Goldpoints Shuts Down

January 4, 2008 · 0 comments

The Goldpoints program is one I don’t usually cover here on CompareRewards, but I think it’s worth mentioning that it was announced yesterday that the program would be shutting down. You can earn points through the end of March, and your points won’t expire, but the site will be up for redemptions only starting 4/1.
Gold Bond Stamps, similar to Green Stamps, was a grocery incentive program that started in the late 1930s by a guy named Curt Carlson. He eventually diversified his business to include hotels and the TGIFridays chain. In 1996, the Goldpoints online incentive program was founded, offering rewards for hotel stays and restaurant purchases as well as purchases through their online shopping portal.
TGIFridays will be developing its own incentive program, while Goldpoints Plus, spun off from the Goldpoints program, will take over the travel-related side of the incentive business. Points won’t be transferrable from Goldpoints to Goldpoints Plus, so be sure to earn enough by 3/31 to cash out, or you can use the portal for a few other redemption/transfer options.

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