Mastercard and Sands Shoppes Cotai Strip Macao Offers Customers More Rewards with the New Retail Loyalty Program

Additional rewards for Mastercard cardholders across all Sands properties on the Cotai Strip

(Macao, September 29, 2016) – Mastercard and Sands Shoppes Cotai Strip Macao have established a new and exclusive partnership bringing new benefits to retail customers visiting Sands properties in Macao. Extending customer loyalty into integrated resorts and retail segments will give customers the opportunity to be rewarded when paying with Mastercard.

Visitors to Sands properties in Macao will be eligible to benefit in several ways. Retail customers visiting Sands Macao and Sands Shoppes Cotai Strip Macao will be able to earn rewards points from access to three additional bonus schemes including Ctrip Traveler Rewards, Mastercard Traveler Rewards and Extra Points. Enrolled members will earn rewards points from qualifying purchases. Visitors will also receive special privileges when booking travel to and from Macao and staying at Sands properties.

“Offering customers new and expanded access to rewards in retail will not only cement our position at the forefront of the region’s retail and leisure industries, but the sheer volume of loyalty points available to customers through our partnership with Mastercard will enable visitors to obtain even greater value by spending at Sands Shoppes,” said David Sylvester, Executive Vice President of Global Retail, Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Commenting on the agreement, Kevin Goldmintz, General Manager for Mastercard Loyalty Solutions Greater China said, “We are seeing growing demand from Chinese consumers for special, personalized travel and retail experiences that go beyond the norm. Partnering with Sands Shoppes allows us to better address that demand by creating added value for Mastercard cardholders as they enjoy the experiences available to them with Sands Resorts in Macao.”

The Sands retail loyalty program marks a first for the region as Macao increases its position as a lifestyle destination in Asia. Sands China Ltd. attracted around 68.1 million consumers to its properties in Macao in 2015, helping retail revenue swell to USD 396,700,000. In the same year Macao received over 30.7 million visitors, according to the city’s official census.

About Ctrip Rewards

  • Ctrip Traveler Rewards is an exclusive program for MasterCard cardholders from China.
  • Registered customers earn 5% of their qualifying transaction back in the form of Ctrip Rewards Points when spending at 1000s of participating overseas merchants.

Visit: http://g.ctrip.com/ctr

About MasterCard Traveler Rewards

  • Mastercard Traveler Rewards is an exclusive program for MasterCard cardholders from Hong Kong & China.
  • Registered customers earn 5% of their qualifying transaction back in the form of MasterCard Traveler Rewards Points when spending at participating merchants both in Hong Kong and overseas. MasterCard traveler rewards points can be used for MasterCard prepaid gift cards and selected merchant gift cards & vouchers.

Visit www.mastercardrewards.hk or www.mastercardrewards.cn

About Extra Points

Extra Points is a program for all credit card cardholders from Bank of Communications, Bank of Shanghai, China Minsheng Bank & Citibank in China. Over 70M cardholders have the ability to earn “Extra Points” when making qualified transactions on their cards at 1000s of participating merchant outlets both in China and overseas.

About Sands Shoppes Cotai Strip Macao

Sands Shoppes Cotai Strip Macao is the largest duty-free luxury shopping experience in Macao, with over 850 retailers featuring the world’s best duty-free brands, all under one roof. Consisting of interconnected Shoppes at Four Seasons, Shoppes at Venetian and Shoppes at Cotai Central, it now adds the 300,000-square-foot Shoppes at Parisian, offering the latest in fashion and couture in a setting reminiscent of the streets of Paris. The luxury shopping experience is part of Sands China’s integrated resort city on the Cotai Strip, featuring seven hotel properties: The Venetian® Macao, The Parisian Macao, The Plaza™ Macao (featuring Four Seasons) and Sands® Cotai Central (comprising St. Regis, Conrad Macao, Sheraton Grand Macao and Holiday Inn Cotai Central). Sands Shoppes features some of Macao’s first-to-market luxury brands, and with its unique design themes, is an unmissable experience for visitors. Sands Shoppes also delivers a wide array of delectable international cuisine, from high-end gourmet to expansive food court options.

For more information, please visit http://en.sandsresortsmacao.com/shopping.html.
 

About Mastercard

Mastercard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry.  We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.  Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.  Follow us on Twitter @MastercardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

 

Media Contacts:

Mastercard Communications Contact

Huanyu Wu
Tel: +86 10 8519 9304
Email: Huanyu.Wu@mastercard.com

Sands China Communications Contact

June Li
Tel: +853 8118 2056
Email: june.li@sands.com.mo

Mildred Wong
Tel: +853 8118 2033
Email: mildred.wong@sands.com.mo

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