SPC Card Denied Everywhere

By wineshding

I bought the SPC card under the impression that it would procure discounts and pay itself off. However, my experience has been less than ideal.

In the past two weeks, I have been denied the discounts as written in the brochure set with the card, at multiple businesses, even when I show them the supposed discounts they said they would offer through SPC: including:

Teriyaki Experience

33 Heritage Meadows Way SE, Calgary AB

Spring Shoes

501 1 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB

American Eagle Outfitters

Chinook Centre, 655 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, AB


Chinook Centre, 6455 MacLeod Trail S.W. Calgary

I understand that different locations can set different standards for their discounts but to have been denied from all these locations seems like deceptive advertising to me. I even showed them the printed brochure at all these places and they all treated me like I was student-garbage.

Why bother going to these places if there is no real incentive, even with the card that’s supposedly tailored for students? Lies, very rude.

6 Responses to “SPC Card Denied Everywhere”

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    stephanie says...

    omg thats what happened to me in the past 2 years that i have bought it thats why i stopped buying it. On the book thingy some stores says 10% sale and regular but sometimes i go in the store they say it doesn’t apply to sale items and sometimes they give it to me.

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    Jenna says...

    Wow….that’s frustrating! I have an SPC card but haven’t used it yet…now I’m wondering if that’ll happen here in the GTA. I would contact SPC with your experience and see if they’ll do anything for you.

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    K says...

    I’ve been using my SPC card with no problems at all. In fact, I used it only a week/ a week and a half ago.

    There are a few things to keep in mind though. Some stores don’t honor the card if the item(s) are already on sale or if there is a promotion. Some stores only honor the cards in certain conditions, like buying so and so product (ie. buy a combo and get a drink free, or something. So you cant just expect 10% off your meal). You can get all the dets on the SPC card site. Also, some places will ask for your student ID. If you can’t prove to them your a student, they may not honor the discount.

    Just some things to keep in mind. If problems keep occurring, I’d suggest contacting the store itself (talk to the manager) AND SPC directly.

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    laura says...

    I use it all the time and never have a problem! Yes, you have to buy regular priced stuff though that does not already have a promotion attached to it. I use it at Jacob a lot actually, but they’ve been having a lot of sales already for it.

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    T says...

    Please report these places to SPC Facebook and ask that these vendors be removed from brochures. What they are doing is using SPC to advertise themselves but are not honouring their promises. What a scam.

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    Megan says...

    I use my spc card all the time at American eagle on clearance items and never had a problem

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