Kansas City, MO – April 3, 2018 – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest community of pilots and aviation enthusiasts, and Commerce Bank have come together to offer an exclusive AOPA credit card.
The card offers 4% cash back1 for select AOPA purchases; 3% cash back1 for all purchases at select AOPA partners including Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co., Aero-Space Reports, Jeppesen®, Sirius XM® Aviation, PilotWorkshops, and Sporty’s® Pilot Shop; 2% cash back1 for fixed based operator (FBO) purchases, aviation and auto fuel costs, ride sharing and taxi costs; and 1% cash back1 for all other purchases*. Cash back1 is applied as a statement credit. Cardholders also enjoy the many benefits the World Mastercard® provides including added convenience with travel services, concierge services, and exclusive golf privileges as well as protection of personal information and prompt assistance in emergencies with Mastercard ID Theft Protection™, extended warranty, price protection, zero liability, and Mastercard Global Emergency Services.
“We are excited to join with AOPA in offering a customized credit card – the pilot’s card – as a way to show their support for the organization, active pilots and aviation enthusiasts.” said Chad Doza, senior vice president of Commerce Bank. “We are committed to providing customized payment solutions to businesses and organizations in our communities and we look forward to a rewarding relationship with AOPA.”
The customized card program shows an appreciation for AOPA cardholders and their enthusiasm for aviation. Presented with timely, personalized opportunities to save, the credit card serves to deepen their relationship with AOPA. The card also supports aviators’ interest in and passion for aviation, thereby helping to make their everyday purchases easier and more enjoyable and providing rewards that matter to them.
Speaking about the new card, AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker said, “Working with Commerce Bank, we have developed the best rewards credit card available to pilots. With a competitive cash back program focused on aviation-related products and services, this new card will allow pilots to save more of their hard earned money and spend it on what they love – flying.” The card will be available through the AOPA website at http://www.aopa.org/creditcard. The AOPA credit card is accepted anywhere Mastercard® is accepted.
About Commerce Bank
Commerce Bank, is a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH), a $24.8 billion regional bank holding company, as of December 31, 2017. For more than 150 years, Commerce has been meeting the financial services needs of individuals and businesses. Commerce provides a full range of financial products to consumer and commercial customers, including personal banking, lending, mortgage banking, wealth management, brokerage and capital markets services. Commerce operates in more than 330 locations in the central United States and has a nationwide presence in the commercial payments industry.
For additional information, please visit www.commercebank.com.
Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly by creating an environment that gives people of all ages the opportunity to enjoy aviation and all it has to offer. As the world’s largest community of pilots and aviation enthusiasts with representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., Wichita, Kans., and seven regions across the United States, AOPA’s events, initiatives, and services bring current and future pilots together and make aviation more accessible to everyone.
To learn more, visit www.aopa.org.
*Certain points and purchases restrictions apply, see full Rewards Terms and Conditions for full details at AOPA.org/creditcard.
1. Rewards points can be redeemed for Cash Back or other items provided through AOPA Pilot Rewards. A Cash Back redemption is applied as a statement credit. The statement credit will reduce your balance but you are still required to make at least your minimum payment. A minimum of 2,500 points is needed to redeem for Cash Back. Values for non-cash back redemption items such as merchandise, gift cards, and travel may vary.
For more information, please contact:
Commerce Bank Customer Care Center
Joe Kildea, 301-695-2159,