MasterCard Program Provides Automatic Savings for Small Businesses and Helps Participating Merchants Attract New Customers
PURCHASE, N.Y., April 29 — MasterCard Worldwide today announced that the U.S. Postal Service(R), the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation — including residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes(TM), and Dunkin’ Donuts, the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world, have joined the growing list of merchants to provide small businesses with automatic discounts and savings through the MasterCard Easy Savings Program. Eligible MasterCard business credit and signature debit, U.S. cardholders enrolled in the program will now receive an automatic 5 percent rebate on Click ‘N Ship purchases made with the United States Postal Service (USPS(R)) at usps.com, and an automatic 5 percent rebate on purchases at Dunkin’ Donuts.
“The MasterCard Easy Savings Program saves enrolled MasterCard small business cardholders money on the qualifying purchases they make, while helping financial institutions that issue small business cards acquire new customers, generate revenue and build loyalty,” said Bruno Perreault, Senior Vice President, Small Business Services, MasterCard Worldwide. “MasterCard data shows that from 2007 to 2008, small business cardholders participating in the MasterCard Easy Savings Program increased the overall spend on their MasterCard Business cards by an average of 33 percent, indicating that MasterCard is becoming their preferred way to pay,” he said.
In addition, the MasterCard Easy Savings Program may have benefits for merchants, helping them generate additional revenue and, more importantly, attract new customers. MasterCard data shows small business cardholders enrolled in the MasterCard Easy Savings Program increased their spend by more than 60 percent at MasterCard Easy Savings Program merchants from 2007 to 2008, and nearly 70 percent of MasterCard Easy Savings cardholders were new customers for MasterCard Easy Savings program merchants.
New Small Business Savings on Shipping Services with the U.S. Postal Service
MasterCard small business cardholders enrolled in the MasterCard Easy Savings Program can now enjoy a 5 percent rebate for shipping services purchased online at the Postal Service website: usps.com. While there, they can plan a shipment, order supplies, print shipping labels, order free expedited shipping boxes or envelopes, request package pickups, look up ZIP Codes(R) and more. This offer includes savings on Express Mail(R) and Priority Mail(R) shipped in the U.S. or internationally. The MasterCard Easy Savings rebate is in addition to the Postal Service’s online shipping discounts of 4.7 percent on Priority Mail, 5 percent on Priority Mail International(TM), 5 percent on Express Mail and 8 percent on Express Mail International(R). MasterCard Easy Savings enrollees’ rebates will appear automatically on their statements for purchases made at usps.com.
“The U.S. Postal Service is committed to helping our business customers save time and money when they need to ship items crucial to their businesses,” said Gary Reblin, Expedited Shipping Vice President, U.S. Postal Service. “MasterCard helps small-business owners manage their funds, and the Postal Service helps them manage their shipping. It’s an ideal combination.”
Automatic Small Business Discounts from Dunkin’ Donuts
MasterCard small business cardholders can also enjoy a 5 percent rebate on all items purchased (except online purchases and Dunkin’ Donuts Card purchases) with an enrolled MasterCard small business card at the nearly 6,500 Dunkin’ Donuts locations across the United States.
About the MasterCard Easy Savings Program
In addition to savings from the U.S. Postal Service and Dunkin’ Donuts, the MasterCard Easy Savings Program provides MasterCard small business cardholders with automatic savings through rebates, applied to their statements, at business-relevant merchants across fuel and maintenance, business services, travel and entertainment, and printing and shipping. Automatic, ongoing savings are available from leading merchants including Tires Plus and Firestone, Avis, Budget, DHL, Microsoft adCenter and Microsoft CRM Online Pro, Monster, Administaff, Inc., HRTools.com, Midwest Airlines, Maggiano’s Little Italy, McCormick & Schmick’s, Mimeo.com, SurePayroll, Web.com, and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.
For small businesses with an eligible MasterCard small business card from nearly 50 participating business card issuers, enrollment in the program is free and easy at www.easysavings.com. After enrollment, small businesses can see and track their savings either on their cardholder statements or on the MasterCard Easy Savings website. A full listing of participating merchants and offers can be found at www.easysavings.com. Cardholders must be enrolled at time of purchase. Rebates are available for qualifying eligible purchases. Participating merchants and offers are subject to change. Certain terms and conditions apply, see www.easysavings.com for more details.
About MasterCard Worldwide
MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes approximately 21 billion transactions each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial-institution customers and merchants. Powered by the MasterCard Worldwide Network and through its family of brands, including MasterCard(R), Maestro(R) and Cirrus(R), MasterCard serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information go to www.mastercard.com.