MasterCard, FleetCor Target Small Businesses

MasterCard Worldwide will offer small businesses automatic savings on fuel and maintenance through the addition of the Fuelman Network, a nationally recognized fuel and maintenance network, to the MasterCard Easy Savings program.

MasterCard BusinessCard credit and signature debit cardholders enrolled in the program will now receive savings on fuel and maintenance purchases at more than 16,800 participating locations in the Fuelman Network nationwide.

Climbing fuel prices have seen U.S. gasoline demand reach its lowest levels since April 2005. Clearly this indicates that high fuel prices are draining financial resources from business segments including small businesses which are very susceptible to rising gas and diesel prices. Not surprisingly, recent MasterCard research shows that nearly 70% of small businesses are interested in saving on fuel.

MasterCard BusinessCard cardholders enrolled in the MasterCard Easy Savings program can now receive a 1% automatic rebate on gas and diesel at more than 15,000 gas stations in the Fuelman Network, and a 5% rebate on all maintenance purchases made at the more than 1,800 participating Fuelman Network maintenance locations across the country.

“Small businesses, especially those that provide delivery services or manage fleet vehicles, are spending in the neighborhood of $7,500 per vehicle each year on gas," said Steve Smith, executive vice president of strategic partnerships for FleetCor, the parent company to the Fuelman Network. "So, these savings can help facilitate the growth of their business."

Small businesses can visit www.easysavings.com to find out more information about the Fuelman Network, including how to locate participating gas stations and maintenance locations.

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