Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, signed an agreement with Alliance Data’s card services business, a premier provider of private label, co-brand and business card programs, to offer members the new Interval World Mastercard®, which features unique opportunities to earn rewards for booking vacations and everyday purchases.
Alliance Data manages more than 145 branded credit programs for some of the world’s most recognizable companies.
“The launch of this credit card takes Interval membership to a new level through additional benefits and a robust loyalty program, which supports our members’ enduring passion for travel,” said Sharon Freed, senior vice president of consumer marketing, Interval International. “Working with an industry leader like Alliance Data allows us to leverage best-in-class expertise to continue enriching the member experience.”
“It is a privilege to partner with Interval International, a well-known innovator in the vacation ownership market,” said Deb Decker, senior vice president and chief client officer of Alliance Data’s card services business. “We look forward to using our data-driven approach to marketing and loyalty to create added value for Interval members.”
Vacation ownership purchasers are able to apply for instant card approval at point of sale with participating Interval member resorts. Current Interval members can apply via intervalworld.com or the Interval app. There is no annual fee and cardholders earn points on all purchases, with additional points currently awarded for select categories:
- 3 points earned for every $1 spent on Interval International purchases
- 2 points earned for every $1 spent at gas stations and restaurants
- 1 point earned for every $1 spent everywhere else Mastercard is accepted
Points can be used for rewards including statement credits, Interval membership renewals and upgrades, and other merchandise, such as gift cards and electronics. In addition, on their one-year account anniversary, cardholders in good standing receive a vacation certificate redeemable for an available one-week stay at select properties around the world.
Other valuable benefits currently available through the card include:
- 5,000 bonus points after spending $500 on everyday purchases, from gas to groceries to dining, within the first 90 days of the account opening
- Six months special financing on purchases of US$2,000 or more
- Mastercard benefits, including Zero Liability Protection to protect against fraudulent purchases, Mastercard ID Theft Protection™, and Mastercard Airport Concierge™
“Our goal is to help our members fulfill their dream vacations,” Freed added. “We’re excited to be working with such a proven marketing and loyalty partner to help our members take advantage of even greater savings and benefits.”
Alliance Data is also the provider for the new Worldwide Vacation & Travel Mastercard®, which is now being offered to members of Leisure Time Passport®, a customized membership program to enhance sales efforts for resort developer clients and other affinity partners.
For more information about the Interval World Mastercard, including terms and conditions, please visit intervalworld.com.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value- added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership (timeshare) market since 1976. Today, Interval’s exchange network comprises more than 3,200 resorts in over 80 nations. Through offices in 14 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs.
About Alliance Data
Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today’s most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and emerging technologies. An S&P 500, FORTUNE 500 and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Alliance Data consists of businesses that together employ over 10,000 associates at more than 50 locations worldwide.
Alliance Data’s card services business is a provider of market-leading private label, co- brand, and business credit card programs. LoyaltyOne® owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada’s most recognized loyalty program, and Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty, a global provider of tailor-made loyalty programs for grocers. In July 2019 Alliance Data completed the sale of its Epsilon® business to Publicis Groupe.