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lecale wrote:
Mar 24th, 2017 8:06 pm
There is a new contest for users of PC Plus and Loblaws, Zehrs, Valu-mart, Provigo, Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Your Independent Grocer

Make a purchase, and get a game card, and you could scratch and win:

PC Points worth $1, $5, $10, $20, $1,000. One $1k prize per banner so better odds at Dominion compared to the other banners.

67% of the cards are winners, 63% win 1000 pts (= $1), 4% win something better.

Starts today and ends April 19
So this contest is more complicated that I thought. You have to either complete the "Easter egg hunt" and stick the proper coloured stickers in order on a map provided and show that to the cashier to get a game card; or use one of the pink coupons in the same booklet to get a card. (The booklet says use 3 coupons to get three cards but I used one for 1 card, don't know if I was at the benefit of confusion or what.)

Here is the in-store brochure from Zehrs. Sorry I stuck the stickers but the coupon view is mint.
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lecale wrote:
Mar 25th, 2017 1:43 pm
Is the puttanesca sauce smooth or chunky? When I make that at home it is very chunk-filled so I am not sure about bottled. I hope they do the Black Label offer again.

I had a "normal shop" of $81 this week; $71 of that was 20% in points because my offers matched so well now that I can delete some in the app; and I had a 7.5k on $75 = $20 in points total. Pretty happy with this program.
It's smooth. But very good, they use San Marzano tomatoes so low acidity. My homemade sauce is chunky too. Especially mid-summer when I make an uncooked version with garden tomatoes, almost like a warm tomato salad.
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Jucius Maximus wrote:
Mar 25th, 2017 11:27 am
I received this offer as well. So let's say I spend $90, do I get 9000 points? I thought it maxed at 3000 points.
It says in the details 'for every $30', I got 6000 points from it.
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Nov 25, 2010
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I actually did the egg hunt with my kids while shopping and got a card. We scratched it and we got a "please play again". So much work for nothing. I doubt they give out anywhere near the $10,000,000.00 in point prizes available. Promo design is a fail for me.
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cabber24 wrote:
Mar 27th, 2017 9:33 am
I actually did the egg hunt with my kids while shopping and got a card. We scratched it and we got a "please play again". So much work for nothing. I doubt they give out anywhere near the $10,000,000.00 in point prizes available. Promo design is a fail for me.
You didn't win a contest and thus the entire promo is a fail?
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Lone_Prodigy wrote:
Mar 27th, 2017 6:48 pm
You didn't win a contest and thus the entire promo is a fail?
I think his point is that it is a lot of work for a please play again...it's not like rolling up the rim
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RolandCouch wrote:
Mar 27th, 2017 7:05 pm
I think his point is that it is a lot of work for a please play again...it's not like rolling up the rim
Well the idea is you delegate the job to your kids, but I was in-store on Saturday and everybody's kids were hyped and running around. One laddio was so stoked that he was running in circles. Was a bit more of a zoo than usual for sure.
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Nov 4, 2011
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cabber24 wrote:
Mar 27th, 2017 9:33 am
I actually did the egg hunt with my kids while shopping and got a card. We scratched it and we got a "please play again". So much work for nothing. I doubt they give out anywhere near the $10,000,000.00 in point prizes available. Promo design is a fail for me.
That's interesting since we won on four consecutive cards after redeeming the coupon offer. In addition, we won $20 on our first visit this weekend after doing the map, so in my opinion, the contest was a success.
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RCSS has a 4,000pt offer on $20 of produce. When I got home I noticed that I didn't qualify because the produce items added up to just short of $20. So I did a missing points inquiry, um, pointing out that it's impossible to tell if you've reached a threshold on produce because most of it is priced by weight and once you scan through your order to get an accurate subtotal it's too late to top up to reach the threshold. A few minutes later I got an e-mail from PC+ to tell me I got the 4,000pts.

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lecale wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2017 9:11 pm
It is, exactly.

In ON we get promo items at 12:01am Thursday. (Good for 8 days)
Some weeks I get them 12:01 Thursday and some weeks 12:01 Friday. Tonight I only got a new offer for Colgate products and my other offers are unchanged.
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anyone have an ETA on when we can use it to redeem Gift Cards again?
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Trying to load my offers for the week and getting a "Planned Outage" notice.

Anybody getting their offers to load? Or got them to load yesterday?
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bonterra wrote:
Mar 31st, 2017 12:27 am
Trying to load my offers for the week and getting a "Planned Outage" notice.

Anybody getting their offers to load? Or got them to load yesterday?
I was able to load mine just now using the app
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bonterra wrote:
Mar 31st, 2017 12:27 am
Trying to load my offers for the week and getting a "Planned Outage" notice.

Anybody getting their offers to load? Or got them to load yesterday?
https://www.pcplus.ca/loyaltySecureHome.jsp is down for me, but https://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/h ... ffers.html is live and let me load my offers. They are also now showing up in my Click n Collect account, so just try a different page.
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Just loaded mine on the webpage. Mediocre offers. Not as bad as Checkout51 has been lately though.

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