NEW YORK, NY - MAY 7: Starbucks coffee pod products sit on the shelf at a Target store in Lower Manhattan, May 7, 2018 in New York City. Marking the third largest transaction in Nestle's 152-year history, the Swiss food and drink company is spending over $7 billion for the rights to market and sell Starbucks products. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sometimes we love wandering the aisles of Target, but other times, we’d rather just have our stuff brought to us while we sit in the comfort of our car, which is why we love curbside pickup. The only thing that we miss with it is the Starbucks coffee we can get inside the store, but that’s all about to change.

Starting this fall, Target will be testing an option at certain locations for customers to add a Starbucks order to their pickup order. That means they’ll bring the drinks and snacks you order right to your car, along with your laundry detergent and throw pillows. Target says adding Starbucks curbside pickups has been a “top request” from customers, so they’re finally going to give it a try. Shoppers can order on the Target app and let them know when they’re “on their way” to make sure their order is fresh.

But that’s not the only change they’re making to entice us to stay in our cars and shop:

  • Target is also going to test curbside returns.
  • And they’re expanding their “backup item” options on order pickups. Customers can choose a backup item to replace their first choice if it’s not available. Target says they’ve “successfully substituted backup items 98% of the time” since it’s been in use.
  • They’ve also recently expanded curbside services to let shoppers pick up alcohol with their orders.


If I can get my Target order AND coffee all while sitting in my PJs in my car, sign me up! Something else that Target has decided to do that, in my opinion, is cool is they have made the permanent decision to remain closed on Thanksgiving. Target CEO Brian Cornell wrote in a note to employees, “You don’t have to wonder whether this is the last Thanksgiving you’ll spend with family and friends for a while because Thanksgiving store hours are one thing we won’t ‘get back to’ when the pandemic finally subsides.’

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