Canon Europe has (or had) a printer rewards scheme called Print Rewards, where you earn points for printing and replacing ink cartridges. Those points can then be exchanged for things like photo paper.
This morning I received this email from Canon:
Okay, no big deal I thought, I’ll just redeem my points. Expect, contrary to what is said in the email, all the meaningful rewards have been removed, and only these are left:
Previously, 500 points would’ve got me a pack of pro A4 photo paper, and 1000 points a pack of pro A3 photo paper. But all those options are gone, and there are only a few discounts on oddball products (which aren’t even things that can be used with an existing printer).
‘The 50% off a camera bag doesn’t sounds that bad’, I thought. Except there’s only a single camera bag in stock on the Canon UK online shop, and it’s a tiny bag for compact cameras.
Perhaps you’re wondering what’s in this new Canon Club? More discounts, as it turns out. These are the first two:
The first code is completely useless, as photo paper is already 20% off in the Canon UK online shop, and Canon discounts don’t stack. (In fact, the Zoemini is also already discounted, so that reward in Printer Rewards is probably also useless.)
And there’s also a promised 15% Lowepro discount in Canon Club – except that when you click through, it’s only 5%.
Canon – sort it out.