If you work near a Starbucks and wear a work ID badge, you might like this practical tip. If you pay for your coffee using Starbuck’s account barcode from your smartphone to pay at the cash register, but find the process of calling up the barcode tedious, the following “How-To” will instruct you on how to create your very own ID badge payment card.
Step 1: Take a snapshot of your Starbucks card bar code on your smartphone
Navigate to your Starbucks card on your smartphone, and have the card visible as if you are paying. Take a “snapshot” of the card. On the iPhone, simply press and hold the "Home" button at center bottom of the iPhone, then press and release the "Sleep" button on top right of the iPhone. This causes the iPhone to "flash" white briefly and the image is added to your "camera roll" on the phone. On an Android phone, taking a snapshot is a bit trickier, but there is a free app in the Android App Market called “Screen Capture Shortcut” that can capture your phone’s screen.
Step 2: Email or upload the Starbucks code screenshot to access on your computer
Open the screenshot image of your Starbucks card on your computer, and crop so that only the bar code is remaining. On a Mac, use Preview to crop, and on a PC, either use Paint or MS Word. Save the cropped out bar code as a JPG on your computer.
Step 3: Print out the cropped out Starbucks card bar code
Print your cropped Starbucks card bar code using either plain paper or onto small address labels (I used Avery 5160 labels). Make sure the barcode will fit on the back of your work ID badge before printing.
Step 4: Affix your Starbuckâs bar code to your work ID badge
Either peel off and add your Starbucks bar code as a label, or tape it to your ID badge using clear tape to attach. Once on, this is what it should look like:
Step 5: Done! Enjoy your favorite Starbucks coffee the quick and easy way!