Starbucks app reload card

Sometimes I don’t realize how ridiculous I am when it comes to using technology.

Like when I’m in the drive-thru at Starbucks and take my phone out to pay for my order with the Starbucks app. And then realize that I don’t have enough money left on my Starbucks card to pay for my drink.

A normal person would probably just take out a credit card and pay for the order. But not me. I figured I had a minute or two before I was up to the window so I hit the reload button in the Starbucks app. Then I took my credit card out, typed in the credit card number and selected $25 for the reload amount. A few more buttons here and there and my Starbucks card balance reflected the new deposit.

Hey, at least I still got the points for using my Starbucks card.

Patric Welch

Patric Welch founded Noobie, Inc. in 2006 to help others effectively choose and use technologies to enhance their work and lives. The catchy company name earned Welch the name of Mr. Noobie®, but, in reality, Welch is an experienced and professional techie. Unlike most techies, Welch evaluates emerging technologies from a noobie’s perspective and provides technology education for all skill levels in a friendly, non-threatening way.
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