Starbucks has released an app to bring some augmented reality holiday fun to your life. They have created five Starbucks Holiday Characters on their holiday cups, Christmas Blend bags, and in-store that can be scanned with the Starbucks Cup Magic App for iPhone and brought to life. The app will also keep you updated on the latest holiday offers and events from Starbucks.

If you're dying to try this out before you can make it to your local Starbucks, head on over to Starbucks' website and scan the squirrel. I think it's rather cute.

Let’s bring the season to life with the Starbucks Cup Magic app! Use the app to find and scan all five Starbucks Holiday Characters – on Red Cups, Christmas Blend bags, in-store and more – and watch as they magically come to life through augmented reality on your mobile device. Who knows what holiday magic you’ll discover…

Experience

  • Find Starbucks holiday characters, scan them using the Starbucks Cup Magic app and watch them come life and create some holiday magic.

Character Gallery

  • Track each character as you find and bring them to life. Characters include: Carolers, Skater, Sledder and Dog, Fox and Squirrel.

eGift

  • Send an instant Starbucks Card eGift using the Starbucks Cup Magic app. Because it’s never too late to give everyone on your list a delicious treat from Starbucks. (US only)

Holiday Offer

  • We’ll keep you up-to-date with notifications featuring the latest holiday offers and events from Starbucks.

Starbucks Cup Magic is available on the iPhone for free.

[App Store link]

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