Shipt and Mastercard Team Up to Provide Consumers a Delivery Promotion this Holiday Season

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As ecommerce continues to fuel retail sales, more people than ever are expected to stay digital and shop online through the holidays. To help deliver even more convenience, leading same-day delivery marketplace Shipt is launching a new holiday promotion with Mastercard that helps consumers save on at-home delivery during a busy digital shopping season. Beginning now through December 15, anyone who pays for a pack of Shipt Passes with their Mastercard will receive an extra pass for free*. 

Earlier this year, Shipt began offering customers the ability to pay per order by purchasing Shipt Passes, allowing more flexibility than the annual membership plan and the opportunity to save up to 20 percent when purchasing multiple passes in a pack. During this limited time, customers who purchase a pack of three or five Shipt Passes using their Mastercard will also get

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Visa, Mastercard Find Road Trips, Holiday Spending Not Enough

(Bloomberg) — Extra spending on road trips and holiday shopping hasn’t been enough for Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc.

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Consumers continue to avoid travel and spending overseas, limiting transactions that are among the most lucrative on the firms’ networks. Cross-border volume slid 48% in the quarter ended Sept. 30 at Mastercard and 29% for Visa, the companies announced Wednesday

“Travel remains impacted,” Mastercard Chief Financial Officer Sachin Mehra said in an interview. “We expect over the longer term, travel will come back. We think personal travel will come back before business travel does.”

Mastercard and Visa stocks have both declined this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, which prompted economies around the world to shutter and stifled global travel. Both stocks were among the worst performers in the 73-company S&P 500 Information Technology Index on Wednesday.

“The recovery is being led by lower-yielding areas of the business — domestic

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One in Five Holiday Dollars Will Be Spent Online: Mastercard

(Bloomberg) — E-commerce, already on a tear before the pandemic, will capture one out of every five dollars spent in the U.S. this holiday season, according to a new survey from Mastercard SpendingPulse released Wednesday.



a person riding on the back of a truck: A contractor working for Amazon.com cleans a delivery truck in Richmond, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Amazon.com Inc.'s two-day Prime Day sale kicks off on Tuesday and is expected to give the world's largest e-commerce company an early advantage over brick-and-mortar rivals still contending with pandemic-spooked consumers wary of battling Black Friday crowds.


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A contractor working for Amazon.com cleans a delivery truck in Richmond, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Amazon.com Inc.’s two-day Prime Day sale kicks off on Tuesday and is expected to give the world’s largest e-commerce company an early advantage over brick-and-mortar rivals still contending with pandemic-spooked consumers wary of battling Black Friday crowds.

That’s up from 14% of sales last year, highlighting just how central online shopping has become in 2020. It’s great news for stores with robust digital operations — e-commerce sales from Oct. 11 to Christmas Eve are expected to spike 35% — but a blow to brick-and-mortar, particularly department stores and apparel sellers that traditionally get a quarter

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18 Holiday Gifts From Black-Owned Businesses 2020 | The Strategist

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One way to support Black-owned businesses right now, which have disproportionately shuttered amid the pandemic, is to do your holiday shopping at local, Black-owned shops. With that in mind, we scoured through our lists of Black-owned brands and companies to find gifts for every type of person on your list — from recently retired wine lovers to chatty kids. We found gold earrings, supersoft yarn, and a couple books, all made by Black artists or sold by Black businesses and all of which you can shop online from the comfort of your bed (or while you wait in line to vote).

She can wrap this pom-pom garland from Justina Blakeney’s vibrant home-décor line, Jungalow, around

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Capital One Walmart Rewards Mastercard Offers $50 Bonus on Holiday Spending

This bonus is available to those who apply for the card in Walmart stores Nov. 1 through Dec. 26, 2020, or online Nov. 17 to Dec. 1, 2020.

The deal coincides with big sales days at Walmart: The megastore hosts what it calls its “Black Friday Deals for Days” in November. Instead of one big sales day, as is traditional with Black Friday, Walmart is spreading out the discounts throughout the month starting Nov. 4.

The Capital One® Walmart Rewards™ Mastercard® already offers other ongoing rewards that can help stretch holiday budgets:

  • 5% cash back at Walmart.com, including for contact-free pickup and delivery.

  • 2% back on Walmart in-store purchases (including those made at Murphy USA and Walmart gas stations)

  • 2% back at restaurants (including delivery) and on travel.

In addition to the new $50 spending bonus, cardholders can also enjoy the introductory offer of 5% cash back in Walmart stores

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