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General News · 16th September 2011
John Sprungman
Following is a BC Ferries email notice:

BC FERRIES REMINDS HORNBY AND CORTES CUSTOMERS TO TRANSFER VALUE OF OLD PAPER TICKETS ON TO BC FERRIES EXPERIENCE CARD
Paper tickets no longer have a monetary value as of October 1, 2011

VICTORIA – BC Ferries is reminding customers they have until October 1, 2011 to transfer the value of any old paper tickets for Hornby and Cortes Islands on to a BC Ferries Experience Card. With the successful introduction of wireless hand-held point of sale units at Denman East and Quadra East last year, BC Ferries discontinued the sale of prepaid paper tickets for these two routes in the fall of 2010.

As of October 1, 2011, prepaid paper tickets for Hornby and Cortes Islands will no longer have a monetary value. BC Ferries advised customers of the phase-out of the old paper tickets last fall and is taking the opportunity now to remind customers once again to transfer any outstanding paper tickets for these two routes on to a BC Ferries Experience Card at Campbell River, Buckley Bay or any other terminal with a point of sale system.

The BC Ferries Experience Card is a wallet-sized electronic payment card, similar to a gift card. The card offers additional features to registered customers, such as loss protection, auto re- load and card pooling, which allows a secondary cardholder to share the primary cardholder’s balance. The BC Ferries Experience Card replaced the old prepaid paper tickets in the spring of 2008.

For information about BC Ferries Experience Card, visit www.bcferries.com.