COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), in partnership with My Fan Rewards (www.myfanrewards.com), today announced the launch of MyTeamUSA Rewards ( www.myteamusarewards.com), a retailer-funded rewards program allowing U.S. Olympic fans to earn up to 15 percent cash back from hundreds of online retailers. For each dollar a member earns, a matching dollar will be donated to the USOC and Team USA.
"The start of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver is the perfect time to introduce this wonderful program, designed to give back to our fans and to support Team USA," said Lisa Baird, USOC chief marketing officer. "A program like this has the dual benefit of helping U.S. athletes reach their dreams and rewarding fans with a VISA pre-paid card."
Participating in the program is easy. Fans simply register at www.myteamusarewards.com and begin shopping at the hundreds of participating online retailers, including U.S. Olympic partners such as Nike, AT&T and 24 Hour Fitness as well as retailers such as 1800 Flowers and Petco.
Once members have earned at least $5 cash back, they can redeem their earnings for a Visa® prepaid card that's sent directly to them - or they can choose to donate all of their earnings to provide additional support for Team USA.
"Just by shopping the way they normally would, fans can save money for themselves and make an important contribution to U.S. athletes," Charles Rosenblatt, COO of My Fan Rewards, said. "Our unique approach to rewards programs creates a truly winning situation for all participants. With MyTeamUSA Rewards, everyone can go for the gold!"
Proceeds from the MyTeamUSA Rewards program will be used to support U.S. athlete training programs and facilities across the country, such as the three U.S. Olympic Training Centers, athlete health insurance, sports science and medicine, and off-the-field athlete programs such as career and tuition assistance.
About the USOC
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the sole entity in the United States whose mission involves training, entering and underwriting the full expenses for the U.S. teams in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. In addition to being the steward of the U.S. Olympic Movement, the USOC is the moving force for support of sports in the United States that are on the program of the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games.
About My Fan Rewards
My Fan Rewards is a revolutionary new way for sports teams, performing artists, and venues to engage their fans by providing them with access to discounts and perks from some of the leading retailers in the world. My Fan Rewards' private-label rewards programs allow members to be a part of their favorite entertainment brand's experience every time they shop. In partnership with Affinity Solutions, Inc., the company provides a full range of services - from the technical to the creative - to deliver every aspect of building and maintaining a relationship-marketing program, or "affinity program." When fans shop through our clients' rewards programs, they can earn cash back, get discounts, or receive store credit at hundreds of name-brand merchants. Providing a turnkey solution, My Fan Rewards offers direct marketing, creative and editorial development, partner recruitment, information technology, data analytics, and specialized customer service.