Probably not because it’s brand new. The new Marvel Mastercard® is being offered by Synchrony Financial, which I personally have never heard of. All the details are there for the reading so if this is just the thing you need to complete your geek ensemble (like we discussed in my earlier piece on dressing for success – Can a 40-Something Comic Book Fan Dress Cool?) then read on below the image for the press release from Marvel that has all the pertinent info.
Unlock Your Superpowers with the New Marvel MasterCard® featuring Cashback Rewards from Synchrony Financial and Marvel
Apply for the Marvel MasterCard through May 31st and be automatically entered into the Marvel MasterCard Sweepstakes for a chance to win a grand prize trip for two to attend the U.S. premiere of Marvel’s Doctor Strange in Los Angeles1
STAMFORD, Conn. and NEW YORK, N.Y. – April 15, 2016 – Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF), a premier consumer financial services company with 80 years of retail heritage, and Marvel Partnerships, LLC today announced the launch of the Marvel MasterCard with cashback rewards and exclusive cardholder benefits.
Qualifying cardholders earn 3% cashback for purchases made on select entertainment and dining, online at Marvel.com, and atMarvel’s official merchandise booths. Cardholders can also earn 1% cashback rewards on all other Marvel MasterCard purchases2. All cashback rewards will be paid as a statement credit.
Special extras that cardholders can enjoy with the Marvel MasterCard® include a $25 statement credit after the first purchase using the card3, 10% off all merchandise purchases at MarvelShop.com every day4 and free shipping offers on MarvelShop.com during certain times of the year.5
The Marvel MasterCard® aims to deliver the greatest benefits on engaging experiences. Cardholders will earn 3% cashback for spending on many of their favorite leisure activities – from movies, concerts and amusement parks to digital apps and games, aquariums and restaurants.2
Marvel fans who apply for the Marvel MasterCard® through May 31 will be automatically entered into the Marvel MasterCard Sweepstakes for a chance to win a grand prize trip for two to attend the U.S. premiere of Marvel’s Doctor Strange in Los Angeles, as well as several other prizes. Official rules and more information can be found at marvelcreditcardsweeps.com1.
“The Marvel MasterCard® provides payment flexibility, cashback rewards and exclusive benefits for cardholders,” said Tom Quindlen, executive vice president and CEO, Retail Card, Synchrony Financial. “We’re excited about our relationship with Marvel and the value this new card will bring to loyal Marvel fans and others who enjoy the benefits of a cashback program on dining, entertainment and merchandise.”
Marvel fans can choose from one of several super-powered card designs to show their affinity for Marvel’s Super Heroes.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Marvel fans to earn rewards, save money and always carry Marvel artwork with them,” said Rob Steffens, CFO, Marvel. “We expect the fun and the value of the card to be a hit with Marvel fans everywhere.”
“Marvel fans will undoubtedly be delighted to carry and use these lively card images, and proudly show affinity for their favorite Marvel Super Heroes,” said Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer, Marvel. “The card designs creatively represent some of the biggest Marvel heroes and further emphasize what it means to show your Marvel pride on a day-to-day basis.”
Visit MarvelMasterCard.com for more information and to sign up for your Marvel MasterCard today.
Marvel MasterCard subject to credit approval.
The Marvel MasterCard® is issued by Synchrony Bank pursuant to a license by MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.
1 No purchase or application necessary to enter the Marvel MasterCard® Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the 50 states of the U.S. including its territories, D.C., and Puerto Rico who are 18 years of age or older. Starts 12:01 AM ET on 4/15/16 and ends 11:59 PM ET on 5/31/16. For complete rules and a no-application method of entry, visit http://marvelcreditcardsweeps.com. Sponsored by Synchrony Bank.
2 Purchases subject to credit approval. Cashback will appear as a statement credit within two billing cycles. See Cashback Program Terms for details.
3 A $25 statement credit will be posted to your account within two billing cycles after your first purchase using your Marvel MasterCard.
4 Must use your Marvel MasterCard to receive discounts. Cardholders who have not saved their Marvel MasterCard as a payment method must use Marvel MasterCard and designated promo code to receive discounts. Purchases are subject to credit approval. The discount is valid on phone orders and orders placed online at MarvelShop.com and does not apply to shipping and handling charges, gift wrap or gift boxes, gift cards, publications, memberships, media, games and accessories, electronics, Sideshow Collectibles, Limited Edition merchandise, personalization, and items not in stock. Exclusions subject to change. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offers, except shipping, unless otherwise stated. Can be applied to already discounted items on MarvelShop.com. No adjustments based on the discount will be made to prior purchases. Returns and exchanges subject to discount taken at time of redemption. Void where prohibited.
5 Must use your Marvel MasterCard to receive free shipping. Cardholders who have not saved their Marvel MasterCard as a payment method must use Marvel MasterCard and designated promo code to receive free shipping. Free shipping applies to standard delivery anywhere in the U.S. or its territories. Minimum order value and exclusions may apply and will be communicated at time of offer.
Marvel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit Marvel.com. © 2016 MARVEL
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About Synchrony Financial
Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) is one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services companies. Our roots in consumer finance trace back to 1932, and today we are the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States based on purchase volume and receivables.* We provide a range of credit products through programs we have established with a diverse group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations and healthcare service providers to help generate growth for our partners and offer financial flexibility to our customers. Through our partners’ over 350,000 locations across the United States and Canada, and their websites and mobile applications, we offer our customers a variety of credit products to finance the purchase of goods and services. Synchrony Financial (formerly GE Capital Retail Finance) offers private label and co-branded Dual Card™ credit cards, promotional financing and installment lending, loyalty programs and FDIC-insured savings products through Synchrony Bank. More information can be found at www.synchronyfinancial.com, facebook.com/SynchronyFinancial and twitter.com/SYFNews.
*Source: The Nilson Report (April, 2015, Issue # 1062) – based on 2014 data.