Shoppers Optimum Almost Free points (YMMV)
So, on my next visit to the store, I did the usual thing of buying a new gift card loaded with $100 to get the initial points
and then use it to buy the merchandise to get the bonus points. After purchasing the GC, the receipt showed that the
22,000 were put on my account for buying the GC.
Turns out to be that the bonus points were given for just buying the GC and I did not need to buy that much in merchandise.
Other than having to do this transaction on the day that the bonus is offered, it works out to be free points for buying the GC only.