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"Official" Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points discussion

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Oct 14, 2017
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scoper wrote:
Oct 21st, 2017 10:05 pm
Did some shoppers shopping today using my optimum card and when I got home I was surprised to see an email from Shoppers with my receipt. 1st time I see this, color me impressed.
No such email following my purchase last Friday. Anyone else?
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Aug 24, 2011
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I'm sure someone here has done this, so....

I have enough points for two 95,000 point redemptions. I want to be sure that when it hits bonus redemption, if I go and redeem 95,000 points, for $170, then do it again, I'll get the full bonus redemption points. Does that work? There is no limit like you can only get the bonus points once per bonus redemption weekend, is there?

Just want to be sure before I go and spend $350 bucks at Shoppers.
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Jonric wrote:
Oct 24th, 2017 3:17 pm
No such email following my purchase last Friday. Anyone else?
I bought some stuff last night. No e-mail.
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bc3205 wrote:
Oct 18th, 2017 6:52 pm
Here is one of the stories;

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/ ... -1.4249109

Search - 'pharmaprix class action'
Funny that Quebec won, even though the exact same thing happened here in Ontario / rest of Canada and I haven't heard anything like that for other Canadians?
I remember Quebec had the program running longer (Ontario made a change, Quebec still had the "Old points" system).
Hmm
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DaVibe wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 7:22 pm
Funny that Quebec won, even though the exact same thing happened here in Ontario / rest of Canada and I haven't heard anything like that for other Canadians?
I remember Quebec had the program running longer (Ontario made a change, Quebec still had the "Old points" system).
Hmm
Quebec has a very good set of consumer protection laws...

Remember there was a guy who sued Lenovo and won here in RFD? And it seems the Quebec's Consumer Watchdog is suing Lenovo separately.
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mparik wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 1:47 pm
I'm sure someone here has done this, so....

I have enough points for two 95,000 point redemptions. I want to be sure that when it hits bonus redemption, if I go and redeem 95,000 points, for $170, then do it again, I'll get the full bonus redemption points. Does that work? There is no limit like you can only get the bonus points once per bonus redemption weekend, is there?

Just want to be sure before I go and spend $350 bucks at Shoppers.
Gotta wait to check the fine print when the bonus redemption weekend happens. Pretty sure you’ll be fine with just two 95,000 redemptions. Last time it was max 2 per day, so max 4 for the two day event.

At this point we don’t even know if it’ll be 2 days, 1 day, 3 days, we’re just guessing it’ll be around Black Friday again.
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Lord Denning wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 9:39 pm
Does anyone know when the coupons load - is it 12am?
I get the notification at 9 AM on Saturday. I've never checked before 9 AM to see if they're available, though.
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Aug 17, 2003
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Update - coupons go live at exactly 12:00am.

Was able to make a purchase at 24 hour location in Ontario just after midnight using a coupon but still having access to the previous days pricing.
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Lord Denning wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 10:28 am
Update - coupons go live at exactly 12:00am.

Was able to make a purchase at 24 hour location in Ontario just after midnight using a coupon but still having access to the previous days pricing.
That's good to know.

I thought that the computer & cash registers would have updated at Midnight as well.

Lol, always annoys me when I go into a SDM late on the last day of the flyer, and the clerks are ripping down the Sale Tags from the shelves. Seriously, if you are not a 24 Hour location, cannot this happen overnight when there are no Customers still in the store shopping ?
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Aug 17, 2003
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Apparently the prices changes in the system between 12:30am and 1:00am.

It was a race against the clock!
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Aug 24, 2011
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Mike15 wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 11:53 pm
Gotta wait to check the fine print when the bonus redemption weekend happens. Pretty sure you’ll be fine with just two 95,000 redemptions. Last time it was max 2 per day, so max 4 for the two day event.

At this point we don’t even know if it’ll be 2 days, 1 day, 3 days, we’re just guessing it’ll be around Black Friday again.
Perfect. I plan on doing two 95,000 point redemptions.
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bc3205 wrote:
Oct 14th, 2017 6:39 pm
Looks like the class action against Pharmaprix is being paid out.

Check your Optimum points balance and find additional points that are unrelated to your actual purchases.
This seems to be for Quebec clients only. Don't know how they calculate the number of points that each
account is entitled to, but free points is always good.
ryan10075 wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 7:31 pm
Quebec has a very good set of consumer protection laws...

Remember there was a guy who sued Lenovo and won here in RFD? And it seems the Quebec's Consumer Watchdog is suing Lenovo separately.
Quite a puzzled how Pharmaprix worked out the class action . Got 4853 "Prime/Promo" points added to my card 3 weeks ago ... worked out less than $6 for my redemption of $750+
Well, better than $0.00
Going to redeem 95k on the next "bonus" promo. Hopefully by Feb 2018, enough points for the last and final redemption at Pharmaprix.
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imoo2u wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 2:08 pm
Quite a puzzled how Pharmaprix worked out the class action . Got 4853 "Prime/Promo" points added to my card 3 weeks ago ... worked out less than $6 for my redemption of $750+
Well, better than $0.00
Going to redeem 95k on the next "bonus" promo. Hopefully by Feb 2018, enough points for the last and final redemption at Pharmaprix.
At least with this precedant they needed to top up the points for BMO Rewards or the PC Optimum merge.
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Does baby formula get you optimum points or is it excluded?

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