Apps I Love: Starbucks

Okay, I considered not posting this one because until last week I thought everyone knew about the magic of the Starbucks app, but I was wrong so here it is.

Like so many of you, I love coffee.  Coffee is a warm hug in the morning to get my day started. I am pretty sure I have a coffee addiction, but I am okay with it. On days when I want someone else to make my coffee, I might head to Starbucks. On many of these occasions I end up talking myself out of it because I absolutely can’t stand waiting in line in the store or in the drive through. This is where the Starbucks mobile app enters the picture and completely removes this issues.

First, you need to download the app and set-up an account. Once you have the app, you select your location and you can order your drinks (and food) and then just drive to that location and pick them up. You simply select the drinks or food items on the app, checkout and show-up at the selected Starbucks location. You quickly park, walk in and your items are waiting for you…it is magic. The app will even tell you what time to expect your items to be ready.

It’s pretty much the best time saver if you insist on getting Starbucks and I forgot to mention that you can customize your drink (or food) the same way you would in the store plus (and this is a big plus for me) it shows you all of the nutrition facts for everything on the menu! I love knowing what I am consuming, and it helps drive my food decisions. Another great feature is that you can save your frequently ordered items as favorites and simply select those favorites and reorder in a flash the next time (including all of the customizations you make). Now, if they can only figure out a way so that I don’t have to get out of my car at all (and still order ahead)……you have your next challenge, Starbucks.

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