New option allows clients access to over 90,000 items through RBC
TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - RBC, Best Buy and Future Shop today
announced the first redemption option of its kind in Canada that
provides clients access to over 90,000 unique merchandise and
electronic items, through the RBC Rewards online channel.
"RBC Rewards is excited to expand our relationship with Best Buy Canada
and Future Shop. This relationship changes the landscape for redemption
selection and convenience, giving clients more control over how they
use their points," said Linda Mantia, executive vice-president, Cards
and Payment Solutions, RBC. "We know that quality and variety of
rewards are key drivers of client satisfaction for loyalty programs and
this launch allows us to open up endless possibilities for our clients
to redeem their points for their choice of merchandise and
RBC Rewards is the largest and most flexible loyalty rewards program in
Canada, enabling clients to redeem their reward points from the largest
selection of merchandise in Canada. Clients can earn rewards points
every time a purchase is made on an eligible RBC credit card and redeem
for merchandise, travel, gift cards and certificates and RBC Financial
Rewards vouchers, such as redeeming points to pay down your mortgage or
putting the points towards a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP).
"We are very pleased to work with RBC to offer this first-of-its-kind
rewards redemption opportunity. This program leverages Best Buy
Canada's unique multichannel capabilities, which include Reserve and
Pick Up in store, and delivery to Canadians as early as next day," said
Ron Wilson, president and chief operating officer, Best Buy Canada.
Highlights of the redemption option include:
Access to more merchandise - Over 90,000 merchandise and electronic items available on BestBuy.ca
and FutureShop.ca, including new technology items the day they are
Sales - With sales on hundreds of items per week, clients also have access to
these items for fewer points.
Choice in how you want to pay - Ability to pay with any combination of points or credit cards.
Real time - Clients are able to check to see if an item is in stock at their
chosen Best Buy or Future Shop location.
In-store pick up - Along with the ability to receive items at your doorstep, clients will
now be able to pick up items in a Best Buy or Future Shop store -
something they could not do before.
Fast delivery - Most orders will ship the same day with delivery within 2 to 3
About Best Buy Canada
Best Buy stores in Canada are a division of Burnaby, BC-based Best Buy
Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc.
(NYSE: BBY). We are Canada's fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer of
consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products. With over
70 Best Buy stores across Canada, we offer a unique shopping experience
with the latest technology and entertainment products, at the right
price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales environment. Every
day our employees are committed to helping deliver technology solutions
that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are
keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed
to developing and implementing business strategies that bring
sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For
information about Best Buy Canada, visit www.BestBuy.ca.
About Future Shop
With 140 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and
e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000
technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to
deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca
also hosts an online community forum and tech blog called Tech Yeah for
technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews,
tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshop.ca/techyeah). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to
recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and
supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local
youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).
About RBC Rewards
As one of Canada's premier providers of loyalty programs, RBC has the
reward options that help you get the most from your points. From
exciting merchandise and travel to gift cards, or from RBC Financial
Rewards vouchers to charitable donations, you have the flexibility to
redeem your points - which don't expire as long as you remain an RBC
Rewards cardholder - for what's important to you. RBC Rewards online
travel bookings are powered by Travelocity, which makes booking rewards
travel convenient and easy. To find out more about the freedom that
comes with RBC Rewards, visit www.rbcrewards.com.
For further information:
Shannon Kidd, Best Buy Canada, 604 456-8452
Kate Yurincich, RBC Communications, 416 974-1031