10 APR

Get a Free App Each Week Through ‘Starbucks’ for iPhone

by Marianne Schultz

Starbucks expanded its “Pick of the Week” program to iOS apps in 2011, offering cards with download codes in its stores for patrons to get paid apps for free. As reported by CNET, Starbucks is now offering the ability to download the Pick of the Week app directly through its Starbucks iPhone app or through the Starbucks Digital Network, the free Wi-Fi network available in its stores.

In the iPhone app, you can now see the Pick of the Week app in the Messages section. Within that message is a download button that will generate a free redemption code for you behind the scenes and take you right to the App Store app to download the current week’s offering. Once you enter your iTunes password to complete the redemption, your download will begin.

This week’s Pick of the Week is Rovio’s Angry Birds Star Wars for iPhone, which is a nice start to kick off the expansion of Starbucks’s partnership with Apple. Even if you don’t frequent Starbucks, it’s totally worth it to download Starbucks for iPhone and join the the company’s loyalty program (which is free) just so you can receive the messages and get the Pick of the Week app each week.

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  1. coffeeconvert

    That is awesome! Just got the game for free and I had the Starbucks app installed already and was not aware of this dealio! Thanks AppShopper for making me aware of this! :)

  2. Chaimommy

    Not in Canada. : (

  3. Gary

    I signed up, but it wouldn’t give me a “Mobile Starbucks Card” (Can’t process your request).

    When I look in messages, I see nothing. I did tell it to notify me of picks of the week in the settings…

    I’m NOT at a Starbucks, I’m at home doing this, but the way I read this, if I’m using the app that should be okay, right?

  4. Ken

    It should be noted that this is for US only.

  5. MZK

    Ditto with Gary, looks like your alert set off their servers, really wanted to try StarWars AB too!

  6. Edward

    Worth mentioning that I installed this on April 10 and in the settings, starbuck notifications, “pick of the week” and “promotions” were off by default. Turning them on has not yet generated any messages for me, but it may be what’s needed to see them start coming from now on.

  7. GMah

    I’ve done some research on the web and it turns out that you don’t even need the starbucks app. Simply follow this link : http://www.starbucks.com/mobilenotification/getitunesredirect?assetID=269 and you’ll get a code for your free copy of Angry Birds Star Wars. That said as a Canadian the code didn’t work with my iTunes account (I tough the codes were now region free?!?!?) but got my free copy as soon as i logged in my US account.

  8. Gary

    Someone posted the Angry Birds Star Wars link http://t.cn/zTGIDUS it redirects to Starbucks then to iTunes. FYI, it’s just the iPhone / iPod app (not the HD iPad version).

  9. Gary

    I typed that earlier, I just forgot to hit send, and then you beat me…

  10. Phil

    Sounds like you need to be at Starbucks to get the message. http://irumorsnow.com/2013/04/10/starbucks-pick-of-the-week-goes-digital-no-longer-requires-cards/

    By the way, where did you find the link GMah? Will there be links for future apps at the site?

  11. ben

    how can you have a paid app for free

  12. Austin

    how do you download stuff with this

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  15. LL0421

    I’m a Starbucks member. How come I can’t download any off the app?

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