(SPOT.ph) Dropping by Starbucks or ordering for delivery has become so ingrained in our lives that for some, it's almost part of our daily routine. Well, imagine being able to pay, order, or even earn Starbucks Rewards benefits right from one app! That's about to become a reality as Starbucks is teaming up with transportation and digital payment company Grab to make the whole Starbucks experience extra convenient.
Gear up, Starbucks fans, as the coffee shop is teaming up with Grab:
Starbucks announced the "integrated partnership" with Grab today, March 16, and it'll be available across six markets—including the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. In line with the partnership you'll be able to pay for your orders in-store through your GrabPay e-wallets; plus you can enjoy your Starbucks orders faster with last-mile delivery through Grab’s delivery network.
Not into waiting in line? You'll be able to place your orders via GrabFood's self-pick up feature and be notified when they're ready for pickup. And get this, Starbucks Rewards members: they'll be integrating the Rewards program with the Grab platform—i.e., you can link your accounts with GrabRewards to earn both Stars and GrabRewards points for every order made through GrabFood! In the future, you'll even have the option to sign up for a Starbucks Rewards membership via the Grab app and redeem free beverages, birthday treats, and exclusive offers.
There's more, folks: you'll also be able to purchase preloaded Starbucks gift cards—perfect for giving out to friends and family—via the Grab app.
And on the giving-back side of things, Starbucks will be launching their FoodShare food donation program this month, and through the Grab partnership they'll be able to have Grab drivers to pick up food donations from stores daily and deliver them to local non-profit organizations such as the Philippine Food Bank Foundation.
Starbucks is a U.S. coffee chain that first opened in Seattle in 1971, and came to the Philippines in 1997. Some of their other bestsellers are the Mocha Frappuccino and White Chocolate Mocha.
For more information, check out Starbucks Philippines’ Facebook page.
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