Infoseek Corporation (Nasdaq:SEEK), home of GO Network ([www.go.com]), announced the launch of its own branded affinity credit card, the GO Network MasterCard, now available at [http://cardhome.go.com]. Infoseek created the GO Network MasterCard with its issuing partner, MBNA America Bank N.A., to offer a unique array of high-quality benefits and services for consumers. The GO Network MasterCard gives cardholders the ability to use their card virtually anywhere around the world, at anytime, online or offline. In addition, cardholders will be rewarded for using the card through the newly-created GO Awards(TM) Program. Through the GO Awards Program, GO Network cardholders will accrue points every time they use the card for purchases. GO Awards points will be redeemable for merchandise offered by leading national brands and merchants as well as for GO Network brand products.
“Everyday at Infoseek, we deliver valuable products and solutions to millions of GO Network users. The GO Network MasterCard does just that by giving online and offline users a unique e-commerce solution they didn’t have before,” said Harry Motro, president and CEO of Infoseek. “Cardholders can purchase everything from airline tickets to books to jewelry to toys. Like GO Network, this program helps connect people to the things they care about most.”
“Our partnership with GO Network continues our commitment to have a significant presence on the Internet and to offer products and services that add value to the lives of our customers,” said John R. Cochran, Senior Vice Chairman of MBNA. “We are thrilled to be working with a leading portal provider, and we see the GO Network MasterCard as a great offering for millions of GO Network users.”
GO Network MasterCard Features
As part of a continuing commitment to e-commerce and to further extend the GO Network brand, the GO Network MasterCard features a 3.9% introductory Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for cash advance checks and balance transfers and no annual fee. The new program offers both the Platinum Plussm and Preferred credit cards.
Charge and Earn At The Same Time
Along with the GO Network MasterCard, GO Network is featuring its new GO Awards program for active GO Network members. The program allows active GO Network members to join today and start earning GO Awards points redeemable for top quality merchandise available through the exclusive GO Awards catalog. Each dollar in purchases charged with the GO Network MasterCard account will earn one GO Award point. The GO Awards Catalog currently offers everything from mountain bikes, to personal organizers, MP3 players, and more. Users are automatically enrolled in the GO Awards program when they apply for the GO Network MasterCard. Later this year, GO Network users will be able to earn points through activities across participating GO Network sites including GO.com, ABCNEWS.com, ESPN.com, Mrshowbiz.com, Wallofsound.com, NFL.com and NASCAR Online.
24-Hour Customer Service and Safe, Online Shopping
The GO Network MasterCard program offers world-class customer service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. GO Network cardholders will also have online access to up-to-the minute credit card account information at [www.mbnanetaccess.com] and easy, online access to their GO Awards points summary at [http://awardshome.go.com]. The GO Network MasterCard also offers protection against fraudulent activity related to the card.
Infoseek Corporation (Nasdaq:SEEK) is the home of GO Network, a premier global media network that offers consumers solutions for everyday life by combining integrated Internet services with leading consumer brands. Now one of the top five sites on the Internet, GO Network was launched in January 1999 by Infoseek, in partnership with The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), and is the online home of leading world brands such as ABCNEWS.com for news, ESPN.com for sports, Disney.com and Family.com for kids and family, Infoseek for search, and Disney.com and ABC.com for entertainment.
In addition, Infoseek licenses its Ultraseek Server search and navigation software to companies for their own intranet, extranet and Internet sites. Infoseek is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information about Infoseek, please visit Infoseek’s corporate Internet home page at [http://info.infoseek.com] or to request additional information about Infoseek, call our Investor Relations Request Line at 408/543-6960 or visit our investor relations Web site at [http://www.ir-infoseek.com]