If You Didn't Know, Starbucks Card Perks Not Accepted at Casino Starbucks
February 18, 2013 at 1:26 PM
Pretty much every casino on The Strip has at least one Starbucks. Three alone are on the way to CityCenter. The prices may be jacked and the lines may be long, but our ice grande skinny caramel macchiatto no whip can almost always be had during our jaunts to Sin City.
What can't be had, however, is our Starbucks Gold benefits or other Starbucks rewards as this sign on the pastry case at the Starbucks at MGM Grand reminds us. What this means is no free drinks even if your Starbucks loyalty card has earned it. (Previously, before Starbucks changed their rewards system, Gold status also meant you could get free syrups and free refills as well.)
And, the reason why casino Starbucks don't honor the Starbucks card reward is because they are licensed Starbucks, not real Starbucks. So, while they look like a Starbucks and act like a Starbucks, they are actually owned by the casinos who have decided not to funk around with the Starbucks rewards program. You can read more on licensed Starbucks here. And, now you know....
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