I've had my Bench MasterCard Credit Card for half a year now and it's been great so far. It's my primary card, so I use it to shop for groceries and random luxuries. It's also extremely useful for buying online - not just fashion and beauty items, but apps and website hosting too. I don't know why I held off getting a credit card for so long!
So yes, the Bench MasterCard is not just for Bench purchases. It's actually a credit card accepted in different stores nationwide, so you can use it practically anywhere - whether you're in the Philippines or abroad. BDO's partnership with Bench simply means that you get special perks and double the points when shopping at Bench/ Suyen brands.
Examples are Charles & Keith, Aldo, Repetto, La Senza, Cotton On and The Face Shop! If you're a discriminating shopper with an eye for style and quality, then you most probably shop from a few if not all of these brands. :) As with all high quality brands, the products are not particularly cheap so it's easier to rake the points in. For every P200 you get 2 credit card points for Bench/Suyen purchases*. All other purchases outside of Bench/Partner Stores are P200 = P1 credit card point.
I love Charles & Keith heels!
With this, a cash coupon is automatically generated along with the Statement of Account upon reaching 100 credit card points. This coupon can be used to pay for purchases made in any Bench/Partner Stores like the ones I mentioned above.
Aside from the rewards system, the Bench MasterCard also has these cool perks:
- 0% installment options at 3 and 6 months term**
- Priority Access and Discounts during Sale Events
- Special Invitations to Exclusive events and Bench shows
- Exclusive discount on Birthday week (10% off at any Bench/Partner store nationwide on the Cardholders' birth week)
- Worldwide Acceptance (MasterCard brand)
- Exclusive Discounts or Freebies from Partner merchants
- Payment Convenience (BDO branches, ATM, SM Bills Payment Counters)
- 24-hour Customer Service
There's also an ongoing promo for new Cardholders until February 28, 2013:
Spend in Bench/Partner stores and enjoy a P500 discount in any Bench/Partner Store nationwide upon purchase of P3,000 either single transaction or accumulated spend*** using a newly approved Bench MasterCard; and/or
Spend anywhere and get a FREE bench/OJ Denim Jeans (upon spend of P5,000 anywhere) either single or accumulated spend*** using a newly approved Bench MasterCard.
So there you go. :) Click this link and check out how to get your very own Bench MasterCard. Happy shopping!!!
*Only purchases made at affiliated Bench/Partner Stores and swiped using a BDO terminal will earn double rewards points.
** PCX & First Aid stores nationwide are not included.
*** minimum of P1,000 per charge slip
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