Shoppers Optimum is offered by Shoppers
Drug Mart . At the moment, this program appears to be the most
generous loyalty program available, by a wide margin.
Savings of more than 100% are possible, on some occasions!
The prices at Shoppers Drug Mart are usually somewhat
higher than competitors (without taking the loyalty program
benefits into account). With the loyalty program it's often
possible to obtain free or deeply discounted products. The
shopping experience at Shoppers is usually much more
pleasurable that at other retailers, as well.
Points primarily are awarded for making purchases at
the store after presentation of a membership card. Additional
points are available through surveys, promotions, partners,
and other means. 1.79% of the purchase price (before taxes) is
refunded when redeeming points at the 95,000 point level.
1 point is awarded for every $0.10 spent (excluding
tobacco, lottery, gift cards, etc.). Fortunately, there are a
multitude of opportunities to obtain bonus points that
frequently boost your refund percentatage to 40% and beyond.
The fastest way to earn points is to maximize (often
combining) the various bonus offers that are available.
Fill out this enrollment form and present it to any
cashier to become a member
The chart shows that redeeming at the highest level
provides more than 40% additional value than multiple
redemptions at the $10 level.
Without bonuses, you would need to spend $9,500 to
achieve the highest level. Fortunately, the techniques
discussed here will allow this level to be reached for a much
Rules of Thumb
1000 points will result in a rebate of $1.79 (95,000
points = $170 rebate). If you can find a product around $1.80
that can provide 1000 bonus points then essentially you can
get the product for free (excluding any taxes that may be
applicable). There are plenty of products available for under
two dollars and are eligible for a bonus point coupon reward.
500 points is worth $.60, so look for $1 items with
500 bonus points.
250 points is worth $0.30, but there aren't many items
available with prices this low.
Affiliated Credit Cards
You can get 9,000
bonus points for applying for a CIBC's Shoppers Optimum Visa.
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