No AirMilesMart Points for Starbucks Cards

Last month I cited Frugal Travel Guy on the ability to earn AirMilesMart points (which transfer to Starwood, among others) for reloading Starbucks cards.

The December, 2008 Inside Flyer picks up on the offer (subscription required).

But my wife points out to me that AirMilesMart has tagged the merchant explicitly now with the statement, “Not Valid on Starbucks Cards.” Bummer.

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  1. It’s possible that new disclaimer is a result of my email. I made a couple GC purchases, and after the miles didn’t post I emailed Airmilesmart about the points. They replied that GCs never counted, but that they were adding a clearer disclaimer. I guess that’s the beginning and then end of my business with them.

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