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Surfrider Foundation Launches New Affinity Rewards Credit Card

| posted on July 30, 2009

Credit Cards Help Fund Surfrider Foundation’s Mission To Protect and Preserve Our Oceans, Waves and Beaches
San Clemente, CA (July 30, 2009) – The Surfrider Foundation and CardPartner, Inc. have joined forces to launch the Surfrider Foundation Visa Platinum® Rewards credit card. For every card activated, the Surfrider Foundation receives $50, and following the activation, a percentage of all purchases.

“Using the Surfrider Foundation Visa Platinum® Rewards credit card for everyday purchases is an easy way for supporters to raise funds that will help the Surfrider Foundation protect and preserve our oceans, waves and beaches,” says Steve Blank, Surfrider Foundation’s Director of Development.

Applicants can choose one of five Aaron Chang images for their credit card: “Del Mar,” “Blue Wave,” “Pipeline,” “Teahupoo,” and “Isabell.”

“We are extremely grateful that Aaron Chang allowed us to use his images for the credit cards,” says Blank. “The photos reflect the beauty and power of the ocean and highlight why we need to continue preserving it for future generations.”

The Surfrider Foundation Visa Platinum® Rewards cards offer qualified cardholders exceptional benefits:

* No annual fee
* 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first six months
* Earn points at hundreds of participating retailers
* Earn up to 15 bonus points per dollar at select merchants
* Redeem points for FREE airline tickets, merchandise and more
* Purchase protection
* Zero liability protection for unauthorized purchases
* Emergency cash and card replacement
* 24-hour roadside assistance
For additional information on the Surfrider Foundation Visa Platinum® Rewards card, visit www.cardpartner.com/app/surfrider-foundation <http://www.cardpartner.com/app/surfrider-foundation> . To view Aaron Chang’s photography, visit www.aaronchanggallery.com <http://www.aaronchanggallery.com/> .

About Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Now in its 25th year, the Surfrider Foundation has grown from a small group of dedicated surfers in Malibu, California to a global movement made up of over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide. For more information visit us at www.surfrider.org <http://www.surfrider.org/> .

About CardPartner
CardPartner, Inc. (www.cardpartner.com <http://www.cardpartner.com> ) is an online company that specializes in helping U.S.-based membership organizations and charities create affinity credit card programs. CardPartner is a unit of the privately held Serverside Group, a technology provider to many of the world’s leading banks. Visa card offered through CardPartner are issued by UMB Bank, n.a., headquartered in Kansas City, MO. UMB Bank approves credit decisions, grants credit, and manages the administration and cardholder services for card programs by CardPartner.