Neiman Marcus is a speciality departmental store, owned and operated by the Neiman Marcus Group in the United States. The company’s main headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. This is where they originally started from and where they are based. They compete with other exclusive department stores like Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue. The exclusive Bergdorf Goodman store is also operated by the Neiman Marcus Group on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman have started their own credit card line called The Neiman Marcus Credit Card. They offer a huge number of incentives and prizes, along with airline miles and unique gifts. They have a system of the more you spend, the more you earn. Its based on a point system. Virtually every time you use Neiman Marcus Credit Card, you earn InCircle points .You automatically earn two points for every dollar you spend in a Neiman Marcus store, online or through catalogue shopping. The airline miles can be used on specific airlines like United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines. As a special treat if you open an account for a credit card with Neiman Marcus or Bergdorf Goodman and on that same day make purchases, then you automatically earn 1000 Incircle bonus points. Once you reach 10,000 points, you are eligible to redeem your points for airline miles or fabulous gifts. You can also sign up for the Incircle regular updates.
Neiman Marcus sold its credit card business to HBFC in 2005.In 2008 HBFC was sued by Neiman Marcus over some interest rates and fees in March of 2008. The law suit was settled amicably in May 2008.It had started because HBFC tried to change the terms of its Neiman Marcus Credit Card contract by increasing fees and raising interest rates. The proposal was rejected by Neiman Marcus, and even though a compromise was offered, it was rejected by the bank. Neiman Marcus Group and Bergdorf Goodman Inc sued the bank for breach of contract because there were no such changes mentioned in the original contract and they couldn’t just change it at whim .Finally in May 2008,Neiman Marcus settled the issue with HBFC bank amicably. Other upscale retailers like Nordstrom, have avoided this kind of conflict by retaining ownership of their branded credit card programs.
Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman credit card holders receive an additional 5 % discount off their total purchase at Last Call Clearance Centres when they use their Neiman Marcus Credit Card. Currently there are 24 Last Call Clearance Centres in the United States. quoted and mentioned in movies and on television as a pr
Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman credit cards are a matter of prestige. They are quoted and mentioned in movies and on television as a matter of being part of an elite group of people. John Candy and Steven Candy also mentioned the chain in their comedy film ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’. When Martin’s character is going through his credit cards, after he has been robbed in the movie, he remarks,’ And I have a Neiman Marcus card in case we decide to buy a gift for somebody’.
When you have a Neiman Marcus or Bergdorf Goodman credit card, you can check your status online. There are many options available. You can avail of them soon as 10,000 points are earned or you can wait and make more points and get the huge gifts or airline miles.