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Every credit card sends you a statement. This lets you make one!

With the Guide Dogs for the Blind Visa Platinum Rewards card you can help bring deserving individuals and guide dogs together for life. Your everyday purchases have the power to contribute to GDB's nationally recognized programs and support services for the blind, provide top-notch veterinary care for our dogs and create future possibilities for all.

With the simple gesture of using your new Guide Dogs for the Blind Visa Platinum Rewards card, you're raising awareness and earning rewards each time you use it! Plus, UMB Bank contributes $50 for every new activated account and Guide Dogs for the Blind receives .3% of all net retail transactions. There is no annual fee, but this offer is limited to residents of the US.

Support the mission of Guide Dogs for the Blind when you apply and every time you use the card. Sign up today! You can use your Guide Dogs for the Blind Visa Platinum Rewards card anywhere that takes Visa.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does opening a credit card with UMB benefit Guide Dogs for the Blind?
A. Guide Dogs for the Blind 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 Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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. 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 + 9.74%, currently 12.99%.

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 Guide Dogs for the Blind events or by contacting donations@guidedogs.com. 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 Guide Dogs for the Blind 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 Guide Dogs for the Blind receives a percentage of every retail purchase at no additional cost to you.

Q. How are Reward Points Earned?
A. Each time you use your card, you earn one point for each dollar in purchase and balance transfers and two points for every dollar in interest billed to your account. There is no limit to the amount of points earned monthly or yearly.

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 1-800-821-5184.

* 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 August 1, 2010.

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