This guide will show you how to add a Starbucks gift card to the Starbucks app on iPhone or Android. If you receive a Starbucks Gift card for the holiday season or for your birthday, you can quickly add the gift card to the Starbucks app so that you always have it handy without carrying around another card or worrying about the balance. With Apple Pay, it’s even easier to use the card once it is linked to your account.
After you add the gift card to the Starbucks app, you can continue to use your primary Starbucks card, which now has the balance of the gift card attached to it. This will keep your gift card safe, in case you lose it and it will allow you to always know how much is left. You can even add the gift card to Wallet so that you can quickly show it to buy a drink at Starbucks.
To add a gift card to the Starbucks app, you will need an account and a gift card. You also need the Starbucks app on iPhone or Android. This assumes you already have a Starbucks card added as your primary card. It may have money on it, or it could be empty like ours is now.
The process to add a Starbucks gift card to the Starbucks app takes about 30 seconds depending on how fast you type and if you already have the app downloaded and are signed in.
How to Add Starbucks Gift Card to App
You need to download the Starbucks app on iPhone or Android and sign in to it. If you already have one card assigned, you should see a screen similar to the one below, which outlines the card, balance and other information. There is a small plus sign under the card that is what we want to use. Your screen may look slightly different thanks to App upgrades.
Open the Starbucks app. If you are not already on it, tap to the Pay screen. From here you need to swipe from the left to the right. This opens up a new card dialogue. On this page enter the gift card number and the eight digit code. Tap Add to add a gift card to the Starbucks app.
On this screen you can choose to transfer the balance to your primary card, make this a primary card or tap on done to finish. You can also see these options when you choose Manage on the main screen of the Starbucks app. If you have multiple cards you will see a dot below the card where you can see how many cards you added to the Starbucks app.
If you transfer the balance to your primary card, you can then tap on Manage again and on the x on the card to delete the now un-needed empty card. Then tap on Remove Card.
That’s all there is to add a Starbucks gift card to the app. You can also tap on Manage and add to Passbook, which will allow you to quickly see the Starbucks gift card in Passbook to make a payment at your local store. If you find a local store under the Stores tab and add to Passbook favorites you will then get notifications when you are near the store.
You can also buy Starbucks gift cards online from Starbucks or send a gift from the Starbucks app to one of your contacts.