Well the partnership between SCENE and Sport Chek was relatively short lived. It has been announced that as of October 1st you’ll no longer be able to earn or redeem SCENE points at Sport Chek stores across the country.
This is obviously a blow to SCENE which as a program had aspirations to grow into a full fledged coalition program to compete against the likes of Aeroplan and AIR MILES. Right now coalition programs in Canada just can’t seem to make growth work in terms of adding and keeping worthwhile partners and such is the case here. Really is too bad as I have two kids involved in sports and it was nice to collect the SCENE points on those semi-frequent purchases at Sport Chek.
Interestingly enough this is the second coalition program to come and go for Sport Chek as if you may recall they used to be an AIR MILES merchant a few years ago.
Perhaps FGL (Forzani’s Group) will go ahead and actually launch their own program instead as was reported in the news several years ago.
For SCENE members you’ll still be able to earn and burn with Cineplex, Scotia, and the Cara group of restaurants.
SCENE® VISA* card
• 5,000 bonus SCENE points with $500 in everyday purchases within the first three months. That’s – 5 FREE Movies*
• Earn 1 SCENE point for every $1 you spend on credit card purchases
• Earn 5 SCENE points for every $1 you spend on SCENE Visa purchases at
participating Cineplex Entertainment theatres or online at cineplex.com
• Rates, fees and other information are effective as of July 1, 2017. Subject to change.
• No annual fee
• 20% AVIS rental card discount