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[Shoppers Drug Mart] Bonus Redemption Jan 18-20

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How do people have all these points, my god.
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FreshCo wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 1:49 am
How do people have all these points, my god.
I hit 1 million points about 2 years ago then spent $800K points over the months on groceries. Been a PC Financial customer since its inception, as well as shop (the gas bar I used to fill up at would do 10.5 cents back which now its just 7 cents everywhere) and gas up only at Superstore. And having the PC World Elite card helps rack up the points as well. Currently worked my way back up to 600K points
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FreshCo wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 1:49 am
How do people have all these points, my god.
hoarding! i still got points leftover from cadburys lol
theres other ways to accumulate points but i won't go there :D
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does anybody know if SDM carries GoPro?
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Szeto wrote:
Jan 19th, 2019 9:42 pm
since I use the PC card I'd get 45 points per dollar, even sweeter! is it value before tax or whatever the end price x pts per dollar?
The 15 points per dollar at SDM, regardless of how you pay, are before tax but rounded down (e.g. from $79.99 to $79). The extra points for the PC credit card are on the total paid (e.g, $79.99 plus tax).
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XtremeModder wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 12:24 am
Used all of my points today

Redeemed 220,000 and got the extra $100

Purchased an XBOX One X so came to $357.99 all in.

Received 85,975pts back for the 20x promo as well.
I think you would have been better off to only redeem 200,000 pts. Sure, extra $20, but that extra $20 redemption was without any bonus. Not only would you have gotten 20x on that $20 (6,000 pts), you would immediately still have over 100,000 pts and been able to do another $140 bonus redemption, or save it for another bonus redemption promo.
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FreshCo wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 1:49 am
How do people have all these points, my god.
1) Manage your personal offers.
2) Pay with PC World Elite CC (4.5% at SDM and 3% at No Frills (and as to your RFD name : price matching FreshCo, ha ha)
3) Buying stuff at SDM when bonus points are given.
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beachlover wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 6:53 am
I think you would have been better off to only redeem 200,000 pts. Sure, extra $20, but that extra $20 redemption was without any bonus. Not only would you have gotten 20x on that $20 (6,000 pts), you would immediately still have over 100,000 pts and been able to do another $140 bonus redemption, or save it for another bonus redemption promo.
Yea I figured that after the fact but oh well
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I know it says in the fine print that gift cards cannot be used for redemption of points, but has anyone ever been successful in purchasing them? Just wondering why Shoppers would care? Redeeming 200,000 points on gift cards is no different than redeeming 200,000 points on whatever misc. items. $300 is $300. Thanks.
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Though I shop weekly at SDM, my purchases are so small that points don't accumulate quickly. No car means no points for gas purchases. Haven't made a big purchase in almost 2 years so my points are low (11K) so I can't get in on any of these deals. Don't need TVs nor games machines as I have PS4 Pro and Xbox One X already. Other than weekly groceries there isn't much there for me anymore...
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dyords wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 3:38 am
does anybody know if SDM carries GoPro?
Dont think so, never seen any GoPro's at SDM
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robster77 wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 9:59 am
I know it says in the fine print that gift cards cannot be used for redemption of points, but has anyone ever been successful in purchasing them? Just wondering why Shoppers would care? Redeeming 200,000 points on gift cards is no different than redeeming 200,000 points on whatever misc. items. $300 is $300. Thanks.
The mark up on their products in store is significantly higher than the small percentage they would make on a gift card. With cosmetics and food I’d bet the markup is at least 50% if they are able to give 20% to seniors and 30% off to staff.

In the end, the $300 costs them probably closer to $150.

*unless you’re buying consoles - that still makes no sense to me from their perspective.
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theboschman wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 10:12 am
The mark up on their products in store is significantly higher than the small percentage they would make on a gift card. With cosmetics and food I’d bet the markup is at least 50% if they are able to give 20% to seniors and 30% off to staff.

In the end, the $300 costs them probably closer to $150.
What does it matter? The gift card needs to be spent on products at SDM, so the $300 GC will eventually be spent on the same $300 worth of products...

The GC restriction is probably to prevent fraud. Too easy to steal someone's PCO account and cash out using gift cards.
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superfresh89 wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 10:21 am
What does it matter? The gift card needs to be spent on products at SDM, so the $300 GC will eventually be spent on the same $300 worth of products...

The GC restriction is probably to prevent fraud. Too easy to steal someone's PCO account and cash out using gift cards.
I think they were asking about gift cards for Amazon or other stores that they sell. There would be a little advantage to trading points for a shoppers gift card, right? You are better off to keep them as points so that you can use them at superstore.

The preventing fraud angle makes sense too though.
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akaManny wrote:
Jan 20th, 2019 5:51 am
The 15 points per dollar at SDM, regardless of how you pay, are before tax but rounded down (e.g. from $79.99 to $79). The extra points for the PC credit card are on the total paid (e.g, $79.99 plus tax).
Hi @akaManny

Does SDM really round down totals ending in .99?

For product bonus offers,

600 for every $3
*2 @ $2.99 or 5.98

I have received 1,200 bonus PCO Points with a round up :)

Does SDM round down even from .99 for totals vs round up for product bonus PCO Points?

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