PC Plus (soon to be PC Optimum) Discussion Thread
What is PC Plus?
It is a new loyalty program launched by Loblaws across various banners. At this time the program is not available at tnt.
Are there any benefits to joining?
Yes. Free groceries!
Help! I'm having issues registering!
You can try calling in for help with registering your account. The folks there will try to assist you in signing up.
I already have a pc mc/debit. Do I need a pc plus card?
No. Your pc mc/debit already is your pc plus card. So you don't have to carry yet another card in your wallet.
Help! I forgot my card at home! Can I bring in my receipt to get the points?
Unfortunately nope. Points cannot be applied retroactively, so try to remember your card!
You can also download the app to your phone so you'll never forget it.
Can I present my PC PLUS Card at any time in the transaction?
Unfortunately, the computer doesn't like it when you scan it in the middle or at the end, especially if you have a large order. The computer has a tendency to crash when the pc plus card is scanned at the end. The workaround is to present the card at the beginning of your transaction before the transaction proceeds. Saves everyone a big headache when done at the beginning.
edit: It seems now that you can present it at the end and no crashes are being experienced. Seems like they fixed it.
What if I loaded an offer and did not receive points for a particular offer?
If you are using the PC Plus™ app:
Go to the Transactions section of your app and locate the transaction you are missing points from. Click on that transaction and select “Points Inquiry”. Complete the points inquiry form, submit it and we’ll look into your missing points right away.
If you are online at pcplus.ca:
Go to My Account and select “Points Inquiry” from the Transactions section. Complete the points inquiry form, submit it and we’ll look into your missing points right away.
If you are emailing
Amount Spent on Offer:
"CODE" at the bottom of your receipt:
It is much recommended that you do a points inquiry via the website as it seems to be gotten to a lot faster than just emailing.
Here is a link to the help faq for pc plus for additional questions.
PC PLUS TOS
PCF DEBIT CARDS CAN NO LONGER BE USED TO EARN PC POINTS. PLEASE REGISTER YOUR PC DEBIT CARD ON PCPLUS.CA. THEN PLEASE PICK UP A RED PC PLUS CARD FROM THE CHECKOUTS, THEN GO TO MY ACCOUNTS>MY CARDS>ADD CARDS. ADD IN YOUR NEWLY ACQUIRED RED PC PLUS CARD TO YOUR PC PLUS ACCOUNT. YOU MUST SELECT I HAVE A PC FINANCIAL CARD FIRST THEN ADD IN YOUR RED CARD. OTHERWISE YOU'LL HAVE TO CALL IN. ALTERNATIVELY YOU CAN REGISTER FOR PC PLUS ON THE WEBSITE THEN DOWNLOAD THE APP TO YOUR PHONE. ANOTHER CARD WILL BE CREATED FOR YOU AUTOMATICALLY. PLEASE DO THIS ASAP
PointsHubby wrote: ↑Nov 8th, 2017 3:48 amPC OPTIMUM PROGRAM - Announced
Its official the marriage of these two programs PC Plus & Shoppers Optimum is set to happen on Thursday, February 1, 2018
Preliminary Details are rolling out today (well since Midnight) on the two Retailers websites, here is the link to the info as it appears on the PC Plus website
Looks like a decent amalgamation... The PC Plus Points remain the same, and are worth exactly what they were before.
The SDM Optimum Points remain the same cash value, but flip over to the system that PC Plus currently has...
So 95,000 Optimum Points worth $ 170 becomes 170,000 PC Optimum Points worth $ 170
PLUS... and at the time of conversion, one will be credited for any points that are accumulating between SDM tiers as well (so your entire balance)... That is especially fair
There is a point conversion calculator that appears on the link I supplied above
One of the nice things is the threshold for cashing in goes from 20,000 = $ 20 down to 10,000 Points = $ 10
And BOTH Programs will allow members to cash in a maximum of 500,000 = $ 500 at one time
(that is a nice bonus for those who like to buy electronics & tech at Shoppers... no more having to worry about a $ 170 maximum).
Points will be earned at SDM at the rate of 15 Points for every $ 1 spent this is a 50% increase as today the Optimum Program accrues at the rate of 10 Points for every $ 1
AND there will be still be Bonus Earns (like 20x the Points)
Points will be earned in the PC Plus Program in the same way they are now (seems to remain points on personal offers loaded, and no ongoing points on total amount spent instore)
Another change is in how cards will be managed. There will now be one card per household (no more transfers between accounts) ... once the program is rolled out, PC Optimum Members will link all the cards in their household to one person who will be that households contact person & account manager
That's the basics... but there will be more news to come I am sure in the days & weeks ahead
No changes for pcf mastercards. Automatic if paying with card with pin and chip or paypass.
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