Starbucks Reviews

Starbucks Reviews

Published by on 2021-10-18

The Starbucks® app is a convenient way to order ahead for pickup, scan and pay
in-store and customize your favorites. Rewards are built right in, so you’ll
earn Stars towards free drinks and food on your purchases. Mobile Order &
Pay Customize and place your order, then pick up from a n...



Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue


Starbucks Reviews


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    Reloading the card should have more options!! and more options when customizing drink

    I love everything about this app for the most part I’ve never had any problems there are only two things I would change and hope to see in future updates. One being the fact that we can’t input a lower amount than $10 on the Starbucks card. It’s annoying that I have to take $10 out of my own debit card to reload onto the rewards card, just for a $2 bagel. It forces me to spend the other $8 and I don’t go often enough to be spending so much money on it. I prefer to use the app because it’s faster and I use it on my breaks at work because I have a limited time and it would just be a lot more useful if we were able to input a specific amount that we want to reload onto the card (ex: $3, $5, $0.50) because sometimes I’ll have about $1 and some few cents left in my card and if I want to get a cake pop or a bagel I don’t want to have to spend a whole $10 just bc that’s the lowest amount I’m allowed to reload. We should be able to reload just enough to cover what the order total would be. It would be very useful! And another thing would be to have the option to customize teas to “kid temperature” as it’s always way too hot to drink & if I’m ordering through the app it doesn’t give me that option. Thank you and I hope to see this in newer updates!!





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    App update lost some helpful features

    The mobile app is so useful, however, the last update seemed to have gotten rid of some features I found helpful. For one, I don’t like that now when you go Into the history, it no longer shows the date and time of your purchase, so if you need to take a screenshot of your “receipt” it does not include the complete purchase info, which renders it less useful. It shows a receipt number, which is not useful to me, and it is inconvenient to have to screenshot both the history list AND the purchase itself. Why did you get rid of this? Why fix what wasn’t broken? Also, you have removed the date info for the Starbucks cards. It was helpful to have the info on the start dates of my cards to differentiate the cards, especially the similar ones. It used to have that info before. It also is frustrating when the app does not let you choose the store you want and sometimes suggests some faraway store. It would be helpful if it also told you reasons why you are unable to use the app - ie, store shut off mobile orders, store is closing, etc. Otherwise, you think it’s your phone or app and you waste a lot of time. I also would like that the app kept the history details for the “free” items, because just because it’s free, doesn’t mean you don’t want to record WHAT you had. But, for the most part, I like using the app.


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    Love the app but most stores are slow to make your mobile order!

    The app is almost perfect. I wish you can customize the mobile orders a little more like put someone else’s name on it when you order for someone else. But that’s not my big gripe and why it only gets 3 stars. There are two reasons. First of all, one less start is due to store locater being slow half the time unless it happens to be your store that you note as a favorite. The 2nd reason, and it’s a big reason, is that most stores are now very slow to process your mobile order. I can expect 5-10 more minutes on top of what they estimate for you. A lot of them just say they have many drinks. Well the system should have factored that in. If you give estimated times then factor in how many drinks just got into the system. I do think many stores just don’t pay attention to the mobile orders as much. I literally see them pull the labels out for those who are at the stores ordering and let the other machine that has the mobile order sit there longer. Starbucks: If you want more people to use mobile order then have your baristas pay attention to the mobile order labels being printed. Those are your most loyal customers and don’t want to wait 10-15 minutes for their drink to be made. It defeats the whole purpose of having mobile orders!


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    Needs more options like unsweetened and sugar free

    I wish I could like the app more. It’s great that everyone at the office can place their order and then one person pick it up. The issue is that in this day and age with so many people being diabetic and others doing Keto you sugar free or unsweetened options are severely lacking. For example chai tea has no sugars or carbs naturally. The chai “syrup” that is used in the chai drinks and fraps does. There needs to be an unsweetened option or an option in the app to have tea bags used instead. The same goes for the coconut milk and almond milk. There needs to be unsweetened options in the app. My office use to do Starbucks runs multiple times a week but we don’t anymore because too many people can’t place an order online through the app as sugar free, unsweetened, and Keto options are not readily available. If they want a chai latte they have to go in to order it and asked for it to be made with tea bags. Also need a way to report that the drink you ordered online, and picked up is wrong. This is another reason we stopped our Starbucks runs is that one person would pick up the orders for everyone and not know if something was wrong. I ordered a pink drink but what I got didn’t have any coconut milk in it. I took a picture of the drink, label, and order to prove it but couldn’t do anything about it while I was at work.


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    Intentionally Buggy?

    The Starbucks app allows you to earn points for purchases made through the app. After receiving 125 stars (assuming you are gold status), you can redeem a reward which is worth one free drink or food item. The app gives you “challenges” called Star Dashes. Some of the challenges offer an extra 10 points or so for making purchases during an allotted time. But then there’s the big challenges that give you a full 125 stars for making specific purchases during the timeframe given. I have noticed that there are times where the app does not accurately reflect your purchases or give you the stars especially with the bigger challenges which makes me wonder if this is an intentional bug so as not to give you a reward to redeem a free drink. Kinda disappointing since I probably would not have ordered the specific item if it weren’t for earning the extra points. Also, I notice that the app does not reflect all of the stores available even though they do offer mobile orders. I don’t use this feature very often so it’s not a big deal and I have also stopped using the app for the most part but because I received a lot of gift cards for the holidays I decided to try it out again. I can say that after the gift card money runs out, I will likely not use the app or reload my card after that.


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    Reloading the Card Needs to be Optional

    I would actually choose Starbucks so much more frequently if I was able to pay the total amount of my order instead of having to reload a minimum of $10 every time I order. Which I didn’t even know it was $10, I thought it was $15 because the lowest minimum of $10 isn’t the prompted amount. I want to be able to pay my order total- not give you my money like an ATM at a bank so you can use it at your free will until or if I ever order again. There’s no reason we should not be able to do pay as you go! Every Starbucks near my house and my job are high volume. I have to order on the app to ensure I won’t be late- regardless of how early or how much time I have. Wait time estimations are unreliable, using the app is so much faster and easier, however, I very rarely do because of the lack of pay as you go feature. I almost always choose competitors such as local shops, convenience stores, or Dunkin Donuts because I know I can be in and out of these places, unlike Starbucks. Ive ordered in Starbucks and waited on average 10 mins every time and that doesn’t even include the very busy days. You are taking away an added convenience and because of it losing potential sales!


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    Don’t use it for your business Expenses...It Does not keep the receipts

    If you moved to the app to keep track of your receipts for business expense then it should be made clear that they do not store more than 90days in history. I lost out in hundreds of dollars of my personal money that I no longer have access to receipts cycled out of this app. I recharged my card with my personal money. Purchased my breakfasts, lunches, snacks from my frequent business trips thinking that the receipts would still be here. NOPE. Customer Service can’t retrieve them. They can see that I’ve regularly recharged my card so know how much of my money that has gone to their company. So Starbucks is fine with taking my money, just not enabling me to access my complete receipt history so I can get it back from my company. Companies don’t reimburse you on the money you add to your Starbucks app. All Customer Service is empowered to do is offer me $40 for the inconvenience. I spent HUNDREDS of dollars over the past year that I am unable to be reimbursed on and you offer me this as a solution? Data Analytics in this day and age should have a clear accounting for where my money goes once I’ve put it in this app & that accounting should be accessible. That is an acceptable solution. Not $40 credit for the inconvenience of not being Account completely to where your money went.





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    Starbucks app and rewards program .

    I love the app for most part but it gets frozen or does not always update the purchase at times. Bonus reward is great for most part, only I feel I don't get offers based on my purchase but they want to sell. I have never received any offers to purchase teavana teas which is what I buy most often . I also buy other beverages such as latte, cappuccinos and frappes. I have not gotten any offers for that also . I don't like the fact some offer are time constraint related especially if it before 11am or between 11am to 2 pm. Due to work not possible to get starsbucks between that time or even stop over at one in morning if running late. Also they keep sending me the same offers over and over again of which I don't care of which combo of warm sandwich , protein box and a breakfast sandwich. If I don't use a offer , I don't receive a offer next week so I don't get bonus stars for two weeks. I love to receive the offers based on what I buy , bakery items only offers, teavana teas only offers and breakfast sandwichs only offer and also any purchase offers are good too. I can also deal with any bevearage purchase offers also.


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    Glitchy login - don’t bother with this app

    For the past several months, this app keeps asking me to login to top up my balance. Sometimes it accepts my fingerprint but then it forgets and requires me to login from scratch. Fine. I have fingers. I can type in a password. Nope. Not that easy. The App then won’t recognize my password. I reset the password. It won’t recognize the new password. I go back to try to reset again using the new password. I get told I can’t reset with that because it is a prior password (no kidding, it is my current password but your app won’t recognize it). I have tried copy and pasting. I have tried using a keychain app to entire the password automatically. I have tried having other people type it in for me. I have tried typing it in myself for the tenth time and then clicking reveal to make sure it is correct before hitting submit. Nada. I then give up and avoid Starbucks because I don’t need this drama in my life. Then, in a few weeks, like always, the app will magically decide I had the correct password all along and operate smoothly with my fingerprint for a week or so. Hooray. But not so fast. After those few weeks are up, we fall back down the bloody rabbit hole. It will ask me for my password again, say it is wrong, and this entire saga will repeat. No coffee shop is worth this level of aggravation.


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    NEEDS UPDATES

    I’ve been using the Starbucks app going on 4 years now. The app is showing some major glitches as of late. Twice in the past two weeks have I not received my mobile order because the app randomly “auto selects” a different option and then even after I reselect the correct option it will then for a second time reselect the WRONG option. Unaware of this I don’t notice and as a result don’t receive my order. Per example it continually selects an old store I haven’t ordered from in months, I will change it to my current store and again without me noticing it will auto select the previous store. I then find out when I get to the correct store and my order wasn’t placed. Today the app “auto selected” an old seasonal gift card rather than my gold card that I use daily to order with. It showed the picture of my gold card when I placed my order but the last four numbers were different, the picture just hadn’t changed. So when I arrived to pick up my order I open the app to see it yet again had not placed my order. The Starbucks store teams and customer service are always gracious and fix the issue which I greatly appreciate! However this is unacceptable that the Mobile App can not deliver the same results and continually cause failed orders.


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    Works great on iPhone but not on Apple Watch

    The app is exceptional at what it advertises to do. I’ve been using it for years and it doesn’t give issues often, at least not often enough to remember. The watch counterpart needs a lot of work though and it saddens me because I like what the Watch app is setting out to do. The problem is the Watch doesn’t accurately update its information regarding your balance in your card or you star total on your rewards. It appears to rely on your phone to do that, so you need to open your phone app to have the Watch refresh and update its info—which defeats the purpose of the Watch! If that wasn’t bad enough, it’s bloody slow at updating as well which makes the experience more cumbersome. Overall, I love the idea of the Watch being able to do everything, from paying with it, to updating its information, reloading from right there, to even having the complication in your watch face to see how your rewards are doing and your balance. I’m still giving it four stars because the iPhone version works great and for most that’s enough but it’s still sad that the other version seems to be ignored from the devs.


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    Suggestion

    Hello! I love your stores, your products, and your app. I am dieting and trying to count calories. I have searched the web , your website, the app, and MyFitnessPal for different drink orders that I have tried from Starbucks. Although there is a lot of variety I sometimes cannot find the correct drink to calculate the nutrition info, I feel like the most convenient and practical location for this information would be the starbucks app. When I change the syrups and milks in the app it only has the standardized nutrition info. The app does not change the nutrition info with the syrup/milk preferences. If you could get the app to change the nutrition info based on the selections made it would be very helpful in determining the best choice options in my diet. I currently go to Starbucks at least one time a week- sometimes as often as four times a week so this is a frequent issue for me. It probably seems very small, but I would think others wanting to make healthy choices would also want this info.


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    Recent woes with the app

    Starting with the positive, I love the rewards program and the free item notification visible when I open the app. I love mobile ordering and the ability to identify the closest location when I'm ready to submit an order. The woes begin here. Recently I attempt to put in a mobile order and get a message that the store I have selected is out of stock on the items I have chosen so I walk in and order the exact items it said were not available at that store. Today I got a message that this store could not accept mobile orders and walked in to ask why and they said they had been getting them even in the prior few minutes but many people complain about the mobile ordering not working right. Then it looks fine but when I get to the register and click on the pay button it just sits there. I have money on the app but cannot access it and have to return to my car for cash. So frustrated with the app right now. Further, if you want any customization to the order it is definitely not easy or intuitive. Keep working at it developers. We love the concept but the experience leaves something to be desired.


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    Super convenient app, just have some suggestions

    Love this app but I have suggestions to change for the better. 1) When loading multiple gift cards, the amount doesn’t go into a “pool” of what you have on your account already. Pretty annoying honestly cuz there was a point where I had a dollar on one, 12 cents on another, and then money loaded already on my account. Had to scan 3 times because of this. Not a major inconvenience but I just feel like this could be betters. 2) Along the lines of that same issue, now I can’t edit those gift cards that I’ve used up to delete them so I have about 8 cards with no money on them. Once again just an annoyance I have since I use this app all the time. 3) Ya’ll took away the week to use the reward for your birthday down to 24 hrs. Also you have limited to being able to use any rewards to Starbucks specified locations. I use the Starbucks that happens to be at the Marriott in SLC since it’s right next to my school. Would be way nice if I could claim my rewards at that location since I spend majority of my money there and happens to be my most convenient location.


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    Pretty good, however...

    Pretty good app overall however these past few days I am not able to see my gold account star count at all and rewards accrued anymore for some reason and I’ve been all over the app to try to find it. Already tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it but no luck. Once this if fixed I will gladly change my star rating. Also another quick suggestion would be, as of late in my case (and I’m sure I’m not the only one), I’ve noticed that stores sell out of certain items faster so when you mobile order something sometimes you get to the store to pick up and they’re out and most of the time they don’t even ask you what else more you may want until you ask them about it. Yes, I get most stores are insanely packed and baristas are overwhelmed but to avoid this issue and also help the barista then perhaps the app should give you an alternate food option in case what you ordered food wise sells out during the mobile order process so then that way the barista doesn’t have to wait until you arrive for your order to ask you what else you may want and try to keep track of something like that while customers keep rolling in, again just a friendly suggestion.



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