Visa Cardholders 'Share the Spotlight' at the Toronto International Film Festival®

Visa Canada offers cardholders exclusive online and in-person access as a major sponsor of the Festival

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Visa Canada is inviting cardholders to 'Share the Spotlight' as a major sponsor of the 37th Toronto International Film Festival. With a variety of exclusive perks on site, priority access to tickets and a wealth of insider information at Visa.ca/Spotlight, Visa is giving cardholders access to the Festival like never before.

"We are thrilled to have increased our level of sponsorship to now be a major sponsor moving into our 15th year working with the Toronto International Film Festival," said Brenda Woods, Head of Marketing, Visa Canada. "This year cardholders can look forward to an unprecedented level of access to the Festival online and in person with a wide variety of perks and surprises."

Beginning September 5, 2012, all Visa cardholders will have access to the Visa.ca/Spotlight website, an all access online hub with new Festival content added daily. Two, high profile bloggers on-site, on the red carpet at the Visa Screening Room will be offering readers exclusive information and interviews with celebrities throughout the course of the Festival.

Throughout the Festival, Visa cardholders will also have a chance to truly share the spotlight by having their photo taken on the Visa blue carpet located near Roy Thomson Hall. Cardholders' photos will be posted on Visa.ca/Spotlight where they can access them and share with friends. Each photo will also be projected as cardholders enjoy their 15 minutes, or seconds, of fame.

Visa Infinite cardholders at the Festival can experience perks early, starting with an exclusive ticket pre-sale from August 30 to September 5 for select films screening at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Once at the Festival, Visa Infinite cardholders will experience a variety of on-site perks and benefits including the ability to unwind in an exclusive lounge at the Visa Screening Room.

For more details and to purchase advance tickets beginning August 30, Visa Infinite cardholders can visit www.VisaInfinite.ca. All cardholders can visit www.Visa.ca/Spotlight for more information about access to the Toronto International Film Festival.

Visa Infinite provides cardholders with one-of-a-kind, memorable experiences for themselves, their family and friends. This includes exceptional benefits at some of the world's finest hotels, exclusive access to entertainment and sports events and a complimentary 24/7 concierge service.

About Visa
Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency.  Underpinning digital currency is one of the world's most advanced processing networks—VisaNet—that is capable of handling more than 20,000 transactions a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants.  Visa is not a bank, and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers.  Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products.  For more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com.

SOURCE VISA Canada Corporation




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