Skywards Card

The sky is the limit with a new frequent flyer card. Emirates Airlines and SriLankan Airlines this week launched a worldwide card program. The new Skywards card goes beyond the basic miles-for-miles airline programs. For example, members in the elite tiers are admitted into the Skywards business Alumnus club and have access to airport lounges…

DoughNET

Hey Kids! Grab a one dollar bill and a parent and get ready to cyber shop. San Francisco-based DoughNET.com has teamed-up with USABancShares.com to launch the first ATM card designed specifically for teens that enables them to withdraw money directly from their own personal online bank accounts. Under the program teens can access their money…

All-Star Card Game

If you live in the mid-Atlantic or northeast portion of the USA you have an opportunity to snag a July trip to Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. This week MasterCard, MLB and Coastal stations have teamed up to kick-off the 2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Sweepstakes.To enter you simply need to use the co-branded…

Love Pin

An ATM transaction turned into a life-long transaction for a California couple this holiday weekend. The two love birds were joined in matrimony at a Bank of America ATM in the small town of St. Helena, about 75 miles north of San Francisco. Deep in thought while checking her ATM transaction receipt, the bride literally…

Super United Card

The merger of United Airlines and US Airways will undoubtedly give frequent flyer members the ultimate in earning power and travel flexibility. It will also be a bonanza for holders of the bank credit card versions of each program. The current United Airlines Mileage Plus program offers members the ability to earn and redeem miles…

Disclosure

You might be able to throw away the magnifying glasses when it comes to reading the fine print of a credit card solicitation. The Federal Reserve has proposed a number of changes to make the financial terms listed in the disclosure box more clear and conspicuous. Under the new rules the go-to or regular interest…

Summer Escapes

Hot dogs, baked beans, humidity and 90 degrees . . who needs it ? Sitting in air conditioning, sipping Mountain Dew, eating Fritos, playing online computer games for a trip to the World Series or the Stanley Cup . . . Priceless ! The real way to enjoy the summer is set in front of…

Gas Card Winner

Union 76 pumped out some real cash to its gas credit cardholders this week. The firm awarded a check in the amount of $76,000 to Virginia Marquez, a resident of Fountain Valley, California and a student at California State University of Fullerton. She was the grand prize winner in the national 76 Gasoline “Destined to…

Biz Magic

Work a little magic for your business! With the help of a basketball legend you can pick up some business tips and take a shot at $100,000 in prize money. Next Monday, May 22nd, American Express Small Business Services will host a cybercast with Earvin “Magic” Johnson to help small business owners score on the…

VISA Start-Ups

While the funding faucet has been turned off for many small businesses VISA is handing out some real seed money. This week, three start-ups were selected as part of VISA’s Start-Up 2000 national program. The program looks to find, fund and grow three small businesses (with 20 employees or less and under two years old).…