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[Shoppers Drug Mart] Samsung Tab A $249 + 20x (30%) back in points

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[Shoppers Drug Mart] Samsung Tab A $249 + 20x (30%) back in points

Samsung Tab A 10.1 is $249 on Saturday and Sunday. Plus 30% back in points with 20x on Friday to Sunday.

So the effective price of Tab comes out to $249 *0.7= $174. lowest for the Galaxy Samsung Tab A 10.1
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Good price for for a moderately spec’d Android tablet.
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o if it's 128GB will be awesome because 128GB has 3GB RAM
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Good deals on the Tab A lately. This one is especially good if you collect and spend Optimum points, but always keep in mind the SDM policy of no returns on defective electronics items if they have been opened. You would have to deal with Samsung, not noted for their great warranty support.
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It seems they limited the points back on purchase since the day coincided with seniors day.

If there was a combined 20% off and 20x points it would look like this:
$100 spend would be 20% off or $80
Then you'd get $80*30=$24 in points back.
$80-24=$56
So the item starts at $100 then essentially goes down to $56 (you pay tax on $80 though) if you treat the points at cash value. Points can often have a 40-50+% bonus redemption which would potentially make the $24 value even $36+ when optimized.

So if you're spending $75 or so you can get a good deal if you go with someone who is eligible for the senior discount. But on bigger ticket items the value isn't quite as high. In prior years the bigger ticket items often had a gift certificate or points back on them instead of 20x the points. This year it seems they've basically assumed everyone will be getting that 20% off and as such are offering less.

So I will personally be passing on this.
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MyUsernameDoesntMatter wrote: It seems they limited the points back on purchase since the day coincided with seniors day.

If there was a combined 20% off and 20x points it would look like this:
$100 spend would be 20% off or $80
Then you'd get $80*30=$24 in points back.
$80-24=$56
So the item starts at $100 then essentially goes down to $56 (you pay tax on $80 though) if you treat the points at cash value. Points can often have a 40-50+% bonus redemption which would potentially make the $24 value even $36+ when optimized.

So if you're spending $75 or so you can get a good deal if you go with someone who is eligible for the senior discount. But on bigger ticket items the value isn't quite as high. In prior years the bigger ticket items often had a gift certificate or points back on them instead of 20x the points. This year it seems they've basically assumed everyone will be getting that 20% off and as such are offering less.

So I will personally be passing on this.

Isn't Senior's day on Thursdays ?
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Scote64 wrote: Good deals on the Tab A lately. This one is especially good if you collect and spend Optimum points, but always keep in mind the SDM policy of no returns on defective electronics items if they have been opened. You would have to deal with Samsung, not noted for their great warranty support.
Ummm ... high quality, reliable brand. The world's largest cell phone producer, and 2nd highest tablet producer ? The what now ?
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Tcalp wrote: Ummm ... high quality, reliable brand. The world's largest cell phone producer, and 2nd highest tablet producer ? The what now ?
Product quality != warranty support

and nothing to do with store policy.

Sure, I would probably take a chance on the very good odds of a new Samsung tablet being fine in return for a significant discount. But I would be annoyed to open it and find something missing/broken/not functioning right out of the box, and having to deal with Samsung warranty support instead of exchanging it at the store. Reviews of Samsung warranty support here on RFD have not been kind.
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jacky190424 wrote: o if it's 128GB will be awesome because 128GB has 3GB RAM
It's the 32GB version.
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MyUsernameDoesntMatter wrote: It seems they limited the points back on purchase since the day coincided with seniors day.

If there was a combined 20% off and 20x points it would look like this:
$100 spend would be 20% off or $80
Then you'd get $80*30=$24 in points back.
$80-24=$56
So the item starts at $100 then essentially goes down to $56 (you pay tax on $80 though) if you treat the points at cash value. Points can often have a 40-50+% bonus redemption which would potentially make the $24 value even $36+ when optimized.

So if you're spending $75 or so you can get a good deal if you go with someone who is eligible for the senior discount. But on bigger ticket items the value isn't quite as high. In prior years the bigger ticket items often had a gift certificate or points back on them instead of 20x the points. This year it seems they've basically assumed everyone will be getting that 20% off and as such are offering less.

So I will personally be passing on this.
There's is an SDM offer this year for Dec 26 - spend over 75 get 25K points
Using your example, spend 100 ... down to 80 after 20% discount can be applied here
Anything over 100 might be not worth it since the 25K points are a fix amount
Remember senior's discount applicable on regular priced items only (how expensive that can be)
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jacky190424 wrote: o if it's 128GB will be awesome because 128GB has 3GB RAM
The 2GB RAM takes some patience and getting used to especially when I have 12GB on my phone.

What's interesting is how software optimization can be more beneficial then more RAM, I have 48GB on my PC and 8GB on my SP6 and I can run Adobe photo editing apps on the SP6 with less issues then the PC.
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I have a Samsung Tab A from a couple of years ago. I hate the thing.
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Niklasky wrote: I have a Samsung Tab A from a couple of years ago. I hate the thing.
That's a different Tablet.

This is the 2019 model, not the "a couple years ago" model.
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NINTENDO SWITCH LITE $260.79 plus 20x pts
is this a good deal? wanna to pick up one for the kids

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