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Closing Card

Luxury homebuyers may get an extra incentive to close a deal by way of new “Platinum” prepaid card good for upscale stuff. The new “Housewarming Card Platinum Edition” from American Express offers access to all of Williams-Sonoma’s stores and catalogs. The card can only be purchased by homebuilders, mortgage professionals and real estate agents that specialize in the luxury home market. The card can be loaded with values ranging from 250 to 2500 points or dollars. It can be used at Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Bed & Bath, PBteen, Pottery Barn Kids, Williams-Sonoma, Williams-Sonoma Home, Hold Everything and West Elm. The card carries a $9.95 per card fee for the buyer. American Express also offers a “Classic” and “Gold” version of the “Housewarming Card” which offers prepaid access to a wide variety of merchants. For more information visit: “”:

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