I don’t know why I’ve been missing the boat for so long, but I love the *$s app. A lot of flyertalkers talk about using Starbucks gift cards and I thought they just like carrying around several pieces of plastic. I live right across the street from a Starbucks so I decided to check out the app, plus sales people at my company seem contractually obligated to visit Starbucks every morning so I figured it’s probably a good thing to get.
It locates starbucks which I expected, but when I tried to sign in for the rewards program I learned I needed a starbucks card. I didn’t want a card because that’s another card in my already full wallet. Then I learned about how the app can be used to pay so I don’t need to carry around the card (except not all places are equipped to handle the phones like ORD so those places just suck). I’m not too sure what I actually get for these rewards besides a free coffee on my birthday, but it’s still fun to have another program.
This means I can trek across the street with just my keys and my phone and grab some breakfast. I can look up the nutrition information right on the app and pay with my phone.
They also have Android and Blackberry apps.