TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 4, 2014) - The AIR MILES® Reward Program and Plastiq Inc., an online payment service provider that enables credit card payments in instances when credit cards are not traditionally accepted, are pleased to announce their partnership to reward Collectors and Plastiq members.
Residents of Alberta now have the opportunity to earn AIR MILES reward miles for payments made through Plastiq, such as taxes, tuition, utility bills and more. Collectors will earn 50 reward miles for their first payment of $100 or more through Plastiq, and 25 reward miles for every $2,500 in payments made thereafter. Plus, Collectors who earn reward miles with their AIR MILES affiliated BMO Bank of Montreal or American Express cards can earn even more at any AIR MILES Sponsors.
"Cardholders want to use their cards to make payments they're already committed to, such as personal or business taxes, tuition, and utility bills, for three primary reasons - rewards, convenience and control," said Eliot Buchanan, CEO and co-founder of Plastiq. "We are pleased to provide additional value and even more rewards opportunities for Plastiq members in Alberta through this partnership with the AIR MILES Reward Program."
Partnering with Plastiq extends the reach of AIR MILES to payment merchants that don't accept credit cards, affording Collectors new opportunities to earn reward miles on regularly recurring spend such as utility bills. For Plastiq, this partnership is another way to further empower cardholders with convenience, rewards and control.
"For more than twenty years, AIR MILES has provided its Collectors the opportunity to earn reward miles on everyday purchases," said Blair Cameron, Senior Vice-President, Client Services, AIR MILES Reward Program. "With new partnerships, such as the capabilities Plastiq offers, we are able to further expand these earning opportunities for our Collectors and Plastiq customers; in turn creating a rewarding experience for those other vital financial transactions that cover important living expenses."
For more information about Plastiq and current AIR MILES reward miles offers, visit www.plastiq.com/airmiles or www.airmiles.ca.
About Plastiq Inc.
Plastiq Inc. is a respected payment solutions company that was founded on the belief that people should be able to pay anyone when, where, and how they want. The Plastiq service empowers cardholders to make payments for tuition, taxes, utility bills, and more with their card of choice. In doing so, the service enables cardholders to enjoy the convenience, rewards and security of credit cards where they were not previously accessible. The company currently enables select card payments in North America. Plastiq Inc. is headquartered in Boston, with an office in Toronto. For more information, please visit www.plastiq.com.
About the AIR MILES Reward Program
Founded in 1992, the AIR MILES Reward Program is Canada's premier coalition loyalty program with more than 10 million active Collector accounts, representing approximately two-thirds of all Canadian households. The AIR MILES Reward Program allows Collectors to earn reward miles simply by doing their everyday shopping at more than 240 leading brand-name Sponsors, representing thousands of retail and service locations across Canada and leading global brands online. The AIR MILES Reward Program also allows Collectors to indulge in more than 1,200 leisure, entertainment, merchandise, travel and a range of accredited, environmentally friendly lifestyle rewards. With AIR MILES Cash, Collectors can also have the flexibility to instantly redeem their AIR MILES reward miles in-store towards many every day and high value purchases like gas, grocery, drug store items and home improvement purchases at participating Sponsors.