AGL`s ann:Alliance with Aust. most Popular Credit Card Prog.
Wed 29 Mar 2000
Published: Wed 29 Mar 2000 12:47:55
Document No: 205307
Document part: A
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AUSTRALIAN GAS LIGHT COMPANY (THE) 2000-03-29 ASX-SIGNAL-G HOMEX - Sydney +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Australia's largest energy company has joined one of the world's most successful credit card reward programs and now offers those benefits to energy consumers. AGL today announced it has joined the Telstra Visa Card and Qantas Telstra Visa Card Programs as a Bonus Partner, allowing AGL customers to earn Bonus Reward Points* when they pay their AGL bill using either of the cards. The points within the Telstra Visa Card Program can be redeemed for rewards including telecommunication products, air travel, ANZ Reward Certificates, accommodation, gift vouchers and a variety of other products. The points within the Qantas Telstra Visa Card Program can be redeemed for rewards including air travel, telecommunication products, Qantas Frequent Flyer points if the account holder is a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program and ANZ Reward Certificates. AGL Group General Manager Energy Sales & Marketing, Mr Michael Fraser said the initiative was the latest step by AGL to develop a range of loyalty benefits to reward its customers. Under the programs, Telstra Visa and Qantas Telstra Visa cardholders in NSW and the ACT will earn a total of two Reward Points for every dollar spent on an AGL energy bill using their card. From mid-year cardholders will also be able to earn Bonus Reward Points when they use their card at any of AGL's Energy Shops. "We recognised that to continue to grow our customer base we must go beyond being a reliable and cost competitive energy supplier to also incentivise and reward our customers," Mr Fraser said. "Having almost 1.9 million customers nationally meant we wanted to join forces with one of the most successful co-branded reward programs in the world - so that's what we've done," Mr Fraser added. The Telstra Visa and Qantas Telstra Visa Cards form part of the largest loyalty credit card programs in Australia with over 2 million cards issued. The programs offer Bonus Reward Points from approximately 450 Bonus Partners including Telstra, Qantas, ANZ, Mobil, BBC hardware, MBF and many others. AGL is the only energy Bonus Partner in NSW and the ACT. For further information and special offers, current cardholders should refer to the latest "Rewards Review" magazine. People wishing to apply for a card should visit any branch of the ANZ bank. For further information contact: Geoff Donohue, AGL Manager Public Affairs (03) 9201 7510 0418 384 831 * A copy of the terms and conditions which govern Telstra Visa or Qantas Telstra Visa Reward Programs is available by telephoning 13 19 51.