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Get a $5 Gift Card When You Send a $5 Gift Card with iMessage (iOS Devices Only)

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[Starbucks] Get a $5 Gift Card When You Send a $5 Gift Card with iMessage (iOS Devices Only)

Gift $5, Get $5
Now you can send Starbucks Gifts with iMessage with Apple Pay. Be one of the first to send a $5 or more Starbucks Gift via iMessage and receive a $5 Starbucks Gift for yourself - while supplies last.
More detailed instructions with screenshots are available on the promo page, but the TL;DR version is:

  • Own an iPhone 5S or newer with iOS 10.2.1 or newer installed, have Apple Pay set up
  • Download the Starbucks Gifts app in the iMessage App Store, enable it in the Messages app
  • Send a gift card of $5 or more to a contact with iMessage and Apple Pay
  • You'll get a $5 gift card in return sent via email

Expires April 19 or whenever 5000 gift cards are redeemed.

Also, because someone's bound to ask -- yes, you can send a gift card to yourself via iMessage and you'll essentially get $10 for $5.

chamcent wrote: For those who don't see the eGift as sent or received in iMessage, you can go here to get the history of what you sent or received, and also the option to resend your eGift to the same or a different email:

https://starbucks.cashstar.com/self_service/register/
Last edited by RFDSimon on Apr 10th, 2017 5:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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So I did this like an hour ago after seeing this ad on twitter.

Paid $5 with Apple Pay through iMessage to my iCloud address and can see the gift card but there's no code/way to redeem for me (can only see order#). Nor did I get the bonus. Not sure what to do next.

Update: So I don't see a button to open gift card on iMessage but it linked to a website when I clicked on the message through my mac. Redeemed both cards, now waiting for happy hour fraps.
Last edited by murtadi007 on Apr 10th, 2017 5:30 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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This did not work for me. Thank you for the deal though.
I got Fido and Public Mobile. [removed solicitation] ????
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Thanks, OP! This was pretty easy to do, I had no clue it's so easy to send a gift card via simple texting. Immediately I got an email with title: "You did it! Now treat yo self."
Edited: In fact, the bonus email shows arriving at same time as gift email showing me my order number, BUT the bonus gift card showed up in in-box first, then the other email confirming the order #. Try a search for subject line, "You did it! Now treat yo self."
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I am wondering how many Starbucks Gifts users in Canada? Why don't they embed this app into the original Starbucks app? For one brand, there are 2 apps in my iPhone. I believe this should be quite easy for their code writers.
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murtadi007 wrote: So I did this like an hour ago after seeing this ad on twitter.

Paid $5 with Apple Pay through iMessage to my iCloud address and can see the gift card but there's no code/way to redeem for me (can only see order#). Nor did I get the bonus. Not sure what to do next.
Did you send it to yourself in iMessage? When you tap on the received message there's a "Use your gift card" button in the message itself and you can add it to the Starbucks app or Wallet.

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The bonus GC was delivered via email maybe a minute later and includes a link to redeem it
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I sent one, got the bonus, but i dont see sent on the imessage chat, would the other person see it but not me?
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TomRFD wrote: Showed up in my chat as being sent. Did the recipient get it?
I asked but no reply haha, i got a receipt that i purchased just dont see it on imessage at all
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Worked really easy! thanks
Thanks for the upvote! 😁
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Sakaban wrote: I asked but no reply haha, i got a receipt that i purchased just dont see it on imessage at all
Reopen the widget in iMessage and hit send. It generates it but you gotta reclick it to send it
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Tried to search the "Starbucks gifts" app but nothing showed up...
I have my Starbucks app installed, also not worked for me...
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Thanks OP, got the $5 bonus instantly!
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Still can't find Starbucks Gifts app, I've followed the instruction in the link but still not work for me....Disappointed But Relieved Face
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carols110 wrote: Still can't find Starbucks Gifts app, I've followed the instruction in the link but still not work for me....Disappointed But Relieved Face
You need to open the Messages app, create a new message, and use the App Store icon at the bottom. Then you can add the Starbucks Gifts app using the + icon.

The gift card could be docked after you've bought it. I had to add it to a message to send it out to myself, but now I don't know how to redeem it :S Anyway I got the $5 bonus already via email so just need to figure out the gift card message redemption part.
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chamcent wrote: For those who don't see the eGift as sent or received in iMessage, you can go here to get the history of what you sent or received, and also the option to resend your eGift to the same or a different email:

https://starbucks.cashstar.com/self_service/register/
Was able to resend the gift cards - was stuck at processing without an email address. Thanks!

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