Verizon now lets you text Starbucks to your friends

Verizon is helping users give the gift of Starbucks this holiday season. Through the Verizon Messages app, users can send an Starbucks eGift card of $5, $10, or $15 to virtually anyone on any U.S. carrier. The cost of the card is billed to the senders account, and the recipient simply needs to scan the barcode at any Starbucks location, or add the gift to a Starbucks card.

Whether you want to say "Happy Holidays", "Happy Birthday", or just say "Thanks," Verizon Messages users can text an eGift card of $5, $10 or $25 to virtually anyone on any U.S. carrier. Just click on the eGift icon, choose your background, choose your amount, add your message, and send. The gift card will be billed directly to the sender's Verizon Wireless account. The recipient simply scans the barcode of the eGift Card right from the message at any Starbucks location when paying. They can also load the card into their Starbucks® Mobile App if they choose. 

The Verizon Messages application is available on Android and iOS as a free download (opens in new tab) for Verizon customers.

Source: Verizon (opens in new tab)

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