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"Official" Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points discussion

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  • Dec 11th, 2017 12:46 pm
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j831 wrote:
Apr 5th, 2017 8:43 pm
Are you 100% sure? If the "candy and snacks" coupon works for food as well I'd rather not spend $10 solely on chips and junk food.
Yup I have bought nothing but $10 milk and used 2,000 pts on $10 candy and snacks and 20X milk together and gotten 40x points. My favourite combo.
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Jan 28, 2014
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The food and snacks coupon worked for me when I just bought "food". However, the candy and snacks coupon did not work for me when I bought food only.

Luck of the draw I guess.
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I looked in my history and in Jan I bought 2 milk, 2 chips and used the candy and snacks coupon and 20X milk and it all worked. 4040 pts on $14.24

Feb I bought 2 instant coffee and a raisin bread and the candy and snacks coupon worked, 2110 on $11.47
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lecale wrote:
Apr 6th, 2017 11:31 am
I looked in my history and in Jan I bought 2 milk, 2 chips and used the candy and snacks coupon and 20X milk and it all worked. 4040 pts on $14.24

Feb I bought 2 instant coffee and a raisin bread and the candy and snacks coupon worked, 2110 on $11.47
I apparently do not live right!
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Sep 23, 2009
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I logged in today and now I see they have "$ off" Coupons.

It wasn't really a "$ off", but more of a buy a product for certain price coupon.

The offer was for PC "The Decadent" Cookies - which is a Loblaws brand - for $1.88

I have bought this product at $2 in the past, but I mostly skip it nowadays because $3.50 is just a ridiculous price for cookies.
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The coupon also stated it was "As seen in Flyer" which wasn't the case. Or it wasn't for the place I go to.

Maybe this is just the regular store price this week? But why make it a coupon?
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During 20x point events, gift card purchases don't count towards the extra points. Right?
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Jotamide wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 5:33 pm
During 20x point events, gift card purchases don't count towards the extra points. Right?
Correct. For the 20X on $50, buy a $50 gift card and earn 500 pts (10 x $50). Then use the gift card to pay for your purchases and earn 10,000 pts (20 x 10 x $50).
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Jul 11, 2008
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Does using vendor coupons still count towards reaching "when you spend" offers?

Ie. If I have an offer for get 20x the points when you spend $20 or more on almost anything....if I pick up $20 worth of products and then use vendor coupons to cover $10 out of the $20 total and only pay $10 + GST etc out of pocket, would I satisfy the "when you spend $20, get 20x the points" offer and get 20x the points?
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adilh53 wrote:
Apr 24th, 2017 4:46 am
Does using vendor coupons still count towards reaching "when you spend" offers?

Ie. If I have an offer for get 20x the points when you spend $20 or more on almost anything....if I pick up $20 worth of products and then use vendor coupons to cover $10 out of the $20 total and only pay $10 + GST etc out of pocket, would I satisfy the "when you spend $20, get 20x the points" offer and get 20x the points?
yes
Newbie
Nov 10, 2016
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Optimum bonus event this weekend! Saw it on savingsguru.ca. Spend 50,000 points, get $50.00 off, ($30.00 savings) spend 95,000 points get $200 off ($30.00 savings)
Newbie
Apr 27, 2017
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What is the order that the seniors discount is taken off. I want to get an xbox1 lets say it's 400. Do i automatically get the 20% off (80$ if lucky but 50$ limit) = 350 THEN the tax from 350? or is that tax always from the original amount (400)?
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Offer double dip

Today I had 8k WUS $30 OTC and 20X WUS $50...both worked.

I earned 8k + 20X($50-$30)
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lecale wrote:
May 1st, 2017 10:39 pm
Offer double dip

Today I had 8k WUS $30 OTC and 20X WUS $50...both worked.

I earned 8k + 20X($50-$30)
I am sure this was a good event for you... But you lost me with all the abbreviations. Black Question Mark OrnamentBlack Question Mark Ornament
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PointsHubby wrote:
May 2nd, 2017 2:49 am
I am sure this was a good event for you... But you lost me with all the abbreviations. Black Question Mark OrnamentBlack Question Mark Ornament
8,000 pts when you spend $30 on Over the Counter Medications (weekly offer) and 20X points when you spend $50 (one day offer) worked together.

I got the 8,000 points on the $30 and then I got 20X for the remaining $20 ($50-$30) for 12,000 pts total (Would have been 10,000 if I just got the 20X)

I have had a $30 redemption and a 20X on $50 work together this way before (where I got points on $20) but I have never had two "when you spend" offers work like this that I remember.

Anyway sorry for the shorthand!

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