Student discount · SPC

Roots & SPC

All students receive 10% off* at Roots stores and

To shop in store, show your valid VIP SPC Card, BMO SPC MasterCard or SPC Card along with your student ID at the cash. To shop online, login to first and follow the instructions provided.


* Receive 10% off. Valid on in-stock merchandise only. Excludes gift cards purchased, custom orders and specialty collections (including but not limited to The Canada Collection by Roots and masks). Eligible amount calculated on merchandise total only, before applicable taxes (and shipping). Not redeemable for cash, nor is it valid for any previously purchased merchandise. Offer cannot be combined with any other coupons, discounts, offers or promotions. Offer valid in-store and online. To redeem offer in-store provide a valid VIP SPC Card, BMO SPC MasterCard or SPC Card along with valid student ID at checkout. To redeem online, log in to first and follow the instructions provided. Offer Valid from August 1, 2020, until August 31, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is SPC?
A : SPC (Student Price Card) is a Canadian loyalty card for students that offers discounts and deals at select stores and restaurants across Canada.
Q: What can I get with my SPC Card?
A : At Roots, as a student with a valid SPC Card and valid student ID, you save 10% off all regular-priced items*, excluding special collections. Simply show your SPC Card and valid student ID at cash every time you shop at Roots.
Q: Where can I get my SPC Card?
A :You can purchase your SPC Card online at, or at high schools, campus bookstores, BMO and select retailers.
Q: Is SPC for students only?
A : Yes, SPC is a membership program for students only. Students of any age can use an SPC Card, including elementary, junior high school, secondary school, CÉGEP, college, university, private and public academies and schools of special focus or interest.

Roots has the right to refuse any discount if a valid student ID is not shown at the time of purchase.

Q: Can someone else use my SPC Card?
A : No, SPC Cards are for students only. Parents, family members and friends cannot use your card. If a parent or someone else is paying, the student must be there at the time of purchase and only the student’s items are eligible for applicable discounts.

Terms of use: SPC Cards may not be shared and are non-transferable. Card sharing is strictly prohibited and constitutes fraud. Any cardholder who shares their SPC Card will have their privileges revoked. In addition, SPC Card partners (e.g. Roots) have the right to seize a card if it is used by someone:

  • other than the person whose signature appears on the back of the card.
  • who is not a student.

Q: Do I have to show my student ID?
A : If you are over 16 years old, you must show your student ID. As an SPC partner, Roots has the right to ask for your student ID to make sure that you are a student. The applicable discount may be refused if you do not show valid student ID at cash.

You do not have to show student ID if you are a student under 16 years old, a VIP SPC Card holder, or a BMO SPC MasterCard holder.

Q: Will my SPC Card expire?
A : Yes, your SPC Card and Roots discount are valid from September 1, 2017 until July 31, 2018.

You must purchase your SPC Card every year. The expiry date is printed on the back of the card and doesn’t change no matter when you buy your card.

If you have a BMO SPC MasterCard, the expiry date varies and is printed directly on the credit card.

Q: What if I forget to bring my SPC Card or lose it?
A : Unfortunately, you are only eligible for your student discount if you have both your SPC Card and valid student ID present at the time of purchase.

If you lose your card, you will need to buy a new one. SPC Cards are not traceable and will not be replaced if they are lost or stolen.

Q: Does my BMO SPC MasterCard also qualify for my discount?
A : Yes, when you pay with your BMO SPC MasterCard please let the cashier know that you are eligible for your student discount before paying.
Q: Can I use my SPC Card online?
A : Yes you can, but you need to login to your account on first. Click on ‘SHOP’ in the top navigation, find Roots and follow the instructions provided.