I have been collecting Canadian Tire Money since 1985. I joined the CTCCC (Canadian Tire Coupon Collectors Club) in November of 1990. In April of 1991, I met Ovide Bilodeau at the CTCCC meeting in Oshawa, Ontario. Ironically we were both members of the Laurentian Coin Club but had never met until that moment. Ovide was the editor/publisher of the Bilodeau Guide to Canadian Tire Money since 1987. Ovide was very busy at the time. He owned 4 different stores with a little over 200 kilometers between them and he spent a lot of time on the road. He had issued the second edition of the Guide and was looking for someone to help with the third edition. Being in the publishing business myself, I naturally joined Ovide and Ghislaine Memme and we issued the third edition in 1992 after much research.
The complete collection of regular and replacement Canadian Tire notes contains just over 700 notes today. The Gas Bar series, where it all began, contains about 100 notes. The Store series contains almost 500 notes and is still growing. Then we have the Lubritorium series with about 90 regular notes and the Montcalm series with about 40 different notes. Add to this, error, variety, specialty and specimen notes and a collection can be endless.
I am a charter member of the Canadian Tire Coupon Collector’s Club (CTCCC) since 1990. I was the editor of the Club newsletter “The Collector" between 1994 and 2017 and I was awarded the editor and newsletter Award of Merit by the RCNA in 2009 and 2014. I was honoured with the prestigious “Sandy Mctire Award of Distinction" in 2007 for my contributions to the Club and I have held Canadian Tire Money postal auctions since 1997, where I have sold thousands of CTC notes.
Over the years I have built-up my collection of Canadian Tire notes to the point that I am missing only a very few hard to find notes. I present to you, here, some of the spares that I have accumulated over the years. I would gladly trade for notes that I do not have for sale on my site.
My grading is very strict, I do not believe in dividing grades to maximize profits. I use only GOOD, VERY GOOD, FINE, VERY FINE, EXTRA FINE, ALMOST UNC and UNC. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the grade of the note that I sent you, please send it back for a full refund.
You will notice that I use the original Bilodeau numbering system. The Bilodeau Guide was the Club reference from day one when the Club was formed in 1990. It was replaced by the “Canadian Tire Numismatic Catalogue" in 2017 and is available on my site.