TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ - Points International Ltd. (TSX: PTS; OTCBB:
PTSEF), the world's leading loyalty reward solutions provider and owner of
Points.com, offers several ideal ways to "cash in" and get what you want or
need by redeeming miles and points to add variety and amusement to your summer
"With the economy putting the pinch on discretionary spending, it's the
perfect time for consumers to take advantage of the nearly 14 trillion unused
points and miles which have been sitting idle in accounts for too long," said
Chris Barnard, president of Points International Ltd. "From getting concert
tickets to camping gear and golf clubs, the sky is the limit on what can be
redeemed for loyalty points these days."
While redeeming for summer vacation plans is always an option, for those
who are staying close to home this summer and trying to save a little extra
money, loyalty program miles and points are the answer. Go to Points.com, sign
up for free, and maximize your fun at minimum cost with a number of different
products and services to enjoy summertime on the cheap:
- Treat dad to something special. This year, the first day of summer is
also Father's Day, so treat dad to dinner at his favorite restaurant.
Turn rewards into gift cards that can be used at eateries including
Black Angus Steakhouse, Red Lobster or Dave and Buster's - where dad
can enjoy billiards and videogames along with dinner and drinks.
- Make a rainy day a fun day. If the weather puts a damper on your
spirits, cash in some loyalty points for a rainy day in the house with
Blockbuster(R) movie rentals or head in from the heat to see some of
this summer's biggest blockbusters at AMC Theatres. You can also load
up on new music by purchasing music or movies through iTunes.
- Spruce up the house - inside and out. If spring came and went before
you had the chance to do some housecleaning, consider taking advantage
of a nice Saturday to make repairs after redeeming miles and points
for gift certificates from leading home improvement stores such as
Lowe's(R) or Home Depot(R).
- Throw a Fourth of July or Canada Day barbecue. Once your pad is ready
for guests, stock up on everything you need to host a party to
celebrate. From a new barbecue grill at Sears to a set of outdoor
speakers from Best Buy to broadcast party tunes for all your guests.
- Hit the outdoors. If you're in the mood for a summer outing, use your
miles and points to pack up the car with all you need from specialty
retailers including Dick's, Eddie Bauer(R) or Bass Pro Shops.
- Take in a concert or game. Summer concert series abound with acts from
U2 to Jonas Brothers to Kenny Chesney touring this summer. Baseball
season kicks in to high gear with the new Yankee Stadium, Citi Field,
Nationals Park and Busch Stadium opening in the past few years. Show
your loyalty with gift certificates from TicketsNow.com.
About Points International Ltd.
Points International Ltd. is the owner and operator of Points.com, the
world's leading reward program management Web site which was recently named
one of the 30 Best Travel Sites by Kiplinger's. At Points.com consumers can
Swap, Earn, Buy, Gift, Share and Redeem miles and points from more than 25 of
the world's leading reward programs. Participating programs include American
Airlines AAdvantage(R) program, Aeroplan(R), AsiaMiles(TM), British Airways
Executive Club, Wyndham Rewards(R), Delta SkyMiles(R) and InterContinental
Hotels Group's Priority Club(R) Rewards. Redemption partners include
Amazon.com(R) and Starbucks. For more information, visit
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