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Canada Day: Mid-Time period Report – Pointshogger

Blissful Canada Day everybody!

It’s also the time of the 12 months the place we publish our mid-term report. This put up is written on the midway mark of 2022. We revealed our 2022 New Yr’s want listing again on January 1st and the ultimate report might be revealed on New Yr’s Eve.

Understand that all needs are typically a win/win/win state of affairs for everybody (rewards firm, retailer and buyer) concerned within the transaction. Mainly, we can not anticipate firms to do extra for the customers except they’re getting one thing out of it. However somewhat forwards and backwards can go a good distance, moderately than relying on one-way streets.

Grading System

Right here’s a fast recap of the grading system:

  • A+ Exceeding expectations with nothing extra to enhance on (virtually inconceivable to realize this grade, however I listed it to place some perspective on the spectrum)
  • Superior job
  • B+ Good job
  • B Respectable, met expectations
  • Acceptable
  • Higher than nothing 
  • E Nothing modified, no enhancements
  • F Fail, went backwards

Now onto the mid-term report card of our want listing. Word that the gadgets are listed within the order of desire.

1) Both a brand new co-branded airline or resort loyalty bank card

For years now, nonetheless no progress right here. Not even a hearsay to work with?

Grade: E

2) One bank card firm making a big leap

Our most up-to-date rankings was revealed on December 21, 2021 (see: Rating the Credit score Card Portfolios of Every Canadian Monetary Establishments). Since then, there have been some all-time excessive enroll bonus promotions provided by totally different firms, however nobody made any everlasting additions or adjustments to their portfolio that warrant any important motion within the rankings. The adjustments within the rankings are primarily based on everlasting modifications or gives, not momentary promotions.

Grade: E

3) Extra Progress In direction of Excessive Pace Trains

Some progress right here with the Federal Authorities making an announcement on March 9, 2022: Authorities of Canada launches the subsequent section within the procurement course of for Excessive Frequency Rail. VIA Rail continues to work to implement Excessive Frequency Rail service between its main rail centres (Québec Metropolis-Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto).

When studying by the proposal, you will notice that that is going to take time. However at the least there’s a dedication and progress!

Grade: C

4) A Model New Transferable Factors Program or New Partnership

Grocery chain Empire joined an possession group behind Scene+ loyalty program. As a outcomes, Scene+ can have extra sources to increase its program additional. This to me is a big transfer that may put some strain on different loyalty firms in Canada to step up their sport. Thus far, the elevated competitiveness appears to be like to profit customers. Let’s see the way it performs out, however I’m going to provide this a really constructive outcome.

Grade: B+

5) One Airline aside from Air Canada Breaking Out

Thus far this 12 months, it appears to be like like Aptitude Airways is essentially the most aggressive Canadian airline who’s seeking to increase its fleet and repair. In the event that they do, they’ll take a bigger market share. Simply in time for journey opening again up. Aptitude already has a really artistic manner on costing to journey. The largest grievance, they appear to be getting is their degree of service. That to me most likely has extra to do with coaching and staff displaying as much as work happier (put up for an additional day). If they’ll clear that up, they’ll actually make their mark on Canadian journey.

Grade: B+


Understand that the want listing is all the time a protracted shot to start with, so any type of progress is all the time a win in my books. So total, this appears to be like like it’s shaping out to be a fantastic 12 months with progress and plenty to look ahead to!

What are your ideas about our want listing? Please tell us within the remark part beneath!



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