SPC Announces New Partnership Giving Mississauga Students Additional Benefits

Published August 15, 2019 at 4:34 am


If you’re a student in Mississauga, you either owned or thought about owning a Student Price Card. Now SPC is teaming up with a major bank to give students more benefits.

On Monday (August 12), SPC announced its new partnership with CIBC, and that student and youth clients of the bank will receive benefits from an entirely redeveloped SPC platform. They will also gain access to the same student-exclusive contests, promotions and giveaways already offered to current SPC members, at no additional cost.

“It has always been SPC’s primary goal to put students first by making sure they feel heard,” said SPC Chief Operating Officer, Adeel Syed. “With the significant rise in the cost of education in recent years and the change in student spending habits, SPC and CIBC are both proud and excited to share just how beneficial our partnership is with incoming students joining the program.”

CPC is Canada’s top coalition loyalty program for the past three years and offers students instant savings online and in thousands of participating retail locations at more than 450 partners.

For a $10 fee (or free for eligible CIBC clients), SPC members save while shopping with premium retailers like Forever 21, American Eagle Outfitters, Urban Outfitters, Samsung and ALDO.

Students also receive discounts making everyday purchases at Pizza Pizza, Taco Bell and Burger King.

Current and new CIBC clients with an eligible student or youth product can now get a free SPC membership, in addition to the current free banking offer on student bank accounts and travel and cashback perks on credit cards for students.

“CIBC is proud to partner with one of Canada’s top student loyalty programs,” says Jeff Smith, the Vice President, Loyalty Solutions & Partnerships at CIBC. “We are committed to helping Canadian students achieve their goals while saving for the future. An SPC membership is one-way students can get a little bit back as they work towards completing their education.”

SPC states that the average Canadian undergraduate student spends between $9,300 and $19,500 per year, depending on their choice to live at home or closer to campus during their studies. 

This year, SPC has launched an enhanced and redeveloped digital experience. This includes a new online platform and app that provides access to personalized offers, geo-targeted deals and limited-time discounts. The latest enhancements also hope to improve user experiences.

“By coupling the instant savings of an SPC membership with the selection of student and youth banking products and services available at CIBC, we are confident that we have the strongest program available for Canadian students today,” said Syed. “We believe our new web and app platforms, along with the CIBC partnership, will allow students to receive the best possible experience moving forward while granting them access to exclusive deals and perks we know members will love.”

What do you think of the new benefits students can receive from this partnership?

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