Does the Perpetual Star Earning Machine still work in the new Starbucks Rewards Program?


Starbucks recently announced and implemented sweeping changes in their Rewards program going from earning stars for every purchase to earning stars per dollars spent instead. In the previous program, it was possible to buy a gift card and earn a star. You could then reload that gift card back into the app and repeat as…

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Swedish people are waiting to talk to you about their country

Sweden is a country with a relatively small population of 9.5 million people and yet they’ve done a fantastic job of marketing themselves both domestically and internationally. They’ve also exported music at the highest rate per capita of any other country. For decades, Swedish artists like ABBA, Europe, Eagle Eye Cherry, The Cardigans, Peter Bjorn…

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Rhode Island tries to overcome obscurity by using Iceland pictures to make it cooler


Iceland has many things going for it – beautiful landscape, amazing culture, and many famous musical artists – Björk, Sigur Rós, and Of Monsters and Men to name a few. I visited Iceland more than 15 years ago for a weekend getaway. I went on Icelandic horseback riding excursion, went to the stunning Blue Lagoon,…

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Vice President Joe Biden stays at better hotels than President Obama while visiting Salt Lake City

President Obama visited Salt Lake City last April and decided to stay at the Sheraton in downtown Salt Lake City. 16 UTA buses form a barricade outside the Sheraton along 500 South. Possible security for Pres. Obama. @abc4utah — RickAaron (@G4URickAaron) April 2, 2015 It was an interesting choice especially considering the 5 star…

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