Using a Military Star card is about to become even more rewarding as the military exchange system unveils the Military Star Rewards MasterCard®. A new program that rewards exchange shoppers for everyday purchases made both on and off military installations, the card combines the advantages of the existing Military StarSM private label card with the power of a Chase Rewards Program.
“The Military Star Rewards MasterCard automatically chooses the appropriate line of credit so authorized exchange shoppers earn maximum points whenever or wherever the card is used,” said AAFES’ Chief Operating Officer Mike Howard. “It functions as a Military Star Card where accepted and as a MasterCard everywhere else. In either case, purchases produce rewards for cardholders.”
Introduced in early 2008, the Military Star Rewards MasterCard program offers more possibilities with the ability to earn two points per dollar for qualifying “on installation” purchases and one point per dollar for qualifying purchases made “off installation.” The new co-branded card will also incorporate flexible reward options that can be redeemed with as little as 2,000 points. Once approved, account holders will be mailed a complete catalog of reward options such as cash back, free airline tickets and even exchange gift cards.
“The Military Star Rewards program finally allows the exchanges to offer the ultimate convenience to authorized shoppers: two lines of credit and only one card,” said Howard. “With that said, the Military Star Rewards card is not a replacement for the Military StarSM card. In fact, authorized exchange shoppers who currently have a Military Star card and sign up for the new card will receive two different lines of credit to provide maximum flexibility when choosing a method of payment.”
“Chase is excited to extend its relationship with AAFES and offer a great rewards program,” said Shelley Sanders, senior vice president, Chase Card Services, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. [NYSE: JPM]. “By using this new card, cardmembers can earn double rewards just for shopping at their favorite store. Chase is the bank that keeps up with customers’ busy, dynamic and ever changing lifestyles with valuable products and services that meet their needs.”
Additional details concerning the Military Star Rewards MasterCard will be available under the “exchange credit central” section of http://www.aafes.com. Until the card is launched on May 1, 2008, authorized exchange shoppers can visit the “exchange credit central” section to access details regarding current Military Star Card special promotions, information and more.