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Need A Cup Of Joe? Text Starbucks!

Apparently, Starbucks receives thousands of calls each year from thirsty coffee drinks in search of the nearest coffee spot. Now, the caffeine-craving masses can send a text message with the area's zip code to MYSBUX (or 697289), and a list of nearby Starbucks stores will pop back. Customers using mobile devices with Web access will find a store locater by typing

I suppose this would excite me more if I were a coffee fan or if I lived in a rural place where coffee shops were few and far between (seriously, there is a Starbucks in my building). As it stands most of the Starbucks cafes I've been to while on the road have looked at me like I was insane when I asked for a nonfat chai with only two pumps. Not to judge, just my experience people. Just my experience. If you're mad, just text them and see if they'll make it for you. It's deliciously light and delightful.

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Starbucks says it will not capture customers' cell phone numbers or offer incentives to use the new feature. Last year, the company sent $5 gift cards to customers who played a text messaging quiz game that was hard to lose.

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iheartfooty iheartfooty 10 years
There is about 2 Starbucks, 2 or three Costas (they also do the Unis) and bakers who do coffee. I like a plain old Americano!
Marci Marci 10 years
We were driving cross country once and we hit a big Starbucks desert along I10. I called them to ask where I could find one that wasn't too far off the highway and they were more than happy to help me. Got on their computer with maps and asked for our location. It was fun.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 10 years
Thats what I thought too, kscincotta. Style Before Comfort!
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
At first, I thought this meant I could text my order in and it would be waiting for me when I got there. Bummer that it isn't. Then I thought, this is no good for me, I know where every single Starbucks in Atlanta is located, as well as all of the Dunkies. But, after thinking about it, whenever I travel, I feel totally lost when I can't my vanilla chai latte in the morning. Having this little trick could be very handy. Excellent.
juliet juliet 10 years
love it. I'm pretty addicted to texting info requests to Google (466435) on my cell phone. Text your zip code and "weather" and it will give you a forcast. Text a business name and your zip and it will give you the phone number and address. Much cheaper than 411!
Angelica Angelica 10 years
I am so trying that.
StefaPie StefaPie 10 years
I pass by at least 15 places to get coffee on my way into work, including the 3 in my building. 4 of those are Starbucks. (with one in the building, it's awesome on cold days.)
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