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Burger Points

Now you can have your burger and eat it too! American Express has launched a promotion rewarding cardholders with five “Membership Rewards” for every dollar charged at a fast food restaurant. The promotion runs through April 30th. American Express cardholders can earn up to 500 bonus points from fast food purchases during the promotion. The minimum purchase required is $5.00. For the the full year of 2004, credit card sales for fast food on all general purpose credit cards and debit cards was about $22.5 billion, with an average transaction of $12. Americans spend about $140 billion per year in quick service restaurants. For more information, visit “”:

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