Spa Finder Announces Agreements with Federated Department Stores and

Both Companies to Offer Customers Spa Rewards from Spa Finder

New York, NY — September 24, 2002

Spa Finder, the nation's number one source for Day and Vacation Spa Gift Certificates, today announced two agreements that promise to reach over six million customers of Federated Department Stores and Both companies will be rewarding their loyal clientele with Spa Travel Certificates and added bonus points for booking spa vacations with Spa Finder Travel or purchasing Spa Finder Gift Certificates. Recently, General Motors successfully used Spa Finder Day Spa Gift Certificates as a test drive incentive for the new GMC Envoy.

Federated Department Stores, the parent company of such national retailers as Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Burdines, Rich's, Lazarus Goldsmith and Bon Marche, kicked off the promotion in September with bill inserts to over two million Premier Visa cardholders. Bloomingdale's customers were offered a $50 Spa Finder Travel Certificate, additional bonus points and a special subscription rate to Spa Finder Magazine with any purchase of a Spa Finder Gift Certificate, gift collection or travel package. Customers must use their Bloomingdale's Premier Visa card in order to be eligible for these rewards. Spa Finder is offering all other Federated Department Stores Visa cardholders two bonus points, a special magazine subscription offer and a five percent discount on the purchase of a Spa Finder product or vacation. The promotion is valid through December 31, 2002.

Throughout the month of November, will be offering bonus coupons to over 4.5 million customers, including the opportunity to receive a $50 Spa Finder Travel Certificate with the purchase of a Spa Finder Gift Certificate valued at $150 or more. Spa Finder Gift Certificates can be used at over 1,000 of the nation's leading day and destination/resort spas. Recipients can choose to visit their favorite local spa, give a new spa a try, or redeem the certificate for travel to a spa destination. Amazon will promote the offers to four million customers through a direct mail campaign and to 500,000 customers via an e-mail marketing campaign. The Travel Certificate is valid toward the cardholder's next spa vacation booked through Spa Finder for destination travel to any Spa Finder member spa.

About Spa Finder

As the world's leading spa publisher, spa travel reservation service and spa marketing company, Spa Finder is considered the authority on all things spa-related. In fact, The New York Times recently cited the 1986 founding of Spa Finder as a milestone in the growth of the worldwide spa industry. Having assembled the world's largest and finest network of spas and the world's largest spa consumer database, Spa Finder connects consumers with their ideal spa experiences-whether they are looking to visit a local day spa or to embark on a vacation or retreat at a stay spa. Spa Finder, headquartered in New York, publishes Spa Finder Magazine, the leading publication devoted to spa travel and healthy lifestyles. The company operates Spa Finder Travel, which handles requests and reservations for a quarter-million spa vacations annually. Its robust e-commerce site,, is the most complete Internet source for spa gift certificates, spa travel and spa merchandise.

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