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[Shoppers Drug Mart] Campbell’s/Chunky Soup and V8 Juice, 3500 PC Points per $10 + 20X Points Sat Oct 24 = 6500 Points per $10

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[Shoppers Drug Mart] Campbell’s/Chunky Soup and V8 Juice, 3500 PC Points per $10 + 20X Points Sat Oct 24 = 6500 Points per $10

Shoppers is having an upcoming sale on assorted Campbell’s soups and V8 Juice where you get 3500 Points per $10 spent. If you combine that with the 20X points event on Saturday (or your own personal spend offer that comes throughout the week), it works out to 6500 Points for every $10 spent.

Example:

$50 spent on Campbell’s/V8 on Saturday 20x:

17,500pts + 15,000pts = 32,500pts

So it comes out to about $17.50 out of pocket for $50 of soup. Now obviously Shoppers doesn’t always have the best prices and I am not sure of what the prices are going to be like during this event. The thing is the prices here hardly matter. If you were to use those points during the monthly bonus redemption at the $300 for 200,000pts level, they’re worth 1.5x their value. The points would be worth $48.75, so a net cost of $1.25 for $50 of soup. During the upcoming Black Friday sale next month and random 40% back events, PC points are worth about 1.6x their value at the top level. Then it becomes an actual money maker. $50 of soup bought now works out to $52 to spend for Black Friday, a net gain of $2.

If you have or find any Campbell’s vendor coupons it’s even more lucrative, because Shoppers treats that just like regular money spent for points calculations. Keep in mind that when redeeming, even during bonus redemptions, certain products that offer bonus points back will still award you those points when you are redeeming. Not personal offers, but store/flyer offers where it’s awarded on each unit of product bought. For example, certain fragrances will sometimes award 15,000-30,000 points back. Those points can then be used next bonus redemption and the cycle continues. For that reason it can be particularly difficult to put a value on PC Points. I have been able to get over double value before and get at least $2/1000pts.
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You really make a lot of assumptions in your analysis. That the price doesn't matter. Of course it does. If you are paying double the price from somewhere else, that $50 in soup is really only $25 of soup. That redeeming 200k in points for $300 is indeed $300 of value. It usually isn't because again you are usually paying over inflated prices, etc. You also assume one can hit exactly $50.

I'm not saying this isn't a good deal. But to say it's like making money is such a narrow path.

Your strategy only somewhat works, if you want a high end electronic that Shoppers sells for approximately what it sells elsewhere. The Switch Lite comes to mind.

I will back up my statements about the above because if someone wants to meet at a local Shoppers and give me $250 cash to use 200k of my points (as you say worth $300+) I'll do it.

How about you OP? Since you proudly proclaim you can get $2 per 1000pts, I'll sell you 500k (so you get $1000) for $750!!! If your analysis is right, you'd take this deal. But as your analysis is heavily flawed, you won't.
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OP your title says 20x on Sat Aug 24 pls correct to Sat Oct 24
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muizzp wrote: OP your title says 20x on Sat Aug 24 pls correct to Sat Oct 24
Good catch. However even with that error, the title is the more useful info, without all the fluffy analysis, ha ha.
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Of course I wouldn’t take that deal, as if I just went shopping myself I would get the same deal plus have hundreds of cans of soup to show for it. Not really comparable in that respect. It really depends on how you use the points as to how much you value them, but Black Friday is around the corner. Might also be good for people who just need to top up in advance. If it won’t work for you, that’s OK! Just as an example though, here’s an order from a couple months ago where I got way more than $2/1000pts. Actually close to $5/1000pts. Did a $300 redemption for about 65,000 net points.
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Nice work! Would be good for someone who wants to top up points before black Friday while donating a bunch of soup cans somewhere.
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Look for Chunky to be priced around $4.49 a can, so you have to buy three cans to overspend past $10 for the 3500 points. Meanwhile Chunky is 3/$5 elsewhere lately

I've noticed this SDM points strategy .. paying full price for items in exchange for points compared to just not paying full price for items. Depending on the price and the 20x or other personalized offers might make the difference .. worth a look
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Yeah, Shoppers really tests your math skills, usually works out, but not as good as most think,

Also is the 20x points for evertybody? I don't have any offers lately.
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Eightdays wrote: Of course I wouldn’t take that deal, as if I just went shopping myself I would get the same deal plus have hundreds of cans of soup to show for it. Not really comparable in that respect. It really depends on how you use the points as to how much you value them, but Black Friday is around the corner. Might also be good for people who just need to top up in advance. If it won’t work for you, that’s OK! Just as an example though, here’s an order from a couple months ago where I got way more than $2/1000pts. Actually close to $5/1000pts. Did a $300 redemption for about 65,000 net points.
I knew you were blowing smoke. Since you're now saying you wouldn't buy 500K in points for $750, even though you claim you can do $2-$5 per 1000 pts. That alone proves my point, that points are not even valued by you, at your declared value. Not even at $1.50 per 1000 pts!!!!!
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Why do we get personal in our counterpoints? There is no need for this except to say, "Your math maybe flawed". Here is my math for better comparison.
I thought OP laid out a great analysis. If it don't work for you, move on but do not get personal.
Just my two cents.
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Thanks op definitely taking advantage of this and stocking up on V8 and chunky!
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RookieCookie wrote: Definitely the best chunky soup from Campbells. Also appropriate for you to post a massive picture that takes up my whole screen.

From my experience, SDM does occasionally stock these, but not enough to have $50 worth.
That's the highest resolution of a canned soup I have ever seen.
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ajdeals wrote: Look for Chunky to be priced around $4.49 a can, so you have to buy three cans to overspend past $10 for the 3500 points. Meanwhile Chunky is 3/$5 elsewhere lately

I've noticed this SDM points strategy .. paying full price for items in exchange for points compared to just not paying full price for items. Depending on the price and the 20x or other personalized offers might make the difference .. worth a look
I checked a few days ago andI IRC No Frills is $1.99/can.


RookieCookie wrote: Definitely the best chunky soup from Campbells. Also appropriate for you to post a massive picture that takes up my whole screen.

From my experience, SDM does occasionally stock these, but not enough to have $50 worth.
I read somewhere on Amazon reviews that someone said this is the second best soup to thier friend who is from New Orleans that cooks jumbo and they consider thier friends stuff the best. I agree this gumbo is darn good. I also noticed that the jerk chicken soup is mostly like the chicken & sausage gumbo minus the sausage. At least in my experience.
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