Get a $10 Starbucks Credit When You Preload $10 via Visa Checkout

Update: It appears that the $10 credit is no longer available. Starbucks’ Rewards program isn’t known to be the most rewarding loyalty program. In fact, in April, the program followed in the path of many airline loyalty programs and went revenue-based. But, there is still opportunity to get rewarded for shopping with the coffee giant —…

$225 Fares to New Zealand, Free Starbucks Gold Status, Chase Ink Perks & More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Starbucks is Giving You Gold Status After a Single Purchase

Yesterday, Starbucks launched its new rewards program — and much in line with devaluations of all kinds, it turned to a revenue-based rewards system. The change in the program is generally bad news for Starbucks customers. Where you used to get one star per transaction, with a requirement of 12 to score a free drink and 30…

Flexible Airline Travel Vouchers – the Weekly Wish

Today TPG Contributor Nick Ewen continues his series The Weekly Wish, looking at flaws, shortcomings, and room for improvement in the world of travel and loyalty programs. Today’s wish: more flexible airline travel vouchers. I’m sure many of you have experience with airline travel vouchers. Sometimes they appear as gift cards, while others may be earned via status (like Delta’s…

Saturday Recap: 50% Bonus on Purchased Priority Club Points, Earn 1,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles with Aloft, Element or Four Points, Triple Points and Double Elite Nights with Shangri-La, Free Virgin Atlantic Silver Status

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Plan Your Dream Australian Adventure with American Airlines: American Airlines has teamed up with Qantas to give away an Australian Dream Vacation. To be eligible, you must first like them on Facebook. The sweepstakes is open now through June 24, 2013. The grand prize…