Paying a mobile telephone bill of $70 per month for 12 months on the card earns carbon offsets more than half the annual emissions of a 106cm/42inch TV.
Spending $200 on the card earns carbon offsets equal to the emissions of approximately 350 kilometres of driving by the average car on Australian roads.
Spending $1,200 on the card earns carbon offsets equal to the average emissions per passenger for a typical round-trip economy flight from Sydney (SYD) to Perth (PER).
An eco MasterCard cardholder who spends $500 a month on their card over the course of a year can earn over 2.7 metric tonnes of carbon offsets, enough to offset half an average Australian's annual carbon emissions from vehicle use and household energy consumption.
If 10,000 people spent $600 per month with the eco MasterCard, the carbon offsets purchased in their names each year would total over 32,700 metric tonnes based on 2012 carbon prices. This is equivalent to the annual emissions of over 9,100 cars from Australian roads.
Eco MasterCard cardholders can elect to dedicate half of the card's 1% reward to purchasing carbon offsets and take the other half as "cash back". The "cash back" portion is automatically credited to the cardholder's monthly billing statement after Earth Day each year.³
Every time you spend on your GE Money eco MasterCard, you'll contribute to projects that offset greenhouse gas emissions, helping you offset your carbon footprint and work towards a healthier planet.*
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*Conditions, fees and charges apply.
¹Carbon offsets will be purchased on Earth Day, 22nd April, each year.
²Offsets accrued on first $50,000 purchases only each year. The purchase spend does not include returns, cash advances or balance transfers.
³Credits will be applied to your account in May of each year.
eco MasterCard is a credit facility provided by GE Capital Finance Australia (ABN 42 008 583 588), trading as GE Money. Australian Credit Licence Number 392145.