Mercantile Provides ODs a Simple Path to Vendor Discounts* through the AOA Business Card

June 6, 2023
The AOA Business Card, an AOA member benefit, makes accessing vendor offers easier than ever.

The AOA Business Card, built by Mercantile, has made accessing vendor deals easier than ever, and cardholders have been making the most of this benefit. Some of the most-used vendor deals to date include:

  • ABB Optical Group
  • Europa Eyewear
  • Virtual Field
  • Office Depot
  • ZEISS Group
  • Kenmark Eyewear

In a few clicks, users can activate offers and start saving immediately—no account IDs necessary. Cardholders will be notified if they make a purchase from a vendor with an eligible deal, making it simple to get the most value out of the card. New vendors are being added continuously, and cardholders can even suggest vendors for the Mercantile team to connect with.

Here’s what one AOA member, Dr. Tim Wilson of Isthmus Eye Care, had to say:

"Thanks to the AOA Business Card, we have streamlined our business credit card utilization. We can now move all of our vendor payments to the AOA Business Card to take full advantage of the benefits provided by the card program, like the generous signup bonus and unlimited cash back rewards."

The AOA Business Card is the only business credit card designed specifically for doctors of optometry. It requires no personal guarantees, no impact on personal credit, and no annual fee. Any business entity owned by an AOA member, regardless of the business’s affiliation with optometry, is eligible for the card. The AOA Business Card provides 2% back on all purchases 1, and as an added bonus, new cardholders will receive up to $972 in AOA fees reimbursed via points when they spend $15,000 or more within the first 4 months after signing up 2. Learn more at


1 2% back in rewards on all purchases, no cap on rewards. You will not earn rewards on returned, disputed, or fraudulent transactions. We will reverse rewards associated with the return, credit or adjustment.

2The AOA dues of $972 are paid when you spend $15,000 or more in the first 4 months after account creation. Your Card account must not be canceled or in default at the time of fulfillment of any offers. After the 4 months, Rewards points will be credited to your account if you have met the threshold amount. If we in our sole discretion determine that you have engaged in abuse, misuse, or gaming in connection with the welcome offer in any way or that you intend to do so, we may not credit Rewards points, we may freeze Rewards points credited, or we may take away Rewards points from your account. We may also cancel this Card account and other Card accounts you may have with us.

* - To participate in the Vendor Offers program you must have an eligible AOA Business credit card. Data connection required; wireless carrier fees may apply. See complete Terms and Conditions for more details.
Conditions apply. Subject to approval. Mercantile Financial Technologies, Inc. is a financial technology company, not a bank. The AOA Credit Cards are issued by Hatch Bank pursuant to a license from Mastercard. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.
Review the cardholder agreement at

Reference to any products, services, hypertext link to third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by Hatch Bank.

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