Student Price Card membership climbs as consumers look to save money
at the till amongst a continued downward trend in consumer confidence
TORONTO, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - In the face of two months of falling Canadian
consumer confidence, SPC Card leaps forward in membership with a trend
towards 935,000 members, a jump of 30% over last year. The new 2010-2011
SPC Card launched in August with an 83% increase in online member
registrations. The results are attributed to the cost-savings value the
SPC Card loyalty program provides to student shoppers during times of
low consumer confidence. SPC Card has also added more than a dozen new
retailers and offers including new stores such as American Eagle
Outfitters, Blockbuster, Costa Blanca, Danier, Mexx, Rexall/Pharma Plus,
Second Cup, and The Body Shop.
As the economy continues to lag, SPC Card benefits students with deals
like 10% off of regular and sale priced merchandise at American Eagle
Outfitters and $5 off $20 purchase at The Body Shop help students to
save money on their back-to-school shopping. "The SPC Card has saved
me hundreds of dollars while going to school" says 19 year old
Sharmaine Zheng from Lethbridge, AB. "I am still looking good with
all these amazing discounts!"
The new 2010-2011 SPC Card is available for sale for $9 online at
spccard.ca and at national retailers including American Eagle
Outfitters, Foot Locker, and Shoppers Drug Mart.
ABOUT SPC CARD
Student Price Card is North America's largest student loyalty program
with over 120 national retail partners and over 720,000 student shopper
members in Canada. In 2007 SPC Card launched a student credit card, the
BMO SPC MasterCard, with BMO Bank of Montreal.
SOURCE Student Price Card Ltd.
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