Free Shipping by MasterCard Arrives Just in Time for the Holidays

November 25, 2013

Service offers cardholders free 2-day shipping charge at five top e-commerce sites; the premium service extends that benefit to 30 brand-name retailers for an annual fee

 

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NEW YORK, NY November 25, 2013Free Shipping by MasterCard launches today for shoppers in the U.S. and provides you access to free two-day shipping at five top e commerce sites including Best Buy, QVC, Macy’s Kohl’s and Walmart. Simply go through the Free Shipping by MasterCard site, make your purchase with a MasterCard credit or debit card, email your order confirmation showing the 2-day shipping charge and you will receive a statement credit for the cost of two-day shipping up to $20 per order up to a maximum of $500 per 6-month subscription.

Free Shipping by MasterCardFor those who regularly shop online, you can upgrade that free shipping to a broader set of participating merchants through the premium service for an annual fee of $69 and enjoy credits of up to $20 per 2-day shipping charge and up to $1,500 per year at over two dozen additional brand-name participating merchants, including Nordstrom, JCPenney, GameStop, Home Depot, Sephora, and Shutterfly.

“We know that free shipping is something shoppers are looking for during the holiday season and in partnering with Clarus Marketing we were able to deliver a program that provides free two-day shipping at the top ecommerce merchants where consumers are shopping,” said Anant Nambiar, MasterCard SVP, Global Consumer Product Development. “Shoppers get a great added value benefit and another opportunity to simplify the holiday gifting experience giving them more time to enjoy what matters most.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with MasterCard to provide their cardholders savings at some of the most popular e-commerce sites,” said Tom Caporaso, CEO of Clarus Marketing Group.  “Our solution applies credits directly to subscribers’ registered cards, so MasterCard cardholders will enjoy a clean user experience and seamless access to savings on 2-day shipping.  And participating retailers will benefit from the increased traffic and motivated shoppers that a free-shipping offer generates while still earning revenue from their 2-day shipping services.”

Go to www.FreeShippingByMasterCard.com to sign up for the program and start taking advantage of fast, free shipping for all your holiday gifting needs.

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 About Clarus Marketing Group

Clarus Marketing’s mission is to create great products that strengthen clients’ businesses, build greater brand loyalty, and foster long-term, profitable relationships by enhancing the lives of the people who use these products. Through its innovative, easily customizable programs, including FreeShipping.comTravel Plus, and MagSwap, Clarus has earned its reputation as a leader in the subscription commerce industry.

 

About MasterCard

MasterCard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews, join the discussion on the Cashless Pioneers Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

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