Starbucks Hot beverage coffee on table on 22 August 2014 at The mall department store, Bangkok, Thailand.

Soon You'll Be Able to Text Your Friends Starbucks Gift Cards

Your bestie got a new job and you want to congratulate her. Or maybe her relationship just ended, and you know that a caramel macchiato cures all evil.

No matter the situation, soon you'll be able to text your pal a Starbucks gift card right to her phone, so you can treat her even if you don't live in the same city. After you send your friends their virtual treat, they can cash it in straight from their text messages or by using their Starbucks app. Pretty cool, right?

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Starbucks is introducing the new feature next month, so get ready to start surprising your pals soon.


Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.