Starbucks Sells Square's Mobile Credit Card Reader for $10

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The coffee giant is now offering Square's credit card reader--a small white plastic gadget that plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone, iPad or Android device--for $10 at 7,000 of its cafes. And if you're new to Square you can apply for a $10 rebate, which makes it essentially free. 

So now, say your buddy owes you for the bar bet he lost, but he says he doesn't have any cash handy--ask him to take out his Visa card and swipe! It allows anyone with a smart phone or device, from babysitters, to the guy selling crap at the swap meet to accept credit card payments. Square, the company that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is a board member on, will take a 2.75% cut of every transaction.

If you're actually considering this, note that you can order the Square reader for free directly from Square's website. No need to step into a Starbucks, unless you're going to be there to buy some Josh Groban CDs anyway.

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JBinOC topcommenter

LOL @ "If you're actually considering this" 

Dave Nguyen
Dave Nguyen

Just like the article stated, I got mine for free instead of shelling out $10 at Starbucks or at the FedEx Store since they are selling it as well. Other CC processors are also giving theirs for free as well for smart devices.

Steve Ross
Steve Ross

Or goto, signup and get it free...

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