The Piper Calls

If youre one of the millions of Americans who charged holiday gifts, entertainment and travel this year, its time to pay the piper. Each January the National Foundation for Consumer Credit (NFCC) goes to work helping consumers get their finances in order. In many households, already tight finances were stretched to the breaking point over…

CyberGold VISA

Enjoy trying new products, playing games and entering sweepstakes on the Internet? Better yet, do you want to earn cash simply by cruising the Web? Now you can do those things by becoming a CyberGold member, CyberGold, Inc., Americas number one online incentives company, and MBNA, the largest independent credit card lender in the world,…

Free Calling Cards

Be one of the first 10,000 people to contact GTC Telecom via their Web site (www.gtctelecom.com) or by email ([email protected]), and you could receive a free calling card. GTC Telecom will soon be offering long-distance calling cards for sale over the Internet. To demonstrate their quality service and ability to deliver long distance services, GTC…

Holiday Recap

Now that the dust has settled from the holiday shopping season, the American Express Retail Index reports on this years trends. In their second annual study, this year of 500 consumers and 275 retailers conducted December 28 through 30, 1998, American Express revealed that the average shopper spent $1,148 on total holiday expenses. That amount…

E-Bills for '99

Did you know that the average American household pays about 200 bills per year? At $0.33 per stamp, the new rate effective January 1999, that comes to about $66 per year to mail bills. Add to that the costs of check printing and an occasional late fee, and the total goes up to about $100…

VISA Hall of Fans Opens

On January 19, 1999, 31 of the ultimate NFL fans will be honored in the hallowed halls of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, for the first time in NFL history. In a nationwide search, VISA and the Pro Football Hall of Fame identified the most dedicated, loyal, knowledgeable and enthusiastic fan…

Card Crammers Charged

The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on the latest wrinkle in hi-tech fraud. The FTC recently charged Kenneth H. Taves (aka Kenneth Till), Teresa Callei Taves, Gary Mittman, all of California, and their companies, J.K. Publications, Inc., MJD Service Corp., and Net Options, Inc., with billing or debiting consumers credit card accounts for unordered…

Trip Triple Miles

TheTrip.com, the leading Internet travel and information service, and VISA have launched the TripMiles Reward Program, which allows travelers to earn miles each time they purchase airfare on The Trip.com using their VISA card. As a special incentive during the month of January, travelers earn triple the miles for every dollar spent. Frequent flyer miles…

Dining For Miles

Eat then fly. Thats how it works for Northwest Airlines WorldPerks members, with the introduction of the new Dining for Miles program. Northwest, in partnership with The Signature Group, now allows their WorldPerks members to earn 10 miles for every dollar spent in thousands of restaurants nationwide. The Dining for Miles program is complimentary and…

Have It Your Way

Forget your lunch money? Want faster fast food? With one swipe of your credit card at a Manhattan Burger King, youll be eating your Whopper before you know it. New wireless terminals installed at the Canal Street Burger King in New York increase the speed, convenience and security of buying by credit card. The wireless…