MasterCard Program Provides Automatic Savings for Small Businesses and Helps Participating Merchants Attract New Customers

MasterCard Worldwide today announced that the U.S. Postal Service(R), the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation — including residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes(TM), and Dunkin’ Donuts, the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world, have joined the growing list of merchants to provide small businesses with automatic discounts and savings through the MasterCard Easy Savings Program.

Eligible MasterCard business credit and signature debit, U.S. cardholders enrolled in the program will now receive an automatic 5 percent rebate on Click ‘N Ship purchases made with the United States Postal Service (USPS(R)) at usps.com, and an automatic 5 percent rebate on purchases at Dunkin’ Donuts.

“The MasterCard Easy Savings Program saves enrolled MasterCard small business cardholders money on the qualifying purchases they make, while helping financial institutions that issue small business cards acquire new customers, generate revenue and build loyalty,” said Bruno Perreault, Senior Vice President, Small Business Services, MasterCard Worldwide. “MasterCard data shows that from 2007 to 2008, small business cardholders participating in the MasterCard Easy Savings Program increased the overall spend on their MasterCard Business cards by an average of 33 percent, indicating that MasterCard is becoming their preferred way to pay,” he said.

In addition, the MasterCard Easy Savings Program may have benefits for merchants, helping them generate additional revenue and, more importantly, attract new customers. MasterCard data shows small business cardholders enrolled in the MasterCard Easy Savings Program increased their spend by more than 60 percent at MasterCard Easy Savings Program merchants from 2007 to 2008, and nearly 70 percent of MasterCard Easy Savings cardholders were new customers for MasterCard Easy Savings program merchants.

About the MasterCard Easy Savings Program

In addition to savings from the U.S. Postal Service and Dunkin’ Donuts, the MasterCard Easy Savings Program provides MasterCard small business cardholders with automatic savings through rebates, applied to their statements, at business-relevant merchants across fuel and maintenance, business services, travel and entertainment, and printing and shipping. Automatic, ongoing savings are available from leading merchants including Tires Plus and Firestone, Avis, Budget, DHL, Microsoft adCenter and Microsoft CRM Online Pro, Monster, Administaff, Inc., HRTools.com, Midwest Airlines, Maggiano’s Little Italy, McCormick & Schmick’s, Mimeo.com, SurePayroll, Web.com, and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.

For small businesses with an eligible MasterCard small business card from nearly 50 participating business card issuers, enrollment in the program is free and easy at www.easysavings.com. After enrollment, small businesses can see and track their savings either on their cardholder statements or on the MasterCard Easy Savings website. A full listing of participating merchants and offers can be found at www.easysavings.com. Cardholders must be enrolled at time of purchase. Rebates are available for qualifying eligible purchases. Participating merchants and offers are subject to change. Certain terms and conditions apply, see www.easysavings.com for more details.

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