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[Shoppers Drug Mart] Kobo Clara HD $73.29 Net [$139.99 w/$25GC + 41,700 PC pts] - Jun 1st Only

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[Shoppers Drug Mart] Kobo Clara HD $73.29 Net [$139.99 w/$25GC + 41,700 PC pts] - Jun 1st Only

Starting Jun 1st Shoppers Drug Mart has a bonus $25 Shoppers Drug Mart giftcard with the purchase of the Kobo Clara HD for $139.99 (Page 5 of upcoming flyer)

Purchasing on Saturday June 1 (20x pts day) will net you back $41.7 in pts (30%)

Not as good as straight cash discount but this would make the cost effectively $73.29 (plus your provincial tax rate on $139.99 + eco fees)

Bonus: Extra 5000 pts if you pay with a PC Financial Mastercard on June 1st.. making this deal $68.29 (+ provincial tax + eco fees)

EDIT: Everyone is reporting that they are getting 20x pts on $114 instead of $139 because SDM is subtracting the $25 gc from the pts qualifying total. I don't believe this is how the promo is suppose to work but unfortunately you will have to contact SDM to get the missing points.

I believe the previous low was $109.99 back in March
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  • Screen: 6” Carta E-Ink touchscreen, 300 ppi, print quality
  • Weight: 166 g
  • Size: 159.6 x 110 x 8.35 mm
  • Storage: 8 GB of on-board memory, holds up to 6,000 eBooks
  • Front-light: ComfortLight PRO – Reduces blue-light exposure for more comfortable nighttime reading
  • Customizability: TypeGenius: 11 different fonts and over 40 font styles
  • Exclusive font weight and sharpness settings
  • Supported formats: 14 file formats supported natively (EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR)
  • Read eBooks borrowed from Public Library
  • Connectivity: Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USB
  • Battery Life: Weeks of battery life*
  • Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Brazilian, Portuguese, Japanese, Turkish
  • Other: No advertising, no interruptions
Last edited by shorfd on Jun 1st, 2019 10:49 am, edited 6 times in total.
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Newbie
Nov 12, 2017
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How does this compare to the latest paperwhite?
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SigmaO wrote: How does this compare to the latest paperwhite?


For me, Kobo's Overdrive integration is a major plus over the Kindle.
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shorfd wrote:
For me, Kobo's Overdrive integration is a major plus over the Kindle.
Same.

I bought it with points when it was $109.99 last time. It's a very good book reader and you can borrow books from library directly.

I also have a Kobo Glo HD, but I still upgraded just because of the library integration in the Clara HD, otherwise both are almost the same.
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d0m056 wrote: I also have a Kobo Glo HD, but I still upgraded just because of the library integration in the Clara HD, otherwise both are almost the same.
I also have the Glo HD and wanted the library functionality. But as I use it more, I find it's not _that_ bad to push books (library, or presumably from non-Kobo stores though I haven't done that) from my computer. I'll probably stick with the Glo but wish I could bring myself to get a Clara. Wonder what I could sell the Glo for.

[edit: I'm seeing used Glo (sold) listings on ebay.ca for C$50 and up. maybe it's worth it...]

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shorfd wrote: Bonus: Extra 5000 pts if you pay with a PC Financial Mastercard on June 1st.. making this deal $68.29 (+ provincial tax + eco fees)
And another 1-3% just for using that PCF MC. With the black MC, I make it $63.80 + $18.20 tax = $82.00 (ON)

Thanks OP.

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Would Google Books work with this? Do any ereaders work with google books?
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d0m056 wrote: I also have a Kobo Glo HD, but I still upgraded just because of the library integration in the Clara HD, otherwise both are almost the same.
It looks like Glo has higher resolution for the same size screen. Do you see a difference with the Clara (text only, not worried about images)?
Kobo Glo HD has a display resolution of 1448 x 1072 pixels pixels, but the Kobo Clara HD only has a display resolution of 1024 x 758 pixels.
Thanks!
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onthemove wrote: Would Google Books work with this? Do any ereaders work with google books?
What is the file format?

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Great e-reader, good price.

To my understanding, the differentiating factors of this vs. a Kindle is that you have the optional Overdrive integration (able to rent e-books from local libraries) and that its a bit easier to get books on here in general. With the Kindle, I believe you have to do some type of conversion process if you get your books from anywhere but Amazon.
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onthemove wrote: Would Google Books work with this? Do any ereaders work with google books?
Don't know if it does directly, but Google books uses epub, so you just need to get the file onto the unit.
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Can someone explain how the 20x pts works?
If I have PC Elite Mastercard and am getting 30pts/ $1, then that's 4,170 pts on $139. At 20x, that works out to be 83,400 pts. With the extra 5,000, that would bring it up to 88,400 pts plus a $25 gc and it would net you back $113.40. But that doesn't seem right and doesn't line up with OP's numbers, so my math is off or I don't understand the concept.

Thanks OP, this looks like a great deal!
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onthemove wrote: Would Google Books work with this? Do any ereaders work with google books?
I believe you can do this by installing Adobe Digital Editions to a computer, downloading and dragging your Google books into Digital Editions to verify their purchase, and then dragging the verified files to your connected eReader.
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aw1883 wrote: It looks like Glo has higher resolution for the same size screen. Do you see a difference with the Clara (text only, not worried about images)?

Thanks!
No, I can't tell any difference.

I thought that since both have the same PPI (300), the display size would be the same... guess i was wrong
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drvanostrand wrote: Can someone explain how the 20x pts works?
If I have PC Elite Mastercard and am getting 30pts/ $1, then that's 4,170 pts on $139. At 20x, that works out to be 83,400 pts. With the extra 5,000, that would bring it up to 88,400 pts plus a $25 gc and it would net you back $113.40. But that doesn't seem right and doesn't line up with OP's numbers, so my math is off or I don't understand the concept.

Thanks OP, this looks like a great deal!
The 20x multiplier only applies to the base offer of 15pts/$1 spent = 139 x 15 x 20 = 41,700 pts = $41.70
The 30pts/$1 from your PCE MC stands alone = $139 x 30 = 4,170 = $4.17
Bonus 5,000 PCO pts from using PCE MC = 5000 pts = $5
Bonus $25 giftcard

So total you receive $75.87 in PCO pts & GC on $139.99 spend + tax on the full $139.99
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Aug 13, 2018
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Ah, bummer. Thanks for the explanation though, I never really got up to date on how stuff works after the PC/Shoppers pts merger.
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Thanks OP! Mathematically this is a good deal, and I'm ok with PC pts - at least I can spend points at superstore. But the shoppers gift card... can I buy other gift cards using it?
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Anyone know any locations that have many of these? We all know how YMMV shoppers can be

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