BY MARISSA CUDDY
Student Price Cards (SPC) have become a popular loyalty card for many students. The discounts are well worth the $11.30 that they cost.
SPC can be purchased at Conestoga at the Bookstore or CSI service hub.
“Specifically for the Conestoga Bookstore we have 10 per cent off all Conestoga crested items. All you have to do is show your card,” said Grace Sham, retail services co-ordinator at the Bookstore. “And there is also a whole lot of retailers that have a lot of discounts for students.”
Over the last few years SPC has changed and added more deals to the card which has made it more popular.
Some of the stores and restaurants you can use the card at are American Eagle, Bluenotes, Forever 21, Old Navy, Boston Pizza, Jack Astor’s, McDonald’s and Menchie’s. For a full list go to www.spccard.ca/deals.
There is also an app available that lists all the deals and mobile perks such as different contests and deals that are not included in the email newsletters.
To get the most out of a SPC card, sign up for email newsletters to help you keep up on contests and limited time offers.
Following their social media pages is another way students can stay up-to-date.
Amanda Power, a Conestoga accounting student, said, “When everybody’s in school finances are strapped so getting any discount would be beneficial.”
Sham said, “Get one for the discounts, that is what the SPC card is for.”
In addition to the many deals, discounts and contests the company also has a blog that is aimed at students. It focuses on student life, entertainment and their “#realstudentproblems”. Many of the posts from the blog are shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
One thing students who purchase the card must remember is that they are the only ones allowed to use it and they may be asked at any time to provide their school student card as identification. The student card and SPC both must be valid for the current school year. They normally expire July 30.
Ashley Jenah, an office administrator at SPC, directs anyone who has questions or wants to know more about the loyalty card or to order a card online to go to www.spccard.ca.