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[Shoppers Drug Mart] [YMMV] [PC Optimum App] Spend upto $400 by Oct 31, get back 100,000 PC Optimum points *Targeted*

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So I went there today to spend some points but I totally forgot and paid on my visa instead. Anyone know if they can do some sort of magic to charge my points and refund my credit card?
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Ugh times running out for me. I’m still pretty far away. Gotta get shopping.
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Take the PC optimum program, and events like this with a MASSIVE grain of salt. I've been burned by events like this to the tune of 150-200 bucks, and customer service couldn't care less.
You will need to HOUND these people to get these points, and there is a big chance you will never get them. I've been trying to game this point system for over a year now, and I'm calling it quits. Events like this I imagine are rarely payed out unless the customer service agents are hounded.
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Their customer service is just atrocious, by email at least. They mostly just ignore your emails or imply you are an idiot.
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I have an offer to get $120 off if I redeem 80k points at SDM. Is that common? I don't think I could spend $120 at SDM....
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MikoWilson wrote: Take the PC optimum program, and events like this with a MASSIVE grain of salt. I've been burned by events like this to the tune of 150-200 bucks, and customer service couldn't care less.
You will need to HOUND these people to get these points, and there is a big chance you will never get them. I've been trying to game this point system for over a year now, and I'm calling it quits. Events like this I imagine are rarely payed out unless the customer service agents are hounded.
LOL it was actually instantaneous for me... I bought a canon sl2 on the 40% points back day: camera costed $699 plus tax, I redeemed 320K pts, had 20x offer and spend $400 offer so I ended up getting 340K+ points back and only spending $471 including tax out of pocket.

Never had to hound anyone for anything except the odd time they'll miss a grocery offer on granola bars or something, sounds like you just don't quite understand the mechanics behind which offers stack and how to trigger them.
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MikoWilson wrote: Take the PC optimum program, and events like this with a MASSIVE grain of salt. I've been burned by events like this to the tune of 150-200 bucks, and customer service couldn't care less.
You will need to HOUND these people to get these points, and there is a big chance you will never get them. I've been trying to game this point system for over a year now, and I'm calling it quits. Events like this I imagine are rarely payed out unless the customer service agents are hounded.
Not sure why you've been having trouble since it's pretty smooth sailing for anyone I know. Submitting a points inquiry is done through the app and their response time is usually within 48 hours.

It makes it a lot easier for them if you screenshot your app/offer, the first line of support just needs to prove to the backend team that your request (which they normally are very helpful with).
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Jun 20, 2019
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mikka2017 wrote: damn never got this offer...i hardly shop at sdm anymore
Same here. PC insider, didn't get this in my app. But haven't been to Shoppers in a while...
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Feb 2, 2015
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I'm just out here with nearly 500,000 points from the amazing Brookfield, Avene, Toblerone and PC Sliders deals (that RCSS/SDM seem to have learned from) .. and working the points off buying groceries that are on a good sale price. No way I could spend $400 in Shoppers as I don't need any new electronics
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Jul 22, 2019
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Just wondering, how is this any special than the over "points" sales they have by text message which are usually 25-30% back in points? I guess its worth it if you're buying TV or Switch which is "normal" price compared to other retailers, but I don't see how it's any different than other Shoppers deals....... ?
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simplypop wrote: Just wondering, how is this any special than the over "points" sales they have by text message which are usually 25-30% back in points? I guess its worth it if you're buying TV or Switch which is "normal" price compared to other retailers, but I don't see how it's any different than other Shoppers deals....... ?
Cause this will add up to the 20x points you get on the app or week-end offers!!
I have around 1 mil points spread around 4 accounts and never got this offer...
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Asho94 wrote: LOL it was actually instantaneous for me... I bought a canon sl2 on the 40% points back day: camera costed $699 plus tax, I redeemed 320K pts, had 20x offer and spend $400 offer so I ended up getting 340K+ points back and only spending $471 including tax out of pocket.

Never had to hound anyone for anything except the odd time they'll miss a grocery offer on granola bars or something, sounds like you just don't quite understand the mechanics behind which offers stack and how to trigger them.
I'm a video game designer who manages some pretty intense economy systems. My issues have never been with stacking components, but with the deals simply going through. The deals that some seem to be the most trouble are the "Spend 100k points, recieve 30% of those points back 2 weeks later" deals. Those wait periods are chucked in to allow for error, and hope that you do not rememeber those deals.
It's happened to me twice, and both deals were not honored even with reciepts and documentation of the deal. It's pretty shocking how many points this system has scammed out of me.
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MikoWilson wrote: I'm a video game designer who manages some pretty intense economy systems. My issues have never been with stacking components, but with the deals simply going through. The deals that some seem to be the most trouble are the "Spend 100k points, recieve 30% of those points back 2 weeks later" deals. Those wait periods are chucked in to allow for error, and hope that you do not rememeber those deals.
It's happened to me twice, and both deals were not honored even with reciepts and documentation of the deal. It's pretty shocking how many points this system has scammed out of me.
Sounds like the mail in rebate of the modern age.
General Radek had some good ideas.
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Jul 22, 2019
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Mcklain wrote: Cause this will add up to the 20x points you get on the app or week-end offers!!
I have around 1 mil points spread around 4 accounts and never got this offer...
Is this confirmed though?

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