We're excited to announce a brand new way that you can support WTTW!
When you apply for and receive the new WTTW Visa Platinum® Rewards Card, our issuing bank (UMB) will donate $50 to WTTW the very first time you use it. And UMB will donate a percentage of all your future purchases on the card to WTTW as well! All of this is done at no cost to you and no cost to WTTW.
Each of the custom WTTW 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 at stores like Barnes & Noble and Starbucks, cash-back and more at participating merchants. Other important card member features include:
Questions? See our FAQs below for more information.
The more of us who participate, the bigger the impact we can make. The more WTTW credit cards that are issued and used, the more funds will to go towards protecting public broadcasting in Chicago!
All the benefits of a platinum Visa card will be yours, along with the satisfaction of showing your support of WTTW mission every time you use your card.
Please support us by applying for your WTTW 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 WTTW through a direct donation.
Q: How does opening a credit card with UMB benefit WTTW?
A: WTTW 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 WTTW.
Q: Who is UMB?
A: 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." 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 interest rate on the card?
A: 0% for the first six month introductory period on purchases and balance transfers. After the six month introductory period, the interest rate will be the federal prime rate (no lower than 5.25%) + 5.90%.
Q: When I apply for the card online, 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 WTTW 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 WTTW 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 www.rewards.umb.com, or through participating online retailers.
Q: How do the Rewards work?
A: Simply use your card at the participating retailers listed on www.rewards.umb.com:
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 www.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 www.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.