I was in Canadian Tire yesterday at the checkout, and the cashier handed me this Canadian Tire money card...
They are phasing out Canadian Tire Money and are going to migrate everyone to a 'loyalty card'. While I understand why they are doing this (it probably costs a fortune to maintain your own currency), I will miss the bills.
Getting a handful of Canadian Tire money at the cash always reminded me of buying hockey goalie pads or parts for my bike as a kid. I've often even paid for entire purchases with Canadian Tire money! Canadian Tire Money holds it value better than the Canadian Dollar too!
Also, this new Canadian Tire Money Card system will allow the company to sell your first party data (demographics, purchase history, and other information) in a data management platform to ad agencies for large amounts of money, which kind of sucks, because you are not going to see any of that cash.
We are losing the total anonymity of those crumply Canadian Tire bills with the Scottish dude on them and welcoming having our info sold to the highest bidder.
Canadian Tire Money RIP