Discover Goes Platinum

Are you looking for more value from your credit card? Starting soon, the Discover card will go Platinum, offering all the features youd expect from a premium credit card. Among the benefits that Discover Platinum Cardmembers can expect are: –Low balance transfer rate –Low annual percentage rate –No annual fee –Credit lines up to $100,000…

China Air VISA

The first-ever VISA Credit Card offered by any airline in China is now available. Two of The Peoples Republic of Chinas trade giants, China Southern Airlines and the Industrial Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), have announced the new Peony-China Southern Airlines VISA Card and Gold VISA Card. The new Peony-China Southern Airlines cards offer all…

Mall Sales Down

Compared to the same period last year, sales at mall specialty stores are down 0.7 percent during the third full week of the holiday shopping season of 1998, although overall sales for the season-to-date (beginning with Black Friday) are up 0.8 percent. According to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the trade association of…

Lackluster Xmas Sales

The strong economy does not appear to be enough to boost holiday sales this year. According to TeleCheck Services, the worlds leading check acceptance company, holiday shopping is up only 0.7 percent over the same period last year. TeleChecks report covers the first 24 days of the holiday shopping period (November 27 through December 20),…

Is The Price Right?

Do you ever worry that those electronic scanners dont really charge you the right price for the items youve chosen? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Commerces National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and weights and measures offices in 37 jurisdictions, have recently conducted a survey of over 100,000 consumer products in…

Drinker's Phone Card

Friends dont let friends drink and drive. Its a saying that everyone is familiar with, and that proprietors of taverns, restaurants, party stores and groceries will strongly emphasize during this holiday season, according to the Michigan Food and Beverage Association (MFBA). To emphasize that this isnt just a saying, members of the MFBA will be…

Discover Travel Discounts

Discover cardmembers now have access to all of Atevo Travels many reservation services via Discover ShopCenter, the successful Internet shopping gateway. Atevo Travel offers reservation services which include airlines, hotels, rental cars, and complete vacation and cruise packages. In addition, cardmembers can take advantage of Atevos award-winning destination information, feature and news articles, maps, photos,…

Best Buy Magic Moments

Over Thanksgiving weekend, nearly 100 shoppers at Best Buy stores nationwide received something extra to be thankful for — their purchases were free. Through VISA’s holiday promotion, Magic Moments, each day between November 1 and December 31, VISA randomly selects a one-second “magic moment” when all VISA card purchases are free. Winning cardholders receive a…

Credit Card Hangover?

Photographs are a great way to remember the holiday season. Credit card bills are not. Americans will spend on average more than $1,000 per family on holiday purchases this year, leaving a pile of debt that will remain long after the tree trimmings are packed away. In fact, many Americans are still paying off debt…

Canadian Bio Card

Canadas first biodegradable credit card has just been introduced by Canada Trust Friends of the Environment Foundation. The Regular and Gold MasterCard cards are made of a plant-based substance called Biopol. The cards look, feel and work just like any card made of PVC, and rigorous tests have indicated that the card is as durable…