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Target adds Starbucks orders to its Drive Up service

While you can already pick up your favorite Starbucks item from inside many Target stores, you now won't even have to leave your car.
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Posted at 12:46 PM, Aug 17, 2023

There’s some good news for Target fans who could also use a dose of caffeine. For the first time ever, you can now add a Starbucks beverage or food item to your Target Drive Up purchase.

While you could already pick up your favorite Starbucks item while shopping inside your local Target store, the new service means you don’t even need to get out of your car. You can think of it as heading to the Starbucks drive-thru — with a side of Target shopping.

The service has started rolling out to stores this summer and will be at all Target locations that offer both Drive Up service and have a Starbucks inside by October. You’ll find the full menu available for ordering, from your favorite drink to breakfast sandwiches, cake pops and more. (And yes, that includes the pumpkin spice latte, which will be back on the menu by the time the service launches nationwide.)

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Adding a Starbucks drink or treat to your Drive Up order is just about as simple as ordering via app at stand-alone Starbucks locations.

First, place your Drive Up Target order via Target’s app. When your order is ready for pickup, select that you are on your way and you will receive a notification asking if you’d like to place a Starbucks order.

If you do want something from Starbucks, just scroll through the menu, choose what you’d like, click "Add for Drive Up" and pay. Once you park in the designated Drive Up parking area, tap "I’m here" in the Target app and your Target purchase and Starbucks order will be delivered right to your car.

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While having Starbucks delivered to your car at your local Target is new, the coffee chain has been in Target stores for more than 20 years. Starbucks’ beverages and baked goods are currently served in more than 1,700 Target cafes across the U.S.

This story was originally published by Kaitlin Gates at