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$5 Credit from Starbucks

on 1.26.2011 at 12:12pm

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Starbucks has stepped into the future and recently released a Starbucks mobile app for your iPhone called myStarbucks.  The mobile app allows you to find the closest Starbucks, register your Starbucks card, and more.

Get a fun perk when you load your Starbucks card from the new app with a VISA card.  Load your card with $25 and you will have an additional $5 credit loaded!

Step by Step:
1. Get out your Starbucks card
2. Register your card with Starbucks.com.
3.  Then go pick up the app and then reload $25 to your card using the app and a Visa card
4. Get the $5 for free added on.

This is for a limited time only!

(thanks Amber!)

    • Onewayoranother5

      I just loaded my card this morning but I did not get the $5. I wonder if I did it too early. I loaded my card before I read this message. :-(

      • Did you load $25 using a VISA card? I just did and it worked for me. Hope you can get it to work! :)

    • Cozmikcowgirl

      I wonder if we already have the app if this will apply?

      • Cozmikcowgirl

        Ah ha! When I open my app an ad pops up telling me to reload with my visa blah blah blah. So, those of us who already have it get the $5 too! Yay!!!

        • Cozmikcowgirl

          Oh wait. It says “first reload”. Bummer. Oh well, I get plenty of free coffee from them by using my gift cards so I shan't complain. Now you can pay with your device when you have the app. You don't even have to take in your gift card! Love it!

          • khargis

            My husband reloaded his card without any trouble and got the $5. we both have a gold card. It was the first time he reloaded on the internet though so maybe that is why he got the credit.

            • Cozmikcowgirl

              I have several cards that I got for Christmas that I have not reloaded yet. I will use one of those. Thanks for the tip my fellow God Card holder! Love that Starbucks!

            • Dkshipp57

              did your husband just go on the net where his card was signed up? Did he have to go to the store at all. I would like to do from home. It's 1 hr drive and I wasn't planning on going. I just started with gift card. Bought card at Christmas when Jenny told about bogo, so all I did was buy from card. Another question if anyone knows does it have to be Visa?

            • Cozmikcowgirl

              It has to be with the app. It does have to be Visa.

    • Rross2911

      “first reload” is key here. I used an old card that I had never reloaded before…I still had it. I loaded $25, received the bonus $5. Now I'm going to transfer it to my main card.

      • Cozmikcowgirl

        Ah ha. Thank you! Do you know that you don't even have to bother transferring it to your “main card” because now you can pay from your mobile device? Sooooo cool. Thanks for the tip. I'm going to get my $5 credit!

    • K8

      oh bummer… I just downloaded the app on my phone. I didn't know about the word “first” I reloaded on a card I always use and didn't get the $5 :(

    • jessc5

      I got the credit, but I'm pretty sure this card had been reloaded several times. This was the first time reloading on my iPod Touch, though….

    • Christine

      why don't they have an app for a Droid phone? :(

    • Ashley

      I don't see where you can re-load the card from the app?

    • Dkshipp57

      Do u have to go to store? Can u do another way does anyone no? Thanks. I live far away

    • That is odd that others didn't get the reward. I just did this on my app, that I have used a dozen times before on the same card and I received the $5 bonus. I used VISA and loaded $25. Thanks for the post!!

    • Bryarsmom

      I have a Droid X-guess I'll have to pass on this one.

    • Scysgrlcoupons

      They are coming out with an Android app soon (at least that's what my email says.) Maybe they'll give us a chance at the free $5 when that app goes live.

    • Nikki Miller

      Be sure you are installing the app that reads Starbucks Card Mobile (not the app that reads myStarbucks). The Starbucks Card Mobile app allows you to monitor/update your Starbucks card and will give you the popup for the $5 deal when using your VISA card.

    • Jeannie

      On the Starbucks Mobile app there is not an option for “1st” reload. Only reload. When throughout the reload does it show that you are to receive $5, only after?? Does it have to be a new card? Or will a gift card you have used that needs reloading work? I have a used gift card that I registered and have used, it has yet to be reloaded. I went through the whole process to “reload” $25 w/ my VISA yet it never stated that I would receive $5 also, so I didn't confirm. Do you receive notice of this bonus or only see it after the purchase?? Someone please help. Thanks!

      • Cozmikcowgirl

        When you hit confirm a message will pop up telling you that your $5 bonus will be added. Then when you check your balance it will be there!

    • Cozmikcowgirl

      Yay! I got my $5!!

    • CJT

      Boo! I'll have to pass. I don't use credit cards so I don't have a Visa card.

      • Sarahsdawn

        my debit card has a visa logo….comes right out of checking. Maybe see if your bank can update your card?
        I just wish a person didn't have to have a cell phone to get this sweet dealio. ;)

    • Jshayes

      It does work. My wife just had me download the Mobile Card App. It doesn't say anything about the $5 bonus until after you confirm the transaction.

      • Blueeyeskd

        Ahhhh… Thanks! I should have read your post first!

    • Blueeyeskd

      Does anyone know if this is still working?

    • Sheena311

      yes this still works i just did it 2 days ago..and i used my visa debit card

    • Booo….they need to do it for DROID!!!

    • Sassy817s

      My BF got a $50 gift card for her 50th. She tried to register it the other day and was told it had already been registered. So we figured the friend registered it in her name before giving it as a gift. How cheap!!!

    • Just confirming that this is still working as of 2/3/11. It works on existing cards as well.