Starbucks and food delivery apps are a match made in heaven. It’s the perfect partnership for both parties: food delivery services can extend their services to more locations and reach customers who live too far away to walk to their nearest restaurant, while Starbucks gets more customers visiting its stores by offering them as an additional perk on its app.
However, you can’t directly use a Starbucks gift card on DoorDash or any other third-party food delivery app. You need to convert your gift card balance into another form of payment first. The good news is that there are several ways to do this. Let’s take a closer look at your options and find out which one is best for you.
Can You Use a Starbucks Gift Card on DoorDash?
No, you cannot use a Starbucks gift card on DoorDash because DoorDash is not a Starbucks company. Starbucks gift cards can only be redeemed in-store or on the Starbucks app.
However, you can use gift cards on DoorDash by first redeeming your Starbucks gift card as cash on the Starbucks app and then transferring that cash to another payment method. If you don’t have a Starbucks card, don’t worry. You can still use your gift card online. First, head to Starbucks.com and select “Redeem Gift”. Then enter your gift card number and PIN. Once your balance is shown, select “Add to My Starbucks Rewards”. If you’re a first-time user, you should get an email welcoming you to the rewards program.
How to use a Starbucks gift card on DoorDash
Follow these steps to redeem your gift card as cash on the Starbucks app and then transfer that cash to another payment method:
- Sign in to your Starbucks account and select “Redeem Gift”.
- Enter the gift card number and PIN.
- Select “Cash”.
- You’ll now be able to redeem your gift card balance as a digital payment.
- Select “Transfer to Another Payment Method”.
- Select “Transfer to a Bank Account”.
- Confirm your bank account details.
Once the transaction is complete, you can use the cash to pay for deliveries on DoorDash and other food delivery apps that allow you to pay with cash. You can also use the cash to make purchases at select retailers that accept gift cards and gift codes as payment.
Using the Starbucks app to pay with a gift card
If you have a gift card, you can use it to make purchases directly from the Starbucks app.
- To do so, log in to your account and head to “My Gift Card”.
- Select “Use Now” and then choose which product you’d like to buy.
- Select “Pay with Gift Card” to redeem your gift card.
- You’ll then be asked to confirm your order and enter your gift card number and PIN.
- Once you’ve verified your purchase, your gift card balance will be deducted by the full value of the product you ordered.
If you have a Starbucks gift card, you can also use it to pay for orders placed on the Starbucks delivery app. If you already use the delivery app, you can link your Starbucks account to the app and use your gift card to pay for your orders. If you don’t have the delivery app, simply go to Starbucks.com, select “Order Delivery”, and sign up as a new user.
Paying with a Starbucks gift card and earning rewards
You can use a Starbucks gift card to pay for purchases at Starbucks and earn rewards on DoorDash. However, the amount you earn will depend on the type of gift card you have.
There are two types of gift cards: “Standard” and “Starbucks for Life”.
The “Starbucks for Life” gift card is a very rare gift card that is given out as a promotion and is only redeemable in-store.
The standard gift card earns you 2 stars per $1 spent, while the “Starbucks for Life” gift card earns you 3 stars per $1 spent. If you use a gift card to pay for orders on the delivery app, you’ll earn the same amount as if you were to use your Starbucks card in the store.
Transferring your balance to cash using an ATM
To transfer your gift card balance to cash, you can use an ATM. Find an ATM in your neighborhood by visiting a Starbucks store. Once you’ve found an ATM, log in to your Starbucks account and select “Transfer to My ATM card”. Enter your ATM card number and PIN. Select “Withdraw Cash” and confirm your withdrawal to receive your cash.
Converting your balance to a credit or debit card
Another way to use your Starbucks gift card on DoorDash is to convert your gift card balance to a credit or debit card.
There are three ways you can do this:
Transfer your Starbucks gift card balance to a Visa or Mastercard gift card. Use a gift card reseller like Cardpool, CardCash, or Raise.
If you go with the first option, you’ll be able to redeem your balance on DoorDash as cash. The second option will let you choose between redeeming your gift card as cash or transferring it to a new gift card of your choice. The last option is the most flexible option, but it’s also the most expensive one.
Can I Use Any Gift Card on DoorDash?
You can use any gift card on DoorDash as long as it’s redeemable as cash. If it’s a gift card that is only redeemable in-store, you can simply log in to your account and select “Redeem Gift”. Select “Transfer to Another Payment Method” and redeem your gift card as cash. Use the cash to pay for your DoorDash order. You can also use gift cards that are only redeemable for merchandise or gift cards that have an expiration date. Simply log in to your account and select “Redeem Gift”. Select “Transfer to Another Payment Method” and redeem your gift card as cash. Use the cash to pay for your DoorDash order.
The Starbucks app comes with many advantages, including a wide range of payment methods (all of which are more convenient than gift cards). If you’re interested in ordering food through DoorDash or any other food delivery app, we recommend you log into your Starbucks Rewards account and use another payment method instead.