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What Tim Justice has to say about the CF One card especially for veterans

What Tim Justice has to say about the CF One card

I have just discovered the CF One card which I believe all ex-cadets can apply for. Major discounts for “veteran” status…such a free bags on westjet and air Canada, discounts on Via Rail etc.

All ex-military are allowed to join. Send proof of service (RMC diploma in a crunch)….and 3 days later you receive your temp card at no charge. Cf1fc@cfmws.com. Scan document proving service and you receive your card.

May I suggest this be sent out Club wide. Huge savings with airlines, Via Rail, car rentals, and retail….at no charge. Simply apply.

Especially for people such as myself who are not “retired” military with an ID card.

13750 Tim Justice RRMC / RMC Class of 1982) – Bio

6 Comments

  • 13139 Mitchell MacLeod

    November 20, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Agree 100%. I have used it for a discount on Via and to increase my baggage allowance on both Air Canada and WestJet. A word of warning, carry the policy on such as a screen capture on you phone or a printed copy as check in agents at smaller stations in the USA especially may not be aware of the policy. Last year returning from a visit with 13092 Stephen Chinnery I presented the card at Philadelphia Airport where Air Canada ground service is contracted to United….despite presenting the card I was still given a bill for US$112.00 in luggage charges…..the agent was totally unaware of the benefit, and thought I had given him a credit card. And he was none to happy about having to check me in a second time. A note, modern day veterans are not issued an ID card with photo anymore. So the CF One card with photo ID is all they get. Veterans Affairs cards are also acceptable forms of ID for the benefits .

  • 15531 Rick Lamothe

    November 20, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I use my CF One all the time, as per what Mitchell said, plus at hotels and attractions, ie got free lift tickets at Banff Sunshine Village on Nov 11. And both Sunshine Village and Lake Louise ski areas give Veterans discount throughout the ski season. I got free entrance tickets at Bush Garden in Tampa one year. It works well for me in the USA. Or 15% off parts at Hyundai. The CF One is indeed beneficial – just ask anywhere you go! And enjoy!

  • 13846 Kevin Bryski

    November 20, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Thank you for the info Tim. Very helpful and appreciated. I would note that having recently retired in September, the government no longer issues a photo ID for retirees! Also, the CF One card do not have a photo. Very disappointing.

    I would like to see the government issue the Photo ID as a wallet sized “certificate of service”, which would be similar to the US. This would provide increased acceptance among vendors ( retail outlets/recreation parks) globally that are willing to provide discounts to veterans.

  • 13080 David Blake-Knox

    November 21, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Tim, Mitch, Rick and Kev,

    When I transferred to the Sup Res in 2011 I got an NDI 75 Record of Service Card that included both my NCM Primary Reserve Service and my 30+ years of Reg F Officer Service. Having recently fully retired with almost 43 years of total service, I was disappointed to not be able to be issued an update of this card. The CF One card does not have a photo or list the years of service. I do think the NDI 75 should be reinstated for Veterans (as defined elsewhere). That being said, for those with a smaller number of years, this might not be an advantage.

    As to having no photo on the CF One card, I don’t see that as being a huge issue, but suggest that the card issuers look at having a photo as a paid option. I know, since I retired, I would likely need to pay several times to get new cards with updated facial hair change images and eventually the braids my bride promises to fashion in the months to come! Honestly, cards without photos are of limited value internationally.

    My 2 cents worth!

    Dave Blake-Knox
    On the left coast

  • 13139 Mitchell MacLeod

    November 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    DBK and others….the photo on my NDI 75 issued 1996 was taken ca 1990 and looks absolutely nothing like me today. In any event it dried up and fell apart so the CF One card is it.

  • Randy Stowell

    November 22, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    A generation gap. Veterans of Military Service want an “Identification Card” that gets them into US military Golf Courses and PX’s. The NDI 75 still works for me after 20 years. Veterans want an Identification card that tells that they have served. Perhaps Rank is not needed – but we want a card – issued by DND or Veterans Affairs that tells people we have served

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