Amazon Prime Day is coming: Will your card be top of wallet?

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr From July 15th to 16th, consumers around the globe will flock to Amazon to take advantage of the digital retailer’s fifth-ever Prime Day. Promising a “two-day parade of epic deals,” Amazon and its retail partners stand to win big, with transactions expected to reach over $1 billion. Card issuers also win big during Prime Day; last year, the number of Prime Day transactions inside the CO-OP credit card portfolio saw a 41-percent jump compared to the previous year, and we expect the trend to continue this year. (We’ll be sharing the data from this year’s Prime Day in a few weeks – stay tuned!)Thanks to the rapid rise of e-commerce and the success of online shopping events like Amazon Prime Day and Cyber Monday, the competition for the default card spot on digital transactions has increased significantly. Particularly with Amazon, which leverages its patented “1-Click ordering” feature to allow consumers to bypass the checkout process almost entirely, card issuers, retailers and even Amazon itself are competing to land their cards in the default position. They do this through a combination of targeted campaigns, special rewards and cash-back offers. Target, for example, is offering its closed-loop cardholders an extra 5-percent cash back for online purchases made during the 2-day Prime window. This is on top of the 5-percent they already get.Credit union card issuers are getting in the game, too. Several of CO-OP’s most progressive credit unions already are offering really exciting perks to Prime Day shoppers. In partnership with our SmartGrowth Consultant Services team, credit union card issuers have launched special rewards campaigns to encourage members to set their credit union card as the default payment, not only in Amazon but other e-commerce retailers, as well.last_img read more

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Only way is up

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MWB in data centre joint deal

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Friendly locals and open spaces more than enough to keep Pete happy at Gordonvale

first_imgPeter Noonan of Gordonvale. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKEDRINKING tea on the veranda of his semirural property, which takes in mountain views, is still a treat for Peter Noonan. City living has never appealed to the retired schoolteacher, who about 25 years ago settled in Gordonvale with his wife Janet and their children.“I used to work at St Mary’s Catholic College, and back then people were amazed that I lived in Gordonvale and drove in to work every day at Woree,” Mr Noonan said. “Why would I want to live in Cairns, when I can look out from my home to mountains and Walsh’s Pyramid?”The rural community, 23km from Cairns, remains closely knit.“I’ve been here for 25 years, but in some ways I’m still a newbie,” Mr Noonan said.“You walk into the shops here and get that ‘country nod’ when someone recognises you.“You never feel threatened in Gordonvale; it’s just not in the nature of the place.”In his retirement Mr Noonan, who lives on a 1ha property on Dempsey St, has become involved with the Gordonvale Men’s Shed and Mulgrave Settlers’ Museum.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“There’s a nice history to the town, which still has a village-feel to it,” the 67-year-old said.Affordable, larger blocks are making Gordonvale an increasingly popular choice for young families and first homeowners.According to CoreLogic, median house prices in the community ($335,000) increased by 12 per cent over the five years to December. Ray White Cairns South principal Therese Plath said Gordonvale property prices would rise, with interest growing in the land-rich city’s south.“We’re finding people living on the Southside, more in suburbia, are looking at going to acreage and larger blocks so their kids have more room to play,” she said. “The prices will increase; Gordonvale has certainly not reached its peak.”The town was first known as Nelson and, after a host of other names, became Gordonvale in January 1914.According to Cairns Regional Council, it was named after well-known local butcher and councillor John Gordon.last_img read more

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Bibby HydroMap Expands Asset Inspection Services

first_imgBibby HydroMap has expanded its asset inspection survey technology with the purchase of the Carlson Software Merlin LiDAR mapping system. The Merlin LiDAR system will complement the existing marine and terrestrial survey equipment to deliver improved high-resolution datasets of objects of interest, with the aim of enhancing the validity of asset inspection services, the company explained.The new system is a vessel-based 3D mobile marine laser scanner system, designed to integrate with existing hydrographic equipment, therefore allowing simultaneous data acquisition above and below the waterline.Bibby HydroMap’s inshore vessel Eagle is currently equipped with the new system and can be rapidly mobilized with all other asset inspection equipment to reduce deployment timescales, the company noted.“The Merlin LiDAR system is the specialist’s tool for marine based LiDAR data acquisition. It’s simple, robust, marinized design affords quick, repeatable mobilizations along with the confidence that the equipment can handle the environmental conditions expected from European coastlines. Coupled with its use of industry leading sensor components and its compatibility with standard hydrographic acquisition packages, the Merlin LiDAR allows Bibby HydroMap to offer a high quality turnkey ‘above-surface’ solution to our clients, and complements our existing offerings of traditional bathymetric, geophysical, geotechnical and sub-surface scanning products,” said Nick Bowley, senior surveyor at Bibby HydroMap.last_img read more

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Grave threat suspect falls

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the San Dionisio municipal police station. The 33-year-old resident Stephine JohnRedosendo was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 3:30 p.m. onOct. 28, a police report showed.  ILOILO City – A man was arrested forgrave threats in Barangay Canas, San Dionisio, Iloilo.center_img The court recommended a P3,000 bailbond for Redosendo’s temporary liberty./PNlast_img

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Clara Jean Johnson age, 66

first_imgClara Jean Johnson, age 66, of Brookville, Indiana died Friday, August 19, 2016 at her residence in Brookville.Born July 16, 1950 in Waco, Texas she was the daughter of the late Clarence H. & Mattie M. (Dennis) Taylor. On August 13, 1966 she became the wife of Ronald M. Johnson and he survives. A homemaker, her greatest joy in life was her family and she enjoyed caring for them. Besides Ronald, her husband of 50 years, survivors include four children, John (Kym) Johnson of Spring, Texas, Pamela Fanestiel of Brookville, Indiana, Steven (Heather) Johnson of Conroe, Texas and Bryan (Joni) Johnson of Brookville, Indiana; six grandchildren, Christine Fanestiel, William Fanestiel, Joshua Johnson, Zachary Johnson, Natalie Johnson and Lucas Johnson; one sister, Kay Jordan of Yellville, Arkansas; three brothers, Raymond Taylor, David Taylor and Robert Taylor all of Conroe, Texas. In addition to her parents, she was greeted in heaven by a sister Janette Martin, and a granddaughter, Katelyn Reese Johnson who died February 22, 2013. Pastor Justin Bradley of Red Life Church will officiate the Funeral Services on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 12:00 Noon, at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. Family & friends may visit from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the services at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, August 23, at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital Foundation. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Johnson family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

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David H. Walker February 2, 1957 – July 18, 2020

first_imgDavid H. Walker, age 63 of North Bend, Ohio passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020 in his home. Born February 2, 1957 the son of Ezra and Jane “Faye” (Fields) Walker in Hamilton, Ohio.David was a musician and a former Eagles Member.David is survived by his mother Faye Walker, his soulmate Jody Davidson, children Katie Jo (Jim) Wall, David Walker, Terry Walker, Emily Harris, Leah Hamilton, Tiffany Walker, Harley Jo Walker, Robby and Jayden. Grandfather of Brayden, Avery, Alex, Emili, Lana, Kilee, Brady and Mataya. Brother of Richard Walker, Tamera Hienrich and Elizabeth Lacy. Best friend of Carol Collins Debruler.Preceded in death by his father Ezra Walker.Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 5:00 P.M. till time of funeral services at 7:30 P.M. with Preacher Todd Wolfe officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030.Memorials may be directed to the family c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

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Morgan confident in Foxes chances

first_imgLeicester captain Wes Morgan believes the Foxes are capable of taking the next step and establishing themselves in the Barclays Premier League. Nigel Pearson’s side had to rely on incredible end-of-season form to protect their top-flight status, winning seven and drawing one of their last nine games to rise from the bottom of the table to a 14th-place finish. But central defender Morgan says Leicester’s great escape has given the squad the confidence to kick on next season and stay clear of another relegation battle. Press Association “We want to establish ourselves now and I think we can do that,” Morgan said. “We’ve shown what we can do this season and I think we’re better than a good portion of the teams in this league. “But it’s one thing saying that, you have to go out and prove it. “We don’t want to be in a position we’ve found ourselves in this season and the ambition now is to start challenging and winning more games.” Leicester had 10 points from 17 games at Christmas and only West Brom in 2005 and Sunderland last year had previously survived after being bottom over the festive period. Pearson’s role was brought into question in February but the club issued a statement that he would remain as manager amid reports that he had been sacked, and Morgan says the squad’s belief that they could stay up never wavered. “There has been a lot of ups and downs but in the last couple of months we’ve completed the mission, which was to survive in this league,” Morgan said. “We knew we could do it, it was just turning it around and showing people. “It’s good to prove everyone wrong really because a lot of people wrote us off a couple of months ago. “It’s an unbelievable feeling to stay up against all the odds and to get in the position we are now is quite an achievement.” The 31-year-old Morgan has little time, however, to celebrate Leicester’s survival as he now heads off to prepare for Jamaica’s Copa America campaign in Chile next month. Jamaica are one of two CONCACAF nations invited to the South American tournament and Morgan is set to come up against the likes of Lionel Messi and Edinson Cavani with Argentina and Uruguay in the Reggae Boyz’s group, although Barcelona’s Luis Suarez will be absent as he is still serving an international suspension. “I’m not going to have much of a rest this summer but there’s good games to play in and some quality opposition,” Morgan said. “It’s probably a once in a lifetime chance to play against those players.” last_img read more

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Man dies after being injured by device he made to protect his home

first_imgOfficials in Maine are reporting that a 65-year-old man has died after he was injured by a device he made to protect his home.The Van Buren Police Department received a call from the victim, Ronald Cyr, on Thanksgiving saying that he had been shot.When authorities arrived, they found Cyr with a gun shot wound and rushed him to the hospital where he later died.During their investigation, officials say they found a device connected to the door of the home that was designed to fire a handgun at anyone who tried to enter. After getting into the home, authorities then found several other concerning devices and contacted the Maine State Police Bomb Squad.It was later concluded that Cyr’s death was due to an “unintentional discharge of one of his homemade devices,” according to the police department.last_img read more

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