I received an email today from Shop4Miles.com, with the deceptive subject line "Shop4Miles Program Change."

Normally, I wouldn't open an email like this on the weekend, but would set it aside for review along with other "program change" emails that I receive from merchants. But this email didn't get filtered "normally," and now I realize why: it's not a standard ShareASale program "change."

Instead, it's an announcement that Shop4Miles is closing its affiliate program "next week" (no date specified).

Fortunately, I don't think I've posted any links to this merchant, and clearly I won't do so in the future, even if they launch a program on some other network.