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greenman456 wrote:
Dec 16th, 2015 9:00 pm
Guiding Stars now has the Spend $20 on Fresh Produce and Get 6000 points ready to load for you.
Thank you so much for posting. I forget to check for Guiding Stars, and $20 in produce is such an easy spend.
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greenman456 wrote:
Dec 17th, 2015 8:52 pm
Got a Spend $35 on Fresh Meat and Get 3500 Points offer today so if you are looking for that check the site.
I got spend $35 on pet food and get 7,000 points.

Cashiers cringe when they see me coming with all my little cans of cat food. Lol!!
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Dec 17, 2015
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fable wrote:
Dec 17th, 2015 2:21 am
I have the PC elite card too and just noticed on my PC plus app my recent food purchase at superstore only gave me 10 points for every dollar.

I think they are trying to get away with *****. Not impressed. I've had the card a few months and now wonder if all my PC purchases have been 10 points
Looking at the points online is very confusing. For example:
Nov 13, 2015 WORLD ELITE MC President's Choice Financial 1,261 0 $0.00
Nov 13, 2015 WORLD ELITE MC President's Choice Financial 2,520 0 $0.00
Nov 12, 2015 WORLD ELITE MC SS Edmonton Calgary Trail NW 0 0 $126.14

The details for the points transactions are:
MASTERCARD REWARDS 01 1,261 Points earnings
PC WORLD ELITE MASTERCARD LOBLAW REWARDS 01 2,520 Points earnings

So it appears that they award 2% (2,520) + 1% (1,261) in separate transactions.

I've had to file a "points inquiry" for each of the 5,000 points coupons that the card came with -- they never automatically showed up on my account. They've always promptly awarded the points after I filed a points inquiry, but it's annoying that I have to review my PC points to make sure I'm saving a dollar here and there on groceries... hardly worth the effort.

It's also unfortunate that when you redeem points you don't get 3% off those groceries. But overall I'm pretty happy with the program.

Does anyone know why some Superstore gas bars give more PC Points than others? There's one location around here that seems to give 10% back instead of 7%.
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greenman456 wrote:
Dec 17th, 2015 10:12 pm
Check your offers to find out. It was not part of my regular offers and has the same background as the Guiding Stars offer for what that is worth.
Nope not there - maybe they are upset I keep saving the 200 points per dollar beef offer for weeks on end.
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Mar 6, 2015
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Do multiple pc points bonuses apply to the same product? I got a 100pts per $1 of fresh lamb and a 2500pts for $25 of fresh meat this week. Considering that provigo has fresh lamb on for $5/lb, and it's my husband's favourite meat, the double bonuses would be the icing on the cake. Similarly, I have 100pts for $1 on mushrooms, potatoes, and apples this week along with the 6000pts for $20 on produce. Will these actually stack?
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yeahwhat wrote:
Dec 19th, 2015 9:41 am
Will these actually stack?
Yes.
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Sep 26, 2008
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Had an offer of 1,000 points for every $5 spent on Yoplait Source Yogurt. Bought a 16-pack for $4.97, assuming points would NOT be credited, but was pleasantly surprised when they were. :)
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Jul 10, 2008
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yeahwhat wrote:
Dec 19th, 2015 9:41 am
Do multiple pc points bonuses apply to the same product? I got a 100pts per $1 of fresh lamb and a 2500pts for $25 of fresh meat this week. Considering that provigo has fresh lamb on for $5/lb, and it's my husband's favourite meat, the double bonuses would be the icing on the cake. Similarly, I have 100pts for $1 on mushrooms, potatoes, and apples this week along with the 6000pts for $20 on produce. Will these actually stack?
It has always stacked for me.
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Jul 10, 2008
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I got extra offers today, one of being for Farmer's Market Apple & Pumpkin Pies and No Frills has them on sale for $4.97 which is sweet cause I have been meaning to get some Pumpkin Pie for a couple of weeks now so I picked up two.
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Sep 4, 2014
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mstachura wrote:
Dec 17th, 2015 2:41 pm
If you are redeeming points (say $100) for a grocery purchase, and you have $20 in produce, will you still receive the 6000 pts?
Yes, I still got the 6000 points, even though I redeemed PC points in my purchase.
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coupondiva2012 wrote:
Dec 17th, 2015 3:57 pm
they will include the following items sold in the produce department, in this offer:
nuts in shell (e.g. walnuts, pistachios)
refrigerated juices like POM, Bolthouse Farms
packaged salad like Dole salad
refrigerated dips
refrigerated dressing like Renee's

check PC Plus offers on Friday to see if you have additional points offer for produce

use reusable shopping bags + PC debit or credit card, to get more PC points (tip: you must swipe your card but if you want to pay with cash, you will still get the points for your reusable bags --> shows on your receipt)
:)
the cashier can input it but you will not get rewarded any points for bags if you do not pay with your pcf card. You must pay with a pcf card in order to be awarded points for bags
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Not really PC Plus related but I just picked up a few items at the nearby Loblaws for a potluck tonight and I couldn't believe how expensive certain items are: Cauliflower $7.99 a head (already discussed in another thread) and Cucumber $5.99 or pack of 3 (used to $2.99 or so in the summer)

I read a story on theStar yesterday how grocery prices will go up next year. This will make it even more important to price-match and use the points appropriately to bring your grocery bills down.

We don't eat out much these days but I imagine the restaurants and food courts will have to increase prices accordingly.
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canabiz wrote:
Dec 30th, 2015 12:47 pm
Not really PC Plus related but I just picked up a few items at the nearby Loblaws for a potluck tonight and I couldn't believe how expensive certain items are: Cauliflower $7.99 a head (already discussed in another thread) and Cucumber $5.99 or pack of 3 (used to $2.99 or so in the summer)

I read a story on theStar yesterday how grocery prices will go up next year. This will make it even more important to price-match and use the points appropriately to bring your grocery bills down.

We don't eat out much these days but I imagine the restaurants and food courts will have to increase prices accordingly.
Our Superstore had a sign up near the peppers talking about problems in their growing region limiting stock and apologizing that not all varieties would be available. I wonder if this is why all the produce is so high? We even noticed stalks of celery at almost $3 each.

I'm hoping whatever weather conditions created this increase are just seasonal (I know California has had huge problems, but assume other regions grow these items as well).
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canabiz wrote:
Dec 30th, 2015 12:47 pm
Not really PC Plus related but I just picked up a few items at the nearby Loblaws for a potluck tonight and I couldn't believe how expensive certain items are: Cauliflower $7.99 a head (already discussed in another thread) and Cucumber $5.99 or pack of 3 (used to $2.99 or so in the summer)

I read a story on theStar yesterday how grocery prices will go up next year. This will make it even more important to price-match and use the points appropriately to bring your grocery bills down.
You mean 'organic' produce? No Frills produce is a lot cheaper but I suspect they have a lot of preservatives in them or tastes like it.
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greenman456 wrote:
Dec 30th, 2015 7:18 pm
You mean 'organic' produce? No Frills produce is a lot cheaper but I suspect they have a lot of preservatives in them or tastes like it.
Nope just regular produce. If a head of regular cauliflower currently costs $7.99, I can't imagine how much an *organic* head would be.
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