How To Check Your Starbucks Gift Card Balance on iPhone or Android
There are two methods you can use to check your Starbucks gift card balance – their website or the app on your phone. Whichever of the methods you choose, you will need internet access. Not even the phone app will work offline as it needs to connect to the internet to display your current balance.
In this article, you will learn how to check your balance, add money to your card, and redeem rewards that you may qualify for from your iPhone or Android device.
Check the Balance from the Starbucks Website
Once you enter any Starbucks store, you should be able to connect to its Wi-Fi, check the card, reload it if necessary, and avoid embarrassing situations. This is just one way to check your balance and the fastest way to do so if you don’t have a registered user account or the app installed on your device.
Here’s how to check the balance using the Starbucks website:
- First, pull up your browser app. Any browser app will do.
- Secondly, go to the Starbucks website.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the Check Balance
- Insert your card number into the first field. It is the 16-digit number on the back of your card. Make sure not to use any spaces or dashes.
- Then type in the security code. To reveal the 6-digit security code, you have to scratch the box underneath the card number.
- Click the Check Balance
- The information will be revealed in just a few seconds, depending on your connection.
Obviously you can do this from an iPhone, an Android smartphone, or any other device that can connect to the internet. What’s also cool about this is that you don’t need a Starbucks account to see the gift card information. However, if you want to reload a card, you will need to register an account and log in.
If you’re a registered user, you can log in and go to the My Cards section. From there you can select what card you want to check. Clicking on any card will display all relevant information including the balance.
This saves you the trouble of having to scratch the box or type in the long 16-digit code.
The Starbucks app is available for both iPhone and Android. You can find it on the App Store and on Google Play. You can do many things from the app, such as order ahead, pay with your phone, earn rewards, send a gift card, manage your gift cards, find stores, leave tips, etc.
You can also use the app to check your card balance if you don’t want to go the browser route.
1. Checking Balance on iPhones
Log into your Starbucks account and launch the app. Select the Pay option. Look for the balance in the top-left corner of the screen to see if you have enough to order ahead or if it’s time to top off the card again.
2. Checking Balance on Android Devices
Launch the Android app. Tap the 4-line icon in the top-left corner of the screen. Tap Refresh Balance when available and wait for the new information to be displayed.
Other Things You Can Do from the App
Another cool thing you can do from either Starbucks app is to set an automatic reload function. To do so, follow this path: Pay > Manage > Auto-Reload. From that screen, you’ll be able to set a minimum balance.
Once your card’s balance falls below that limit, the card will be topped off automatically. Of course, this will only be the case if your linked credit card has enough money available. You can also set the auto-reload feature for a certain date instead of a certain balance.
Wondering about more perks that come with using the Starbucks app and having a Starbucks card? How does a free birthday coffee sound?
If you’ve used your card in any Starbucks store in the past 12 months leading up to your birthday, you’ll receive a message in your app two days before your birthday. On your birthday, you’ll be able to go to any Starbucks store and redeem your free drink by showing the barista your card or mobile app.
This makes you eligible for almost everything on the menu. You can’t ask for alcoholic beverages or multi-serve trays, but you can ask for a handcrafted beverage, a bottled beverage, or one food item.
And keep in mind that this is not just a one-time thing – you can do this on your birthday every year.
There are three key factors that make the Starbucks app is so convenient. For one, it makes paying for your coffee very easy, whether you’re already in the store or want to place an order in advance. At any given moment, you are also just a few taps away from checking your balance or refilling your card. Finally, you can redeem loyalty rewards, which is always nice, especially if you’re a frequent customer.