American Express announced new and recently added partners to its industry-leading Membership Rewards program, including Seamless, Groupon, Virgin America and vente-privee USA. Through a new relationship with Seamless, a leading online food ordering service, American Express Cardmembers can redeem Membership Rewards points for pickup or delivery orders from more than 9,000 of their favorite local restaurants in 40 cities. Cardmembers redeem in 1,000 point increments for $10 e-certificates good for orders placed on Seamless.com or via Seamless’ mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry. Groupon is among the added partners, allowing Cardmembers explore their city using Membership Rewards points.
GCA’s “Arriva Card” is now offering instant credit at 75 US casinos. The program makes it simple for casinos to extend immediate credit Casinos simply input an instant credit application for the customer through Arriva’s online proprietary scoring engine and within minutes an approved customer gets an “Arriva Card” with up to $10,000 of credit, with no risk to the casino and the customer has immediate access to their credit line. Since it was first introduced in July 2006, Arriva has extended more than $40 million of credit to responsible gaming patrons. Global Cash Access is a provider of cash access products and related services to gaming properties
Las Vegas-based Global Cash Access reports that its new “Arriva Card,” the first credit card specifically for use in casinos, now offers instant underwriting of credit up to $20,000. The customer has immediate access to the full credit line at the casino. Arriva cards give responsible gaming patrons with strong credit and in-casino cash advance histories more access to cash – and at better terms – than they’d typically have with traditional credit cards. Global Cash Access, Inc. (GCA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCA), is a leading provider of cash access products and related services to approximately 1060 gaming properties and other clients in the United States, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada and the Caribbean.
MGM MIRAGE and Bank One/Chase this morning confirmed plans to roll-out a new co-branded VISA card in August that enables cardholders to earn rewards that can be used at any of the seven participating MGM MIRAGE resorts and casinos. Under the program, similar to the “Trump Rewards VISA” launched three months ago, cardholders earn two points for every dollar spent on card purchases at MGM MIRAGE properties and one point for every dollar spent elsewhere. Every time cardholder accumulate 2,500 points, they will earn a $25 “Reward Certificate” that can be redeemed at participating MGM MIRAGE resorts and casinos for items such as hotel accommodations, dining experiences and show tickets. The rewards cannot be used for gaming. Consumers who pre-register will also receive 1,500 rewards points after their first card purchase. In April, Donald Trump’s enterprise inked a deal with Bank One for a co-branded VISA card. The new “Trump Rewards VISA” offers a 1% rebate on all purchases, and a 2% rebate on purchases at Trump casinos. Every time cardholders accumulate 2,500 points, they will automatically receive a $25 “Reward Certificate” that can be used for either purchases at Trump property owned restaurants, gift shops or toward hotel stays. In December, Caesars Entertainment launched a co-branded credit card that offers “comp dollars” as a cardholder reward. The new “Caesars Entertainment MasterCard,” issued by Juniper Bank, offers cardholders a one percent “comp dollar” credit for all purchase transactions, plus 10 bonus “comp dollars” the first time they use the card. The “comp dollars” earned with the new card can be used to pay for hotel rooms, dining, show tickets, spa services, golf tee times and other amenities at 15 domestic casino resorts. Participating resorts and casinos in the MGM MIRAGE program include the Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas, The Mirage, Treasure Island, New York ‘ New York, Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Miss. and MGM Grand Detroit. (CF Library 12/9/03; 4/2/04)