Get 3 percent off motorcycle gear with AMA MBNA credit card
1 September 2000A00055 Get 3 percent off motorcycle gear with AMA MBNA credit card PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Make $1,500 a month at home in your spare time. Lose 30 pounds in 30 days. Save 3 percent on everything you buy for motorcycling. It all sounds too good to be true, right? Well, we can't vouch for the first two, but that last one is, quite literally, right on the money. The AMA now has a way for you to save money on virtually everything you buy to go riding. Jackets. Spark plugs. Tires. Gloves. Repair bills. And yes, maybe even an entire motorcycle. Every time you use your AMA MBNA Visa card to buy anything from a qualified motorcycle retailer, the transaction is rung up at full price, but you get a 3 percent rebate on your credit card bill from MBNA. Tires getting a little thin? The bill for two new tires, plus mounting, may come to $400 from your dealer, but when your Visa statement arrives, you'll see $12 taken off the top. Buy a new $600 riding suit, and your savings amount to $18. Or let's say you decide to make the big move and get a new motorcycle. It's $7,000, but you get $210 back right away. Keep in mind that you can only get the rebate on purchases from qualified motorcycle retailers and that the rebates comes from MBNA and not the retailer. But at this point, there are more than 4,500 qualified retailers around the country. To be sure, check out our the new AMADirectlink.com online database where you can search for the dealers in your area who qualify. In addition to giving you a 3 percent rebate, MBNA America also makes a contribution to the AMA based on the volume of purchases made with these cards anywhere. And all of that -- your rebate plus the AMA contribution -- comes out of MBNA's part of the transaction. There's no cost to you or your dealer.