Starbucks customers can earn Delta SkyMiles with purchases

Starbucks and Delta Air Lines have announced a partnership that will let their loyalty members earn rewards with qualifying coffee purchases.

Starting Wednesday, Starbucks customers can earn one Delta SkyMile for every $1 spent on eligible purchases at participating Starbucks locations. Customers who shop at Starbucks on the day they are scheduled to fly with Delta will also earn double “stars” on qualifying purchases.

The promotion, which was announced Wednesday, only applies to those enrolled in the Starbucks Rewards and Delta SkyMiles programs. Both accounts must be linked (at deltastarbucks.com or starbucksdelta.com) to start earning perks.

In addition, Starbucks and Delta loyalty members who link their accounts through December 31 will be rewarded with 500 SkyMiles, as well as 150 “stars” toward a Starbucks drink after making a purchase at the coffee chain. Starting in 2024, members of Delta’s Diamond or Platinum SkyMiles program will also have the option to choose 4,000 stars as part of the airline’s annual. Advantage of choice for Medallion-state members.

“Through this new partnership with Starbucks, we can deliver more moments and interactions that matter, both in the air and on the ground,” said Prashant Sharma, vice president of loyalty at Delta, in a press release Wednesday from Starbucks and Delta.

Starbucks and Delta note, however, that purchases of alcoholic beverages, gift cards or e-gift cards, as well as taxes and tips, are not counted towards the total dollar amount of qualifying purchases. Additional restrictions are also applied for qualifying purchases on travel dates as well, according to the official terms and Conditions glass

The Starbucks Rewards program now has more than 27 million members, according to the coffee chain, while Delta has more than 100 million, the carrier confirmed to Nexstar on Wednesday.

Both loyalty programs are in the process of attracting new members, and Starbucks recently announced its Reward Together program that will link its loyalty program with other global brands (Delta is the first), and Delta has already offered many partnerships with airlines, credit card companies and brands including Lyft, Instacart and even Ticketmaster, among others, offer SkyMiles for qualifying purchases.

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