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PC Optimum - Offers List (2018)

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DaVibe wrote:
Oct 25th, 2018 10:14 am
200 pts, For every $1 spent on Deli Meat Including Service Counter
1,000 pts, For every $5 spent on Schneiders Deli Meat
I wonder if these 2 would stack. Have you ever tried it?
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DaVibe wrote:
Oct 25th, 2018 10:14 am
Week ending Oct. 26

200 pts, For every $1 spent on Deli Meat Including Service Counter
1,000 pts, For every $5 spent on Schneiders Deli Meat
Kelly M wrote:
Oct 26th, 2018 11:10 am
I wonder if these 2 would stack. Have you ever tried it?
Will definitely stack.
They for 4EVERY Offers not WUS Offers

Should work on both packaged Schneider’s Meats as well as Fresh Cut @ the Deli Service Counter
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This Week = October 25th thru 31st, 2018

MY PERSONAL OFFERS
(26 = 4 Saved + 1 Bannered + 20 Regular + 1 Think You’d Like)

BANNERED = LOBLAWS
3000 Points for every $ 30 Spent on almost anything in store

REGULAR
200 Points for every $ 1 Spent on Tomatoes
500 Points for Watermelon
600 Points for every $ 3 Spent on PC Orange Juice
800 Points for PC Black Label Fresh Pasta
600 Points for every $ 6 Spent on Pepperettes
1000 Points for every $ 5 Spent on Schneider’s Deli Meat
1000 Points for PC Black Label Crisps
800 Points for every $ 4 Spent on Farmer’s Market Cookies
200 Points for every $ 1 Spent on Fresh Poultry
* 200 Points for every $ 1 spent on Books & Magazines
* 1000 Points for every $ 5 spent on Kitchen Prep and Dinnerware
* 2600 Points for PC Whole Bean Coffee
* 400 Points for every $ 2 spent on No Name Coffee Filters
600 Points for every $ 3 Spent on No Name Evaporated Milk
200 Points for every $ 1 Spent on Classico Pasta Sauce
200 Points for every $ 1 Spent on VH Sauces & Pouches
200 Points for every $ 1 Spent on Christie Crackers
400 Points for every $ 2 Spent on PC Biscuits, Cookies or Biscotti
200 Points for every $ 1 Spent on PC or PC Blue Menu Popcorn
400 Points for every $ 2 Spent on No Name Sour Cream
600 Points for every $ 3 Spent on No Name Butter
800 Points for every $ 4 Spent on PC Blue Menu Ice Cream
1000 Points for every $ 5 Spent on PC or PC Blue Menu Frozen Entrees
800 Points for every $ 4 Spent on Flintstone Vitamins

THINK YOU’D LIKE
1000 Points for every $ 3 Spent on Rice Krispies Halloween or Pringles Halloween
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SO’s PERSONAL OFFERS
(15 = 4 Saved + 2 Bannered + 8 Regular + 1 Think You’d Like)

BANNERED = SHOPPERS
10,000 Points When You Spend $ 40 on almost anything (EXPIRES = Oct 26th)

BANNERED = LOBLAWS
5000 Points When You Spend $ 50 on almost anything (EXPIRES = Oct 31st)

REGULAR
300 Points for Iceberg Lettuce
300 Points for Blackberries
500 Points for Watermelon
600 Points for every $ 6 on Pepperettes
400 Points for every $ 2 Spent on D’Italiano Products
* 1000 Points on every $ 5 Spent on Fresh Cut Flowers
* 200 Points for every $ 1 Spent on Books & Magazines
600 Points for Mastro Balsamic Vinegar
* 400 Points for every $ 2 Spent on PC Appletreet Applesauce
200 Points for every $ 1 Spent on PC Blue Menu Popcorn
* 1000 Points for every $ 3 Spent on Cadbury Chocolate
600 Points for every $ 3 Spent on Method Hand & Body Wash

THINK YOU’D LIKE
1000 Points for every $ 3 Spent on Rice Krispies Halloween or Pringles Halloween
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* Offers carried over from DELAY mode

ANALYSIS - My List, the first one is pretty standard fare, and represents items we have definitely bought in the past (except for the Watermelon, Flintstone Vitamins, and the Halloween stuff).

4 Offers were DELAYED from last week (Marked with an asterisk*)

8 of the remaining 22 Offers are in the Produce, Deli & Meals To Go Depts... makes sense cause besides Bakery, that’s where I have done the majority of my run into Loblaws shopping in October (still concentrating on the great AirMiles Bonuses that I have this month at Sobey’s Group)

The second list, is a bit of a mish-mash this week. This list also has 3 things we’ve never bought before (Watermelon, Method Washes, and the Halloween promo).

Curious though if the Cadbury Offer will work on Halloween Candy (fine print says any Cadbury format or size). Will have to see what Loblaws & Shoppers has on hand and price to see if worthwhile trying. But then again, I find Halloween becoming much like it is in America... a bigger holiday. So every major retailer seems to be featuring Halloween Candy & Treat Promos this week. Going to be a case of finding who has a good deal, AND has stock to buy.

Speaking of Strategy... continuing to primarily strategic shop at Loblaws ... as we work the BMO Airmiles Offer @ Sobey’s Group for October. So where we normally spend more at Loblaws and augment with Sobey’s Specials... this month it’s the opposite. Thank goodness we have 2 PCO Accounts between us, and can make use of the DELAY option as well.

Also figure this is why we are seeing the relatively low threshold Bottom Line Offers ($ 30 and $ 50) ... they know we are not doing our regular thing right now and want us back.
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Sorry for the lateness of this post (had to take care of some personal things this week).

Thanks again to all that have participated and added your offers this week - all have been added.

Also, I appreciate all feedback and viewpoints.

Since @DaVibe is an RFD OG :) and has provided a lot of good info across the platform, I decided to try a different approach for post #2 "Special Offers / Offers We Think You'll Like (All & Specific Retailers)" based on some of his comments and my perception from them. Since these offers are different than the personalized offers in that they may only appear once in a while or one shot and done, I've incorporated the week that these offers happen(ed).

Whether these offers prove to be valuable in the future or not is why we're testing out this thread near the end of 2018. If the thread continues next year, we may just stick with the master list of personalized offers and disregard the other 2 or come up with something else.

I may also put up a poll near the end of 2018 to see what people think we should do with the thread for 2019 (if we decide to continue it).
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Ottomaddox wrote:
Oct 24th, 2018 12:30 pm
Can we make some notes on offers that don't disappear or expire after use? For example, I bought some KD today, and my KD offer didn't leave my offer list (I did get the points).
I've been wrapping my head around this, as you and @PointsHubby both make valid points.

I've had this happen to me once (can't recall the product) and thought it was a system glitch.

If we get more postings about these type of offers that don't disappear after use and reward points on 2nd use, I may add something to the offers list, like an asterisk.

simplyton wrote:
Oct 25th, 2018 7:10 am
(Week 25-31Oct)
200 pts, For every $6 spent on no name Blocks of Cheese
Based on previous posts, I believe this one should be 1,200 pts for every $6 and not 200 pts, correct? :)
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trystee wrote:
Oct 27th, 2018 3:36 am
Based on previous posts, I believe this one should be 1,200 pts for every $6 and not 200 pts, correct? :)
It is indeed 1200pts - apologies copy-paste error :(
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Week of Oct 25 to Oct 31

Personalized Offers
100 pts for every $1 spent on Apples (saved)
100 pts for every $1 spent on Cauliflower (saved)
100 pts for every $1 spent on Cucumbers
100 pts for every $1 spent on Peaches
400 pts for every $2 spent on Christie Cookies
100 pts for every $1 spent on Zucchini
600 pts for every $3 spent on A&W Root Beer Beverages
200 pts for every $1 spent on Squash (saved)
600 pts for every $3 spent on Nestea, Fruitopia, Minute Maid or Five Alive 12 Pack Cans
200 pts for every $1 spent on Old Mill Bagels
100 pts for every $1 spent on Deli Cheese Including Service Counter
600 pts for every $3 spent on Sensodyne Oral Care Products
400 pts for every $2 spent on PC Asian Sauces (saved)
200 pts for every $1 spent on Tide Laundry Detergent or Pods
400 pts Dan D Pak Products (I clicked “Don’t show again” a few weeks ago and here it is..again..)
200 pts for every $1 spent on Pringles Potato Chips
1000 pts for every $5 spent on Off! Insect Repellant
1000 pts for every $5 spent on Coppertone Suncare
400 pts for every $2 spent on Speedstick Products
200 pts for every $1 spent on Special K Bars or Fruit Crisps

Offers We Think You’ll Like
20x the pts on Any Milk product (2L or 4L) (3 weeks in a row! Yay!)

Edit: noticed the A&W and Nestea offers appear to be on a 2 week cycle?
Last edited by pishahasha on Oct 29th, 2018 7:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Another one for this week, went through (CTRL + F) to see what wasn't there, didn't see these ones

400 pts, For every $2 spent on Dawn or Ivory Dish Soap
1,000 pts, For every $5 spent on Gaviscon Heartburn Relief
400 pts, For every $2 spent on Old Spice Body Wash, Body Spray, Deodorant or Shampoo Products
800 pts, For every $4 spent on Life Brand Ibuprofen
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DaVibe wrote:
Oct 27th, 2018 9:07 pm
Another one for this week, went through (CTRL + F) to see what wasn't there, didn't see these ones

400 pts, For every $2 spent on Dawn or Ivory Dish Soap
1,000 pts, For every $5 spent on Gaviscon Heartburn Relief
400 pts, For every $2 spent on Old Spice Body Wash, Body Spray, Deodorant or Shampoo Products
800 pts, For every $4 spent on Life Brand Ibuprofen
I must have missed this previous post / explanation
Please elaborate... on what you mean

(Or alternatively point me in the direction of your previous post)
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PointsHubby wrote:
Oct 27th, 2018 9:11 pm
I must have missed this previous post / explanation
Please elaborate... on what you mean

(Or alternatively point me in the direction of your previous post)
If @trystee is making a master list of items, I've just taken the time to reference that list before posting. Just thought it might help them in editing the main post.
If they want to see the duplicates, week after week, I can do that too, but I just thought this would make editing the post much faster. Took me an extra minute at most.
I already uploaded 2 other users.
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DaVibe wrote:
Oct 27th, 2018 9:14 pm
If @trystee is making a master list of items, I've just taken the time to reference that list before posting. Just thought it might help them in editing the main post.
If they want to see the duplicates, week after week, I can do that too, but I just thought this would make editing the post much faster. Took me an extra minute at most.
I already uploaded 2 other users.
Ok I get it now, thx
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1000 pts for every $5 spent on Off! Insect Repellant
1000 pts for every $5 spent on Coppertone Suncare
October in Canada, when we buy the most sunscreen and insect repellent. lol.
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Ottomaddox wrote:
Oct 27th, 2018 9:59 pm
October in Canada, when we buy the most sunscreen and insect repellent. lol.
Lol, I see the irony
BUT a wise RFDer would buy at end of season... NOW
So as to have a fresh supply for their Winter Holiday
Versus paying crazy jacked up pricing come December and beyond
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trystee wrote:
Oct 27th, 2018 3:36 am
I've been wrapping my head around this, as you and @PointsHubby both make valid points.

I've had this happen to me once (can't recall the product) and thought it was a system glitch.

If we get more postings about these type of offers that don't disappear after use and reward points on 2nd use, I may add something to the offers list, like an asterisk.


@trystee, I can document that there was a system glitch specifically on Wednesday, Oct. 24th

- 12,300 points posted on my SDM receipt at 10 am EST, including a PC Bacon Offer + 15x points offer, etc.
- arrived home, checked app on phone, 0 points and 0 record of purchase

- spent 20 minutes via chat ... useless ... as rep said my card did not scan and asked me on chat to document all of my point offers ... my first and last time on chat to try to explain multiple offers
- after rep LEFT the chat vs me leaving in frustration ... I called 1 800 # and rep said there were system issues (that chat reps were not aware of!!) and to check the app in 24 hours

- to make a long story short, my bacon offer was still on the app (even though I used) so I could save for following week ... and my 12,300 points appeared night of 10/24/18
- in this case, offer remained as a result of system glitch ... in other cases, I have had offers remain on the app, after purchase :)
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The only time i have seen offers remain after purchase is when there is no point credit and I do a points inquiry.
Get the points but the offer remains in the list, seems like always, but never tracked it to be sure.
Have never tried to reuse the same week since it didn't go thru the first time and a second points inquiry may get rejected as double dipping.
If it's a descent offer, I always do a push to the next week for another attempt and it has worked.

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