CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 images today features the Virgin Australia Velocity Visa.
MasterCard has tapped Brian Lang as the new President of its Canadian operations, effective May 1st. Lang was most recently the head of business development for MasterCard in the Middle East and Africa.
CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 card images today features the Kartu Kredit BNI JCB Platinum Card . The card is issued by AIMIA (Aeroplan).
TD Bank Group, Aimia Inc.and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce today completed the previously announced transaction under which TD acquired approximately 50% of the existing Aeroplan credit card portfolio from CIBC. The portion of CIBC’s Aeroplan credit card portfolio acquired by TD primarily includes accounts held by customers who do not have an existing retail banking relationship with CIBC. Also as previously announced, TD will become the primary issuer of Aeroplan Visa credit cards on January 1, 2014.
Cardlytics transaction-driven marketing has signed a long-term global strategic alliance with Groupe Aeroplan loyalty management, whereby the partnership will generate an additional $33 million in capital to fund U.S. and International growth. The Cardlytics platform allows retailers to present consumers with relevant offers via trusted electronic banking channels including mobile, SMS, email and on-line banking. Cardlytics will reach 70% of all U.S. households in Q1 2012. By deploying technology within partner financial institutions, Cardlytics can leverage all of a household’s purchases to target and measure marketing in a way that full protects consumer privacy and financial institution data. All of this is done in a ‘pay for performance’ model thereby eliminating all risk for the merchant.
Groupe Aeroplan has completed the second tranche of its minority investment in Mexico-based Premier Loyalty & Marketing’s “Club Premier” coalition loyalty program. The investment of US $11.8 million follows the signature of the co-branded credit card agreement between PLM, Aeromexico and Grupo Financiero Banamex. With this, Groupe Aeroplan will now account for its investment in PLM under the equity method.
American Express Canada has introduced the “Gold Rewards Card,” offering a new concept in the travel rewards marketplace. Designed to give Cardmembers more choice and freedom from the limitations associated with other programs, the American Express “Gold Rewards Card” does not force Cardmembers to choose between paying-with-points or transferring points to their preferred frequent flyer program. Whatever cardholders can find, they can use their points toward by booking their travel, paying for it on their Card and then calling American Express to pay-with-points. This is in response to data showing 80 % of Canadians participate in a credit card rewards program; 79% of Canadians collect rewards points, nearly one in four have let their points expire; and 70% of Canadians always or sometimes use debit cards for their everyday purchases.
Best Western Rewards loyalty program members are getting a head start on paying for
their summer vacations. AIR MILES reward miles collectors residing in Canada who complete two
stays at any Best Western hotel in Canada, the United States or the
Caribbean Islands between April 4 and June 20 will earn 40 bonus AIR
MILES reward miles. Members registered for the promotion who also
complete one qualified stay between June 21 and August 31 will earn an
additional 80 bonus AIR MILES reward miles. Bonuses are in addition to
the 20 reward miles they already can earn on each stay. Best Western has more than 4,000 locations in 80 countries.
Now through May 30, Best Western Rewards loyalty program members who stay two times will earn a $50 Best Western Travel Card for use like cash at any of the chainâs 4,000 global hotels. Best Western is also offering a 250-point bonus for those who book their stays on www.bestwestern.com and a 1,000-point bonus for those who pay for each of their qualified stays with the Best Western Rewards MasterCard credit card. Elite members of Best Western Rewards who register and complete two qualified stays during the promotional period also are automatically entered into a sweepstakes to win 100,000 Best Western Rewards bonus points. Members also have the option to complete two stays at any Best Western hotel during the promotional period, and an additional stay over the summer, to earn 1,250 Bonus Aeroplan Miles. On top of the 250 miles they already earn on each stay, this option offers a total of 2,000 Aeroplan Miles after with just three stays.
Aeroplan has announced that members can earn Bonus Aeroplan Miles this spring with the “Aeroplan Bonus Days” promotion.
Aeroplan Bonus Days offer includes miles earned with American Express Earn and the AeroplanPlus Platinum Card.
CIBC is offering 15,000 Aeroplan Miles on your first purchase with a CIBC Aerogold
Visa Infinite Card and 10,000 Aeroplan Miles when a customer opens both a
new CIBC Unlimited Chequing Account and a CIBC eAdvantage Savings
Account with qualifying transactions.Members who shop with 3 or more qualifying partners such as
Esso, Home Hardware, Nestle, PepsiCo, Sobeys, Rexall and more can save 15% off Air
Canada flights and earn hundreds of extra miles during this promotion that can
be used towards travel to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide on Air Canada and Star Alliance
carriers or on over 600 merchandise, hotel, car rental and experiential rewards. Aeroplan’s millions of members earn Aeroplan Miles with its growing
network of over 75 world-class
partners, representing more than 150 brands in the financial, retail,
and travel sectors. In 2009, over 2.1 million rewards were issued to members including more
than 1.5 million flights on Air Canada and Star Alliance carriers which offer travel to more than
1,000 destinations worldwide.
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Featuring a wide choice of gift cards from more than 40 retailers in 9
categories, Aeroplan has launched its “eStore Gift Card Boutique,”
allowing members to earn miles when they purchase gift cards through the
Aeroplan eStore. With more than 60% of Canadian shoppers planning to
purchase gift cards this holiday season, the Aeroplan “eStore Gift Card
Boutique” members need log-in at www.aeroplan.com/estore, select gifts,
flowers or food categories, make a gift card purchase and earn one
Aeroplan Mile per dollar spent. Until December 15, Aeroplan Members can
earn Bonus Aeroplan Miles when shopping, including 500 Bonus Aeroplan
Miles if members make purchases with two retailers; 750 Bonus Aeroplan
Miles if members make purchases with three retailers; and 1,000 Bonus
Aeroplan Miles if members make purchases with four or more retailers.
Participating retailers include the likes of Banana Republic, Cineplex,
Home Hardware, Starbucks, The Body Shop and many more.