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Canadian Tire still not accepting paper Canadian Tire money ... because of COVID!

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Canadian Tire still not accepting paper Canadian Tire money ... because of COVID!

Looks like a scam to me
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emilio911 wrote: Looks like a scam to me
It's totally legit. How could this be at all scummy?

Why wouldn't they accept paper canadian tire money, after you pay with cash and get your change in cash to a cashier without a mask on?
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Damn... And I have literally one's of dollars in Canadian Tire paper money in my glovebox...
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kr0zet wrote: Damn... And I have literally one's of dollars in Canadian Tire paper money in my glovebox...
In dozens of bills no doubt.

CT has been pushing their digital money for years now. Has anyone checked if you can exchange their paper bills into digital perhaps, despite covid? The service desk was the place to do that.

The thing with their digital money though, is it expires after a while...
c'mon get happy!
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BernardRyder wrote: In dozens of bills no doubt.

CT has been pushing their digital money for years now. Has anyone checked if you can exchange their paper bills into digital perhaps, despite covid? The service desk was the place to do that.

The thing with their digital money though, is it expires after a while...
I got an email last week that my CT eMoney will expire in Sept. if I don't use the acct. i will loose $1.25. So i called CT and they would add a dummy transaction into my acct so that it will be active for a few more months.
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When i was a teenager Canadian Tire money was all the rage, we collected it and saved up for big purchases. What a tremendous marketing tool of the day.
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Ballroomblitz1 wrote: When i was a teenager Canadian Tire money was all the rage, we collected it and saved up for big purchases. What a tremendous marketing tool of the day.
Was that when you'd actually earn a decent amount of it by purchasing? The earnings have been slashed by more than 90% since the program started in the 1950s. On a $100 purchase, you used to get $5 back. Then $3. Then $1.40. Now it's 40¢.
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Kiraly wrote: Was that when you'd actually earn a decent amount of it by purchasing? The earnings have been slashed by more than 90% since the program started in the 1950s. On a $100 purchase, you used to get $5 back. Then $3. Then $1.40. Now it's 40¢.
Likely means they were overcharging even more back then.
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Not a scam, they just arent accepting them now, not like they stop accepting forever.
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MP3_SKY wrote: Not a scam, they just arent accepting them now, not like they stop accepting forever.
There isn't any scientific reason to not accept it at the moment and they're likely doing it simply to get people to forget about it still existing.
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lennyandcarl wrote: There isn't any scientific reason to not accept it at the moment and they're likely doing it simply to get people to forget about it still existing.
That's why to always use those CT money, or points or rewards frequently and not accumulated a big amount of it and realize there is a problem using it. There is just no incentive to save all in a big chunk and spent it all at once.

Unless the redemption program like SDM, where you can use 50000 pts for $65 worth of stuff, etc...., it gives a better value to save more to use it. Other than this reason, just use them up regularly.
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MP3_SKY wrote: Not a scam, they just arent accepting them now, not like they stop accepting forever.
If you think about it, it kinda is. Unless they are also refusing cash at the moment, there isn’t really any reason to not accept CT money. Wouldn’t cash actually change hands more often than CT money?
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I think the pandemic was the nail in paper CTM's coffin. It will likely never come back. They will at some point start to accept what people bring in, but I predict they will never give out any more. Why would they continue with it, when they already have the electronic version of it (Triangle Rewards) up and running.
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Paigne wrote: If you think about it, it kinda is. Unless they are also refusing cash at the moment, there isn’t really any reason to not accept CT money. Wouldn’t cash actually change hands more often than CT money?
They should provide a date when they will re-accept and when they can stop accepting CT money. I agree that it is kinda of rip off by totally accepting CT without prior notice.
Just like TTC coins, they give you a long notice before they stop accepting those.

However, maybe there is some fine print they used to protect themselves, saying they are right to stop this CT money program anytime with no condition or prior notice, then you are SOL.
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Kiraly wrote: I think the pandemic was the nail in paper CTM's coffin. It will likely never come back. They will at some point start to accept what people bring in, but I predict they will never give out any more. Why would they continue with it, when they already have the electronic version of it (Triangle Rewards) up and running.
Agree, they will most likely terminate the program eventually.
Everything is digital, google pay, samsung pay, etc....although CT is usually felt behind others, Face With Tears Of Joy

In X years, maybe those are collector's favorite, OP may consider Keeping some of them.
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Used to love Sandy McTire, and my Cdn Tire Money
Lots of great memories

But … today I wonder WHY anyone would opt for their paper money
Versus the newer Digital CT Down-pointing Red Triangle Rewards Program and the E-Cdn Tire Money

The OLD Program has a very low return

Whereas the NEW Digital CT Down-pointing Red Triangle Rewards Program / E-Cdn Tire Money earns at a much faster rate …
Cuz you get PERSONAL OFFERS
Which earn Cdn Tire Money / CT Down-pointing Red Triangle Rewards Points at a much higher rate (multipliers)
Plus … Offers DO STACK … for even more Points = Money Value

Since the CT Down-pointing Red Triangle Rewards Program launched in May 2018
I have literally earned HUNDREDS of Dollars
Vs the OLD Paper Money Program where it would take YEARS to get anywhere near that amount of a return
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MP3_SKY wrote: Agree, they will most likely terminate the program eventually.
Everything is digital, google pay, samsung pay, etc....although CT is usually felt behind others, Face With Tears Of Joy

In X years, maybe those are collector's favorite, OP may consider Keeping some of them.
They are actually quite a bit behind because (unless it has been changed) they don’t even allow points (or GC) usage online. At least they didn’t at the start of covid. Obviously I don’t pay attention to CT enough to know if their website updated during covid (the smart thing would be to update it given the push to e-commerce during covid).
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Paigne wrote: They are actually quite a bit behind because (unless it has been changed) they don’t even allow points (or GC) usage online. At least they didn’t at the start of covid. Obviously I don’t pay attention to CT enough to know if their website updated during covid (the smart thing would be to update it given the push to e-commerce during covid).
That changed several months ago. You can now redeem your eCTM when purchasing online.
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Paigne wrote: They are actually quite a bit behind because (unless it has been changed) they don’t even allow points (or GC) usage online. At least they didn’t at the start of covid. Obviously I don’t pay attention to CT enough to know if their website updated during covid (the smart thing would be to update it given the push to e-commerce during covid).
Yes, I had a few CT GC and during Convid lockdown where stores are closed. I cannot pay with GC with my online orders, it was disappointing.
Also there is no flat rate shipping, the more items you buy, the more expensive it will be, unlike most online retailers, you will get free shipping once you reach their required amount of purchase,
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BernardRyder wrote: Has anyone checked if you can exchange their paper bills into digital perhaps, despite covid?
There's nothing as such unfortunately.

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