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  • Premium iPhone Apps To Be Given Away At Starbucks


    iPhone owners may leave their nearest Starbucks with more than just a caffeine buzz next time. It appears that the venerable coffee maker and legendary tech giant are building upon their established relationship to offer some pretty neat free digital giveaways to Starbucks customers.

    Similar to how Starbucks had enabled its customers to download free music tracks from iTunes, the coffee juggernaut is working with Apple to roll out a new app giveaway program. According to CNET, using the same "Pick of the Week" cards the two companies have been using for close to three years, Starbucks is "now using that same system to dole out iPhone applications."
    Just like for music, users can find free cards waiting for them at the cash register with codes on the back that can be entered into iTunes or the App Store to get the application.
    At present, the first premium iOS app to be given away at no charge is Shazam Encore, the very popular music-identifying app that normally sells for $5.99. Unfortunately, since neither Starbucks or Apple will dish further on the scope of the program, so it isn't yet clear if music track giveaways will be canned to make room for the new iOS app promotion.

    Source: CNET
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Premium iPhone Apps To Be Given Away At Starbucks started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. psp257's Avatar
      psp257 -
      cool
    1. Mobster103's Avatar
      Mobster103 -
      I'll definitely be taking advantage of this!
    1. msb2011's Avatar
      msb2011 -
      nice i always wanted shazam encore
    1. tariman21's Avatar
      tariman21 -
      Starbucks coffee still isn't worth it.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Free with the purchase of a $5.99 cup of coffee. :P
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      lte installed in apple store
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      Quote Originally Posted by tariman21 View Post
      starbucks coffee still isn't worth it.
      sbc
    1. BRINET's Avatar
      BRINET -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Free with the purchase of a $5.99 cup of coffee. :P
      A tall cup of coffee is $1.61 at Starbucks. Not sure where you are getting $5.99 from?
    1. DayumQuitPlayin's Avatar
      DayumQuitPlayin -
      Quote Originally Posted by BRINET View Post
      A tall cup of coffee is $1.61 at Starbucks. Not sure where you are getting $5.99 from?
      He got it from the $5.99 Shazam App price...
    1. syedsufyan's Avatar
      syedsufyan -
      I'm just going to go to Starbucks once a week, pull one of the code slips, then go back home without paying for any coffee. I've heard that it is just in a small stack on the register table, and that you don't need to make a purchase.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Yah you don't have to make a purchase. Just walk in and grab it.
      The one I work at is 1.55 for a cup of coffee. We don't charge tax
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by BRINET View Post
      A tall cup of coffee is $1.61 at Starbucks. Not sure where you are getting $5.99 from?
      -----> The joke ------->

      O <------ your head.
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    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by BRINET View Post
      A tall cup of coffee is $1.61 at Starbucks. Not sure where you are getting $5.99 from?
      IT WAS A JOKE

      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      -----> The joke ------->

      O <------ your head.
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      / \
      Lol I laugh at all the ten year olds who are on this forum
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Starbucks should be smart and keep the codes behind the register. If you ask for it, you get it. Simple as that.

      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Free with the purchase of a $5.99 cup of coffee. :P
      First, I don't even think that their most expensive cup is $5.99. Second, the cost for the cup is the same, regardless. So, yes, if they are adding an app in there at normal price, it is certainly free. If it helps, think of it as buying the app and receiving a free cup of coffee. Better?

      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      IT WAS A JOKE
      Even f it was a joke, it was a stupid one. Even if the cup was $5.99 if they are giving you the free app worth $6, you still come out on top...
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      Starbucks should be smart and keep the codes behind the register. If you ask for it, you get it. Simple as that.



      First, I don't even think that their most expensive cup is $5.99. Second, the cost for the cup is the same, regardless. So, yes, if they are adding an app in there at normal price, it is certainly free. If it helps, think of it as buying the app and receiving a free cup of coffee. Better?



      Even f it was a joke, it was a stupid one. Even if the cup was $5.99 if they are giving you the free app worth $6, you still come out on top...
      Of course it's stupid....that's the point of a JOKE. It's not meant to be taken seriously. It was meant to poke fun of how high-price most of the stuff at Starbucks is and how "free" doesn't always truly mean "free".

      But maybe it is truly free. I don't care. That $5 mocha frapp hits the spot regardless....so I'm going to Starbucks either way.

      Chill out people.
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      I don't even drink coffee, but I happen to work at Starbucks. Very nice.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Hmm..I've gone to two of them, neither had it..
    1. hadzo's Avatar
      hadzo -
      Freeloaders lol!
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Yah I think everybody in this thread needs a Starbucks to lighten up a bit.