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Commerce Bank Introduces New Visa(R) Rewards and Signature Rewards Credit Card Affiliations

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In an ongoing effort to expand its affinity card program with organizations across the country, Commerce Bank has come together to offer a Visa(R) Rewards credit card program in affiliation with Southern Illinois University (SIU) Alumni Association, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Alumni Association and Tennis Express.

Southern Illinois University (SIU) Alumni Association credit card issued by Commerce Bank. (Photo: B

Southern Illinois University (SIU) Alumni Association credit card issued by Commerce Bank. (Photo: Business Wire)

The SIU and NDSU Alumni Association cards offer a flexible rewards program with unlimited point earnings, and no annual fee. Cardholders can redeem points for thousands of items including cash back as statement credits, gift cards, merchandise, or travel. Custom card designs are also available. Exclusive offers and experiences will be provided for SIU Alumni Association cardholders including a SIU Saluki of the Year Sweepstakes.

The Tennis Express card offers tennis players, coaches and fans of the sport Commerce Bank’s Signature Rewards program with unlimited point earnings and bonus point opportunities as well as 24/7 Visa Signature Concierge. Additional features and benefits Visa Signature perks, purchase security, warranty manager service, cardholder inquiry services, lost luggage reimbursement, $250,000 travel accident insurance, roadside dispatch and travel and emergency assistance services. Exclusive Tennis Express opportunities include eligibility for Tennis Express gift cards and a chance to enter the 2015 Miami Open Sweepstakes

“At Commerce, our promise to our customers is to ask, listen and solve and we think this very promise applies to the relationship with our partner organizations as well. We ask about their needs, listen closely and develop payment solutions that help address the mission and goals of the organization and their members,” said Chad Doza, Senior Vice President of Consumer Credit Card. “With these new relationships, we aim to meet our partner needs by developing a Commerce Bank credit card solution, specifically tailored for SIU, NDSU, and Tennis Express members and customers.”

These cards will be available through the Commerce Bank website at as well as the websites of the respective organizations:, and All cards are accepted anywhere Visa cards are accepted.

About Commerce Bank

Commerce Bank, is a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH), a $22.7 billion regional bank holding company, as of September 30, 2014. For almost 150 years, Commerce Bank has been meeting the financial services needs of individuals and businesses. Commerce Bank provides a diversified line of financial services, including business and personal banking, wealth management, financial planning, and investments through its affiliated companies. Commerce Bank operates in more than 350 retail locations in the Central United States and has a nationwide presence in the commercial payments industry. Commerce Bancshares also has operating subsidiaries involved in mortgage banking, leasing, credit-related insurance, private equity and real estate activities.

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About Southern Illinois University Alumni Association

As the largest and oldest organization at Southern Illinois University, the SIU Alumni Association has been proudly serving SIU alumni and friends since 1896. Established by a group of students committed to continuing their involvement with their alma mater and fellow graduates, the Association held its first meeting on June 10, 1896. Fifty years later, the organization was officially formed as an independent 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Since then the Association has continued to grow and serve as a connection between more than 235,000 SIU alumni as well as family, and friends and Southern Illinois University.

About Tennis Express

Tennis Express is a full-service tennis specialty retailer based in Houston, Texas. For over a decade, we’ve welcomed customers from all over the world to our retail store, our state of the art website, and to turn the pages of our seasonal catalogs. We were recently named Retailer of the Year by the Tennis Industry in RSI Magazine (pro/specialty category) and by Babolat. In addition to connecting with consumers through social networks, we provide a tremendous amount of relevant video content such as racquet reviews, pro player gear updates and more.

About North Dakota State University Alumni Association

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student-focused, land-grant, research university, ranked by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education among the top 108 public and private universities in the country. NDSU is in the elite category of “Research Universities/Very High Research Activity,” with several programs ranked in the Top 100 by the National Science Foundation. NDSU is fully accredited as an institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

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