Instapaper Set to Be the Free Starbucks ‘App Pick of the Week’

A few days ago we received a tip from iPhoneinCanada reader @swotam (thanks!) Instapaper was set to be the free Starbucks App Pick of the Week, and now it has been confirmed via Marco Arment, the founder of the app.

Marco confirmed this on his latest podcast episode titled, “Please, Go to Starbucks” from Build and Analyze on Dan Benjamin’s 5by5 network:

In this truly big week, Dan and Marco discuss Instapaper’s ad on Howard Stern, the Android app launch, the Starbucks App Of The Week, background location updates with geofencing, and conservative predictions about the TBA sessions at WWDC.

We were also able to get our hands on an early copy of the App Pick of the Week card, seen at a local Starbucks. Canadian and American Starbucks locations will enjoy Instapaper as the free pick tomorrow. The app regularly retails for $4.99 in the App Store and recently released an Android version (not developed by Arment, but by a third party) too.

If there’s one Starbucks App Pick of the Week to grab, it’s Instapaper. It essentially allows you to save any story for offline reading and has been featured numerous times by Apple. Instapaper was recently updated with geofencing to automatically download stories in the background when you leave or enter a particular location.

Let us know if you find this at your local Starbucks starting tomorrow! Click here on how to redeem a promo code (which is on the back of the card).

Update 1: 5 promo codes thanks to iPhone in Canada reader Opus! Enjoy:

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  • I’ll have to hit up Starbucks tomorrow!

  • Kyle

    I got mine two days ago in Vancouver! Great app though!

  • Anderson_46

    anyway you could pick up some more. I dont have a starbucks store close to be at the moment. tweet me @jonathanderson9:disqus 

  • Dcasaul

    Does anyone have extra codes for Welder, Tetris or Scrabble?

  • Cory

    Apparently they don’t have these in Quebec because they’re not made bilingual. Asked at 2 different Starbucks. If anyone’s willing to pick one up for me, that would be great. Catch me on Twitter @Ephraim. Thanks!



  • The Troll

    Redeemed. Thanks! 🙂



  • Mirzank

    Any chance someone could email me a code? Im not in the country right now. Mirzank at hotmail

  • Dre Turano

    Here is a new code: 73NF3WK9HKWJ

  • Wanderer

    Redeemed, Thanks

  • Ash

    Does anyone have the code for the U.S. Store?  I’m traveling today, so won’t have a chance to get the code from a U.S. Starbucks App card of the week.

  • Sara

    Anyone have a spare?? My starbucks ran out of codes.

  • Helvetica

    Just picked these up at my Starbucks.  Enjoy:

  • thx!

  • ruroni30

    Does anyone know a location in downtown Vancouver with these things?