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Just noticed Esso leaves Aeroplan
Good if they join PC program
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b0ne wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 6:45 pm
I had to create a new account with the exact name that was on the Supplementary card, seems to work after that.
Can you clarify what steps you did to get the supplemental card to work? I created a new account for the supplemental card, but was not able to add the card to the account. The app tells me that it is already linked to the primary cardholder's account (but the credit card number does not show up in the list of PC MasterCards, just the primary one). I've linked both accounts, but still can't use the supplemental card to collect or redeem points. So I am at a loss as to what to do. Customer Service is really useless, as all they say is to use Householding, which I have already done.
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Jucius Maximus wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 10:55 pm
I received an e-mail today indicating that 'unusual activity' was detected on my PC Optimum account and I have to reset my password.
It's not a phishing mail. Anyone else get this?
Same. GF and both parents accounts also got the email.
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Omakase wrote:
Mar 13th, 2018 8:18 am
Loblaw and Imperial say PC Optimum program coming to Esso gas stations

https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/loblaw- ... -1.3840536
YES!!!

EDIT:
The company said members will earn 10 points per litre on fuel as well as 10 points per dollar on eligible convenience store purchases and car wash services at Esso stations.
Currently I earn:
1 esso extra point per dollar
10 pco points per dollar
20 cents per litre of regular gas

With the new program I will only earn 10 pco points per litre,
no more esso extra, PCO esso bonus points, or 10pt/$1?

That doesn't sound right. I lose out A LOT with the new program.

EDIT 2: Wait.. nevermind.

I think it will be like this:

Without PC MC = 10pt/L + 1pt esso extra /$1

With PC MC = 10pt/L + 10pt/$1 + 20pt/L (reg, 30 for premium) + 1pt esso extra /$1


If that's the case then I'm all in
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MayorOfToronto wrote:
Mar 13th, 2018 11:33 am
YES!!!

EDIT:


Currently I earn:
1 esso extra point per dollar
10 pco points per dollar
20 cents per litre of regular gas

With the new program I will only earn 10 pco points per litre, no more esso extra or PCO esso bonus points?

That doesn't sound right. I lose out A LOT with the new program.
I assume like current setup, you can opt to stay with Esso Extra pts or switch over to PCO (i.e. PCO replaces Aeroplan) ?
If they are replacing Esso Extra as well with the PCO, then I will stop filling up at Esso (3X Esso extra pts per $ on premium gas is worth a lot more than 10 PCO pts per litre)
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MayorOfToronto wrote:
Mar 13th, 2018 11:33 am
YES!!!

EDIT:


Currently I earn:
1 esso extra point per dollar
10 pco points per dollar
20 cents per litre of regular gas

With the new program I will only earn 10 pco points per litre,
no more esso extra, PCO esso bonus points, or 10pt/$1?

That doesn't sound right. I lose out A LOT with the new program.

EDIT 2: Wait.. nevermind.

I think it will be like this:

Without PC MC = 10pt/L + 1pt esso extra /$1
Huh?

You earn $0.20 cents per litre of regular gas back ??

Huh?

You earn $0.20 cents per litre of regular gas back ??

How?
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With Superstore / Extra Foods (etc) gas stations ... if using PCF MasterCard ... - I / we get $0.09 cents per litre of gas back .... plus 3% back from the purchase price.
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Darkman wrote:
Mar 13th, 2018 11:57 am
Huh?

You earn $0.20 cents per litre of regular gas back ??

How?
Using PC MasterCard you earn 10 points per $1 spent and a bonus of 20 cents (20 points) per litre for regular gas or diesel OR 30 per litre for premium gas

The bonus points are only at Esso. Everywhere else gets you just the base 10 points per $1 using the PC MC.
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MayorOfToronto wrote:
Mar 13th, 2018 12:08 pm
Using PC MasterCard you earn 10 points per $1 spent and a bonus of 20 cents (20 points) per litre for regular gas or diesel OR 30 per litre for premium gas

The bonus points are only at Esso. Everywhere else gets you just the base 10 points per $1 using the PC MC.
20 points is not equal 20 cents - Only 2 cents.
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1x 7-11 Speakout, 2x Koodo $28 plan, $0 FPL home phone
1x Zoomer $36 loyalty plan, 1x Zoomer loyalty family plan for 4 numbers $117($72 + 2x$22.5)
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MayorOfToronto wrote:
Mar 13th, 2018 12:08 pm
Using PC MasterCard you earn 10 points per $1 spent and a bonus of 20 cents (20 points) per litre for regular gas or diesel OR 30 per litre for premium gas

The bonus points are only at Esso. Everywhere else gets you just the base 10 points per $1 using the PC MC.
That's incorrect ... At Superstore / Extra Foods etc gas station you get 3% back (if using PC WE MC anyhow) .. which is 30 points per litre back, I guess (I don't like to count points though ... In my mind it's all % and dollars) :)
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embguy wrote:
Mar 13th, 2018 12:22 pm
20 points is not equal 20 cents - Only 2 cents.
There we are! :)

It's more like it ... lol ... I was just going to turn the conversation to the same direction ...

20 cents per litre ... LOL ... That would be quite a bit actually :D

If gas is $1 / litre ... that would be like getting 20% back just there ...
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embguy wrote:
Mar 13th, 2018 12:22 pm
20 points is not equal 20 cents - Only 2 cents.
My fault. I meant 2 cents per litre
Darkman wrote:
Mar 13th, 2018 12:22 pm
That's incorrect ... At Superstore / Extra Foods etc gas station you get 3% back (if using PC WE MC anyhow) .. which is 30 points per litre back, I guess (I don't like to count points though ... In my mind it's all % and dollars) :)
No RCSS gas bars near me so it didn't cross my mind.
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