Starbucks Giving Away Premium iPhone Apps For Free With a Latte

News | Sunday August 14 2011 7:53 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

More than three years ago, Starbucks started giving away iTunes “Pick of the Week” cards to U.S. customers to promote its partnership with Apple and the Wi-Fi Music Store. The gift cards can be redeemed for a free song for that week from Apple ‘s iTunes Store.
from the App Store using the same “Pick of the Week” gift cards. 
Using the same “Pick of the Week” cards the two companies have been using since April 2008, Starbucks is now using that same system to dole out iPhone applications.
Just like for music, users can find free cards waiting for them at the cash register with codes on the back that can be entered into iTunes or the App Store to get the application. [..]
Starbucks declined to comment on the addition of apps, including whether this takes the place of or simply joins music tracks as part of the Pick of the Week program. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
) – the ad-free version of a very popular song recognition app for iPhone , iPad and iPod Touch, which is currently available in the App Store for $5.99.
If Starbucks plans to giveaway premium apps like Shazam Encore every week, then it’s quite a deal and a good time to have a latte.

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