July 27, 2009
New Credit Card Helps Conservation with Each Purchase
MISSOULA, Mont.—A new credit card program allows conservationists to support wildlife habitat with each purchase. The special Visa card offers a competitive rate and no annual fee, with 1 percent of all charged purchases donated by Capital One(R) to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
In addition, the Elk Foundation will receive $25 when cardholders make their first purchase, regardless of the amount charged.
The card comes in three designs featuring images of elk, habitat and/or the RMEF logo.
For more information, visit www.rmef.org/visa.
“This is a way to support wildlife and habitat conservation with no additional money out of pocket. Whether you use the card for fuel, meals, big-ticket items or daily essentials, 1 percent will come back to the Elk Foundation,” said Rod Triepke, chief operations officer for RMEF.
Triepke said the new credit card program could mean significant dollars for the Elk Foundation mission to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. To date, the organization has protected or enhanced more than 5.6.7 million acres.