Author Archive | Patrick Faller

Canadians Love Their Loyalty Cards, but Sitting on $16 Billion in Unused Points

Canadians love their rewards credit cards and loyalty programs and it's becoming increasingly clear just how much we are, and aren't, using them. A new study by Bond Brand Loyalty shows the average Canadian participates in 12.2 loyalty programs, up a whopping 25 per cent in just four years. However, many of us are not ... Continue Reading

Air Canada Ditches Aeroplan, Will Develop Its Own Loyalty Program

Air Canada Ditches Aeroplan, Will Develop Its Own Loyalty Program

Air Canada is ending its longstanding relationship with Aeroplan. Recently, the company announced it would be cutting ties with Aeroplan effective June 30, 2020, and will create its own loyalty program for its customers instead. It’s a decision which affects almost 5 million Aeroplan rewards collectors. We've announced we're launching our own loyalty program in ... Continue Reading

Measles Spreading in Europe: What Canadian Travellers Need to Know

Measles Spreading in Europe: What Canadian Travellers Need To Know

If you're planning a trip to Europe this summer, your pre-travel checklist just got a bit longer. Along with arranging your flight and accommodations, getting travel insurance and ensuring your passport is up-to-date, Canada's top doctor is urging you to add a measles vaccination to your to-do list. The highly-contagious disease is making a comeback ... Continue Reading

No Tolls for Toronto's Highways: Ontario Premier Shuts down Mayor's Plan

No Tolls for Toronto's Highways

Toronto’s highways won’t be getting tolls anytime soon, according to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. She announced last week she won’t approve Mayor John Tory’s plan to put tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway, saying there must be better transit options available for commuters first. “The conditions are not right, and that's ... Continue Reading

Protecting Your Points: Ontario Says No to Expiry Dates on Loyalty Cards

If you're one of the 22 million Canadians who own a loyalty or points card and you live in Ontario, the provincial government is taking extra measures to protect you and your rewards. A private member's bill has passed in the Ontario legislature amending its Consumer Protection Act that bans expiry dates on rewards points. ... Continue Reading