More than 350 eye care partner locations set to offer Aeroplan Miles
MONTREAL, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Aeroplan today announced it has
entered into a multi-year agreement with VEDI, a group of eye care
industry veterans that develop marketing programs and solutions
exclusively for the independent eye care practitioner. This agreement
will allow Aeroplan Members to earn Aeroplan Miles through qualifying
activities at more than 350 select independent eye care practitioners
Starting today, Aeroplan Members will be able to earn 1 Aeroplan Mile
for every $1 spent on eye exams, contact lenses, frames, lenses,
sunglasses and other supplies. Visit: www.vedi.ca for full details.
"The addition of VEDI to our growing roster of partners is an important
relationship for Aeroplan as it further aligns our mileage accumulation
offers to the wants and needs of our members and further extends into
the health care category," said Kevin O'Brien, Chief Commercial
Officer, Aeroplan. "We're excited to broaden the reach of the Aeroplan
program into the eye care category so that our members can earn miles
faster in their local communities across Canada."
Aimia, Aeroplan's parent company, through its Proprietary Loyalty
Services group in Canada is VEDI's current supplier and has led the
development of the Vedi Patient Loyalty System, a website (www.vedi.ca) for use by Aeroplan Members and VEDI partner locations as well as the
development of the backend infrastructure required to support the Mile
crediting for qualifying purchases made at participating locations.
The site allows optometrists to sign up for the program, practice staff
to create patient profiles and submit qualifying transaction details
for mile crediting and will feature promotions, updates and contact
information. Aeroplan Members can also search for a participating
location by province and city to find a location near them.
A great way for Aeroplan Members to earn miles faster is to look out for
special promotions throughout the year. Right now, Aeroplan Members
can earn 100 Bonus miles for their first eye exam at any participating
location and 250 Bonus miles if they are a new patient at a
participating practice. In addition, members have a chance to win
50,000 Aeroplan Miles when they book an eye appointment and visit by
January 31, 2012.
For more information or a list of participating eye care practitioners,
please visit: www.vedi.ca.
Aeroplan, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program, is owned by Groupe
Aeroplan Inc., doing business as Aimia, a global leader in loyalty
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 2010, over 2 million rewards were issued to members including more
than 1.4 million flights on Air Canada and Star Alliance carriers which
offer travel to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide. In addition to
flights, members also have access to over 800 exciting specialty,
merchandise, hotel, car rental and experiential rewards.
For more information about Aeroplan, please visit www.aeroplan.com or www.aimia.com.
SOURCE AEROPLAN CANADA INC.
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