Best Buy Canada launches Reward Zone Visa(R) program with partner Chase Canada


    TORONTO and BURNABY, BC, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - Best Buy Canada, Canada's
fastest-growing specialty retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, and
Chase Card Services Canada, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:   JPM),
announce the official launch of a new and unique credit card rewards program.
The Best Buy Reward Zone(TM) Visa(R) card from Chase awards customers with
points when purchases are made at any Canadian Best Buy store, on and at over 29 million locations where Visa(R) is accepted.
    "At Best Buy, we recognize the importance of rewarding our customers,"
said Charles Tobin, senior vice president, Best Buy Canada. "With the Reward
Zone(TM) Visa(R), customers will earn points faster and get the rewards they
want sooner than almost any other program in Canada."
    "We are excited to give our Canadian customers more opportunities to earn
rewards that fit their needs and lifestyles," said Andrew Pilkington,
president, Chase Card Services Canada. "As Chase Card Services is expanding
its credit card program in Canada, we are looking forward to providing
Canadians with more choice in credit cards and valuable rewards."
    With no annual fee, the Reward Zone(TM) Visa(R) provides customers with
the benefits of a Visa(R) credit card, in addition to one reward point for
nearly every $1 spent on purchases where Visa(R) is accepted and two points
for nearly every $1 spent on purchases at any Canadian Best Buy store or
    Customers are able to redeem points for reward certificates (available in
$20, $50, and $100 denominations) that can be applied toward future in-store
purchases. In addition to earning points, program members will also receive
exclusive in-store offers, promotions, pre-sale and entertainment bonuses.
    For information about the Best Buy Reward Zone(TM) Visa(R) card from
Chase or to enroll, visit your nearest Best Buy store or log on to

    About Best Buy

    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). Best
Buy is Canada's fastest-growing specialty retailer and e-tailer
( of consumer electronics, personal computers and entertainment
software and also operates the Geek Squad ( There are
currently 52 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba,
Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.
    Best Buy offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest
technology and entertainment products, at the right price, with a no-pressure
(non-commissioned) sales environment. The Company is committed to kids and
communities, supporting non-profit organizations that help youth develop their
skill set, discover their talents and sustain a lasting interest in education.
    For more information about Best Buy, including store locations, visit

    About Chase Canada

    Since 1965, JPMorgan Chase has provided Corporate and Investment Banking
products and services to the Canadian market under the JPMorgan brand. In
2005, the company expanded and became the credit card issuer of the Sears
MasterCard and Sears Card in Canada. Now, the company also offers the Marriott
Rewards Platinum Visa Card, the Chase Gold MasterCard and the Canadian Cancer
Society MasterCard under the Chase brand. JPMorgan Chase employs more than
1,600 Canadians in its offices in Surrey, B.C., Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario.

For further information:

For further information: or to book an interview, please contact: Scott
Morris (for Best Buy), (778) 997-3750,; Gail Hurdis
(for Chase), 1-800-955-8010, press 1, then ext. 22553,

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