UWAA FirstRewards World MasterCard®

The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is working with First Interstate Bank to offer the official card for all alumni, parents and supporters of the University of Wyoming.

The First Interstate Bank UW Alumni Association Credit Card program provides University of Wyoming alumni and friends with excellent credit card features and services, the opportunity to support the UWAA, and the ability to proudly show their affiliation with the UWAA.

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No matter what rewards reflect your style, the UWAA FirstRewards World MasterCard* is the only credit card that allows you to show your Cowboy Pride and support the UWAA.

With the UWAA FirstRewards card, you earn one point for every net dollar spent in purchases.† Points can be redeemed for practically anything you could imagine with our homegrown FirstRewards loyalty program, which features more than 500 local retailers from Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota. This means you can redeem for gift cards to the local shops you already frequent, including the UWAA and The University Store on the UW campus, as well as the University of Wyoming Foundation. You can also redeem for gift cards to national retailers, MasterCard gift cards, merchandise, or travel.

  • Enjoy a 3.99% introductory APR for 6 months on purchases and balance transfers**
  • Shop local and support your community! Redeem points through the FirstRewards catalog, which features more than 500 local retailers that you already know and love - including The University Store & the UWAA!
  • Protect yourself with free fraud monitoring protection

Earn points every time you make a purchase with your UWAA FirstRewards World MasterCard. Use it for everything from your groceries and gas to gifts and travel; your points will add up fast.

Relax knowing that your points never expire and are always available when you want to use them.

Visit rewards.firstinterstatebank.com for more details regarding the FirstRewards Program and to check out the latest FirstRewards promotions.


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What can you get with your points?

  • UWAA Rewards - Pay your UWAA alumni dues with a gift card from the UWAA or get your favorite Brown & Gold gear from The University Store!
  • Charity Donations - Help improve the world around you by redeeming points for a donation to your favorite charity - including the University of Wyoming Foundation!
  • Local Rewards - Shop right in your own hometown by redeeming points for gift cards to local businesses you know and love.
  • Travel Rewards - Fly when you want, where you want with no restrictions. With the FirstRewards program, you can fly on the airlines that operate in your own communities.
  • Gift Cards - Make your next shopping experience more enjoyable by redeeming points for gift cards to your favorite stores. Or shop anywhere MasterCard is accepted by redeeming for a First Interstate Bank MasterCard gift card.
  • Merchandise - Choose merchandise rewards for every occasion. FirstRewards has a list of the top name-brand merchandise for you to choose from.

Local Customer Service

Receive the service you’ve come to expect with First Interstate Bank. Stop by your local branch or call our Billings-based customer service center to make a payment or to ask questions regarding your account. We work together to provide the service you deserve.

24/7 Online Account Access

Stay in touch with your credit card account 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MyCardStatement.com provides you with information and services that make your credit card easier to manage than ever before.

Zero Liability for Unauthorized Use

Pay only for purchases which you have authorized on your MasterCard. Unauthorized purchases are not your responsibility. Conditions and exceptions apply.***

Travel Accident Insurance

Travel more safely with Travel Accident Insurance. As an eligible cardholder, you and your dependents are covered automatically with Travel Accident Insurance when the entire travel fare is charged to your eligible First Interstate Bank MasterCard credit card.

Fraud Alert Management

Security is a top priority at First Interstate Bank; that’s why we utilize a Fraud Alert Management detection system which continuously monitors your First Interstate Bank MasterCard activity to help identify and prevent fraudulent transactions on your account.

MasterCard provides cardholders a variety of security, shopping, and travel-related benefits including:

MasterCard Global Service

Get emergency assistance virtually anytime, anywhere, and in any language. MasterCard Global Service helps you report a Lost or Stolen Card, obtain an Emergency Card Replacement or Cash Advance, find an ATM location, and answer questions regarding your account.

Travel Assistance Services

(includes MasterLegal Referral Service, MasterTrip Travel Assistance, Travel Services Medical Assistance, and Master RoadAssist)

Receive pre-trip information such as visa/passport requirements, immunization information, and help with lost/stolen travel documents and luggage. You’ll have access to a referral network of physicians, attorneys, local embassies, and consulates if you are traveling more than 100 miles from home.

Extended Warranty

As a MasterCard cardholder, you now have the peace of mind and freedom to shop to your heart’s content without worries. Eligible items purchased with your MasterCard card are covered with Extended Warranty, which doubles the original manufacturer’s warranty for up to 12 months. Contact 1-800-MC-ASSIST for more information.***

Price Protection

Shop smart with Price Protection which covers eligible items purchased with your MasterCard card for the difference between the price you paid and the lower advertised price. Visit www.mycardbenefits.com to file a claim.***

Purchase Assurance

Protect your purchases. Purchase Assurance provides coverage for most items you purchase using your MasterCard card if the item is damaged or stolen within 90 days of the purchase. Call 1-800-MC-ASSIST for more information.***

World MasterCard Concierge Service

Enjoy exclusive, personal assistance with dinner reservations, event tickets, locating hard-to-find items, buying and delivering gifts, and coordinating business related arrangements. Knowledgeable experts can assist with whatever you need, whenever you need it – 24/7/365.

ID Theft Resolution Services

If someone steals your identity, ID Theft Resolution Services helps you restore your identity. Full service restoration can help you reduce the personal time required to resolve the situation and can help eliminate out-of-pocket expenses.

Zero Liability

You don't have to worry when you use your MasterCard credit card because it's covered by Zero Liability protection, whether you pay in a store, over the phone, or online. As a MasterCard cardholder, you're not responsible in the event that someone makes unauthorized purchases with your card.***


Additionally, you can register your UWAA FirstRewards World MasterCard at no charge via www.mastercard.us to enjoy these extra benefits.

MasterCard AIRPORT CONCIERGE™

Enjoy the experience of first class, luxury service at the airport. MasterCard Airport Concierge™ helps relieve some of the stress associated with air travel. As MasterCard cardholder, you can arrange for a personal, dedicated “Meet and Greet” agent to escort you through the airport on departure, arrival, or any connecting flights. There are also certain airports where you can be expedited through the security and/or immigration process. Available 24/7/365 at over 450 destinations worldwide, MasterCard Airport Concierge is your passport to the finer side of air travel.

MasterCard Luxury Hotels & Resorts Portfolio

Enjoy complimentary room upgrades, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, daily breakfast for 2, exclusive amenities, and more.

Fuel Rewards NetworkTM

When you join the Fuel Rewards Network program, you’ll find opportunities to save on fuel every day. And you’ll discover more ways to save when you link your MasterCard to your Fuel Rewards Network Account.

Information about the UWAA FirstRewards World MasterCard®

Can I apply over the phone?

No. You must apply for the UWAA FirstRewards World MasterCard online.

Is a UWAA membership required to sign up for this card?

No, this card requires no prior membership to sign up.

Can I add more than one person to my account?

There may be two cardholders per account. Additional authorized users may be added to an account, to add an authorized user, please call 1-888-833-3454 (M-F, 8 am-5 pm MST).

If my application is approved, when will I receive my new credit card?

Upon approval, you will receive your card in 7 to 10 business days.

What rate will I qualify for?

All rates are based upon the applicant and/or joint application’s creditworthiness.

Is there an annual fee with this card?

No, there is no annual fee.

Can I transfer balances from another card?

Yes, as long as you have a credit limit to cover the amount of the transferred balances. Be sure to review your card disclosures for rate and fee information regarding balance transfers.

How do I transfer a balance to this card?

Contact First Interstate Bank at 888-833-3454 to begin the process.

Can I get cash with this card?

Yes, you may use your card to receive a cash advance. Be sure to review your card disclosures for rate and fee information regarding cash advances.

How can I request a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for use at ATMs or cash advances?

A PIN is automatically mailed to you when your account is opened. If you need a replacement PIN or can’t remember your current PIN, call 1-888-833-3454. A Customer Service Representative will ask a few questions and process the request. PINs may be requested only by telephone, and must be mailed to the address listed on the account. Standard mailing time is approximately 7 to 10 days.

How do I get cash with my card?

Customers may visit any ATM, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When using an ATM, a PIN is required.

Does this card offer zero liability protection for unauthorized purchases?

Yes, cardholders are not responsible for unauthorized purchases made on their card. First Interstate Bank also offers free fraud alert management to help identify and prevent fraudulent transactions on cardholders’ accounts. For more information, please visit http://www.mastercard.us/zero-liability.html

How do I make payments?

Payments can be made online through mycardstatement.com, ACH, over the phone by calling 888-833-3454, by mail, or by making a payment at any First Interstate branch.

Information about the FirstRewards Loyalty Program

How does the FirstRewards program work?

Earn one point for everyday purchases† on your FirstRewards credit card. Once you accumulate enough points, you can redeem for rewards such as gift cards, merchandise, airline travel, cruises, and local reward options, including the UWAA and The University Store on the UW campus. Points can also be used to make a donation to local non-profit organizations, including the University of Wyoming Foundation. Visit rewards.firstinterstatebank.com to learn more.

How does my FirstRewards credit card earn points?

Every time you use your FirstRewards credit card, you'll receive one (1) point for every $1.00 in net retail purchases.†

How do I redeem my points?

Redeem points conveniently online at rewards.firstinterstatebank.com or call our FirstRewards Redemption Center at 1-888-216-2893.

Do my points expire?

No. Your FirstRewards points do not expire.

Is there a maximum amount of points I can earn per year?

No. Use your FirstRewards credit card for everyday purchases† and watch how fast your points add up.

I'm a joint cardholder on the credit card account. Can I also redeem points?

Only one log-in ID will be assigned to the account and can be used by either cardholder to redeem points online at rewards.firstinterstatebank.com. Either cardholder can also redeem by calling our FirstRewards Redemption Center at 1-888-216-2893.

How do airline redemptions for the FirstRewards program work?

You can redeem your points for air travel by calling our FirstRewards Redemption Center at 1-888-216-2893 or by visiting rewards.firstinterstatebank.com.

What if I don't have enough points for the ticket I want?

You may redeem for a credit toward your flight, which are available in various increments. Any amount remaining will then be charged to your FirstRewards credit card. You may also purchase additional points by contacting 1-888-216-2893.

Do I have to use my FirstRewards credit card to pay for amounts in excess of my point redemption?

Only your FirstRewards credit card can be used to pay for amounts in excess to point redemption.

Who do I contact if something goes wrong with my flight?

You may contact the airline directly. You will receive airline contact information on your flight itinerary, which will be emailed to you after you redeem points for air travel.

What happens if I cancel a flight booked through FirstRewards?

Tickets and fees are non-changeable and non-refundable. Any changes to itinerary must be handled directly with the airline listed on your itinerary.

Do I have a cash option for redemption?

No, cash is not an option for redemption in the FirstRewards program. However, you may redeem points for a First Interstate Bank MasterCard® gift card in various increments.

Can I keep my points if I close my account?

No, all FirstRewards points will be forfeited upon account closure.

*Subject to approval.
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*** Certain terms, conditions and exclusions apply. To learn more about these MasterCard benefits call 1-800-MC-ASSIST or visit www.mastercard.com.
†To qualify, purchases must be retail transactions. Transactions not included in this offer are balance transfers, cash advances, ATM transactions, convenience checks, and foreign transactions. Eligible purchases includes purchases for goods and services minus returns and other credits. Eligible purchases does not include fees, interest charges, balance transfers, or cash advances. Points will be credited to your account within four to six weeks after the 90 day period.