Visa Signature Cardholders Can Enjoy Access to Gift Wrapping and Food and Wine Tastings

November 26, 2008 at 12:37 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 26, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) will help ease the stress of holiday shopping for Visa Signature cardholders at the Westfield San Francisco Centre this season, offering a range of complimentary benefits and services to enhance their overall shopping experience.

From Friday, November 28 through Friday, December 26, Visa Signature cardholders can take advantage of four "Signature Suites" within the Westfield San Francisco Centre, providing the following benefits:

-- A complimentary gift-wrapping station(1)

-- Reserved seating in Westfield's Food Emporium

-- A free coat and bag check where shoppers can drop off packages and charge their mobile phones

-- Complimentary Starbucks brewed coffee with special coffee tastings on weekends

To access the "Signature Suites" and these services, holiday shoppers need to simply swipe their Visa Signature card.

"Visa Signature cardholders are time-stretched, searching for value and looking to maximize their shopping experiences this holiday season," said Linda Lim, senior business leader, Visa Inc. "We're focused on providing meaningful benefits that align specifically with our cardholders' epicurean interests and desire to get the most out of their card and shopping experience, including special merchant offers and food and wine events."

Fine Wine & Food Pairing Events on Westfield Dome Level

Four wine and food pairing events will be held exclusively for Visa Signature cardholders on weekends in December. Visa Signature cardholders who make an on-site toy donation to the San Francisco Firefighter's Toy Program will have access to these special events, featuring wines from Sonoma County wineries paired with hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Bruce Riseman of Park Avenue Catering.

Visa Signature cardholders can enjoy tastings, mingle with wine representatives and discuss food pairings on the following dates:

-- Friday, December 12, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. -- Featuring Kokomo Winery and Mauritson Wines pouring zinfandel.

-- Saturday, December 13, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. -- Featuring select wines from the Visa Signature Wine Club.

-- Thursday, December 18, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. -- Featuring Chateau Felice Winery and Geyser Peak Winery pouring cabernet.

-- Friday, December 19, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. -- Featuring Inman Family Wines and Reud Wines pouring pinot noir.

For more information on special offers for Visa Signature cardholders this holiday season at the Westfield Centre, please visit

About Visa Signature

Visa Signature is a premium consumer credit card designed to appeal to time-stretched, affluent customers. Visa Signature helps cardholders get the most out of life with a range of benefits that save time and money. In addition to a choice of numerous airline, hotel and other premium reward partners, cardholders enjoy access to around-the-clock complimentary concierge services; epicurean events and reservations at the hottest restaurants; premium merchant offers; access to exclusive events such as the Olympics, Super Bowl and the Tony Awards; and preferred access and seating at local sporting events, concerts and movie screenings. For more information about Visa Signature, visit

About Visa Inc.

Visa Inc. operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network providing processing services and payment product platforms. This includes consumer credit, debit, prepaid and commercial payments, which are offered under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink and PLUS brands. Visa enjoys unsurpassed acceptance around the world, and Visa/PLUS is one of the world's largest global ATM networks, offering cash access in local currency in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit

(1) Visa Signature purchase receipt required for complimentary gift-wrapping service.

SOURCE: Visa Inc.

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