Automatic Discounts on Everyday Purchases Give Small Businesses More for Their Money
PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — MasterCard Worldwide today announced the expansion of the MasterCard Easy Savings Program, providing America’s small businesses with greater value when booking at more than 7,500 hotels around the country through the MasterCard Easy Savings Hotel Network, as well as savings on everyday needs such as telecommunication services and financial advisory services.
“The expansion of our popular Easy Savings program helps MasterCard deliver on our commitment to help small businesses find easy, stress-free ways to maximize the success of their business and get the most out of every dollar,” said Eugene DeSilva, Vice President, U.S. Small Business Product Management, MasterCard Worldwide. “And, the financial institutions and merchants that issue and accept our cards benefit from creating stronger, more rewarding relationships with their customers.”
New Hotel Savings Make Small Business Travel More Affordable
The addition of the MasterCard Easy Savings Hotel Network, powered by CLC Lodging, enables small businesses to save four percent on all hotel folio charges paid for using an enrolled MasterCard small business card at more than 7,500 participating midscale and economy hotels in the U.S. By providing automatic savings on these travel-related costs, MasterCard helps small businesses manage expenses, maximize their travel budgets and stay competitive.
Participating hotels – including Super 8, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada, Days Inn, Hampton Inn, EconoLodge, Howard Johnson, Hyatt Place and Hilton Garden Inn – can be found using the MasterCard Easy Savings Locator, located at www.mastercardeasysavings.com.
Expansion of Offers to Power Small Business Productivity
The MasterCard Easy Savings Program offers eligible MasterCard small business credit, debit and prepaid cardholders automatic rebates from merchant partners in a variety of business categories, including two new offers:
- Vocalocity – MasterCard small business cardholders now receive a 10 percent savings on cloud-based phone systems through the Vocalocity promotional bundle, featuring more than 40 business class features. Vocalocity offers pre-configured phone services with a broader array of features than traditional analog phone systems, and flat-rate phone plans with flexible add-ons that make small businesses more productive and profitable.
- BIDaWIZ – Small businesses can also enjoy an automatic 10 percent discount on tax and financial advisory services from BIDaWIZ, an online marketplace that allows small businesses to submit tax or financial questions and choose from a variety of verified licensed tax and/or financial experts for answers and guidance. For a limited time, small businesses will also have access to a free 30-day trial to the BIDaWIZ premium weekly newsletter and BIDaWIZ premium knowledge database.
About the MasterCard Easy Savings Program
The MasterCard Easy Savings Program provides MasterCard small business cardholders from nearly 60 participating business card issuers with automatic savings through rebates, applied to their statements. Categories include: fuel and maintenance, business services, travel and entertainment, printing and shipping. Participating merchants include the U.S. Postal Service, Fuelman Network with over 19,500 brand-name gas stations, MasterCard Easy Savings Hotel Network with more than 7,500 hotels around the country, Firestone, Maggiano’s, Avis, Bing and others. A full listing of participating merchants and offers can be found at www.mastercardeasysavings.com.
MasterCard (NYSE: MA) is a global payments and technology company. It operates 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. Learn more at www.mastercard.com, follow us on Twitter @mastercardnews or join the conversation on The Heart of Commerce Blog.
SOURCE: MasterCard Worldwide
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