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[Shoppers Drug Mart] IT'S BACK! Spend $200 or more on 2+ giftcards, get 8000 Optimum points

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  • Nov 22nd, 2017 9:01 am
Sr. Member
Nov 3, 2009
625 posts
174 upvotes
Calgary
Too bad it can't combine with CT 10% GC deal!
Jr. Member
Oct 5, 2007
149 posts
4 upvotes
Toronto
I do not understand why we need to buy $200 GC to get 8000 points ?

I usually get offers in the email to 'Load' my Optimum Card to get 8000 additional points for spending at least $30 in store.

"8,000
Optimum Bonus Points
when you spend $30 or more on ALMOST ANYTHING IN THE STORE*
Expires Nov 1"
Member
Jul 3, 2002
324 posts
240 upvotes
elitehunter99 wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 4:02 pm
I do not understand why we need to buy $200 GC to get 8000 points ?

I usually get offers in the email to 'Load' my Optimum Card to get 8000 additional points for spending at least $30 in store.

"8,000
Optimum Bonus Points
when you spend $30 or more on ALMOST ANYTHING IN THE STORE*
Expires Nov 1"
It's because you don't get shoppers points for buying gift cards, lottery tickets, prescriptions, or postage. Those usual offers don't work with gift cards. For gift cards that never go on discount this is as good as it gets
Deal Addict
Feb 27, 2013
1304 posts
357 upvotes
Toronto
so just to confirm using Shoppers GC to buy non-shoppers GC is YMMV right?

and If i purchase non-shoppers GC I qualify for the bonus but not the regular 10 points/$1?
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Deal Addict
Mar 11, 2007
2913 posts
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QC
XSnapSX wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 4:08 pm
so just to confirm using Shoppers GC to buy non-shoppers GC is YMMV right?

and If i purchase non-shoppers GC I qualify for the bonus but not the regular 10 points/$1?
I think you're right on both
Deal Addict
Nov 28, 2012
1372 posts
710 upvotes
Etobicoke
antzz wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 11:48 am
last time i brought a gc at shoppers and the cashier said it's cash/debit only - is that store specific?
Yes.
Deal Addict
Nov 28, 2012
1372 posts
710 upvotes
Etobicoke
XSnapSX wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 4:08 pm
so just to confirm using Shoppers GC to buy non-shoppers GC is YMMV right?

and If i purchase non-shoppers GC I qualify for the bonus but not the regular 10 points/$1?
Yes you are right for both
Jr. Member
Jan 3, 2013
134 posts
63 upvotes
Toronto
Phlav wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 11:57 am
Can we buy prepaid mastercard or Visa for this promo?
It's not worth it to buy a MC/Visa gift card, they usually have a $5+ activation fee to use. So a $100 Mastercard is like $105.
Jr. Member
Sep 16, 2016
104 posts
10 upvotes
Good chance to buy Amazon gift cards ! Thanks
Perfect timing deal for the coming shopping season
Jr. Member
Sep 16, 2016
104 posts
10 upvotes
ibuddler wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 3:37 pm
Too bad it can't combine with CT 10% GC deal!
Deal starts from November 4 while the CT gc deal ends November 3rd
That would be amazing if the two can be overlapped
Jr. Member
Sep 16, 2016
104 posts
10 upvotes
elitehunter99 wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 4:02 pm
I do not understand why we need to buy $200 GC to get 8000 points ?

I usually get offers in the email to 'Load' my Optimum Card to get 8000 additional points for spending at least $30 in store.

"8,000
Optimum Bonus Points
when you spend $30 or more on ALMOST ANYTHING IN THE STORE*
Expires Nov 1"
Because those deals never ever applied to gc purchase
You get 0 pts if you buy gc at SDM
Member
Dec 20, 2011
277 posts
61 upvotes
Windsor, On
Kevinck wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 2:20 pm
yeah i want to spend the 95000 points i earned on saturday. i was goign to wait for a bonus redemption day that people think will happen late november. safe to wait for that or just spend them now at normal redemption rate?
I've had my 110,000 points for a year now, without any issue. I only redeem at Christmas for stocking stuffers.
Deal Guru
Nov 16, 2004
13708 posts
1232 upvotes
Toronto
HMM, I wonder if you can purchase your gift cards at the self-checkout.

Never considered this ...

Why would I? Hmm ...
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Sr. Member
Sep 14, 2015
666 posts
338 upvotes
Mont-Royal, QC
aeba7 wrote:
Oct 31st, 2017 1:52 pm
Historically, promo is for all GCs, and you can mix and match.
i.e. I can buy 1x$100 Amazon GC, 1x$50 Starbucks GC, 1x$50 Bestbuy GC and get the 8k points.
Hopefully same this time
Would prefer to buy different store gift cards
Deal Addict
Mar 8, 2013
1525 posts
433 upvotes
Kevinck wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 2:20 pm
yeah i want to spend the 95000 points i earned on saturday. i was goign to wait for a bonus redemption day that people think will happen late november. safe to wait for that or just spend them now at normal redemption rate?
My preference is to redeem on Seniors Day, rather than a bonus redemption day if it gives Optimum points rather than more $. Of course, it depends on what you need that day and what is already on sale, and if that sale is more or less than the 20% Seniors discount, etc etc

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