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Platinum® RewardsCard

Introducing the new

Sea Shepherd Custom VISA Platinum® Rewards card!

Now With Rewards!

We're excited to announce a brand new way that you can support Sea Shepherd!

When you apply for and receive the new Sea Shepherd Visa Platinum® Rewards Card, our issuing bank (UMB) will donate $50 to Sea Shepherd the very first time you use it. And UMB will donate a percentage of all your future purchases on the card to Sea Shepherd as well! All of this is done at no cost to you and no cost to Sea Shepherd

Each of the 5 custom Sea Shepherd card choices makes a statement about our mission and about you!

Enjoy enhanced Visa Platinum benefits and rewards – earn bonus points for FREE airline tickets, merchandise, cash-back and more at participating merchants. See our FAQ below for more information.

The more of us who participate, the bigger the impact we can make. The more Sea Shepherd credit cards that are issued and used, the more funds will to go towards saving ocean wildlife!

All the benefits of a platinum Visa card will be yours, along with the satisfaction of showing your support of Sea Shepherd's mission every time you use your card.

Please support us by applying for your
Sea Shepherd Visa Platinum® Rewards Card today

This program is only open to U.S. residents 18 and over


To apply by mail, print_button_tinydownload and print this application

If you are not interested in our credit card program, please consider
supporting Sea Shepherd through a direct donation.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does opening a credit card with UMB benefit Sea Shepherd?
A. Sea Shepherd receives $50 for each approved application that is activated and used within 90 days of approval. Additionally, a percentage of every retail purchase made using the card will be donated to Sea Shepherd.

Q. Who is UMB?
UMB a multi-bank, multi-billion dollar holding company headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, was recently ranked by Smart Money as "the highest-scoring traditional bank among our favorites." In January 2010, Forbes Magazine ranked UMB Bank the 2nd best bank in America (Learn more). As a leading card issuer with nearly 40 years of credit card experience, UMB offers a wide range of consumer and commercial Visa and private label products. For more information, visit www.umb.com 

Q. Is there an annual fee?
A. No, there is no annual fee.

Q. What is the annual percentage rate (APR) on the card? *
A. 0% introductory APR for six months. After the introductory period, the interest rate will be the Wall Street Prime rate + 8.74%, currently 11.99%.

Q. Can I apply over the phone?
A. Unfortunately, not at this time.

Q. How can I get an application by mail?
A. Paper applications will be available at certain Sea Shepherd events or by contacting kelly@seashepherd.org. We encourage you to apply securely online to help us reduce marketing and processing costs.

Q. When I apply for the card, will my transaction be secure?
A. Yes. Your application will be transmitted to UMB through an encrypted security page.

Q. Do I have to activate and use the card within a certain time period for the Sea Shepherd to receive the $50?
A. Yes. But you only need to use the card once within the first 90 days for us to receive the $50 bounty. Of course, we encourage you to make it your primary card because Sea Shepherd receives a percentage of every retail purchase at no additional cost to you.

Q. What are Bonus Rewards Points?
A. Bonus Rewards points are earned when you use your card at participating bonus retailers. Simply shop at the participating local retailers listed on rewards.umb.com, or through participating online retailers.

Q. How does it work?
A. Simply use your card at the participating retailers listed on rewards.umb.com:

  • To earn Bonus Rewards points shopping in-store, make sure you use your card for all your purchases. An up-to-date and complete list of participating retailers can always be located on the program Web site.
  • To earn Bonus Rewards points for online purchases, you must access participating retailers through the Bonus Rewards Web site and use the link provided to make your purchases. If you do not use the link to shop, you will not earn Bonus Rewards points on your transactions.

Your earned Bonus Rewards points will automatically be credited to your Bonus Rewards Activity account.

Q. What can I redeem for with my points earned?
A. You can redeem your points for a seemingly endless selection of rewards such as cash, merchandise, gift cards, travel, event tickets and activities. For more information about redemptions options, please visit rewards.umb.com for more details.

Q. Do my points expire?
A. Points expire after 5 years. For more information on Program Rules, please see the Rewards Program Rules disclosure that will accompany your card.

Q. How do I redeem my points?
A. Simply go to online redemptions site at rewards.umb.com to redeem your points.

Q. If I have another question about Bonus Rewards not listed above, who can I contact?
A. Please contact customer service at 800-821-4115.


* 0% APR only on purchases and balance transfers initiated during the first six months. No balance transfer fee will be imposed for balance transfers initiated during the introductory rate period. Thereafter, rates will vary. Rate and fee information is accurate as of February 22, 2010.


Available designs:

Whale DefenseOcean ConservationDolphin DefenseSeal DefenseShark Defense

Photos courtesy of
Bob Talbot (Dolphins and Whale)
and Eric Cheng (Sharks)


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