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[Shoppers Drug Mart] get 23000 points spending $50

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If that's attacking you....oh boy.

Anyways, think of the children!!!
ahoroba wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 9:06 am
Why are you attacking me by insinuating that there must be something wrong with my browser?
After I posted, OP edited his posts several times, quickly removing/replacing the link I was referring to.
If you click on the link (posted by the OP) quoted in my post #10 above, Google will warn you of an attempt to redirect to malware/Cialis sites (unless, of course, your browser is the one afflicted by malwareWinking Face)

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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ahoroba wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 9:06 am
Why are you attacking me by insinuating that there must be something wrong with my browser?
After I posted, OP edited his posts several times, quickly removing/replacing the link I was referring to.
If you click on the link (posted by the OP) quoted in my post #10 above, Google will warn you of an attempt to redirect to malware/Cialis sites (unless, of course, your browser is the one afflicted by malwareWinking Face)
LOL, I think I missed where the attack was in his statement. Seemed to me he was trying to help.
Curious to know if anyone else can get this to work... if so, this is HOT!
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So let me get this straight:
- Buy the kit for $49 + filler item on 20x to get 10k points
- There is a coupon inside the kit that allows me to get one full sized product for free
- Redeem the coupon for a full sized Lancome genific hd ($65 value) on a 20x day and get 13k points**

**The basis of this is that the coupon is interpreted by the system as gift card or equivalent.

If true: Spend $50, get a sample kit, full-sized product and 23k points
If YMMV: Spend $50, get a sample kit, full-sized product and 10k points
When given enough time, all threads on RFD can and will go off on a tangent.
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jasonb22 wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 9:19 am
LOL, I think I missed where the attack was in his statement. Seemed to me he was trying to help.
Curious to know if anyone else can get this to work... if so, this is HOT!
I was totally upfront with the counter staff and asked if they knew if I would get points as this was a free coupon within the sampler. They said "let's see" and I did! I used my mobile text message offer for the Tuesday 20x points on beauty stuff and they said I would get the points on December 8.

This was at Rideau Centre but I bought the sampler at the Bank street location. A manager came and checked everything and it was legit.
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aeba7 wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 9:27 am
So let me get this straight:
- Buy the kit for $49 + filler item on 20x to get 10k points
- There is a coupon inside the kit that allows me to get one full sized product for free
- Redeem the coupon for a full sized Lancome genific hd ($65 value) on a 20x day and get 13k points**

**The basis of this is that the coupon is interpreted by the system as gift card or equivalent.

If true: Spend $50, get a sample kit, full-sized product and 23k points
If YMMV: Spend $50, get a sample kit, full-sized product and 10k points
Correct. I bought the sampler at the Bank street location in Ottawa and used the coupon at the Rideau centre location. I was completely upfront and said I just wanted to see if there were any points from the sampler coupon. I was just curious.
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Thanks OP for letting us know this good offer. However, I think the math is a bit off here... Base on my calculations, you do not get a $65 item for $3 even you factor in the price of the points...

You will pay 50+taxes= 56 when you buy the sample pack (I picked a province with 12% taxes).
Assume you get 23000 points , 23000 roughly worth $31...
So you paid 56-31=25 for the item of your choice...Not 3 (assuming we do not need to pay taxes when redeeming the coupon)

Is my Math OK here?
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board_salomon wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 11:24 am
Thanks OP for letting us know this good offer. However, I think the math is a bit off here... Base on my calculations, you do not get a $65 item for $3 even you factor in the price of the points...

You will pay 50+taxes= 56 (I picked a province with 12% taxes).
Assume you get 23000 points , 23000 roughly worth $31...
So you paid 56-31=23 for the item of your choice...Not 3 (assuming we do not need to pay taxes when redeeming the coupon)

Is my Math OK here?
Good point! So here in Ontario it would be $57 with 14% tax initially. The savings if you get the lancome ($65) is $8 plus the $30 in points for a total of $38. So yes you are correct, the actual amount paid is approximately $12. (Not as good as $3 at all but still a great deal!) I should have added the caveat that the $3 was before taxes which really skews things.
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board_salomon wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 11:24 am
Thanks OP for letting us know this good offer. However, I think the math is a bit off here... Base on my calculations, you do not get a $65 item for $3 even you factor in the price of the points...

You will pay 50+taxes= 56 when you buy the sample pack (I picked a province with 12% taxes).
Assume you get 23000 points , 23000 roughly worth $31...
So you paid 56-31=25 for the item of your choice...Not 3 (assuming we do not need to pay taxes when redeeming the coupon)

Is my Math OK here?
For full redemption 23,000 point is worth around $41. I think OP has calculated based on bonus redeemption to get higher value.
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This may be a ymmv. I believe shoppers system changed but in the past how it works.
Cashier can select dollar off coupon or free product coupon.
They should select free product coupon for this, you get no points and pay no tax
For dollar off coupon you get points but you must pay tax.

Likely to happen with an inexperienced cashier only..
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bryceton wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 11:38 am
This may be a ymmv. I believe shoppers system changed but in the past how it works.
Cashier can select dollar off coupon or free product coupon.
They should select free product coupon for this, you get no points and pay no tax
For dollar off coupon you get points but you must pay tax.

Likely to happen with an inexperienced cashier only..
The interesting thing was that there was a supervisor who was there the whole time and I was upfront about what I was trying to do. I'll try to find the receipt but I'm sure it said $65 on one line and -$65 on the next line (no tax).
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goosekim wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 11:48 am
The interesting thing was that there was a supervisor who was there the whole time and I was upfront about what I was trying to do. I'll try to find the receipt but I'm sure it said $65 on one line and -$65 on the next line (no tax).
If i remember correctly, SDM has 2 codes... one for discount and one for free. The cashier likely made a mistake and used the disciunt code instead of the free code. Discount code means you get points but free code means no points.

Pretty sure its posted somewhere in the sdm forum of a rival site (to rfd). Of course cant actually link to it since its a rival site. That means huge ymmv for the 13k points.
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If this is the same as the fragrance sampler, you do NOT get points when you redeem the coupon.

You said you're getting the points later.. they're not on your receipt? I'd be weary of that.

Ron.
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newfbc wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 12:03 pm
If this is the same as the fragrance sampler, you do NOT get points when you redeem the coupon.

You said you're getting the points later.. they're not on your receipt? I'd be weary of that.

Ron.
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This was the offer by text message. The Terms are :Offer valid on the purchase total of eligible cosmetics and fragrance products using a valid Shoppers Optimum Card® after discounts and redemptions and before taxes. Calculation excludes Shoppers Optimum Bonus Points®. Not to be used in conjunction with any other Shoppers Optimum Points® promotions or offers. Offer is non-transferable. Limit of one unique offer per customer. Offer valid until Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11:59pm PST. Points will be awarded by 11:59pm ET December 8, 2017. See cashier for details. ® 911979 Alberta Ltd.
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FPC's do count towards the spending threshold. You pay no tax and get the points. I used my spend $30 get 6,000 points offer on Monday, and used 3 FPC's and got all my points.
I am planning to use my spend $50 get 12,000 points offer to buy the sampler and my spend $75 get 18,500 points offer to use the FPC. I will add 3 glade waxmelts and use B3G3 coupon, and claim receipt on CO51 to get another $12 back. (if offer is still available ).
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Well this weekend is 20x points for $75+ so an opportunity to try this deal for those interested/not get good weekly personalize coupon. Probably my last post in this thread since im not interested in the fragrance.

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