Money Esso shifting from Aeroplan to Loblaw

17:00  13 march  2018
17:00  13 march  2018 Source:   MSN

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Aeroplan Card (or Speedpass linked to Aeroplan ) must be swiped at the time of transaction to qualify. A minimum purchase is required to earn miles at Esso stations. Some exclusions apply including purchases of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and Esso Gift Cards.

With Aeroplan and Esso stations, you’re really going places! Just swipe your Aeroplan Card when making a purchase at the pump at or in-store. You’ll earn** 1 or more Aeroplan Miles for every you spend on eligible purchases.

MONTREAL - Aeroplan loyalty card members will not be able to directly earn miles at Esso gas stations effective June 1 as Imperial Oil Ltd. shifts its relationship to Loblaw Companies Ltd.

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Earn Aeroplan Miles by swiping your Aeroplan Card or swiping your Speedpass™ linked to Aeroplan at the pump or in store when you make a purchase. Did you know? You can redeem your miles for an Esso Gift Card.

only convert a maximum of 100,000 points from Aeroplan to Esso on I have almost 200,000 by converting half I’ll be half in and half out which is just another mess. Any ideas?

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The loyalty card program notified members of the change to its 14-year partnership in an email.

It noted that 1.5 miles for every dollar spent will continue to be earned when using Aeroplan-affiliated credit cards for purchases at any retailer, including Esso.

Direct miles will continue to be earned at more than 75 partner brands, including Home Hardware, Toyota,, Avis and Marriott hotels.

Aimia, the operator of Aeroplan, said it is working on a promotion to earn more miles with existing partners and developing a strategy for how the program will change once the long-term partnership with Air Canada ends in 2020

Loblaw under fire for gift card requests

  Loblaw under fire for gift card requests Loblaw Companies Ltd. isn't providing details as to why some Canadians have been singled out with requests to hand over additional personal information to secure their $25 gift card related to the alleged bread price-fixing scandal. Customer outrage has fomented online as Canadians take to Twitter to express privacy concerns about the company's decision to ask some to provide a scan of their driver's licence or utility bill in order to receive the card. Some have also commented on the perceived irony of Loblaw's apparent fraud prevention measure, given that the gift cards are a gesture of apology for deceiving the public."Wait.

As a valued CIBC Aeroplan ® cardholder, we’re offering you the exclusive opportunity to earn up to 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you enroll in Speedpass™, link it to your CIBC Aeroplan credit card and Aeroplan Card, and use it at participating Esso stations.

Taxes, landing and departure fees and other charges and surcharges may apply to Aeroplan Flight Rewards. ®Aerogold and Aeroplan are registered trademarks of Aimia Canada Inc. CIBC is an authorized licensee of the marks. Esso is a trademark of Imperial Oil Limited.

Cheryl Kim, Aimia's vice-president corporate reputation and public affairs, said Esso is not a material contributor to Aimia's financial results and won't affect the company's financial guidance or strategy.

"The number of miles you earn on any particular transaction is pretty low so it's really not financially a big deal," she said in an interview.

Drew McReynolds of RBC Dominion Securities said Esso accounts for an undisclosed fraction of the 10 to 12 per cent gross billings from non-financial and non-Air Canada partners.

However, the minimal financial impact doesn't convey the overall effect on Aeroplan as it prepares for the departure of Air Canada.

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"The optics of any accumulation partner defections between now and 2020 are negative in our view, making new Aeroplan partner announcements between now and 2020 that much more critical to stem changes in member behaviour," he wrote in a report.

Privacy commissioner investigating Loblaw

  Privacy commissioner investigating Loblaw The Privacy Commissioner of Canada said Wednesday it has opened a full investigation into how Loblaw Companies Ltd. has required customers to produce personal identification to secure a $25 gift card related to the alleged bread price-fixing scandal. The investigation comes after a formal complaint to the office, as well as numerous inquiries to its information centre and through its Twitter feed, said spokeswoman Tobi Cohen. "We have reached out 0000

Simply shop with one of Aeroplan ’s retail partners or pick up a co-branded credit card from CIBC or TD. With these cards, every dollar you spend will accumulate Aeroplan miles. At Esso , a fill earns 1 Aeroplan Mile, which is enough to extend your points for another year.

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Loblaw Imperial Oil announced Tuesday they have signed a deal that will allow PC Optimum members to earn points at more than 1,800 Esso gas stations starting this summer.

The company said members will earn 10 points per litre on fuel as well as 10 points per dollar on eligible convenience store purchases and car wash services at Esso stations.

Registered members may also receive targeted offers.

The PC Optimum program was launched earlier this year when Loblaw brought together the PC Plus and Shoppers Optimum programs.

The company faced some issues during the merger, with some members complaining online about troubles with the new app and points conversions.

The PC Optimum program is already available at Mobil gas stations.

On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Aimia's shares gained nearly four per cent at $1.60 in morning trading.

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