POA Circulars

81 | 04.07.2012

Membership Benefits: The Union Prepaid Plus Mastercard


In my capacity as Finance Officer, I continue to source membership benefits which will save members money when purchasing goods or services. If members use these benefits they can offset the cost of their union subscriptions. I fully appreciate the impact Government has had and will have on the income of POA members, as it forces through changes to your pensions. However, in these tough economic times it is vital that workers have the protection of a trade union and the POA should be the union of choice.


The union prepaid plus MasterCard is a great budgeting tool which provides great savings.

All members and their families can use this card like they would any other payment card, but you can earn between 3% and 6% “cashback”.

The card is accepted in over 32 million outlets worldwide, like Sainsbury’s, Boots, Marks & Spencer, Argos and B&Q or any store where you see the MasterCard Acceptance Mark.

Cashback is automatically paid to your card the next time you top up and   you can apply for additional cards for family members so everyone can benefit.  There are other features such as receiving your balance by SMS, an online account which shows all your transactions, free direct debit top ups and much more.

Unlike many other prepaid cards, this is free to apply for and there are no credit checks.  There is a monthly administrative fee of £1.95.


I will again take this opportunity to remind members that if they sign up to the Union Rewards they can earn “cashback” whilst online shopping (see POA Circular 61/2012)

Union Rewards offers discounts and great deals at over 2,500 online retailers. So if you are booking a holiday, buying clothes or grocery shopping make sure you are logged into Union Rewards to receive your “cashback”.

Sign up today by visiting the POA website at www.poauk.org.uk or cut and paste the following link into your browser http://www.unionrewards.com/refer.php?referrer=10023

You can also earn £5 for every person you recommend who joins Union Rewards.

Please draw the contents of this Circular, POA Circular 61/2012 and these posters to your members.

Thanking you for your support and co-operation.


Finance Officer


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