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All posts tagged "starbucks"


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Save on Starbucks With Google Offers Tomorrow

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 08:45 PM

http://mashable.com/2012/04/03/star...able+(Mashable)

"Starbucks is planning to offer $5 off a $10 Starbucks gift cards through Google Offers Wednesday in what is sure to be a very popular deal."

If you don't have a Google Offers account, sign up so you are ready to take advantage of this deal that comes out tomorrow.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Free eBooks From Apple and Starbucks

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:22 AM

http://gigaom.com/apple/apple-adds-...(GigaOM:+Apple)

"Apple loves giving Starbucks customers free stuff. This week it introduced an e-book Pick of the Week to go along with the free song and app of the week programs it already has in place. Books can be redeemed through Apple iBookstore, for use with iBooks on iOS devices."

The book is normally $12.99 USD so not a bad free gift. Bonus if it's readable. Add this to the free songs and apps, makes you want to go into Starbucks even more doesn't it? Who cares about coffee! Well, I do actually, this is just a nice enhancement to it though.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Free Apps from Starbucks

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.cultofmac.com/starbucks-...w+(Cult+of+Mac)

"Despite Steve Jobs' crank call to one Seattle-based store for 4,000 lattes during the 2007 MacWorld Expo, Starbucks remains an Apple friend - holding a number of promotions that offer free iTunes downloads. The latest will give you a free iPhone app every time you get your caffeine fix."

Along the same lines as their free iTunes download for music, now you can get a free app for your "Pick of the Week" when you go into Starbucks. Look at the counter for the cards listing the app and redeem to get yours. This week is a very handy app called Shazam Encore, which I use pretty much every day. Normally $5.99 USD in the iTunes store, you get it free this week!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Starbucks Makes Gifting Easy

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 05:00 AM

http://mashable.com/2011/01/25/star...able+(Mashable)

"Starbucks is rolling out Starbucks Card eGift, a new way to digitally purchase and send Starbucks Cards to friends. With eGifts, available Wednesday, anyone can send a customized digital Starbucks Gift Card via e-mail or Facebook."

And not only that, but you can add this to your balance on your Starbucks Mobile Card so you can use your iPhone to pay for your coffee. Nice integration and they certainly make it easy to gift this, and who doesn't find these kinds of gifts useful? More info available at the Starbucks card page.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Shop At Starbucks and Pay With Your iPhone

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.gearlog.com/2011/01/star...le_payments.php

"Is there anything more troubling in this modern world than having to use a credit card to pay for overpriced coffee? Thankfully, Starbucks is making life easier for iPhone, iPod touch, and BlackBerry users, releasing an app for those platforms that will let customers pay for their caramel macchiatos with their mobile devices at 6,800 standalone locations and 1,000 Target-based locations."

I don't drink coffee, and I've never been in a Starbucks, but this is a cool idea. I wish every large chain would allow mobile payments. Japan is way ahead of us in this regard; they've had mobile payments for years. Of course, they have an entire system in place made specifically for safely tying your bank account to your phone. Still, this is a good first step. What do you think: Are mobile payments the future?


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Free Content Via Wi-Fi From Starbucks Starts Today

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 01:00 AM

http://gizmodo.com/5668191/starbuck.../full+(Gizmodo)

"Starbucks' free wireless service is a boon to the mobile employed and unemployed, or anyone just looking to kill some time. But starting tomorrow, every store in the nation will also offer sippers a nice buffet of free online content."

The content is called "Starbucks Digital Network" and it was designed by Yahoo. You can access it for free at any Starbucks, and it contains various content including video clips, eBook excerpts and song of the week picks. The best part though, is that you get total access (while you are in the Starbucks of course) of normally paid content such as that offered by Wall Street Journal. If you frequent Starbucks, it's worth checking out, you don't have anything to lose except for some time.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Starbucks Starts Free Wi-Fi Today in US and Canada

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 07:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/01/...ss-in-us-and-c/

"Mmm... nothing like the smell of a warm caramel macchiato in the morning being masked by the smell of fresh greenbacks being burned, right?"

Nothing better than free Wi-Fi with your coffee, unless it's one of those blueberry muffins. Anyway, two clicks and you get free Wi-Fi at any Starbucks in the USA or Canada starting today. Good luck finding a seat now!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Free Wi-Fi at Starbucks, Starting July 1st

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 06:00 PM

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way...i-at-all-stores

"There's big Starbucks news today that may help customers more easily swallow those venti lattes which can cost more than $5 in some places - the chain is going to offer unlimited free Wi-Fi at all its U.S. locations starting July 1."

They are calling it the Starbucks Digital Network, and instead of having to purchase something tied to your Starbucks registration to get a few hours of wi-fi, starting on July 1st you will get unlimited free wi-fi access. Starbucks is teaming up with Yahoo! to create the portal, and they will offer access to various content providers including, among others, Apple iTunes, The New York Times, Patch, USA TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! and ZAGAT.


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