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Starbucks Gift Card – Where to Buy, Balance, FAQs

This post is a guide on Starbucks Gift Cards. To learn about where to purchase a Starbucks gift card (including e-gift cards), how to check the balance on a card, add a card to the mobile app, send a gift card via text, or other frequently asked questions, continue reading below.

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About Starbucks Gift Card

A Starbucks Card gift card offers a convenient and easy way to treat someone to their favorite Starbucks beverage, food, or merchandise.

Additionally, you can use a Starbucks Card to reward, incentivize, or show appreciation toward your customers, clients, and team members.

To learn about where to purchase a Starbucks gift card, how to check the balance on a card, or other frequently asked questions, continue reading below.

Where to Buy Starbucks Gift Cards

There are three options for purchasing a Starbucks gift card.

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Option 1 – Buy Starbucks e-Gift Card online

The easiest way the purchase a Starbucks gift card and receive it quickly is by purchasing an e-gift card online.

Once you purchase an e-gift card, it will be sent to you or the recipient you choose electronically via email.

E-gift cards are often available for use immediately after they are purchased.

You can purchase a Starbucks e-gift card online at https://www.starbucks.com/gift.

Gift cards are available in amounts from $5 to $100. The recipient will receive the Starbucks card

eGifts can be customized for any occasion – for example, Valentine’s day, graduation, weddings, birthdays, etc.

Option 2 – Purchase a Starbucks Gift Card at a Starbucks Store

You can purchase a physical, plastic Starbucks gift card at any Starbucks store location.

There are about 15,444 Starbucks store locations in the United States.

To locate a Starbucks store near you, click here.

Option 3 – List of Other Stores that Sell Starbucks Gift Cards

The following grocery stores, retailers, pharmacies, and convenience stores sell plastic Starbucks gift cards.

  • Whole Foods
  • Wawa
  • Michaels
  • USPS (Post Office)
  • 7-Eleven
  • Albertsons
  • Food Lion
  • Duane Reade
  • Giant
  • Best Buy
  • Staples
  • Safeway
  • Publix
  • The Home Depot
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Walgreens
  • Rite Aid
  • Lowe’s
  • CVS

How to send Starbucks gift card via Text

See below for how to send a Starbucks gift card via text message for iPhone.

Step 1 – Download Mobile App

First, you need to download the Starbucks app to your phone.

Download the app for iPhone.

Step 2 – Open the Messages app

Next, open the messages app and start a new conversation

Step 3 – Find the Starbucks Gifts Logo

Locate the Starbucks gifts logo from the icons listed in the message box.

Step 4 – Select a Starbucks gift card design

Next, select the Starbucks gift card design you would like to send the person.

Step 5 – Add a Value

After you have selected a design, add the value or amount you would like to send.

Your options are $5, 10, and $25.

Step 6 – Checkout

You are now ready to checkout. To do so, click the “Buy” button.

Next, you will see the payment methods in your Apple Wallet.

Choose the payment method you will like to use and complete the transaction.

Congratulations! You have successfully sent a Starbucks gift card via text message.

Once your gift card is sent, you’ll receive an email confirmation for your purchase.

Also, once the recipient taps the gift card or link in the message, you’ll receive another email letting you know the card was successfully delivered to them.

How do I check my Starbucks gift card balance?

Here’s how to check the balance on your Starbucks gift card to find out how much you have on the card.

There are three options to check your card balance:

1: Visit any Starbucks store and ask a cashier to check the balance for you.
2: Check your balance online.
3: Call Starbucks at 1-800-782-7282 to check your gift card balance.

Here’s how to check your Starbucks Card Balance on the Mobile app.

  • Sign in to your Starbucks account on the mobile app.
  • Next, navigate to “My Cards”, then select the Starbucks card you want to view the balance of.
  • You can also select “Cards” on your mobile app and you can view the balances of all cards and Starbucks cards associated with your Starbucks Rewards account.

FAQs about Starbucks Card

Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Starbucks Card:

How will I know that an eGift from Starbucks has been sent or received?

When you purchase an e-gift card (eGift) from Starbucks, you will receive an email notification that your eGift has been delivered.

Next, you will receive another email to let you know it has been viewed.

If you have any questions or concerns with the status of an eGift, email Starbucks eGift support at [email protected]

How can I add more money to my Starbucks gift card?

There are 4 different ways to reload your Starbucks card:

Visit a Starbucks store location and an associate can help you add more funds to your card.

Also, you can add more funds to your card online at www.starbucks.com/card. Once on the website, scroll to the section that says “Reload”.

Additionally, you can reload funds using the Starbucks App for iPhone or Android.

Lastly, you can set up auto-reload for your Starbucks card. This will automatically add money to your Starbucks card using the debit/credit card attached to your Starbucks account.

How do I add a Starbucks Card to the Starbucks App?

There are two ways to add a card to your Starbucks Mobile app:

Option 1 – Through the “Gift” tab

First, you need to download the Starbucks app to your phone.

Download the app for iPhone or Android.

Next, at the bottom of the app, click on the “Gift” Tab.

At the top of the page, you will see the “Gift a gift card? Add it here” link at the top. Click on it.

You will then be shown the Add a card” box, where you will be required to enter your Starbucks card number and security code.

Once you’ve entered the requested information, click on “Add card” to add the Starbucks card to your account.

Option 2 – Via the “Accounts” tab

First, you need to download the Starbucks app to your phone.

Download the app for iPhone or Android.

Next, open the Starbucks app on your phone and select the face icon in the upper right-hand corner of the home screen.

Click on “Starbucks Cards & Payment”.

Next, you will see the “Gift a gift card? Add it here” link at the top. Click on it.

You will then be shown the Add a card” box, where you will be required to enter your Starbucks card number and security code.

Once you’ve entered the requested information, click on “Add card” to add the Starbucks card to your account.

What if my Starbucks card is lost or stolen?

Here’s what to do if your Starbucks card is lost or stolen:

If your Starbucks Card is registered to your Starbucks Rewards account, any remaining balance on the Starbucks Card will be protected from the time you notify Starbucks of the loss.

To report your Starbucks Card lost or stolen, sign into your Starbucks account online.

Next, select the “Cards” section and click on “Manage” to report a Card lost or stolen.

Starbucks will freeze your remaining balance at that time, transfer it to a new Starbucks Card and mail you the replacement plastic card.

The balance on your card will be unavailable until you receive your new plastic card.

How do I add a Starbucks Card to my Apple Wallet?

If you have an Apple Wallet account and would like to add your Starbucks card, here’s how:

  1. Open the Starbucks app on your iPhone
  2. Tap “Pay”.
  3. Choose which Card you wish to add, then tap “Manage” and “Add to Passbook”.  

Do Starbucks Gift Cards Expire?

No, your Starbucks gift card balance does not expire.

Also, there is no activation, dormancy, or inactivity fee charged on unused Starbucks cards.

Starbucks Gift Card Summary

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