Thrifty Foods Smile Card
way to support the Canadian Federation of the Blind... While
doing your grocery shopping!
Here’s What You Do:
- Phone (250)598-7154 or 1-800-619-8789,
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and
ask us for a Thrifty Foods Fundraising Smile Card.
- Take the Smile Card with you to Thrifty
Foods when you go grocery
shopping. Ask the cashier to load any amount you wish onto
the card before
paying for your grocery order. Pay for the card load with
cash, debit card or credit card.*
- Then, pay for your grocery order with
the Smile Card.
It’s that simple!
*Thrifty Foods will donate 5% of the amount
loaded on your Smile
Card to the Canadian Federation of the Blind. There
is absolutely no cost to you. When the card is running
low, load it again to continue to support us
every time you shop!
Thank you for your support!
Cardholder Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What if I do not have enough funds on
my Smile Card to pay for my grocery order?
A: The cashier can apply all available funds on the card to
your order. The
outstanding balance can be paid in cash, debit card, or credit
card. Cashiers cannot load a Smile Card once a grocery order
has been rung though the till.
Q: What if there are funds remaining on my
Smile Card once I’ve paid for my grocery order?
A: Use the funds to pay for purchases next time you shop at
Many customers will load an amount equal to their weekly,
biweekly or monthly grocery budget on payday or at the beginning
of the month and use
the card for their next several purchases. This speeds up
transaction time as no pin number or signature is required.
Q: How do I know the current balance of my
A: Your grocery receipt will show the remaining balance of
your Smile Card after each purchase or a cashier can swipe
the card at the till and do a balance inquiry. You can also
check your card balance at www.thriftyfoods.com
under Our Services, Smile Card, Check My Smile Card.
Q: How do I know I’m supporting my
A: Your grocery receipt will print a message at the bottom
– Thanks for your support!” Groups are required
to apply for participation in this program annually and are
advised of specific eligibility dates. If the group name does
not display on the receipt, the group has not reapplied for
funding and is not currently active. For example, schools
can fundraise during the school year (September to May), soccer
teams for the soccer
season (September to March), etc. Cardholders should check
with the group
for specific information on eligibility dates.
Q: What if my Smile Card is lost or stolen
and there is a balance on it?
A: Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately by
calling Thrifty Foods Customer Service (250-544-1234 or 1-800-667-8280)
or by going to any Thrifty Foods store. Once reported, existing
funds on the card are locked. A replacement card can be obtained
from the Customer Service desk at any Thrifty Foods location.
Keep a record of your 19 digit card number, located on the
back of the card, for reference in case of loss/theft.
Q: Should I keep my
Smile Card after the fundraising dates are over?
A: Yes – if the group applies for future funding, previously
issued cards will
be valid for the next approval period.