'Money' issued by the Canadian
retail chain Canadian Tire
as part of a customer loyalty program (similar to trading stamps). Notes of Canadian Tire Money are engraved, and have the feel of real money, although the notes are smaller than Canadian legal tender. Because of the wide presence of Canadian Tire stores across Canada
, some other businesses in Canada will accept it as payment, and some Canadian eBay
sellers also accept it. A widely known urban legend in Canada is the Canadian tourist (visiting the United States
or elswhere) that convinces someone that Canadian Tire money is Canada's national currency, and uses it to pay off a debt.
The Ontarian will accept Canadian Tire money for payment of classified ads.