Bonjour mes amies! My dreams have come TRUE! All of my years of jet-setting and cappuccino drinking are paying off.
Delta Airlines and Starbucks are partnering and are matching rewards. Oui mes amies! For every $1 that you spend at Starbucks will earn 1-mile avec Delta.
Relatively speaking, there isn’t a catch. To partake in these rewards you must be a member of both companies. If you don’t have Starbucks or Delta SkyMiles accounts, simply go to one of their websites and “Sign-Up.” There is zero cost to create an account with either company, so outside of a few targeted emails, there isn’t a catch.
Once you create an account with either company, LINK to two accounts to ensure that each dollar you spend at Starbucks is converted into a mile. It gets better mes amies, on your Delta Fly Day; you will receive double Stars (how Starbucks refer to their points), which convert to miles.
Delta Travel Day is not a set date, it is the day when you are eligible to earn Double Stars at Starbucks. That day is from 12:01 AM to midnight on the departure date of your Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight.
But to earn Double Stars, you must have purchased the flight at least 48 hours before departure (so sadly, my affinity for catching last-minute flights won’t benefit me here.) Additionally, you must include your SkyMiles number when you book your flight to qualify for double Stars.
To streamline any additional questions I have included populare FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions.)
Is there an expiration date to join?
Yes, December 31, 2022.
Do I have to contact Starbucks every time I want to travel?
No, once you link your accounts, you will automatically earn miles and stars on qualifying purchases.
Can I get miles for previous Starbucks purchases?
Sadly, no. Trust me, I tried.
Will my miles expire?
SkyMiles don’t expire.
Will my Stars earned with Starbucks Rewards expire?
Oui, six months after accrual.
Is there a cap on the number of Miles or Stars I can earn?
Nope! So drink up!
Quick glimpse of when you cannot earn stars/miles:
- Refunded, void or unused tickets, including unused nonrefundable tickets.
- Airline employees, travel agents, tour conductors, and/or other persons traveling on a nonrevenue basis or travel industry/cargo customer discount fares.
- Charter flights.
Lastly, after much digging, I found that gift cards do not earn you points. That broke my heart because mes amies have been so kind and often send me cappuccinos via Starbucks gift cards, and I would have cherished each drink (even more), knowing that your treating me was treating you.
Now that you’re caffeinated and ready to clear customs, take a moment to read about cafe culture around the world by click here. And if you need a bit of travel inspiration, click here to watch my recent travels.
I hope this blog delivered unexpected good news to mes amies today! And of course, if you’d like to treat your favorite francophile, high bun wearing, consignment store shopping blogger to a caffeinated treat, I always appreciate it: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ciao for now 💋