Pet parents can earn rewards at largest pet specialty
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2008--Pet parents now have an
exciting new way to earn rewards for their pet and themselves every
time they make a purchase: the PetSmart(R) PetPerks(R) Visa(R) card.
The new credit card not only offers a very competitive rate and a
great rewards program that's perfect for all pet parents, it also
allows consumers to put a favorite photo of their pet right on the
card so they'll never have to leave home without their pet again.
Consumers can upload a photo of their pet when they apply and the
image will be printed directly on their card after their application
is approved. Alternatively, the customer can choose one of several
standard pet-themed card designs.
With the no-annual-fee PetSmart PetPerks Visa, issued by WaMu
(NYSE:WM), cardholders can:
-- Earn three points for every dollar spent on purchases at
PetSmart, PetSmart.com and Banfield, The Pet Hospital(R), and
earn one point per dollar spent everywhere else Visa credit
cards are accepted.
-- Redeem points for rewards like PetSmart gift cards, donations
to PetSmart Charities, travel rewards and statement credits,
starting at just 2,000 points.
-- Receive a $20 PetSmart gift card after using the card for the
first time within one year.
-- Online applicants will receive 0% introductory Annual
Percentage Rate (APR) for the first six months on purchases
and balance transfers requested at the time of application.
"The new PetSmart PetPerks Visa is a valuable extension of our
PetPerks loyalty program, rewarding members every time they shop at
PetSmart as well as other places," said Mary Miller, senior vice
president and chief marketing officer, PetSmart, Inc. "In addition to
offering great benefits, pet parents can proudly display a photo of
their beloved pet on the card."
Consumers who don't receive an application for the PetSmart
PetPerks Visa card in the mail can apply online at
As an added benefit, PetSmart PetPerks Visa cardholders will be
enrolled automatically in PetSmart's free PetPerks loyalty program and
their membership number printed on the back of their new credit card,
allowing PetPerks Visa cardholders to take advantage of all the
PetPerks benefits, including savings on more than 1,000 specially
marked in-store items, a birthday offer for dogs and cats, email
savings offers, and more.
"We're excited to work with a tremendous brand like PetSmart and
make this great program available to pet lovers nationwide," said Dave
Tomlinson, senior vice president and director of Card Services
Marketing. "The card personalization feature and the outstanding
rewards program should be especially appealing to PetSmart customers
and all pet owners looking to extend the value of their everyday
PetSmart, Inc., is the largest specialty pet retailer of services
and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company operates
more than 993 pet stores in the United States and Canada, a growing
number of in-store PetSmart PetsHotel(R) cat and dog boarding
facilities, and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet
care information (www.petsmart.com). PetSmart provides a broad range
of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers complete
pet training, pet grooming, pet boarding, doggie day camp and pet
adoption services. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc., an
independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization, has
donated more than $52 million to animal welfare programs and, through
its in-store pet adoption programs, has saved the lives of more than 3
WaMu, through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation's leading
consumer and small business banks. At Dec. 31, 2007, WaMu and its
subsidiaries had assets of $327.91 billion. The company has a history
dating back to 1889, and its subsidiary banks currently operate
approximately 2,500 consumer and small business banking stores
throughout the nation. WaMu's financial reports and news releases are
available at www.wamu.com/ir.
Keith Givens, 415-278-4426
Michelle Friedman, 623-587-2177