lastminute.com Launches Credit Card With Exclusive Offers and Reward PointsBy Mbna Europe Bank Ltd Lastminute.com, PRNE
Thursday, June 23, 2011
CHESTER, England, June 24, 2011 -
Leading online travel and leisure retailer, lastminute.com is
announcing the launch of a new credit card in the UK market.
The card, launched in partnership with MBNA and MasterCard,
offers a competitive rewards programme, earning points on all card
purchases, combined with exclusive frequent offers on travel and
The lastminute.com credit card will offer cardholders zero per
cent on all card purchases for nine months from the date the
account is opened.
Any card purchases with lastminute.com attract a higher rate of
reward points - two points per £1 spent. Elsewhere, card purchases
attract one point for every £1 spent. Customers can earn 1,500
lastminute.com points when they spend £250 within the first 90 days
of account opening - equivalent to a £15 lastminute.com gift
In addition to the competitive rewards programme, lastminute.com
credit card customers will receive exclusive deals on theatre,
restaurants, spas and lifestyle experiences. They can opt to save
and redeem their reward points as gift vouchers for these offers
and for products available on lastminute.com. Reward points
are accrued with every card purchase.
The new card provides zero per cent on both balance transfers
and money transfersfor six months from the date the account is
opened (as long as they are made within 90 days of the account
opening) for a 2.5 per cent handling fee.
The lastminute.com credit card has a representative rate of 18.9
per cent APR variable.
Other benefits include paperless statements and the option to
use contactless payments which allows customers to Tap & Go™’
with MasterCard® PayPass™ to pay quickly and securely for
purchases under £15 without entering a PIN.
Fraser Robinson, commercial managing director at lastminute.com,
said: “It’s exciting to have teamed up with MBNA and MasterCard to
introduce the lastminute.com credit card to the UK allowing
customers to earn privileges and points. As both a travel and
lifestyle brand, it makes sense for lastminute.com to provide
customers with great rewards to help them make the most of their
The lastminute.com credit card is issued by MBNA Europe Bank
Limited, a Bank of America company.
Rajiv Gupta, director of Affinity Partnerships for MBNA, said:
“This is a product that will benefit a range of customers and we’re
delighted to have partnered with lastminute.com. With privileges
and points on offer for a range of activities and experiences
available on the website, there really is something for everyone to
take advantage of.”
Hany Fam, president of MasterCard UK and Ireland, said: “We’re
delighted to be partnering with lastminute.com to provide consumers
with the most rewarding way to pay for the things that matter to
them, by enabling them to convert their everyday spending into
Notes to Editors
lastminute.com is the UK’s leading online travel and leisure
retailer, with over 1.65 million visitors per week. It
provides customers with the best ways to make their free time go
even further. Whether planning a great night out, an amazing
weekend away or a relaxing two-weeks somewhere far away from home,
lastminute.com has it all - and at great prices.
lastminute.com offers customers the opportunity to book flights
and hotels, buy tickets and experience packages and make restaurant
reservations through its one-stop shop. From adventuring in the
mountains to relaxing beach breaks, spa stays, theatre trips and
dining, there really is something for everyone.
About MBNA Europe Bank
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Corporation (NYSE: BAC) and is the recognised leader in affinity
marketing. For more information, visit the company’s website at href="www.mbna.co.uk/">www.mbna.co.uk or Bank of
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Editor and supplementary notes:
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intended solely for journalists and should not be used by consumers
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For further information, contact: Lastminute.com press office team: Tel:+44(0)20-7492-0977, Email: lastminute.com at 77pr.co.uk ; Gary Jenkins, Corporate Communications, Bank of America Europe Card Services, Tel: +44(0)1244-574136, Email: gary.jenkins at mbna.com
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