This weekend is Shoppers Mega Redemption. What is that you ask? Well, if you have a Shoppers Optimum card(they are free)you get points every time you buy something at Shoppers.
Last November I decided to see what all the fuss was about as I thought of Shoppers as having the odd loss leader but overall was overpriced. Thus, I decided to "study" the way of Shoppers Optimum points. My first stop was the Smart Canucks Shoppers Drug Mart Forum
I learned that Shoppers has 20X the points days that are the best time to buy things if the things you need are on sale. I also learned that you can use coupons to lower you out of pocket expenses.
I learned that it is best if you buy a Shoppers Drug Mart, preloaded gift card before you do your shop, as you get more points that way!
Long story short it works! I redeemed in Feb($200) and then carefully tracked everything I bought at Shoppers from then on.
I participated in 7 20X the points days. I made sure that the loss leaders were things I used and needed. For example, milk, eggs, bread, butter, toilet paper.
Since Feb I spent $631.00. This weekend I had enough for $625 worth of redemptions. This is what I got!
|More gifts...had coupons for the deodorant.|
|More Christmas gifts. The yogurt had a $2 off coupon.|
|More Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers!|
|Hubby picked some Christmasy treats, I had a coupon for one! I had coupons for the dishwasher detergent. The iTunes cards are stocking stuffers and had an additional 2500 bonus points.|
|There are presents and stocking stuffers and chips for hubby! I had a coupon for the razors.|
|The spatula was a fun present to me as mine fell apart a long time ago!|
|The Oasis came with a coupon for a free 960ml-1.75L of juice. There was a $2 off coupon attached to the juice. I had a $3 coupon for the dishwasher soap and a $1 for the cereal.|