Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Shoppers Drugmart Optimum Progam

I thought this would be a good time to talk about the Shoppers Drugmart Optimum Program since next week (Monday January 9th-Friday January 13th) you will receive 8,000 Optimum points when you spend $50 or more. When I have a couple of extra dollars I go in and buy a gift card (say $10 one week $10 the next, etc. so that when these special events come up I don't feel strapped to meet the minimum dollar amount. PLUS you get points on Shoppers Drugmart gift cards when you buy them AND when you redeem! BONUS!) Get your Optimum card for a great start to the year! Best part is...it's FREE to signup!

Here's how Shoppers Optimum works: For every $1 you spend you receive 10 Shoppers Optimum points.  When you reach a certain reward level you can redeem your points for money off of your purchase. Here are the basic redemption levels:
  • 8,000 = $10 off your purchase
  • 22,000 = $30 off your purchase
  • 38,000 = $60 off your purchase
  • 50,000 = $85 off your purchase
  • 95,000 = $170 off your purchase
 A couple of times throughout the year there are  Bonus Redemption days where you get even more bang for your buck. Typically the redemption levels are like this:
  • 50,000 points = $100 off your purchase (an extra $15!)
  • 95,000 points = $200 off your purchase (an extra $30!)
In December I took part in the MEGA REDEMPTION. This has happend in December for the past two years but since I just started using Optimum this past fall I only had enough to redeem for the lowest level (30,000 points earned me $60 of goodies). You can read more about that shop here. Now that I have a better handle on the program and shop there more frequently I can't wait to redeem afew times throughout the year!

How to earn Optimum points faster:
  • Buy a Shoppers Drugmart giftcard to pay for your purchases
  • Shop on bonus points days (such as a 20x event. Usually it is something like earn 20x the Shoppers Optimum points when you spend $50 or more) or like next week when you get 8,000 Optimum points when you spend $50 or more. 
  • Look for bonus point coupons/products. Certain coupons and/or products can give you bonus points on them. While many are listed on the website there are often in store specials that you only find by keeping a keen eye out while you shop!
Happy Shopping! Click here if you don't already have an Optimum Card.

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