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Buy a Nintendo Switch at the Shoppers 20x the pts event?

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Buy a Nintendo Switch at the Shoppers 20x the pts event?

I noticed that Shoppers is having a 20x points event starting tomorrow. Is buying a Nintendo Switch at this event the best deal i'm going to get in the next week or two?

Given 15pts/dollar at Shoppers, and the switch being $379.99 = 5,699.85pts x20 = 113,997pts, so about $113 in points.

Is this the best deal?
adamm
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That's how I bought my Switch. I waited for a console+game bundle (Switch+Mario Party) @ 379.99 to sweeten the deal, but it's a good deal regardless. Some people have been super lucky with the ability to combine the 20x purchase with a spend-your-points event to even further sweeten the savings - although I'm not exactly sure on the logistics of how that works.
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There's always a big discusion when a 20X or 20% off comes up @ shoppers. It all depends on how you want to save.

If you want points go with the 20X the points

Then you can wait and use those points on day they offer 20% off (Senior day with a senior or Friends/Family day) OR on days where you can spend XX points and the value is more.
OR just use them to get games for free.

Or you can wait for a 20% off day and be lucky and have a 15/20x in your offers.

:)
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nounou23 wrote: There's always a big discusion when a 20X or 20% off comes up @ shoppers. It all depends on how you want to save.

If you want points go with the 20X the points

Then you can wait and use those points on day they offer 20% off (Senior day with a senior or Friends/Family day) OR on days where you can spend XX points and the value is more.
OR just use them to get games for free.

Or you can wait for a 20% off day and be lucky and have a 15/20x in your offers.

:)
According to the shoppers site, May 9th is also Senior's Day. Can I combine the 20% seniors with the 20x points event?

Would it work like this? Is my math correct: $379.99 - $75.99 (20%) = $304 = 4,560pts x20 = 91,200pts

EDIT: I just realized that the 20x points event is only 1 day (May 8th), so the 20% off event won't intersect.
adamm
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This question is asked regularly... pretty much every time that SDM offers a 20x the Points Day or a Bonus Redemption Day
(NOTE for the future ... the RFD FORUMS are searchable)

Here’s the link to one of the more recent past topics
You’ll find lots of info there
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/buying-n ... rt-2262927
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I actually tried to search, but I guess my search-fu is not so good.
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