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 when the card is used for a purchase within 90 days of issuance. 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 and redeem bonus points for airline tickets, merchandise, statement credits 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
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 is a multi-bank, multi-billion dollar holding company headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. They were ranked by Smart Money as "the highest-scoring traditional bank among our favorites and by Forbes as the #2 "best" bank in the U.S." 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. Please click here for the most updated pricing and fees disclosure.
Q. What is the annual percentage rate (APR) on the card? A. Please click here for the most updated pricing and fees disclosure.
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 [email protected]. 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. How does the rewards program 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 Bonus Rewards 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 and can be found on your monthly statement.
Q. What can I redeem for with my points earned? A. You can redeem your points for name-brand 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.
Photos courtesy of Bob Talbot (Dolphins and Whale) and Eric Cheng (Sharks)