OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In appreciation of outstanding customer loyalty by small business and home office customers, Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ) launched the EMBARQ(TM) Business Rewards program. As part of this exciting new program, small business and home office customers will be eligible for significant rewards.

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The EMBARQ(TM) Business Rewards program entitles customers to savings of up to 90 percent on more than 75,000 reward items. Customers can use EMBARQ Reward Dollars to defray the total charges on items such as air travel, lodging, cruises, dining, computer software, luggage, jewelry, movie tickets and DVDs. Customers can save 40 percent off hotel Internet rates, 10-50 percent at more than 50,000 restaurants nationwide and up to 90 percent on magazines, software, Samsonite luggage, jewelry and more. Reward Dollars may also be used to receive certain items free.

"Every EMBARQ small business or home office customer who subscribes to local phone or DSL service is automatically enrolled in the EMBARQ(TM) Business Rewards Program," said Tom McEvoy, president of Business Markets. "For every dollar they spend on qualifying services, they earn one EMBARQ Reward Dollar which can be redeemed toward the purchase of a variety of products or services they use everyday." Customers will also earn Reward Dollars for wireless and long distance service usage, as well.

Unlike programs offered in some other industries, EMBARQ(TM) Business Rewards has no blackout dates on certain items like hotel, condominium, and cruise offers and Reward Dollars don't expire for active members during the program's duration. "This is the foundation of our common sense approach to customer appreciation," McEvoy said. "We take pride in the outstanding service we offer our business customers and we want them to know that their loyalty and confidence are valuable to us."

Along with regular EMBARQ service usage rewards, loyal customers will also receive EMBARQ(TM) Reward Dollars for a variety of special occasions throughout the year such as their anniversary with EMBARQ, several holidays, or if they add new products and services or renew a contract. In addition, some months are deemed "Double Dollar" months where Reward Dollars are worth twice the amount when redeeming. Customers are then notified via their online e-statement of the bonuses and other opportunities for great deals.

Customers can access their personalized EMBARQ(TM) Business Rewards account through the online web portal at embarq.com. New customers receive 250 Reward Dollars, and when they activate their account within fifteen days, they will receive 100 bonus EMBARQ(TM) Reward Dollars.

For more information on the EMBARQ(TM) Business Rewards program contact an EMBARQ Business Specialist at 1-800-786-6272.


Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of common sense communications services. The company has approximately 20,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ, which is expected to rank among the Fortune 500, is included in the S&P 500.

For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) - all on one monthly bill.

For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class DSL, wireless, enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services.

EMBARQ believes that by focusing on the communities the company serves and by employing common sense and practical ingenuity, it is able to provide customers with a committed partner, dedicated customer service and innovative products for work and home. For more information, visit embarq.com.

SOURCE Embarq Corporation