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Everylove on Every Cup

This Valentine’s Day, join us in the celebration of everylove – that is, all of the relationships in your life. Not just the romantic ones. In the spirit of everylove, we’re having some fun with our free Starbucks Cup Magic mobile app.

This new version of the app allows you to send and receive virtual Valentine messages through the magic of augmented reality. Download the app from the Apple® App Store or Android Market, use it to scan one of our limited edition Valentine’s Day themed cups and watch your cup come to life. Share the magic with coworkers, friends, family, neighbors, teachers – any and everyone who holds a special place in your heart. You can also use the app to share a Starbucks Card eGift – a sweet surprise to warm the hearts of every love in your life.

Download now for Android 2.3+ and iPhone on iOS4+. Don’t have a Starbucks cup in front of you? Scan the heart image on this page for all the same tricks.

*Note: eGifting feature is not available outside of the U.S.

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    • petlover1
    • 2/5/2012 5:43 PM

    Hi, after much trying and time I finally found the valentines app does work. I think what confused many including myself is that one needs to hold the camera from the link given in the valentine you received quite far from the target heart be it on the internet which is what I used or probably the same on the cups at starbucks. I would say definitely hold your phone an arms length away from the target heart on the internet. I havent tested it with the cups yet. Hope it helps!

    • danconnery
    • 2/6/2012 10:54 AM

    Yes. Same thing on the cups. Stay back about 1-2 feet. i spent 15 minutes adjusting my phone right on top of it. Thanks for the tip. :-)

      • Starbucks Starbucks
      • 2/6/2012 12:10 PM

      In reply to: danconnery

      Thanks for sharing, petlover1 and danconnery! It's true, the app works best when the scanning device is held at an arm's length away from the cup or the image on the screen. Apologies for not including this info in our post above. We're thrilled you were able to discover how to get the app to work! Thank you for helping others enjoy the experience as well!

    • auntpat
    • 2/6/2012 4:55 PM

    I suggest the nice Starbucks people add to the FAQs to hold the phone 1-2 feet away from the image being scanned. I finally got it to work that way, only after reading tips online above!

      • licibev
      • 2/9/2012 7:20 PM

      In reply to: auntpat

      I have tried unsuccessfully to get the stupid app to work. I have tried all the tips here, too, and still not working. An app this hard to work is pointless. Christmas ones were fun. This is aggravating beyond belief. NO LOVE for Valentines #fail.

    • lhw5333
    • 2/6/2012 6:12 PM

    The fact that Starbucks would come up with a coffee name blonde and have a commercial featuring a white blonde female is gross disrespect and insensitivey to all people of color.

      • theresattseattle
      • 2/7/2012 9:33 AM

      In reply to: lhw5333

      I am a blonde and I take no offense at this at all! But then maybe I am am too dumb to realize I am being offended? :) Lighten up!

      • Xtinalin
      • 2/9/2012 1:05 PM

      In reply to: lhw5333

      Omg wow you are way too sensitive. What do you suggest they call their lightest roast?! I suppose you take offense at a common dessert called the Blondie (light cookie/brownie thing with ice cream and caramel in top)?

    • macbabe1
    • 2/11/2012 9:17 PM

    I couldn't get it to work until I adapted the tip above about distance from cup. Lay the cup down with the heart facing up (empty cup of course). Keeping pulling the phone camera closer to you until that word LOVE blanks and the heart is solid pink. Then you can interact with flying hearts by flicking them with your finger! Wish I'd discovered this with the Christmas cups! :-/

    • CatherineVictor50
    • 2/12/2012 4:50 PM

    Everylove on Every Cup is a spirit that begins with us and ends with a choice, word, action, and human relationship. Like the ancient Greek fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, the water, coffees, teas, and blended beverages of the Starbucks family warms our heart in this journey called Life!

    • mvz7681
    • 2/12/2012 10:23 PM

    I downloaded the app....and excitedly went to a nearby Starbucks to try it out. BUT...I was SOOO bummed because they didn't have the limited edition Valentine's cups!! If the company is going to offer apps, then make sure the cups are available. Very disappointing. I did try it out with the heart on this page...very cute! Bought some e-Gift cards, and would've liked to have used this app with my friends..on Valentine's Day...

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