One of the best gifts anyone could get me is a Starbucks gift card.
With that being said, I have quite a few in my wallet just waiting to be used. Surprisingly, I just realized the other day that I could add them to my Starbucks App.
I’m going to explain exactly how to do it and all the other necessary details!
Adding Starbucks Gift Card To The App (Step By Step)
1. Download The Mobile App
I always had the Starbucks Mobile App, but never knew I could add a gift card until recently.
It can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android users and App Store for iPhone users.
2. Create Or Sign-In To Your Account
After downloading the app, sign in to the Starbucks account.
Creating one is worth earning the extra rewards, and is a super simple process!
3. Add The Card
After signing in to the account, add a gift card to the Starbucks app.
There are two ways to add the card: through the Cards screen or the Gifts screen.
Let's first discuss adding cards through the Cards screen:
Another way to add a card to the Starbucks app is through the Gift screen. To do this, follow the steps below:
What Exactly Is A Starbucks Gift Card?
A Starbucks gift card is a prepaid card that can be used as payment for coffee and other products.
It comes as either a physical card or an e-gift card, and when added to the app, is super easy to pay with.
The card also offers numerous perks to users, such as free refills, no charge for additional syrups, and more.
Can You Transfer The Balance Between Starbucks Gift Cards?
Yes, you can transfer your gift card balance from one Starbucks card to another.
This is perfect for those who have several cards and can’t seem to manage all of their balances.
Follow the steps below to transfer your balance from one card to another:
- 1From the Starbucks app, tap Cards from the menu found on the bottom portion of the screen.
- 2On the Cards screen, tap the Details next to the card you want to transfer the balance from.
- 3Next, tap Transfer Balance from the menu. This will open a new window.
- 4Then, type in how much you want to transfer from this card to another card. I suggest you put everything on your primary card. This will allow you to track and manage all your purchases into one card.
- 5Once you’ve chosen the primary card or another card, tap the Transfer button, and you're all set.
- 6Lastly, check your card to see if all the balances are there. Now, you can use this card to pay for all your orders. All you have to do is scan the card.
What To Do If The Starbucks App Isn’t Working
Here are some of the most common issues with the Starbucks App:
Balance Not Showing On The App
Please wait a few minutes for the balance to show if the gift card has just been added to the app.
If it still hasn’t updated after half an hour, go to the Payment options and tap Manage Starbucks Cards.
Then, refresh the balance. The updated balance should now appear. The same method applies to transfers.
App Not Loading
If the app won’t open or load properly, try to completely close out of the app before opening it again.
If this doesn’t work, restart the phone. If that doesn't fix the issue, uninstall the app and download it again.
If the app keeps crashing when adding a gift card to the app, this method works well, too.
Common Starbucks Gift Card Questions
Do you have to activate a Starbucks gift card?
No, you don't need to activate your Starbucks gift card, as it is already activated upon purchase. Once you've added it to the app, you can use it right away.
How do I add a gift card to Starbucks app without a security code?
You cannot add a gift card to the app without a security code. Without it, the card won't be validated.
Do Starbucks gift cards expire?
No, Starbucks gift cards don’t expire.
Can two people use the same Starbucks card?
No, two people can’t use the same card. The Starbucks card is non-transferrable and can’t be shared even with family members.
Can you buy Starbucks gift cards with the app?
Yes, you can buy Starbucks gift cards on the app. Just be sure to complete the checkout for a successful purchase.
Can you add a Visa gift card to the Starbucks app?
Yes, you can add a Visa gift card to the Starbucks app. However, it can only be used to add balance to an existing card and can't be added as a new one.
Adding a gift card to the Starbucks App is just so much more convenient.
I even get more little perks from using my Starbucks card!
Plus, this way I don’t have to just leave gift cards sitting around with a dollar or something on them that I’m realistically not going to be able to use.
It’s a win-win!