American Express OPEN launches ReceiptMatch(SM)
American Express OPEN has announced the launch of ReceiptMatch(SM) (open.com/receiptmatch), a new feature included as a part of every Business Card from American Express OPEN that matches images of Business Card receipts to transactions to their online statements.
Small business owners and their employees no longer have to sort through piles of receipts, manually reconcile them with charges on their statement or rely on hand written notes. With ReceiptMatch, all that is required is taking a picture of a Business Card receipt with an iPhone or Android phone and the app matches the receipt image to the appropriate line item in the business' online statement, including any additional notes typed in. In addition to the mobile app, Business Cardmembers can also have receipts matched to their statement by emailing them to email@example.com .
ReceiptMatch is built to make it simple and easy to manage your Business Card receipts. Here is how it works:
Send your receipt: American Express OPEN Cardmembers send receipts from their Business Card purchases to ReceiptMatch in any of these three ways:
snap a photo with the mobile app,
forward a receipt over email to firstname.lastname@example.org , or
upload stored receipts from a computer;
Match : ReceiptMatch matches receipts to transactions online by scanning the receipt for information like the purchase date, amount, and merchant name;
Easy to Manage : Small business owners and employees can view and print stored receipt images and transaction details from their online statement.
One of Many Built-in Smart Expense Management Features for Business Cardmembers of American Express OPEN
ReceiptMatch is the latest feature for small business owners with a Business Card from American Express OPEN, such as The Business Gold Rewards Card, The Plum Card , and The Business Platinum Card. Some of the built-in benefits to Cardmembers include:
Spending Limits and Alerts: Customizable spending limits on employee cards and expense tracking gives business owners greater control and peace of mind over expenditures when a card reaches its threshold, businesses receive an alert via text or e-mail.
Account Manager: Allow trusted individuals like an assistant or business partner to access and manage the Business Card account to review statements and make payments.
Year End Summary: Cardmembers can track business expenses, in one location, and get a snapshot analysis of the past year's purchases by predetermined categories to prepare for tax time.
Download Activity: Download your current and historical Card transactions to help you manage your business expenses in accounting solutions like QuickBooks, Quicken and Microsoft Money.
Source: American Express OPEN
The Holiday Inn Resort brand launches "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" offer to Priority Club Rewards Members
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced the Holiday Inn Resort brand's "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" offer which presents Priority Club Rewards members, soon to be named IHG Rewards Club this July, with the chance to earn up-to-$100 in an airline, gas or train gift card this spring.
Gas prices are rising earlier and faster than in previous years in the run-up to peak spring and summer driving seasons, according to a recent article from USA Today. That's why the Holiday Inn Resort brand is offering travellers a stress-free way to off-set transportation costs on their next trip, by easing into a relaxing vacation at one of the brand's manyresort destinations.
Guests can earn a $25 airline, gas or train gift card when a two consecutive night stay is booked at any Holiday Inn Resort property in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. For each additional night booked, an additional $25 is added to the gift card, up to $100.
Source: InterContinental Hotels Group
Chase Sapphire Preferred gives cardholders new reason to celebrate Fridays
Chase Sapphire Preferred cardholders now have one more reason to enjoy Fridays, with the card's new First Friday Favorites dining at restaurants rewards program and Facebook app, cardholders will earn three points for every one dollar spent on dining on the first Friday of each month, from May 3 through December 6, 2013. The new program provides one bonus point in addition to the two points for every dollar spent that cardholders already enjoy when they dine out.
The First Friday Favorites Facebook app, now available on Chase Sapphire's Facebook page , allows consumers to interact with top restaurant lists in 17 U.S. cities by making reservations directly through OpenTable, adding restaurant recommendations to these lists and voting for their favorite restaurants. The app aggregates lists of the top 10 local restaurants, based on cardholder spending and fan voting, in the following cities: Atlanta, Atlantic City, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C., Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.
First Friday Favorites restaurants are all members of OpenTable Network and the initial ranking is based on restaurants most frequented by Chase Sapphire cardholders in 17 U.S. cities. Subsequent ranking is based on votes from cardholders and consumers made through the Facebook app.
The "First Friday" program ends on December 6, 2013.
Source: Chase Card Services
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