Important Changes

Beginning on March 1st, Members will be able to receive  new Spirit Visa* Prepaid Visa cards. These cards are issued by Peoples Trust Company and will replace those issued by VCIB

In order to receive your new Spirit Card, you must provide one piece of government issued ID and complete a consent form.

Once activated, your card can be used at all your favorite locations including your Co-op.

Not only does your new Spirit Card have the latest chip security features, it will also support Direct Deposit later in 2022

The last day to load funds onto your current Spirit Card is March 7th 2022

The last day you will be able to use your existing Spirit Card is March 31st 2022. If you have a balance on your Spirit Card after that date, Van City will mail you a cheque for your balance

Spirit Card Announcement

February 2022

For the last 6 years, your Co-op has been making it more convenient for you to shop through our Spirit Visa* Prepaid Card program. Some great changes are coming beginning February 22nd , 2022 that will make Spirit Card even easier to use. With those changes coming, it’s important that you understand the following information:

  • Beginning on February 22nd  your Co-op will start issuing new Spirit Cards
  • In order to receive your new Spirit Card, you will need to provide 1 piece of Government-issued photo ID and also complete a consent form
  • Once your card has been issued and registered at your Co-op, you will need to call a toll-free service number 1-888-483-0626 (located on the back of the card) to activate the card.
  • Once activated, your card can be used at all your favorite locations including your Co-op.
  • Not only does your new Spirit Card have the latest chip security features it will also support Direct Deposit later in 2022.
  • The last day to load funds to your current Spirit Card is March 7th 2022
  • The last day you will be able to use your existing Spirit Card is March 31 2022. If you have a balance on your Spirit Card after that date, VanCity will mail you a cheque for your balance.
  • If your current Spirit Card (VanCity) has expired and you have a balance you will need to contact VanCity 1-844-893-6622 and request a cheque for the funds
  • Please reach out to the General Manager in your Co-op if you have any questions.

Thanks for supporting the Spirit Card, we look forward to serving you better in the future.

Endless possibilities

What is it?

The Spirit Prepaid Reloadable Visa Card is a prepaid card that you can use wherever Visa cards are electronically accepted – even online. 

Why you'll love it

There’s no need for a credit check. A bank account isn’t required and best of all, it’s reloadable which means you can add money to your card as often¹ as you’d like.

Ready when you are

Easily budget and track your spending, shop online and get cash from any ATM displaying the Visa logo. Visa’s Zero Liability Policy² protects you from unauthorized purchases, theft or fraud, so it’s safer than carrying cash.

How to get it

Need a card or to reload? Find the nearest Arctic Co-op location where you can purchase or reload a Spirit Prepaid Reloadable Visa Card.

Try it Yourself

Transfer funds from card to card online and transfer funds to family and friends with the companion card. Get a Spirit Card today! The first card is free for Co-op Members 2.

Spirit Card Perks

Use your Spirit Card at Co-op and anywhere Visa is accepted. You can even
transfer funds online.

Community

The Spirit Card is part of the Arctic Co-op System. Loading your Spirit Card, making purchases at Co-op with your Spirit Card helps you to build your equity and keeps money in your community. 

Spend your money on what matters to you.

The Spirit Prepaid Reloadable Visa Primary Card has low fees so you can spend your money on your purchases -not your card. The Spirit Card can hold up to $10,000 and Visa’s Zero Liability Policy² protects you from unauthorized purchases, theft or fraud, so it’s safer than carrying cash.

Include family

 

As a Spirit VISA Cardholder you can obtain reloadable Companion cards in your Arctic Co-Op store. Up to four Reloadable Companion cards can be issued to family members and are linked to your Primary Spirit VISA card for funding and reloads.

Get a Spirit Card today

Low fees

Transfer funds online

First card is free 3

¹ Cardholder Agreement for fees and limits

2 First card is free for Co-op Members in the Arctic Co-op system.

Spirit Prepaid Reloadable Visa prepaid card is issued by Peoples Trust Company pursuant to license by Visa Int.

*Trademark of Visa International Service Association and used under license by Peoples Trust Company.