetened options are severely lacking. For example chai tea has no sugars or carbs naturally. The chai “syrup” that is used in the chai drinks and fraps does. There needs to be an unsweetened option or an option in the app to have tea bags used instead. The same goes for the coconut milk and almond milk. There needs to be unsweetened options in the app. My office use to do Starbucks runs multiple times a week but we don’t anymore because too many people can’t place an order online through the app as sugar free, unsweetened, and Keto options are not readily available. If they want a chai latte they have to go in to order it and asked for it to be made with tea bags. Also need a way to report that the drink you ordered online, and picked up is wrong. This is another reason we stopped our Starbucks runs is that one person would pick up the orders for everyone and not know if something was wrong. I ordered a pink drink but what I got didn’t have any coconut milk in it. I took a picture of the drink, label, and order to prove it but couldn’t do anything about it while I was at work..Version: 4.8
Update fixed nothingI had high hopes that Starbucks would fix their mistakes when this update came out, but I was disappointed. The layout is still horrible. I dislike that the photos of items are huge, but the area you have to touch to choose an item is tiny. Then, when you touch it, there is a significant lag, where you can’t tell if the item is added, and the only indication is a tiny number on the bottom right. To add a second item you have to notice the tiny x at the top right and touch it. Then there are too many redundant acknowledgements when ordering. One out of ever four times I mobile order, I end up waiting a long time and finally asking about my order, only to find out the long pause before the final acknowledgement combined with the fact the final ack button is a black bar at the bottom, causes me to fail to order. Really, agreeing to pay should be the last thing I have to do. The app even has my GPS location so it knows I went to the store and waited 12 mins while it refused to send in my order because it is afraid I might go to the wrong store..Version: 4.10
Favorite mobile ordering app!!Mobile ordering is such a frustrating & confusing experience with most establishments, but the Starbucks app is my all time favorite!! Not only is the app easy to navigate, the options are almost as endless as if you were ordering in person. You can easily rack up rewards from ordering or scanning your purchase from the app. They also have special offers and games for stars/free rewards without any purchase whatsoever. If you have a regular order like I do, they sometimes save it for easy access on the first page you open the app to. I also load money onto gift cards through the app for double stars, and it automatically selects the gift card I use for me at checkout. The staff is so quick to make my order as well. They could have cars wrapped around the building, and I would go inside to pick mine up a minute after ordering through the app & get it immediately. Whether you like coffee or tea or even just cake pops, it’s definitely worth a download!!.Version: 6.1
APP LACKS CUSTOMIZATIONThe app lacks a lot in Customization of drinks. Because my husband is doing Keto and is Diabetic, he needs to avoid Sugar and Milk. He would like to order a Hot Chocolate made primarily with Water & an extra splash of Heavy Cream, and Skinny Mocha Syrup. He can customize with several kinds of Milks, but there is no place to have it mostly made with Water with a extra splash of Heavy Cream. Even though Water is not Milk, couldn’t you add water into that section, so he can make this drink fit Keto? Also, it would be nice to be able to order a Cold Chocolate with ice, Water, extra splash of Heavy Cream, and Mocha, but there is no way to do that either. You recently discontinued the Skinny Mocha Syrup, which worked much better with Keto and Diabetes than your regular sugared Mocha Syrup. Please, consider putting this back on the menu. Also, since Pumpkin Spice is so popular, it would be nice to have a sugar free Pumpkin Spice syrup option. Please don’t forget about your Diabetic customers who need to avoid sugar, and your Keto customers who want to avoid milk..Version: 5.20
Love the app, but tired of all my fave drinks being taken away!!Love the app and the service for the most part is outstanding!! Just wonder how much longer I’m going to use the app, or go to Starbucks at all?! We used to visit Starbucks on a daily basis, now it’s maybe once a week, and sometimes not at all, and that’s just because my favorite drinks keep getting taken away!!!! It started a couple of summers ago with the cool lime refresher, which was my family’s year round all time favorite drink!! We tried to find another refresher, but none compared!!! There wasn’t another drink even close!! We switched to the hot citrus defender tea, and it’s gone!! We finally settled on white tea lemonade, and now that’s gone too??!! What gives?! What’s more basic than white tea?! We’re running out of things to drink!!! PLEASE bring back just ONE of our favorites!!! There are plenty of over sweet fruity drinks, cold drinks laden with coconut milk, but nothing anymore that’s just light and refreshing-cool lime, white tea lemonade. . . I can’t believe we are the only ones that crave something a little simpler and lighter. . .just tired of going and paying high prices for drinks I don’t really like. . ..Version: 5.19.1
Works great on iPhone but not on Apple WatchThe app is exceptional at what it advertises to do. I’ve been using it for years and it doesn’t give issues often, at least not often enough to remember. The watch counterpart needs a lot of work though and it saddens me because I like what the Watch app is setting out to do. The problem is the Watch doesn’t accurately update its information regarding your balance in your card or you star total on your rewards. It appears to rely on your phone to do that, so you need to open your phone app to have the Watch refresh and update its info—which defeats the purpose of the Watch! If that wasn’t bad enough, it’s bloody slow at updating as well which makes the experience more cumbersome. Overall, I love the idea of the Watch being able to do everything, from paying with it, to updating its information, reloading from right there, to even having the complication in your watch face to see how your rewards are doing and your balance. I’m still giving it four stars because the iPhone version works great and for most that’s enough but it’s still sad that the other version seems to be ignored from the devs..Version: 4.4.8
Needs improvementThey need a better system for this app. When it works, it’s great, but if the Starbucks you’re ordering from doesn’t have an item you ordered via mobile, it’s like pulling teeth. Placed a mobile order, prep time 2-5 minutes. Waited and waited; checked again, prep time: soon. After close to 15 minutes of waiting, I finally left work and went in to Starbucks. My order was nowhere on the counter and everyone else was getting their orders. Finally after a few minutes of standing there, a guy approached me to let me know they didn’t have my sandwich and asked if I wanted anything else. I said no, I just wanted to be refunded. He said ok and walked away. Still was waiting for my drink. After another few minutes of waiting, I finally asked the girl making drinks if mine was going to be ready anytime soon as I had been waiting a while. She said oh, it’s right here but I was waiting for your sandwich. I said they were out of it and the guy was refunding me. She gave me my drink (which was now lukewarm, if that) and said I’d have to go to the register for the refund. I then had to stand in line and wait for the refund. Very, very inconvenient for someone stepping out from work to pick up an order..Version: 5.1
Amazing And EasyI order on here very often and have for most of the Summer and it is so easy. You just order from the app and then pick up at the Starbucks near you. You don’t have to wait in line to order and instead get a separate line which moves quickly because everyone is picking up. I absolutely love Starbucks and I am obsessed with their refreshers and frappucinos. Overall, the app was well thought out and if something isn’t available I’ve learned all you do is call the store and ask if they have it and they’ll make it available on the app quick. I love the experience and the stars you earn. I end up having enough stars for a breakfast from the bakery the next time I get Starbucks. Thank you for doing such an amazing job and I plan on continuing to go to Starbucks in the future. Please don’t hate on the app. I haven’t had a bad experience and I’m convinced most of you are trolls. I hope this gets to Starbucks customer service because I truly do love the app and Starbucks as a whole. I can’t thank you enough for the quick and easy drinks almost every morning this past Summer!!! Five stars and absolutely amazing!!!.Version: 5.22
Starbucks app and rewards program .I love the app for most part but it gets frozen or does not always update the purchase at times. Bonus reward is great for most part, only I feel I don't get offers based on my purchase but they want to sell. I have never received any offers to purchase teavana teas which is what I buy most often . I also buy other beverages such as latte, cappuccinos and frappes. I have not gotten any offers for that also . I don't like the fact some offer are time constraint related especially if it before 11am or between 11am to 2 pm. Due to work not possible to get starsbucks between that time or even stop over at one in morning if running late. Also they keep sending me the same offers over and over again of which I don't care of which combo of warm sandwich , protein box and a breakfast sandwich. If I don't use a offer , I don't receive a offer next week so I don't get bonus stars for two weeks. I love to receive the offers based on what I buy , bakery items only offers, teavana teas only offers and breakfast sandwichs only offer and also any purchase offers are good too. I can also deal with any bevearage purchase offers also..Version: 4.4.2
SuggestionHello! I love your stores, your products, and your app. I am dieting and trying to count calories. I have searched the web , your website, the app, and MyFitnessPal for different drink orders that I have tried from Starbucks. Although there is a lot of variety I sometimes cannot find the correct drink to calculate the nutrition info, I feel like the most convenient and practical location for this information would be the starbucks app. When I change the syrups and milks in the app it only has the standardized nutrition info. The app does not change the nutrition info with the syrup/milk preferences. If you could get the app to change the nutrition info based on the selections made it would be very helpful in determining the best choice options in my diet. I currently go to Starbucks at least one time a week- sometimes as often as four times a week so this is a frequent issue for me. It probably seems very small, but I would think others wanting to make healthy choices would also want this info..Version: 4.4.2
Less Care, Rushed DrinksI’ve noticed lately that drinks being made with a rushed demeanor instead of how baristas used to be trained...which was putting care and effort into making drinks. I live in an area (San Jose) where I am able to visit several different Starbucks throughout the week when I’m out and about. So, this review is not regarding one Starbucks in particular; I’ve seen a change in the quality of training baristas. For example, I have recently taken a like to the iced matcha green tea latte. No matter which Starbucks I’ve ordered that drink from in San Jose, the drink is made with too much ice, which fills up 3/4 of the cup when I’m done drinking the drink. I’ve requested light ice many a times. When I’ve done this, the drink isn’t filled up to the top. When I’ve questioned this concern to baristas, I’ve had different responses...from, “It’s due to the foam from being shaken” to “We aren’t allowed to fill the drink to the top.” This frustration has caused me to become bitter about ordering the drink I love and to stop ordering it. Hopefully better training on making drinks improves and customer service at the Starbucks sites improve..Version: 5.8
System Glitches Unacceptable IMOExcept when I’m in the drive-through line, waiting to order and I try to reload my card and for some reason the app interacts with the internal Wi-Fi of the store and doesn’t allow me to reload my card. I have had to pay cash and miss out on points or use a credit card that is not part of my Starbucks profile or debit card that is not part of my Starbucks profile and there but I also miss out on points not to mention the one or two times that I have gone through the line without my wallet at all because I expect the app and my phone and Apple Pay to work and yet because of the interference with the system or overload of the app because there are too many users at once using it?? I don’t know what the reasons are but they are extremely frustratingHonestly unacceptable for a corporation as large and lucrative as Starbucks. Especially for customers that are as loyal as those of us that use the app on a daily basis are we’re spending large amounts of our income at these locations and the app should work every time..Version: 6.2.1
A Possible life saving app suggestionThere truly needs to be either a comment section or allergy section when ordering something through the app. I have a severely anaphylactic milk and almond (so almond milk) allergy. I request coconut milk every time but it is not always acknowledge because it gets busy and things get rushed but I have saved myself countless times by stopping the barista after they pour milk in my drink. I always get there early to try to watch them make it if possible and cannot use drive through anymore because I was given milk in a drink and obviously didn’t get to see them pour it. I had an anaphylactic reaction in parking lot luckily I had a friend (and nurse) with me. This was not the first time and I stopped going to Starbucks for a while because I was super nervous. But I am back to being a daily customer. Allergies are, most of the time, very serious and dangerous. And if there is a place when order that says *ALLERGIES* where underneith you can write what yours is and have Starbucks employees know to look for that it could be the difference between a Emergency room trip or enjoying your coffee. Thank you.Version: 5.7
Make chosen options clearer before purchaseSo, this isn’t the first time this has happened, but I hope it will be the last. I pass two Starbucks on my way to work and the app always choses the first one I pass as my default. That one (Keystone and 116th in Carmel, IN) is a nightmare to get in and out of, so I choose the one closer to my office. I chose the one next to my office this morning and placed my order, but maybe I didn’t tap the location hard enough because my order went to the other store. I stand around for about five minutes (this is 20 min after I placed my order) and finally open my phone to discover that the order is at the other store. So there sits my breakfast at this moment, because I’m not going to all the way back there when I’m already right next to work. That sucked and I’m pretty hungry now. Please change the app to make store confirmation clearer and double-check it. The location that your order is going to is probably the most important part of mobile order..Version: 5.2
Glitchy login - don’t bother with this appFor the past several months, this app keeps asking me to login to top up my balance. Sometimes it accepts my fingerprint but then it forgets and requires me to login from scratch. Fine. I have fingers. I can type in a password. Nope. Not that easy. The App then won’t recognize my password. I reset the password. It won’t recognize the new password. I go back to try to reset again using the new password. I get told I can’t reset with that because it is a prior password (no kidding, it is my current password but your app won’t recognize it). I have tried copy and pasting. I have tried using a keychain app to entire the password automatically. I have tried having other people type it in for me. I have tried typing it in myself for the tenth time and then clicking reveal to make sure it is correct before hitting submit. Nada. I then give up and avoid Starbucks because I don’t need this drama in my life. Then, in a few weeks, like always, the app will magically decide I had the correct password all along and operate smoothly with my fingerprint for a week or so. Hooray. But not so fast. After those few weeks are up, we fall back down the bloody rabbit hole. It will ask me for my password again, say it is wrong, and this entire saga will repeat. No coffee shop is worth this level of aggravation..Version: 5.13
Rewards systemI love the app, it is convenient however, the rewards are cost effective from a business stance but unfortunate for the consumers. With the old rewards star system we as the consumer would be rewarded after the 12th drink which was gratifying, but now we have to purchase much more to receive a free drink! I understand from a business prospective it is overall cost effective and money saving to have the new reward stars system in place therefore it has made me not want to purchase my daily coffees from Starbucks as frequently. There are so many smaller retail coffee shops now that one can choose from that truly appreciate their clients and maintain a greater rewards system in place which makes one feel valued and appreciated. Understanding that we have choices with coffees that are extremely comparable to Starbucks have truly made me steer away from visiting and purchasing my daily coffees at Starbucks and supporting my local and small business coffee shops. Again, I love this app, love Starbucks but I wish you could bring back the old rewards system!!.Version: 4.6
Being Back Tipping Feature!I absolutely love the ease of using an app on my phone to pay for my daily coffee(s) - as well as earn points for future “free” coffees! Awesome. Would give this app 5 stars, but was frustrated when your recent update (within the last few months) took away the feature to be able to leave my tip...I asked every barista each time I went through, I researched it online - like for way too long - and NO one knew how to get the tipping option to come up. I just inadvertently discovered HOW TO TIP!! You have to exit out of the card you have them scan (going back to the home page), then click on your “History” (??? Why???) and once you’re there you will see allll of your past transactions. The transaction at the top is the CURRENT transaction and it says “Would you like to leave a tip?” and gives you the dollar amount options to select and then your transaction price goes up by however much you tipped! Yayyy. Tip your servers/baristas : ) and Starbucks, make it easier for app users that rarely have singles in their wallet!.Version: 5.20
Forced PurchasingTo begin with this app is not very user friendly if you’re new to it you need a freaking manual to successfully navigate it and complete a purchase. Secondly and most annoying is the fact that there are a million ways to find millions of items to spend money on but if you want to remove an item from your shopping cart you have to cancel the entire order. I still haven’t figured out if you have to fully complete the order then start over or if there’s a way to cancel the order without actually having to place the order. I mean SERIOUSLY who the hell makes an app to purchase items from their store without a drop down list where you can go back and remove an item or revisit an item and adjust size or add another flavor if so desired. This is unacceptable as this app has been out long enough that this should have been addressed long ago. This flaw in the app is such an annoying obstacle it makes me not even want to use it anymore or visit Starbucks. I feel like I’ve been set up to be forced to make purchases I don’t want to make. This is completely unacceptable. I’m done with Starbucks, the only reason I go is for my kids. I can get good gourmet coffee from my local grocery store..Version: 5.10
Very lame app and poor costumer service over the phoneAbout two weeks ago ,I tried to create an account to enjoy the rewards ,well, its imposible. Why? I created ,then signing in ,nothing happen . Just ‘we’re sorry but we’re unable to log you in ,please try again’ . I got help over the line ,the agent was nice ,but even when he finally could create a password with my e-mail ,he never want to give it to me . Then , ill wait 24 hrs because they’re a system ‘has a problem’ okay ,let’s wait . 24 hrs goes by ,but no success trying the app or the website . A gentleman send me a gift card with 7 dollars (THANKS STARBUCKS) . Waiting the week to get the card ,registered online and enjoy the rewards ,everything that I mention before ,happens again. Is such a lame software at the website or app ,trying with iPhone 8 or galaxy s edge ,is the same . Creating another account with new e-mail ,the same . Is amazing how a company like Starbucks ,has a very poor app and nobody can tell you what’s going on . If people or companies create a platform who let costumers enjoy programs ,they should to give it maintenance. Worst is the people over the phone who doesn’t know about the website or the app. They won’t reset your account and you need to wait 24 hrs . Starbucks should have a kiosk like McDonald’s and make his service faster and easy. The app is a failure system along with the website ,PERIOD..Version: 5.14.1
It’s just a great appAs someone who doesn’t drink coffee and only goes every now and again, I find the Starbucks app extremely useful. I think the thing I use it for the most is to check whether a location has what I want to get, which is great because then I don’t go to one that’s out of everything. Design and UI wise, obviously fitting the brand to a T, the UI has gotten increasingly better as it’s been updated. The use of imagery, cards, and a whole bunch of other trendy design tricks is executed honestly perfectly. The interaction is almost seem-less from when you start an order to when you pick it up. Sure there’s small things I would move here and there, or making the games that come around every season integrated into the app rather than being a buggy flash game. Overall it’s an app that gets the job done in style. If you’ve never been to Starbucks it’s a great introduction to the menu and all their items. And if you go constantly, you probably already have it because of the points system. There’s no such thing to me as a perfect product but this does come very close to what could be exactly that..Version: 6.8
Almost great!What I loooove about the Starbucks app is that you can put in an order and the store will start preparing it so that it’s ready when you arrive! No checking in from 100 feet away etc and then waiting around almost as long as if you had just ordered in person (looking at you McDonald’s). But what the app needs is a map that is clickable versus a list of stores close-by. (Yes there is a map but it doesn’t do anything). About 20% of the time it can’t find my store, sometimes the store I want won’t even show up on that un-clickable map. Plus there are so many Starbucks in some areas that it’s easy to pick the wrong one from the list. It’s a little infuriating scrolling to find the right store while sitting at a stop light, then the next stop light, then the next stop light, and oh -I’m already at the store (and no you should not app and drive, but most of us need to get to work on time let’s be real here). Maybe at least create a favorites list that includes up to 5 stores at a glance? That would be extremely helpful..Version: 5.5
Muir Station Martinez Ca.Hello: I have been doing she’s a Martinez Muir station Starbucks for a majority of my adult life this is by far my favorite Starbucks. I can’t say this about every merchant I’ve been to but for some reason this Starbucks has the best stuff from morning to evening. I go in there first thing in the morning; all of the morning people are so pleasant friendly, caring, giving, and wonderful. Not once has anyone ever been rude to me my husband or my son. The evening people they are all just as wonderful as we all know in retail or any other type of business all the strong people usually work in the morning but for this place the evening people are just as wonderful I have never had a bad encounter with anyone from the Starbucks. That says a lot because the type of work they do they’re in countering all types of people through this pandemic and it can take a toll on you. If I had money to give each and everyone of them a gift I would but letting them know that I appreciate them all very much. I just want to thank them for taking care of me, my husband, and my son. Kaye, Calvin & Calvin Jr..Version: 6.6
Poor Security, no accountabilityI loved my Starbucks app for 10 years. I made the mistake of loading the app with funds from a credit card on file within the app while in a Starbucks. My account was compromised (likely from a customer in the store) and my account was drained that day. Fortunately I only loaded $50...but noted the next day there was no money on my app and apparently I had made a purchase in Milwaukee the previous night (3 k miles away from me!). I just assumed Starbucks would help me, but their customer call center was closed the night I discovered the fraud. So, I called my credit card company that night, froze my card, waited a week or so fit a new cars/number and after being on the phone twice, on hold, at Starbucks (once for 45 minutes) I gave up rectifying the matter with Starbucks. There is no way to get a hold of them! I even filled out an online complaint and I was referred to the call center that “due to Covid is not fully staffed and weird may be...forever.”I discovered online there has been for years a known major issue with the app’s data security when loading the card with money and this has not been rectified by Starbucks. It was a huge hassle and made my habit of using the app stop cold turkey. Goodbye, Starbucks..Version: 6.4.1
Super convenient app, just have some suggestionsLove this app but I have suggestions to change for the better. 1) When loading multiple gift cards, the amount doesn’t go into a “pool” of what you have on your account already. Pretty annoying honestly cuz there was a point where I had a dollar on one, 12 cents on another, and then money loaded already on my account. Had to scan 3 times because of this. Not a major inconvenience but I just feel like this could be betters. 2) Along the lines of that same issue, now I can’t edit those gift cards that I’ve used up to delete them so I have about 8 cards with no money on them. Once again just an annoyance I have since I use this app all the time. 3) Ya’ll took away the week to use the reward for your birthday down to 24 hrs. Also you have limited to being able to use any rewards to Starbucks specified locations. I use the Starbucks that happens to be at the Marriott in SLC since it’s right next to my school. Would be way nice if I could claim my rewards at that location since I spend majority of my money there and happens to be my most convenient location..Version: 5.4
NEEDS UPDATESI’ve been using the Starbucks app going on 4 years now. The app is showing some major glitches as of late. Twice in the past two weeks have I not received my mobile order because the app randomly “auto selects” a different option and then even after I reselect the correct option it will then for a second time reselect the WRONG option. Unaware of this I don’t notice and as a result don’t receive my order. Per example it continually selects an old store I haven’t ordered from in months, I will change it to my current store and again without me noticing it will auto select the previous store. I then find out when I get to the correct store and my order wasn’t placed. Today the app “auto selected” an old seasonal gift card rather than my gold card that I use daily to order with. It showed the picture of my gold card when I placed my order but the last four numbers were different, the picture just hadn’t changed. So when I arrived to pick up my order I open the app to see it yet again had not placed my order. The Starbucks store teams and customer service are always gracious and fix the issue which I greatly appreciate! However this is unacceptable that the Mobile App can not deliver the same results and continually cause failed orders..Version: 4.6
App is useful but not perfectThere’s tons of great things about the app but I’ll just say why I gave it a 4. Most of us are using the app because we want to grab and go. With that being said, it would be nice if the store information was updated more frequently. I ordered from the app because the store had drive thru pickup and in store pick up. I never do drive thru pick up because it is always so crowded, hence why I use the app. At this particular store, both options were available but when arriving there was a sign at the door saying in store was closed and to pick up mobile orders at drive thru. This pretty much makes the app useless. Please update info for store because I can always go to a different Starbucks to pickup my order. There also needs to be another method for mobile pickup. When arriving to pickup order, you have to wait for a barista to go to that area to be noticed, sometimes waiting for awhile. It’s not there fault at all, but I think there needs to be an efficient way to do this. I notice that when I mobile order ahead of time, the customers that order inside the store get their drinks first. Not sure how that adds up. The app is great though but it’s useless if some of these inefficiencies continue..Version: 6.2.1
Okay but not perfectI love mobile ordering. I love that I can place an order from home, have it ready by the time I reach the store, and leave with minimal exposure. I'm mildly annoyed by how the app intentionally hinders itself when you don't share your location. I'm an adult, I know how to choose where I want to pick up from, and I don't need you to patronizingly tell me, "are you sure you want to order? Looks like you're too far away from the store!" Shoo, Big Brother. I really love and really appreciate that Starbucks is going the extra mile by closing stores to sanitize everything to the nines after reported COVID cases. Can you guys take a suggestion, though? Is it possible to mark stores that are closed on the app? To me, closing off mobile ordering and giving a message that "a barista here will be willing to take your order in person" means to me that the store is still open. I've TWICE now driven all the way to Starbucks only to find the location closed at 7 or 8 in the morning. Meanwhile the hours on the app, the website, and the oft-neglected location Facebook show that it's currently "open". Please please please, I'm begging, please make it so that the app can be a real-time reflection of stores that are *actually* open..Version: 6.3.3
Reloading the Card Needs to be OptionalI would actually choose Starbucks so much more frequently if I was able to pay the total amount of my order instead of having to reload a minimum of $10 every time I order. Which I didn’t even know it was $10, I thought it was $15 because the lowest minimum of $10 isn’t the prompted amount. I want to be able to pay my order total- not give you my money like an ATM at a bank so you can use it at your free will until or if I ever order again. There’s no reason we should not be able to do pay as you go! Every Starbucks near my house and my job are high volume. I have to order on the app to ensure I won’t be late- regardless of how early or how much time I have. Wait time estimations are unreliable, using the app is so much faster and easier, however, I very rarely do because of the lack of pay as you go feature. I almost always choose competitors such as local shops, convenience stores, or Dunkin Donuts because I know I can be in and out of these places, unlike Starbucks. Ive ordered in Starbucks and waited on average 10 mins every time and that doesn’t even include the very busy days. You are taking away an added convenience and because of it losing potential sales!.Version: 5.6
At least it supports Apple WalletThe app is okay. I only really use it to see how many stars I have and to reload my card. My primary interface with the entire ecosystem and purchase experience is via the Apple Wallet card (so the support for that is good). If I could also use another means to complete a mobile order, I would. I still has several issues. It doesn’t refresh my balance. I have to go into Apple Wallet to see that. Very odd. I also think that any challenges and games to incentivize more visits should happen in the app, versus today, which requires a separate login in a web browser. Other issues are really around how busy the interface is and how many steps it takes to actually order something. Seeing people in line realizing they need to add money and then just paying by card directly shows you how the design is more of an interference to the process. Another thing is the mobile ordering process. I would love to have a shortcut order for mobile so I don’t have to confirm via multiple steps every time - yes, I know the distance of my store relative to my position so I don’t need a reminder or a warning..Version: 4.5
Easy tippingWhat I really love about the Starbie’s app is 1) you can leave a tip through the app (which you cannot cannot do with a debit card, and therefore to use a debit card to pay you have to have a side hobby of saving quarters to tip baristas with); and 2) touchless payment. Free coffee now and then from redeeming stars doesn’t hurt either! Related to the tip, here is something I figured out about redeeming stars: if you pay for one transaction all with stars, then there is no way to tip the barista through the app. That’s no fair to the barista! So I usually save my stars until I'm also getting coffee for a friend or two, and pay for all but one drink with stars, and pay $ through the app for the one drink. Then I can still leave a tip through the app to cover all the drinks. Yay! If I dont have friends to share coffee with on any given day, I can always just buy a coffee for the person behind me and thereby still be able to tip through the app. It’s fun!! Personal note: I’m 20+ years sober and can’t have carbs anymore due to diabetes. Thank goodness for espresso with stevia and cream!!! It’s a party I can still enjoy!!! “🎵Life’s simple pleasures are the best! All the little things that make you smile and glow🎵”.Version: 5.20
Hate the appIt has created a group (not all) of people coming to Starbucks that feel they are “special” and do not have to play by the rules. They are too lazy or unorganized to wake early enough to leave time to get their coffee. They inconsiderately park their vehicles in the isle of the parking lot or the handicapped spots while they go inside to retrieve their order. Insultingly Starbucks employee’s then tend to neglect customers within the store. Talking to employees it seems Starbucks is not too concerned about their customers as so many times they miss the mark on customer satisfaction. 1. How do you run out of stir sticks? 2. How do you run out of sugar? ( a store can’t borrow from another store?) 3. How do you not have coffee brewed? 4. Opening a Starbucks with a unsuitably small parking lot ( trapped in your car by drive thru line,Kenosha,Wi 39th ave /75th st). Don’t get me wrong, I love “Starbucks” coffee. From my house in Tonopah Az. I drive 39 miles on way to a real free standing Starbucks to get my morning coffee everyday. (Starbucks inside a grocery tend to disappoint) I just wish they would make getting my first cup of morning coffee less frustrating ! (Many other customers feel the same)..Version: 5.13.1
Lifelong customer, sbux shareholder, just deleted this appAnother update: reinstalled. Better. Another forced update while in line isn't cool. Grrr. Update: gave it another try. Forcing me to update a bloated 140mb app while in line at a store is super lame and doesn't make anything run smoothly. Old app review: This bloated app has been lying unused for the past several months because it does nothing useful...eventually I turned off all notifications and location services because it kept bugging me to please pay attention to it, like a snotty kid at a grown up dinner party. Even so, it consumed 140mb of cell data in my last billing cycle...what the heck is it doing, anyway? Checked battery use and it was using about 5% of my battery over the last week. For what? I didn't use it, so maybe that means don't run in the background. I just saw it has 12 new notifications for me. About what? Nothing I care about. Just more corporate hype and self congratulatory onanistic marketing copy. I don't need that or the bloatware to order my six shots on ice. Also, the quid pro quo involved in this relationship is seriously unfair. I get 5% off my coffee, you get to know everything about me even when I am not drinking coffee? People are catching on to this and it doesn't flatter the sbux bottom line. Edit: after deleting it, the cursed thing somehow reinstalled itself, uninvited, unwanted....next step will be to engage the services of an app exorcist. Good times..Version: 6.11
Love the app but most stores are slow to make your mobile order!The app is almost perfect. I wish you can customize the mobile orders a little more like put someone else’s name on it when you order for someone else. But that’s not my big gripe and why it only gets 3 stars. There are two reasons. First of all, one less start is due to store locater being slow half the time unless it happens to be your store that you note as a favorite. The 2nd reason, and it’s a big reason, is that most stores are now very slow to process your mobile order. I can expect 5-10 more minutes on top of what they estimate for you. A lot of them just say they have many drinks. Well the system should have factored that in. If you give estimated times then factor in how many drinks just got into the system. I do think many stores just don’t pay attention to the mobile orders as much. I literally see them pull the labels out for those who are at the stores ordering and let the other machine that has the mobile order sit there longer. Starbucks: If you want more people to use mobile order then have your baristas pay attention to the mobile order labels being printed. Those are your most loyal customers and don’t want to wait 10-15 minutes for their drink to be made. It defeats the whole purpose of having mobile orders!.Version: 4.4.6
Your rewards program has gone down hillI agree your seasonal games are completely frustrating! I have come to avoid them. It’s amazing to learn that people have actually won. As for the rewards program - it has become consistently INCONSISTENT. Regularly items that I have purchased were never recorded. The worst aspect of your star rewards program has to do with Starbucks coffee receipts from my local supermarket. I upload them, receive Starbucks acknowledgment of them and then NOTHING. In the past I’d receive an email that they were received & then either an acknowledgement of my rewards (often not in keeping with $$ spent) or that receipt needed to be resubmitted due to a printing problem. Now NOTHING!? And more times than not, when I view my account history, they + other purchases are not even listed. Finally, other than your coffee which is consistently delicious, your food/snack products need an overhaul. The sandwiches breakfast & otherwise appear & taste like they’ve been hurriedly thrown together on some Starbucks assembly line. Lastly if it wasn’t for the great coffee & overall genuinely friendly service, I’d have looked elsewhere for my coffee, food items & snacks. Love ya, but you need to shake things up, you’re gettin “old!”.Version: 5.22
Slow DataDon’t know if you can fix this, but I live in a spot with patches of slow data, and often I have to wait a while for the app to register the menu items, my favorites, previous orders, and associates what’s available with what’s at the local stores. Often times the app defaults to Not available for food items until all the data for that store finally loads up. But that’s another issue. The main issue is that I have had many instances where the text will say, Iced Tea, but the picture associated with that text is a chocolate croissant, or some other item. It takes a while for this problem to correct itself, and if I get impatient and reload the app, I have to wait all over again. I often order by picture as opposed to the text. It’s just easier for my brain to register the image than read the words. My bad I know, but can you fix it so that the image just won’t load until it’s certain the text and image match? I’ve often miss ordered items because I was in a hurry and the App did not finish loading..Version: 5.13
VERY CONVENIENTIt’s easy to navigate, very informative for offers and new menu items. The convenience of having the app function across devices (I love the app on my watch!) and with your card is awesome, and the instant balance makes it great!! I don’t like how it changes the screen brightness. I understand that having a bright screen is useful for the scanner, but too often the screen snaps back to being too dark after I close the app and it’s extremely difficult for me to see it in direct sunlight to readjust the brightness back up to where I need it. My sister has the opposite problem, she’s light sensitive and gets blinded by the app switching to the scanner screen. This is something that needs to have a setting rather than being automatic. I am happy to brighten or dim my phone for the sake of the reader, but having my phone sabotaged by the oscillating brightness is very difficult for people like me who struggle with seeing devices. That’s why I try to only scan my watch at the register, I avoid using the app in harsh light, or bright sunshine because of the effect it has on my phone settings..Version: 6.4.1
Love it - minus a few thingsOverall the app is great and runs smoothly, never had an issue ordering ahead of time with it and my orders are always prepared quickly at the Caldwell location in Idaho. As far as that goes I don’t like that I can’t order oat milk on the app as a substitute so when I want it I have to order in store. Also I think pricing should be addressed on adding syrup pumps counts when customizing an order. I’m sure it’s always been like that but just my opinion, If a standard is 4 pumps for a Grande and you customize and take away a pump to add 1 pump of a different flavor I don’t see why that should cost an extra .50 cents. I think the cost for adding syrups should be based on how many pumps you add after the standard count. Anyways I love that app and I love the rewards you offer and doubling on points is extra nice as well. The Caldwell Location is AMAZING and all the staff is extremely kind and friendly always greeting me as I walk in and always saying goodbye as I walk out and thanking me for coming in. My drinks are always finished well before the expected pick up time. Keep it up!! You’ve made a regular customer for years to come..Version: 6.9
App update lost some helpful featuresThe mobile app is so useful, however, the last update seemed to have gotten rid of some features I found helpful. For one, I don’t like that now when you go Into the history, it no longer shows the date and time of your purchase, so if you need to take a screenshot of your “receipt” it does not include the complete purchase info, which renders it less useful. It shows a receipt number, which is not useful to me, and it is inconvenient to have to screenshot both the history list AND the purchase itself. Why did you get rid of this? Why fix what wasn’t broken? Also, you have removed the date info for the Starbucks cards. It was helpful to have the info on the start dates of my cards to differentiate the cards, especially the similar ones. It used to have that info before. It also is frustrating when the app does not let you choose the store you want and sometimes suggests some faraway store. It would be helpful if it also told you reasons why you are unable to use the app - ie, store shut off mobile orders, store is closing, etc. Otherwise, you think it’s your phone or app and you waste a lot of time. I also would like that the app kept the history details for the “free” items, because just because it’s free, doesn’t mean you don’t want to record WHAT you had. But, for the most part, I like using the app..Version: 5.2.1
Pretty good, however...Pretty good app overall however these past few days I am not able to see my gold account star count at all and rewards accrued anymore for some reason and I’ve been all over the app to try to find it. Already tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it but no luck. Once this if fixed I will gladly change my star rating. Also another quick suggestion would be, as of late in my case (and I’m sure I’m not the only one), I’ve noticed that stores sell out of certain items faster so when you mobile order something sometimes you get to the store to pick up and they’re out and most of the time they don’t even ask you what else more you may want until you ask them about it. Yes, I get most stores are insanely packed and baristas are overwhelmed but to avoid this issue and also help the barista then perhaps the app should give you an alternate food option in case what you ordered food wise sells out during the mobile order process so then that way the barista doesn’t have to wait until you arrive for your order to ask you what else you may want and try to keep track of something like that while customers keep rolling in, again just a friendly suggestion..Version: 5.2.1
Everything Starbucks 🌟What can I say? I love me some Starbucks to the max! I was never much on standard American brewed coffee hot coffee no matter how much cream, (never sugared yuck). My mom taught me the difference between good brewed coffee starting with the bean & it’s possible flavors so now I “get it” & occasionally enjoy a great cup of good coffee still cream only & black if it’s really good. (It’s better paired with a pastry that way). Anyway since Starbucks came to Cali finally... boy has my love for coffee improved❣️WOW 🥰 Their recipes are en pointe! I love espresso to the max now & try to mimic them at home but not always with the same results. I love Starbucks as a company for their history, high standards, baristas, quality products, fair trade ethics, ideas, foods, cozy stores, music, atmosphere... everything❣️occasionally there’s that 1 careless inattentive order taker or barista that doesn’t follow the recipe or protocol which I call them on cause they can cause the company reputation to falter & it’s not me to pay high dollar for a beverage especially unless it’s that good!!!.Version: 5.11.1
Love ordering aheadI adore being able to order ahead, I time my order so it’s always ready when I get there. The I choose when I see the length of the drive the line to go inside and pick up or grab it thru the drive thru. It makes me happy when things flow nice like that. My only sort of complaint is only a partial complaint because I do still appreciate it. The stars to dollars spent ratio....earning 1 star per one dollar spent and 150 stars to get a free drink. I do however always preload money to the app to scan and pay so i get 2stars per 1 dollar spent. This is my qualm- I spend $8.43 for my preferred drink at least once per day m-f and I earn a free drink every weekish. I enjoy the free drink but the realization that I had to spend $75/ at 2 stars per or $150 at the normal rate to get a free coffee is insane! Maybe it’s just me but I don’t realize how much I spend on coffee until I redeem my stars and it hits me. Maybe a different type or additional loyalty bonus would be nice. Love love love my coffee everyday though... venti cafe vanilla Frappuccino, no whip, triple shot affagatto style.Version: 6.5.1
PreorderThis is the second time in 2 weeks time was wasted doing a app preorder. 2 weeks ago I ordered only to get there and the door was locked. After getting back in my car I watched other people stabd at the door and and employee brought them their app order. At this point i was sandwiched between cars and had to wait in he long drove through line. I get last minute changes as I was informed they had just turned off their pre order. But either wait until mobile orders are picked up before locking the door or designate and employee to bring them out as to not just serve certain customers. Waiting in the long line just defeats the purpose of the mobile order. May as well just order at the window since I have to go through it. Today I place another order. Get there and again cant get it. Another very lengthy line. I had to just call and have my order cancelled as I did not have the extra time to sit and wait and get my “cold” order. The same applies here. Just trun off the mobile order as having to wait in th line again defeats its purpose. If people knew they had to wait in the line such as the length of starbucks they would probably accommodate their time to do so. Very frustrated as I just reloaded my card to realize now that I would rather not spend the money here..Version: 6.2.1
Worst App EverI would give it zero stars if I could. I tried to add a giftcard for a friend to order online since she didn’t have the app. It took us 20 minutes to figure out how to get the card on because it forces you to create an account just to use a giftcard. After finally loading the card it would not let me load it without putting my debit card in. So I did, then it decided to pull $25 from my account and gave no option to undo it, or notification of what it was doing. It was completely unclear on the fact that it was going to do so. The app is difficult to navigate and is basically a money trap. I tried to take her giftcard off so it didn’t accidentally get used and it ended up just transferring it to a different card on the app and taking the money off of her card. Don’t waste your time. It will steal your money. Edit: now I’m trying to change my email and password and there’s no option to. When I looked it up there’s only something saying to click on “my account” then “settings”. Neither of those are available options. So now I’m stuck with my friends account on my phone because she mistyped her email address and she can’t change it or log in. You would think for being from such a big company they would have an app that actually works..Version: 5.19.1
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