The new, updated Starbucks app finally allows you to tip your barista from your Starbucks card (well, from its digital representation, through the app). However, how to tip your Starbucks server is completely unclear – so here is how to tip using the Starbucks mobile app. Here is the first thing to realize: you can’t tip at the same time as you make your purchase! That right there should save you hours of frustration, trying to figure out why you can’t tip at the point of purchase.
The newest version of the Starbucks app allows you to order and pay right from the app, and have your drinks and food waiting for you when you arrive! This means that you don’t even have to stand in line, you just go right to the pickup area, and it’s there waiting for you! What’s more, every Starbucks barrista we’ve asked has said that they actually prefer it when customers order with Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay; it’s a win-win! You don’t have to stand in line or sit in your car at the drive-through, and they prefer it!
Now here’s an online petition that you can really sink your teeth into. As the petition explains, “You can’t go into a Starbucks these days, and mention how much you miss the old scones, without someone overhearing and agreeing with you.” If you agree, add your name to this online petition to ask Starbucks to bring back the old scones.
For ages the go-to Starbucks logo maker app, to put your own name in a Starbucks logo, was at http://www.festisite.com/logo/starbucks/. However, that Starbucks logo maker app disappeared several months ago, most likely the result of a cease and desist from Starbucks’ attorneys. But it’s still possible to make your own Starbucks logo – just be sure that you are using it for parody purposes, and that it can’t be confused with the actual Starbucks logo.
Starbucks Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz took to the Internet to announce an online grassroots campaign by having his DC Starbucks employees write “Come Together” on the cups of all of their customers to send a message to lawmakers about the fiscal cliff. While Internet grassroots efforts are not typically led by wealthy corporate CEOs, Schultz has instructed the baristas to write the message on the cup of each customer all this week, through December 28th.
Investors are quickly bailing as Groupon experienced a new closing low on Friday, with shares down 5% at $4.75. Their stock-price declined even more last week after their second-quarter results reflected a decline in customer growth and revenue.
One of the perks of getting the iPad 3G is that, in addition to the 3G, says AT and T and Apple, “you’ll have access to over 20,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, including Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, and more.” In other words, you can connect your 3G iPad, via wifi, to more than 20,000 AT and T wifi hotspots (usually named “attwifi”), at no additional charge. But how do you connect at these 20,000+ AT&T hotspots at no additional charge? How do you connect to a Starbucks AT&T wifi hotspot, for example, with your iPad 3G?
It’s still winter break in Boulder, and so most of the independent coffee shops in Boulder are closing early until school is back in session. As a result, I found myself all dressed up and with nowhere to go to sit and work over a cup of joe last night. In desperation, I turned to the local Starbucks – even they were closing early, but not as early as the other coffee shops. And besides, I was curious to try Starbuck’s free wifi.
Back in 2005, we created the original Starbucks Name Generator. This was to help people asking that burning question, “What is your Starbucks name?” So, here is the link to the Starbucks name generator.