As an only child, I often hesitate to share my things with others. That doesn’t mean I don’t share. I just like to do it on my terms. With that being said I can’t keep this information to myself any longer because it’s a game changer.
You can now order Starbucks on your phone and skip the line.
I know that this news has been out there for a few months. But I don’t know if everyone understands what this means. YOU CAN NOW ORDER STARBUCKS ON YOUR PHONE AND SKIP THE LINE! Whew. I feel like this has been a huge secret I’ve been carrying around like that time I ate all the brownies at work but blamed a co-worker. I say it seems like no one understands this information because every time I go into my Starbucks, or any Starbucks when I’ve ordered ahead, there is always still a huge line. You can literally order from your phone while standing in line, pay for it, and it will be ready before you reach the cash register. Ya feel me? It’s so fast some days I barely stop the car when I jump out and grab my coffee and go. It’s even faster than the drive-thru Starbucks near my house (which is clearly run by turtles).
My reasons for not wanting to share this info are obvious. If everyone uses it, it won’t be as effective for me. Purely selfish, I know. But when breezing through my Starbucks this morning, grabbing my coffee while smugly looking at the jokers in line, I saw a mom wrestling with her toddler…just waiting to get that sip of sweet morning nectar. I feel if she had known about the convenience of this app she could be in and out like me, thus saving her some frustration which we all could use on a daily basis. So that’s ultimately why I’m writing about this app. To hopefully help out fellow moms, and parents who just need a break.
Now enough with the mushy stuff. I’ve given you the information. How you choose to use it is up to you!
Right now Starbucks says the Mobile Order & Pay service is only available in about 4,000 stores and 22 states (California is one of them, yay!) But never fear, I’m sure once word spreads to desperate coffee-drinking parents and Starbucks addicts it will be nationwide before you know it. The only downside (or upside for Starbucks) is that it’s so easy to keep adding money to your account, causing you to spend more, and add more, etc. It’s a vicious cycle. One I’m happy to participate in for now. So the secrets out. Well-played Starbucks. Well-played.