While we’re heading over to Starbucks to pick up the perfect mother’s day gift and grab our lattes to go with our Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, Starbucks is busy finding new ways to tempt our tastebuds while also making it easier to get our daily caffeine fix. They recently launched a shnazzy redesigned app, and now want to make sure we’re getting the most out of our mobile experience.
With the redesign, Starbucks tells us, “many things stayed the same while a few things changed.” Here are the top 10 things to know about using the Starbucks app straight from our fave coffee-peddlers themselves:
1. Updated Dashboard
Everything you love about the Starbucks app is still quickly found at the top of your main Dashboard: payment, store locator, gifting and ordering (for pick up or delivery).
2. Check Your Stars
Available Stars show up at the top of your Dashboard, and Gold members earn a Star Reward after collecting 125 Stars. Tip: When your status changes from Green to Gold, your Star Count resets to zero and you begin collecting Stars toward your first Star Reward.
3. Track Your Stars
Click on “History” to see how you earned your Stars and the exact number of Stars you’ve collected.
4. Personalized Offers
Below your Star count on the Dashboard, you’ll see personalized content from Starbucks that includes offers, Pick of the Week specials and important dates to know.
5. Reward Status – Green or Gold?
From the Dashboard, click on the number of Stars at the top, which will take you to a Status page. Here you’ll see your status (Green or Gold) at the top of the screen, as well as an interactive Stars display, making it even easier to track Stars and Rewards. Tip: Click on “History” to see your Gold requalification date for Gold Status. Some customers need zero stars to requalify so are actually Gold past the visible date.
6. Where to Find Rewards
Star Rewards and Birthday Rewards appear on the home dashboard and on the “Rewards page,” found by clicking on the number of Stars on the Dashboard. Use yours to try a new food or drink item, or treat yourself to a beloved favorite.
7. Redeem Rewards
Earned Star Rewards can now be redeemed using Mobile Order & Pay. Available Rewards and Offers appear when confirming your order and can be used simply by clicking “Redeem.”
8. Jump the Line
Click “Order” to use Mobile Order & Pay, order your food and beverage items ahead of time and jump the line.
9. Treat a Friend
For special occasions or just because, a Starbucks eGift Card is the quickest way to make someone feel special.
10. Discover Music
Use the app to find out what songs are playing in stores, and discover your next favorite artist.
Do you have any tips for getting the most out of your Starbucks experience? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(Photo via Starbucks)