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Nashville Predators, Chase, Fans Score With New Rewards Credit Card


Cardmembers Receive Memorabilia, Arena Experiences Simply by Using Their Card to Make Purchases

WILMINGTON, Del. – Oct. 18, 2006 – Hockey fans can feel like they’re on the power play with the advantages offered by the Nashville Predators blinkSM MasterCard® from Chase, which was launched today by Chase [NYSE: JPM] and the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL).

The credit card program offers cardmembers exclusive Predator memorabilia, team and arena experiences simply by using their Nashville Predators blink MasterCard. From an autographed puck to ticket vouchers to the ultimate experiences such as front-row seats, being a “Predator for the Day” or a luxury suite for 16 guests, this is the credit card Predator fans must have in their wallets. Cardmembers will earn one point for every dollar spent on their Nashville Predators blink MasterCard.

The Ultimate Fan Rewards Program provides an opportunity for Predator fans to get in the game and have access to team merchandise and experiences not available to every fan as well as support their team as they skate into the 2006-2007 season attempting to take the NHL by storm.

Nashville Predators blink MasterCard

The Nashville Predators MasterCard will be blink enabled. Chase cards with blink redefine the payment experience for cardmembers by providing increased speed and convenience and reducing transaction time by as much as 40 percent.

The Nashville Predators blink MasterCard allows cardmembers to earn points good for Predator experiences and items with redemption levels starting at 1,000 points. Cardmembers earn one point for every dollar in eligible card purchases and points add up on monthly statements. Redemption levels include:

* 1,000 Point Reward Level – Autographed puck
* 2,500 Point Reward Level – Autographed stick
* 5,000 Point Reward Level – Ticket vouchers
* 10,000 Point Reward Level – Zamboni ride
* 25,000 Point Reward Level – Predator for a Day: Includes four tickets to a game, a behind-the-scenes tour of Gaylord Entertainment Center, the opportunity to watch warm-ups from ice level, a live welcome message during the game and the opportunity to shadow a Predators front office staff member
* 50,000 Point Reward Level – Front-row seats on the glass
* 100,000 Point Reward Level – Luxury suite for 16 guests

To use Chase cards with blink, cardmembers simply hold their card near a point-of-sale terminal at checkout, instead of swiping their card or handing it to a concessions’ employee. As cardmembers hold their Chase card with blink near the point-of-sale terminal, the terminal will quickly emit a signal to acknowledge payment confirmation. “Part of the Predators’ pledge to our fans is to provide outrageous customer service, and partnering with an industry leader like Chase allows our team to strengthen its relationship with our fans,” said Steve Violetta, Predators executive vice president of business affairs. “By using the Nashville Predators blink MasterCard, our fans have a quick and convenient way to get closer to the game and more involved with the Predators experience.”

“Chase is constantly looking to partner with teams that have a large, loyal fan following and want to give back to their fans by providing them with a team affinity card that provides exclusive rewards opportunities not available to the general public,” said Todd Lamberton, senior vice president, Chase Card Services. “This partnership will offer new, exciting and never-before-offered products and experiences fans cannot find anywhere else. Chase and the Predators had fans in mind when creating this rewards card.”

To apply for the Nashville Predators blink MasterCard from Chase, consumers may call 877-647-3382 or visit and provide offer code 797K.

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