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Ticketmaster Platinum MC

First USA and Ticketmaster Group rolled out the ‘Ticketmaster Platinum MasterCard’ yesterday offering five Ticketmaster Reward Points for every dollar spent at Ticketmaster and one point for each dollar spent elsewhere. Points are redeemable towards Ticketmaster gift certificates, event tickets, merchandise and fantasy entertainment experiences. First USA is offering a five-month intro APR of 5.9% followed by a 14.99% fixed APR.

No-Fee, Low-Rate Card Offers Chance To Earn Event Tickets, Merchandise, & Unique Entertainment Experiences

Ticketmaster Group, Inc. and First USA have launched the Ticketmaster Platinum MasterCard, offering unique benefits designed to enhance and customize Cardholders’ entertainment experience.

Ticketmaster Platinum MasterCard Cardmember benefits include:

— Five Ticketmaster Reward Points for every dollar spent at Ticketmaster, and one Ticketmaster Reward Point for every dollar spent elsewhere. Reward Points are redeemable for Ticketmaster gift certificates, event tickets, merchandise, and fantasy entertainment experiences;

— Complimentary enrollment in exclusive Dining Rewards Membership Program, where Cardmembers receive a 20% rebate when dining at hundreds of restaurants nationwide;

— A complimentary Ticketmaster gift certificate after Cardmembers’ first purchase using the card;

— Choice of eight Platinum and Classic card designs with credit lines up to $100,000;

— Low 5.9% introductory APR for five months, followed by a 14.99% fixed APR

“This card has wide-ranging appeal because it offers Cardmembers the access to many entertainment-related activities and opportunities,” said Fredric D. Rosen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ticketmaster. “This card presents a superior value for individuals who enjoy attending entertainment events and dining out.”

Applications for the Ticketmaster Platinum MasterCard are available by calling toll-free 800-451-2491, PRIORITY CODE: TKT; via Internet from both Ticketmaster and First USA web sites; as well as through direct mail.

“The Ticketmaster Platinum MasterCard offers Cardmembers not only the opportunity to earn tickets and merchandise, but also the chance to do things and go places that are truly special,” said James W. Stewart III, Executive Vice President, Partnership Marketing, First USA. “This program enables people to tailor the rewards they earn to their lifestyle.”

First USA (, a BANK ONE company, is a financial services company specializing in the credit card business and is among the providers of Visa and MasterCard services in the nation. First USA has approximately 37.7 million credit cards issued and $36.2 billion in total loans outstanding.

Ticketmaster is the world’s leading computerized ticketing service, selling more than 65 million tickets a year through more than 2,900 retail Ticket Center outlets; 25 worldwide telephone call centers; and its Internet site. Ticketmaster serves more than 3,750 clients in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. The company provides ticketing for 85 professional sports franchises and hundreds of leading arenas, stadiums, performing arts venues, and theaters. Clients receive comprehensive ticket inventory control and management, broad distribution, and dedicated marketing and support services. The public receives convenient access to tickets for more than 150,000 events a year, including a broad range of concerts, sports, family entertainment, performing arts, and movies.

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