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TrevorK wrote:
Oct 6th, 2016 9:46 pm
sn02py wrote:
Mar 15th, 2014 12:15 pm
Also good to remember: NoFrills does not participate in PC Plus.
I have personally never seen an offer in our No Frills flyer, however if you have digital offers you can claim that at No Frills. At least in Alberta.
lol why are you quoting a post from the start of this program? no frills was a non participant at the start until it was rolled out to no frills.
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bluebellrose wrote:
Oct 8th, 2016 10:20 pm
TrevorK wrote:
Oct 6th, 2016 9:46 pm
sn02py wrote:
Mar 15th, 2014 12:15 pm
Also good to remember: NoFrills does not participate in PC Plus.
I have personally never seen an offer in our No Frills flyer, however if you have digital offers you can claim that at No Frills. At least in Alberta.
lol why are you quoting a post from the start of this program? no frills was a non participant at the start until it was rolled out to no frills.
lol sorry - I had my thread sorted by oldest to newest for some reason.
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I think i had the best PC Points haul this week.

Instore: 25,000 points for $225 Spent
Digital: 7,500 points for every $75 Spent
Digital: 200 Points for every $1 spent on beef
Digital: 2,000 Points for $10 spent on Canada Dry
Digital: 3,000 Points for $15 spent on PC Turkey

In total 75,300 points were earned (this also doesn't include the 3% from the PC MC). On a total grocery bill of $282.70...
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It seems like the price of fresh meat at my local Valu-mart has increased, almost doubled. Has anybody else noticed this at other stores?
eugeneo wrote:
Oct 10th, 2016 9:53 pm
I think i had the best PC Points haul this week.

Instore: 25,000 points for $225 Spent
Digital: 7,500 points for every $75 Spent
Digital: 200 Points for every $1 spent on beef
Digital: 2,000 Points for $10 spent on Canada Dry
Digital: 3,000 Points for $15 spent on PC Turkey

In total 75,300 points were earned (this also doesn't include the 3% from the PC MC). On a total grocery bill of $282.70...
I guess you went to a RCSS?
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greenman456 wrote:
Oct 11th, 2016 9:30 pm
I guess you went to a RCSS?
Yep, went to RCSS. Overall prices don't really matter to me since I price-match meat as well - doing so also provide me extra PC Points. If you know how price matching works at RCSS you'll know what I mean.
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eugeneo wrote:
Oct 11th, 2016 10:25 pm
greenman456 wrote:
Oct 11th, 2016 9:30 pm
I guess you went to a RCSS?
Yep, went to RCSS. Overall prices don't really matter to me since I price-match meat as well - doing so also provide me extra PC Points. If you know how price matching works at RCSS you'll know what I mean.
Sadly there is no RCSS near me.
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Got Additional Offers today:

For every $10 spent on All Colgate Products 3,500 pts. That’s 35% in pts.

For every $10 spent on all Softsoap products, all sizes and varieties. That’s 35% in pts.
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16XIogo yogurt @ RCSS for $4.48 + 3000pts starting this Friday. Hot!
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New to PC points here. Just got my PC master card as well, I know I have to scan the points card before they start scanning. But I also read from this thread that if I have a PC master card, then I don't need to bring the PC points card.
Today I used only the MasterCard to pay. And the receipt shows I didn't earn any points......
Can someone explain to me?
Thank you.
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yanjie728 wrote:
Oct 14th, 2016 10:04 pm
New to PC points here. Just got my PC master card as well, I know I have to scan the points card before they start scanning. But I also read from this thread that if I have a PC master card, then I don't need to bring the PC points card.
Today I used only the MasterCard to pay. And the receipt shows I didn't earn any points......
Can someone explain to me?
Thank you.
At my RCSS the card is scanned twice - once to earn points and once to pay. If you didn't get your points, do a points inquiry and I'm sure they'll help you out and give you back the points, they are very good.
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yanjie728 wrote:
Oct 14th, 2016 10:04 pm
New to PC points here. Just got my PC master card as well, I know I have to scan the points card before they start scanning. But I also read from this thread that if I have a PC master card, then I don't need to bring the PC points card.
Today I used only the MasterCard to pay. And the receipt shows I didn't earn any points......
Can someone explain to me?
Thank you.
You need to tell the cashier to use your card for points - they're still two separate systems. Tap/swipe once for points when the cashier hits one button and then the cashier activates the normal payment via terminal and you tap or use PIN to actually pay.
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yanjie728 wrote:
Oct 14th, 2016 10:04 pm
New to PC points here. Just got my PC master card as well, I know I have to scan the points card before they start scanning. But I also read from this thread that if I have a PC master card, then I don't need to bring the PC points card.
Today I used only the MasterCard to pay. And the receipt shows I didn't earn any points......
Can someone explain to me?
Thank you.
You still need to load the offers onto your card (and buy those offers) in order to get the PC Plus points...it's a different way to accumulate points than the PC Mastercard or debit.
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yanjie728 wrote:
Oct 14th, 2016 10:04 pm
New to PC points here. Just got my PC master card as well, I know I have to scan the points card before they start scanning. But I also read from this thread that if I have a PC master card, then I don't need to bring the PC points card.
Today I used only the MasterCard to pay. And the receipt shows I didn't earn any points......
Can someone explain to me?
Thank you.
Did you look at the receipt and see at the bottom above the bar code "PC Plus Closing Balance"? Did you load offers? The PC financial cards do not give the purchase percentage right away. No offense but out you need to read the faq webpage on the PCP site.
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Thank you all for then helpful response.
Now I know what to do next time

Cheers
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aqnd wrote:
Oct 14th, 2016 10:29 pm
yanjie728 wrote:
Oct 14th, 2016 10:04 pm
New to PC points here. Just got my PC master card as well, I know I have to scan the points card before they start scanning. But I also read from this thread that if I have a PC master card, then I don't need to bring the PC points card.
Today I used only the MasterCard to pay. And the receipt shows I didn't earn any points......
Can someone explain to me?
Thank you.
You need to tell the cashier to use your card for points - they're still two separate systems. Tap/swipe once for points when the cashier hits one button and then the cashier activates the normal payment via terminal and you tap or use PIN to actually pay.
I've always just used my PC mastercard for payment at the end and the points work... maybe some stores are different?

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