TORONTO, Sept. 1 /CNW/ - From new clothes to books to school supplies,
parents and kids across America are hitting the malls in search of deals to
stretch their dollars for back-to-school. Even though the recession is still
making it difficult to make ends meet, many consumers have access to an
underused currency that can help. Points International Ltd. (TSX: PTS; OTCBB:
PTSEF), the world's leading loyalty reward solutions provider and owner of
Points.com, offers several easy and economical ways to save money during
back-to-school by redeeming miles and points for everything you need this
"With the economy putting the pinch on spending, now's the time for
consumers to take advantage of the nearly 14 trillion unused rewards which
have been sitting idle in accounts," said Chris Barnard, president of Points
International. "The sky's the limit on what can be redeemed for loyalty points
If you're hoping to pick up a pair of new shoes or a new backpack while
trying to save a little extra money, rewards earned through loyalty programs
are the answer. Points.com can maximize your purchasing power at minimum cost
with a number of different products and services to make back-to-school
shopping on the cheap a reality:
- Spruce up your wardrobe. To girls, choosing the first-day-of-school
outfit is like choosing a wedding dress. Make sure you look your best
by redeeming rewards for gift cards from retailers such as Gap, Old
Navy, Macy's or J. Crew.
- Hit the ground running. If you're in the market for new kicks this
school year, use your miles and points to get gift cards for
Foot Locker(R) or adidas.com.
- Rulers, binders and protractors, oh my! Does your school supply list
look like a letter to Santa? If so, don't worry. Turn rewards into
gift cards that can be used at office supply stores like Staples or
- Down, set, hike! It's that time of year again, when kids are getting
ready to begin fall sports. From cleats to nets to knee pads, redeem
your points and miles for gift cards to SportsAuthority.com or Nike
so your kids have all the equipment they need for the big game.
- Leaving on a jet plane. By now, the older ones have probably left for
college, but parents weekend is going to sneak up before you know it.
Use your rewards for flights and hotel stays in college towns from
some of our many partners including: American Airlines AAdvantage(R),
Aeroplan(R), AsiaMiles(TM), British Airways Executive Club, Wyndham
Rewards(R), Delta SkyMiles(R), InterContinental Hotels Group's
Priority Club(R) Rewards and more. Just a few miles or points short
of an award redemption? Check out Points.com for more ways to earn,
purchase or trade for additional miles or points to get you to the
reward level you desire.
Points International works in partnership with all loyalty and reward
programs active on Points.com. All transactions are fully sanctioned by the
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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