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Las Vegas Platinum

The Flying Elvi landed at the Sunset Station Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas Friday to deliver the new ‘VISA Las Vegas Platinum’ card. Consumer Rewards International and First USA teamed up to issue the card which brings together a group of 17 Las Vegas hotel/casinos and seven publicly traded and closely held companies. The new ‘VISA Platinum’ program offers cardholders 1-percent cash back, issued in $10 increments on their monthly statements. Las Vegas residents also will be able to earn 3 percent higher cash rebates on purchases made through the local VISA Las Vegas Merchant Network. In addition, cardholders receive up to $25 in combined reward certificates when they use their card each month within the first five months of having it. Reward certificates are redeemable for cash or credit toward purchases at several Las Vegas establishments including Circus Circus, Excaliber, Luxor, and 14 other hotel/casinos.

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Consumer Rewards International, strategic developers of value-added consumer products, with the help of the world famous Flying Elvi, delivered Friday the first credit card to shine the spotlight of savings onto Las Vegas — the Visa Las Vegas Platinum card.

The card brings together an unprecedented group of 17 Las Vegas hotel/casinos and seven publicly traded and closely held companies. First USA is issuing the card.

Along with delivering a 4.9 percent introductory APR for the first five billing cycles, cardmembers can earn 1-percent cash back, issued in $10 increments on their monthly statements. Las Vegas residents also will be able to earn 3 percent higher cash rebates on purchases made through the local Visa Las Vegas Merchant Network.

In addition, cardmembers receive up to $25 in combined reward certificates when they use their card each month within the first five months of having it.

Reward certificates are redeemable for cash or credit toward purchases at the following sites: Boulder Station, Buffalo Bill’s, Circus Circus, Excaliber, Fitzgeralds, Gold Strike, Luxor, Mandalay Bay (opening in the spring of 1999), Monte Carlo, Nevada Landing, New Frontier, Palace Station, Primm Valley Resort, Sunset Station, Texas Station, Tropicana and Whiskey Pete’s. Applications will also be available at these sites or by calling toll free, 888-318-9455.

The Las Vegas parachute group, the Flying Elvi, delivered the card Friday in ceremonies at the Sunset Station Hotel/Casino. The card is issued by First USA and shows the nighttime skyline of the Las Vegas Strip.

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